I don’t mean to be a dick, but… how the hell did Spain ever manage to control an Empire? After they expelled the Jews in 1492 it’s all been downhill! I thought a great example of this irreversible process was deminstrated in 2004 after the Madrid train bombings where 191 Spaniards were killed and 1800 injured by an allegedly Al-Quaeda inspired terrorist operation that took place 3 days before general elections. The Spanish were such wusses that in the immediate aftermath of the bombings, the incumbent JosÃ© MarÃa Aznar’s Partido Popular (PP) was defeated despite having had a small lead in the polls earlier. The PP was strongly anti-terror but lost to the anti-Iraq war Spanish Socialist Party who then almost immediately pulled Spanish troops from Iraq.
Nice. And now? Abacus a chain of Spanish toy stores has pulled the Israeli game Rummikub off it’s shelves as a protest against the recent fauxtilla fiasco. Y-Net reports:
“We carried the game until now because it is very interesting from a pedagogical perspective,” said Quim SicÃlia, one of the senior managers of the Abacus chain, to the Spanish newspaper. “But as a cooperative, we see what is going on, and we must be sensitive to the social situations.”
Look, I may not agree with the BDS movement but you can’t fault the execs at Abacus for their good intentions. Clearly they were horrified by the humanitarian disaster that is Gaza and the Zionist thug siege that exacerbates it. Clearly they wanted to make a statement of support not just on behalf of the long-suffering Palestinians, but also on behalf of all the oppressed people of the world.
The Spaniards replaced the Israeli Rummikub game with a cheap knockoff from China, that bulwark of Democracy and human rights.