Monday, September 28, 2015

The Daily Face Palm - September 28, 2015

The most noteworthy thing in the news today is happily positive and unrelated to the US. I'm referring to the rise of a new secessionist government in Catalonia (the region of what is currently Spain and includes Barcelona). Justin Raimondo at has a good summary of some of the history on this which I've linked to before.

As for the broader implications, I think proponents of peace and nonintervention should be encouraged by this development. As Raimondo rightly notes, it is a good thing for liberty generally when larger governments break into their constituent parts, provided this can be done peacefully. It may sound idealistic, but a more decentralized government is likely be follow the will of its population more closely and less easily manipulated by foreign or other special interests. Far too soon to tell what will come, but as the EU / NATO currently seems willing to follow the US most anywhere (Libya, Ukraine, etc.), the fragmentation of Europe could bring the happy rise of dissent from that order. And that would be a very good thing.

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