Barcelona or Cancún? Startling how young Catalan independistas are…

19 Dec

Screen Shot 2017-09-29 at 2.04.47 PMStudents demonstrating in support of the Catalan independence referendum in Barcelona on Thursday. Credit Samuel Aranda for The New York Times

Watch the footage or see photos of today’s pro-referendum rallies in Barcelona and you’ll wonder whether it’s spring break.  That you become your enemy, meaning, in this case, there’s no being anti-nationalist without becoming a nationalist yourself, is apparently lost on these kids, cynically manipulated by their elders.  This is exactly what happened in Yugoslavia.  Are these numbskull millenials with the Catalan flag painted on their cheeks going to take responsibility if things get ugly in Spain?

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