Overthrow King Juan Carlos I: The Crooked Monarch Keeps Raping An Impoverished Spain.
The modus operandi in maintaining a failing state like Spain is to re-establish economic viability and political legitimacy. Unfortunately , since my last blog a week ago, demanding the independence for Catalonia and the Basque provinces from Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s dysfunctional central government of Madrid has deteriorated to the point that Spain has descended into a Cantiflas-like parody of absurdity.
Prime Minister Rajoy did exactly what the economic markets had expected –announced that the European bailout for the major Spanish banks was no way near catastrophic as portrayed by the EU auditors. He made certain to emphasize the fact that three of Spain’s largest banks—Banco Santander SA , Banco Bilboa Vizcaya Argentaria SA and CaixaBank SA---all won’t need to be subsidized. Similarly, smaller banks, like Banco Sabadell SA, Bankinter SA, Kutxabank and Unicaja are also solvent. Rajoy may be right as long as he does not properly allow the EU auditors to mark the toxic mortgages to a discount of almost sixty to eighty per cent of book value- but rather have his corrupt Madrid officials use his meager , if not existent , mark down of thirty per cent. In other words, Rajoy, like most politicians, around the world, make up numbers as well as stories in order to justify his faltering leadership in a country where there is over 50% unemployment in the youth and the GDP is bottoming out into bankruptcy.
The second part of trying to salvage a faltering state and leadership is to reinvent a narrative that can seem credible enough that the legitimacy of the Spanish Republic can withstand the searing forces of regional independence. In this case, Rajoy encouraged the ailing and crippled King Juan Carlos I to reassert his prerogative to rule Spain. Juan Carlos, never born directly to the throne of Spain, instead he was appointed directly by Franco as HIS Successor to transition the state into a democracy. For that, Juan Carlos gets kudos for the successful transition from fascism to democracy, such as it is.
But from the very beginning of his life, Juan Carlos was cursed to literally kill innocent victims, animals and eventually a republic.
When he was eighteen years old, he accidentally shot his younger brother Alfonso -firing directly into his brother’s forehead. The story goes that Juan Carlos thought the pistol was not loaded. Then the young king became even more famous for having killed the following animals: nine bears [one was pregnant] in central Romania; a drunken tame bear [Mitrofan the Bear] during a private hunting trip to Russia. Then of course there was the infamous expensive hunting holiday to where he fractured several parts of his hip, trying to kill an elephant. Due to his despicable record with the World Wildlife Federation, he was subsequently defrocked as the Honorary President of the WWF, portending his present imminent situation as the newly deposed Spanish King of Spain.
What makes this narrative of regal legitimacy a fallacious prerequisite for leadership of the republic is also the fact this his past financial miscreant behavior is his well-known sobriquet as ‘the king who rules barefoot Spain while he owns 70 cars’. Bank records reveal that through unsavory financial ties with Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia and his lethal Syrian henchman Mohamed Eyad Kayali, Juan Carlos amassed a personal fortune estimated at several billion euros despite an annual royal household salary of 8.4 million euros.
So we come back to the real question: why does Spain need King Juan Carlos? And the answer is quite obvious. Spain has no need for this inept, non-remorseful animal-killing, corrupt individual who happens to have been picked by an illegitimate Fascist dictator as his illegitimate successor. So it is up to the Spaniards in the regions demanding independence—Barcelona, Navarre, Andalusia, and Basque--- to rightfully overthrow this Sancho Panza as well as his cohort, Don Quixote—Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy—and start all over again. This time, let the Spaniards disband the Republic Of Spain and allow the separate regions to reassert their respective autonomy, break their tie to the Euro, and reinstitute their respective currency . Without their own printing press to make their own monies, Spain will always be hostage to it’s old Axis Partner -Germany which will control it’s destiny through the fiction of the Republic as a civil or regal entity centered in Madrid. Let the truth arise and freedom spread through all the provinces of the Confederation of Spanish Regions---the New Spain. Helas!!