What We Could Learn from the Catalans
November 8, 2010
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Imagine a people celebrating unabashedly who and what they are. A people trying to protect, preserve and pass on their history, culture and customs.
This “lip dub” — a music video with people lip-synching to music — was made to promote the Catalan Independence movement. 5,771 people participated, which makes this a world record for a music video. The video has gone viral, with over 630,000 views in just a few days.
It’s enough to make you think that secession is catching on all over the world.
The video, entitled “The Flame,” is in Catalan, but it’s worth watching just to experience the dazzling visuals and the utter joy of these people celebrating their historic culture and proclaiming their determination to make Catalan free. When the closing credits start, the huge crowd sings the Catalan anthem.
Now tell me — what can the dreary conformity of multiculturalism offer compared to this?
Main Entry: na·tion
Etymology: Middle English nacioun, from Anglo-French naciun, from Latin nation-, natio birth, race, nation, from nasci to be born; akin to Latin gignere to beget — more at kin