Letter to The Editor - the essence of each struggle is an attack on the traditional Christian religion and culture of the West
to THE AUSTRALIAN
An important aspect of the Spanish constitutional crisis is its relevance to our own ongoing constitutional contest between those for and against our monarchy, since an independent Catalonia would cease its royalist allegiance to become a republic. This is in accord with a regional tradition that goes back to the October 1936 declaration that Barcelona was to become the capital of the new ‘Soviet States of Western Europe’. That was less than twenty years after the communist murder of the Romanovs.
In both nations the issue of regional and cultural autonomy is used, by a sort of confidence trick, as a means of effecting fundamental change in the political order; and the essence of each struggle is an attack on the traditional Christian religion and culture of the West.
NJ, Belgrave, Vic