The loathing, contempt, horror and distrust with regards to Catalonians is known as catalonophobia. Phobia is an irrational rejection, and, as a consequence, a disorder, artificially fostered to serve the political interests of a minority that economically benefits from the people they treat as a simple colony. The time has arrived to heal all those who suffer this disorder (17% of the Spanish population, according to surveys carried out several years ago).
There is separatism (independentism), among other reasons, because there are Spanish separators and anti-Catalan racism. We are the Blacks of Spain and our language is the colour of our skin and the tax spoliation, disguised of “solidarity”, our bondage. This solidarity is ambiguous, and, in any case, solidarity fund transfers between regions in Germany or France are not higher than 4%, while Catalonia is obliged to gratiously “donate” more than 10% of its GDP. This is not solidarity but colonial explotation.
“The victories in Catalonia are the result of the faith that you put in us from the first moment. I very much acknowledge your sincere congratulations, and forward to you, with my best wishes for the greatness of your nation, the salutations of the New Spain and its Armies. Generalísimo Franco" (Wire to Adolf Hitler to respond to his greetings for the military conquest of Barcelona).
“None of the detainees will ever forget his stay in the police station. They were insulted and theatened, they suffered a degrading treatment, and some of them were even tortured. Just arrived in Torredembarra, in the province of Tarragona, their hands were tied with ropes, they were obliged to put on their knees, face a wall for more than two, and sometimes three, hours while the policemen were crying " Down on the ground, as if you were dogs!". Detainees were not allowed to speak Catalan, not even to each other. Guards shouted: "Speak Christian!", "In Spanish, Polish!" or even "terrorists" or "catalan dogs", "Not even water should be given to these catalan dogs!", they said. In some cases, such as when going to the toilet, detainees desperately saw that not a single drop of water was falling from the spigot. One of them required medical assistance twice because he was starting to suffer tachycardia…” (Arbitrary arrest of Catalan young people, 28-7-2002).
"Es más fácil para el mundo aceptar una simple mentira que una verdad compleja."Alexis de Tocqueville