Open let­ter to the Spanish and Cata­lan peo­ple

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - Letters To The Editor -

Aus­tralia, Oc­to­ber 8 2017 Be a bea­con to the world in th­ese trou­bled times and don’t lis­ten to those ma­nip­u­lat­ing voices, filling your hearts with anger and ha­tred to­wards your fel­low man. To­gether you can over­come the great­est chal­lenges that lie ahead for all of mankind, alone and sep­a­rate you add only fuel to a burn­ing flame!

You are both of proud her­itage, and rightly so, voices need to be heard and lis­tened to when griev­ances ex­ist. At this flash­point in time, you, the or­di­nary Spanish and Cata­lan man and wo­man de­cide the out­come of the fu­ture. While mod­ern Spain as it ex­ists to­day was built by force, let this trou­bled past not di­vide your hearts now in th­ese un­cer­tain times world­wide.

By deny­ing your fel­low man the right to voice his or her griev­ances, you only di­min­ish your own right to voice yours when they de­velop. With tears in my eyes for the Spanish peo­ple, I ob­serve the whis­tles to­wards your fel­low Cata­lan man in the foot­ball sta­di­ums; noth­ing could be more un-Spanish than to treat a proud heart with dis­re­spect!

When be­ing proud only leads to ac­cu­sa­tions against your fel­low man, then the proud her­itage of both your peo­ple is work­ing against your in­ter­est. Lead­ers put only fuel on the flames when they take the hard-line stand in­stead of lis­ten­ing and di­a­log. Now more than ever, you, the or­di­nary Spanish and Cata­lan man and wo­man need

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