Spain fears break-up as Catalonia votes
The people of Catalonia will exercise a right we here in the "freest nation on earth" do not have: to vote for self-determination. Naturally, the parasites in Madrid who depend on a bloated bureaucracy aren't happy about this. But the people of Catalonia look at the vote a little differently:
Jeroni Mayne, 63, a retired financial consultant pushing his nine-month-old twin granddaughters, [said,] "In my heart I've always felt Catalan, never ever Spanish. We are on the verge of an important and proud moment in our history." Nodding towards the sleeping girls he added: "They will grow up in Catalonia, an independent country recognised across the world, and it will be great."What's the bottom line of all these stories about secession? Simple: The 20th-century megastate is dead. Good riddance.