The Catholic Information Agency (KAI) reported that the seal features a red star, hammer and sickle in multiple colors and the words “Centenary of the Spanish Communist Party: 1921-2021”.
The authors of the protest work indicated that it was “an organization responsible for hundreds of deaths, especially Catholics.” And in a letter to Postmaster Juan Manuel Serrano, they also pointed out the fact that thousands of citizens are demanding that the stamp be withdrawn. According to the site, the badge “pays tribute to the murderous ideology.” It was pointed out that communism was responsible for “more than 120 million murders”, poverty and human rights abuses, and in Spain itself “planted crime and terror, caused thousands of deaths and led to civil war”.
communism in spain
The portal noted that, for the greater pain of the victims of PCE terrorism, the Spanish Post decided to announce the topic of the controversial character on the day marking another anniversary of the start of the mass killings in Paracuellos de Jarama near Madrid. . In the garage of the local city council in 1936, more than 5,000 people were murdered without trial. People, including women and children. Most of the victims came from prisons where they were held in the preventive prison as alleged opponents of the PFLP. The massacres were led by Santiago Carrillo, who many years later served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.
According to the campaign authors, the issuance of the stamp also contradicts the decision of the European Parliament, issued in June 2019, which condemned “all manifestations and dissemination of totalitarian ideologies”, clearly referring to Nazism and Stalinism. It also calls for instilling a “common culture of historical memory that rejects the crimes of the fascist and Stalinist regimes.” Parliament also expressed “concern over the use of symbols of totalitarian regimes in the public domain and for commercial purposes.”
The character controversy crossed the borders of Spain. Among other things, former world chess champion Garry Kasparov wrote on social media that a “badge to commemorate the victims of communism” would be more appropriate. “Will there be a swastika seal then?” He asked and said, “What a shame!”
“Analyst. Lovely avid bacon reader. Entrepreneur. Dedicated writer. Award winning wine ninja. Subtly endearing reader.”