Saturday evening blog roundup while listening to my favorite singer of them all, Johnny Cash:
Guirilandia sums up many people's thoughts on the Catalan election.
Planet Churro blasts job discrimination in favor of Catalan-speakers.
The Bad Rash features a very reasonable and moderate post (on environmentalism). In other news, the sun rose in the west, Perry Mason lost a case, Ronaldo passed up a donut, and an airborne, winged pig was sighted over Tibidabo.
South of Watford posts on the alleged Basque peace process. I'm afraid there isn't one. You have ETA, a terrorist gang, and then you have the democratic state under the rule of law. One must give in. Which? Well, ETA is unwilling to give in--and by give in, I mean lay down its arms in exchange for nothing--and so the state will continue prosecuting them to the fullest extent of the law. And it should do nothing else.
Guirilandia quotes Orwell, as I have in the past, on why people care so much about nationalism. Read the essay, Notes on Nationalism--it ought to be available somewhere on the web.
Publius Pundit has three different posts on Hugo Chavez's Venezuela, all of which you should read.
Pave France dismantles a few French pretensions.
¡No Pasaran! features an enlightening video interview with an American humanist in Paris.
Fausta reads the tea leaves in the aftermath of the US election.