All censorship and suppression of freedom of expression involves pretensions of infallibility. Such an absurd pretension can never be sustained by the force of reason. That is why force and intimidation are used. The first is applied using the state security forces, while the second uses the unpunished actions of far-right groups with more or less admissible relationships to the aforementioned forces. Whoever stands up to the logic of force will end up in prison, a classic symbol of the institutional violence of the state in the exercise of politics. With the democratic representatives of the majority as political prisoners or exiles, it isn’t hard to imagine a collective response of civil disobedience. This is a non-violent, collective action that stands up to laws considered unjust out of conscience. This injustice becomes clear when it involves an attack on the fundamental rights of citizens, which always take precedence over the law. Faced by this, the authorities entrench themselves in a de facto state of exception with Article 115, which sanctifies the abolition of the separation of powers, a central element in the rule of law and a bastion against dictatorship.
Politòleg madrileny i lluitador antifranquista. Autor de diversos assaigs sobre la Transició espanyola.