Things fall apart: Spanish youths edition

Deranged Spanish leftists invade a school, attack teachers, threaten to burn priests alive, and try to steal school equipment:

Madrid, Spain, Oct 19, 2012 / 10:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A group of young people shouting, “Where are the priests? We’re going to burn them at the stake,” attacked the Mary Help of Christians Salesian School in Merida, Spain, leaving one teacher wounded.

According to the Salesian Press Office in Spain, the incident occurred at 1:20 p.m. local time on Oct. 18, when “some 100 young people entered the premises of the Mary Help of Christians Salesian School in Merida.”  Nearly 1,000 K-12 students attend the school.

“Custodial workers and some teachers at the school tried to stop the group, but 10 of them were able to gain entrance to the school building, shouting insults against the institution, pushing staff members who were in their way and attempting to disrupt the normal school day,” the Salesians said.

Principal Marco Antonio Romero told the newspaper El Mundo that the young people’s intention was to pull down the crucifixes. “More public education and less crucifixes,” they shouted.

The attackers carried flags from the Spanish Civil War, shouted insults at the teachers and professors and tried to steal several laptop computers from classrooms, the newspaper reported.

The red, yellow and dark purple flags were the same ones used by the Republican faction, left-wing radicals and anarchists during Spain’s bloody, anti-clerical conflict that led to the deaths of thousands of priest, seminarians, religious and laypeople between 1936 and 1939.

During the attack on the school, one teacher suffered minor wounds while trying to keep the young people from entering her classroom.

Coincidentally, I was thumbing through an old volume of poetry earlier and came across one of my favorites, W.B. Yeats’ “The Second Coming,” which I often quoted approvingly at Collapse: The Blog. This line struck me as especially fitting:

“The best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are full of passionate intensity.”

Indeed.

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4 thoughts on “Things fall apart: Spanish youths edition

  1. Sometimes, a perverse part of me wishes that these guys would have really and evidently tried to martyr a priest, just to elicit some reaction from our ecclesiastical authorities. It’s about time to abandon this Christology of the weak, and start to fight back.

    • Agree, but these are the westerners who didn’t go through totalitarianism and make false comparisons between the Soviets and falangism. For these guys, the 30′s, the communist rule are ancient history, and they are rewriting it with their leftist biases. For them, leftism is now soft and nice, incapable of inflicting violence; they learned from their past errors. They will never go for another Stalin again.

  2. Pingback: Father Knows Best: Act of God Edition « Patriactionary

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