Skip to comments.Testament of Francisco Franco
Posted on 11/20/2013 6:41:01 PM PST by annalex
Testament of Francisco Franco , Head of State, read by the Head of Government D. Carlos Arias Navarro on November 20, 1975 on television.
The hour has reached when my life is to be held before the Almighty and to receive His final judgment, and I ask God to welcome me into His benign presence, because I wanted to live and die as a Catholic. In the name of Christ it has been my honor and my constant desire to be faithful son of the Church, within which I will die. I apologize to all, as with all my heart I forgive those who are known as my enemies even though I never had them as such. I believe and have had no other desire than the future of Spain, which I love until the last moment and I promised to serve until the last breath of my life, which I know is near. I want to thank all who have worked with enthusiasm, dedication and selflessness in the great enterprise of making a united Spain, great and free.
For the love I feel for our country, I ask you to persevere in unity and peace and render to the future King of Spain, Don Juan Carlos de Bourbon, the same affection and loyalty that I have provided and lend it, at all times, the same support for collaboration that you've had.
Do not forget that the enemies of Spain and of Christian civilization are alert. Watch yourselves, and for that submit all your personal interest to the supreme interests of the country and the Spanish people.
Do not slacken in achieving social justice and culture for all men of Spain and make it your primary goal.
Keep the unity of the lands of Spain, highlighting the rich diversity of its regions as a source of the strength of the unity of the country.
I would, in my last moment, join the names of God and of Spain in my embrace and cry out for the last time, at the dawn of my death:
Spain! Long live Spain!
Francisco Franco. Madrid, November 20, 1975
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But he was fighting evil incarnate in a war that was forced on him when the monsters in the Azana government began the actual murder of the leaders of the opposition.
/Saturday Night Live
Screw Chevy Chase...Viva Franco!
I did not appreciate Franco until I read a bit about the history of Spain in the hundred or so years before he came to power....nothing but revolution....revolution....revolution. And then....stability.
I have always sort of liked Franco. I know he played around with the Axis powers but it was a war between them and the Communists, and the Communists were the worse ones.
He did one thing which should enshrine his memory and that is he kept Spain out of WWII. When you are fighting Communists, you simply can’t play nice with them.
He also provided 200,000 Jews with safe haven during the war.
That is not for us to know. Many soldiers became saints.
We have a pavlovian instinct in us against “dictators”. We should get ourselves deprogrammed.
He was also pro-US. After the war, he provided bases in Spain for our B-47 bombers. Franco made us fly the Spanish flag over our bases.
...and he would have kept Spain out of EU, too, if he lived longer.
Just about any tale or movie or TV series set in the 30s has some friend, relative, or the hero himself, go to Spain and join the glorious Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
I have seen it so many times that it must be a necessary act for old communist writers.
Oh, I forgot about Arlo Guthrie and his “machine that kills Fascists”.
My Father was with some of the early troops sent into Berlin after the Russians captured it. He said the first couple of weeks the Russians would always greet them with “Death to Fascists”.
The American troops were for the most part not very political and he said they would sort of stare blankly at the Russians. He said they eventually quit saying it.
Die Thaelmannkolonne (The Thaelmann Battalion)--Ernst Busch (1938)
His Dad, Woody.
For example, the American commander, Robert Merriman, was a UC Berkeley professor.
The only difference I can discern between leftists of then and now is that back then they had balls. Now they're a bunch sniping b*tches.
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