'1984' Comes To Europe - The End Of Freedom Of Speech In Spain

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Submitted by Martin Armstrong via ArmstrongEconomics.com,

Spain has shown that it is fully on board with the Brussels authoritarian direction of ending democracy. Those in power have simply convinced themselves that the people do not understand what is good for them so they must impose their will upon the people but raw force. How does this differ in any what from the justification of imposing communism? This is the death of all freedom and it is upon our doorstep.

Here are the new laws in Spain:

1. If you photograph security personnel and then share these images on social media: up to €30.000 fine (particularly if photo exposes violence used against a member of the public). This fine could increase depending on the number of Instagram or social media followers you have.

2. Tweet or retweet information or the “location of an organized protest” can now be interpreted as an act of terrorism as it incites others to “commit a crime” (now that “demonstrating” in many ways has become a crime). Sound “1984”-ish? Read about Orwell and his time in Spain.

3. Snowden-like whistle blowing is now defined as an act of terrorism. If you write for a local publication, be careful what you print, whom you speak to, and whether the government is listening.

4. Visiting or consulting terrorist websites – even for investigative purposes – can be interpreted as an act of terrorism. Make sure you use “Tor” browser, reject cookies, and don’t allow pop-ups. Not to mention, don’t post it on your Facebook timeline!

5. Be careful with the royal jokes! Any satirical comment against the royal family is a new crime “against the Crown”. For example, “What did Leticia and the Bishop have to say after they ––“ (SORRY CENSORED).

6. No more hassling elected members of the government or local authorities – even if they say one thing in order to be elected, but then go and do the exact opposite. Confronting them about this hypocritical behavior. Even if you see them in the street chatting to a street cleaner, dining at their favorite expensive restaurant, or having their shoes shined by that physics graduate who cannot find a decent job in the country, hassling them about their behavior is now a criminal offence.

7. Has your local river been so polluted by that plastic factory along the edge that all life has extinguished? Well, tough! Greenpeace or similar protests are now finable from €601–€30.000.

8. Protests in a spontaneous way outside Parliament are now illegal. For example if Parliament passes a hugely unpopular bill, or are debating something extremely important to you or your community, it is now finable from €601 – €30.000. Tip: Use Google Maps to protest just around the corner – but don’t tweet the location!

9. Obstructing an officer in the course of their business, “resisting arrest”, refusing to leave a demonstration when told, or getting in the way of a swinging baton are all now finable offences from €601 – €30.000.

10. Showing lack of respect to officers of the law is an immediate fine of €100 – €600. Answering back, asking a disrespectful question, making a funny face, showing your bottom to an officer of the law, or telling him/her that their breath reminds you of your dog’s underparts is now, sadly, not advisable.

11. Occupying, squatting, or refusing to leave an office, business, bank or other place until your complaint has been heard as a protest is now a €100 – €600 fine (no more flash mobs).

12. Digital protests: Writing something that could technically “disturb the peace” is a now a crime. Bloggers beware, for no one has yet defined whose peace you could be disturbing.

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JustObserving's picture

1984 came to the land of the free decades ago - what took so long in Spain?

Edward Snowden says NSA spying worse than Orwell’s ‘1984’ in his 'Alternative Christmas Message'

 December 25, 2013


'Orwell's 1984 a fairytale compared to reality': Snowden


Headbanger's picture

Yeah, way to over flow the police  courts and prisons and set up for a nice revolt!



VinceFostersGhost's picture



Bitch, the year is 2015


....and you WILL buy heathcare.


We'll send further instructions later.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Arrested and imprisoned for saying: "The King has no clothes."  Sad.

two hoots's picture

These wise authoritarians should be arrested for allowing the bankers to bury their nations in debt.   They are just trying to protect themselves, using laws, for their crimes/greed.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

Look, the Spaniards bent themselves over right after the train bombings. They pulled out of Afghanstain and all other anti-Islamic action around the world. That they should so easily surrender their civil liberties should come as no surprise. What's the Ben Franklin quote about those who will compromise a little freedom for a little peace? The Spaniards should expect the very same results soon.

greenskeeper carl's picture

Think this won't come to America? It will. And the Supreme Court will rule it all constitutional based on some made up interpretation of the constitution as a 'living document', and half, or more, of the brain dead sheep in this country will cheer it on, since it will most likely be clothed in language that says it's to restrict 'hate speech', or anything that anyone can possibly find offensive.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Generalissimo Francisco Franco is no longer dead.

gmrpeabody's picture

We have some friends that are very liberal politically, and really believe that any opinion that is too different than their own could be considered hate speech, and should not be allowed. REALLY..., they think they are patriots.

BuddyEffed's picture

The phrase "Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition" will now have to be permanently retired.

ILLILLILLI's picture

We'll throw a re-tread on that with "Nobody objects to the Spanish Inquisition...or else".


PrayingMantis's picture



... "Be careful with the royal jokes!" ...

... "... Last month, Princess Cristina was indicted on charges of complicity in fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and embezzlement, the first member of a European royal family to be charged in a serious crime in centuries.

The principal case revolves around her husband, Duke of Palma Iñaki Urdangarin, who is accused of fraud, tax evasion, forgery and the embezzlement of $7.8 million from regional governments through inflated contracts via their non-profit organization, Institute Noos."

... wait, this is not a "joke" ... it's just to show that these royals are a joke >>> "Spain's Royal Family In Danger Of Losing Crowns" >>> http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/05/08/spanish-monarchy/2145149/  ...

Bananamerican's picture

overwhelm TPTB...word of mouth protests, in the thousands, everywhere...carrying no I.D.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"The phrase "Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition" will now have to be permanently retired."~

That is so true it is sickening.

Vullsain's picture

Exactly, they are well on their way to a leftist/feminist/bankster dictatorship, Spain's draconian and unjust legislation is incredible. Read up on the Spainish feminist domestic violence legislation coming soon to Western Police State Near You. The use of feminism as an arm of the police state is now well established, ask Julian Assange. The forces are overwhelming, the dream of freedom and democracy the founders of the US invisioned was beautiful. The best I can hope for is the US does not become a complete Leftist/Stalinist Style State before I die. I need some good whiskey and a cigar.........

Condition 1SQ's picture

The Spanish are a fiesty bunch.  Should be interesting to see how this pans out.  Riddle me this .. if you can't get a job there, and can't speak your mind there, then why the fuck would anyone stick around (besides the Spanish babes)?

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"The Spanish are a fiesty bunch."~

Maybe some their women, but the rest of them are just a bunch of bend-over cunts.

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

Thay had a particularly nasty civil war you may want to read up on. You will still see a few old men without noses there.

PhilofOz's picture

"I need some good whiskey and a cigar........."

For whisky, get yourself a peated Islay such as Laphroaig or Ardbeg, give yourself a few "doses" for your taste buds to adjust and you will never look back!

JerseyJoe's picture

Philo man...  Shhh You are trying to increase demand on a precious liquid.   This is not like Precious Metals that go down in price when demand soars!  Come on man...  I am still acquiring for the apocalypse.   

TheReplacement's picture

Go "All in!" as you lay down the 1st Amendment and as you scream "Prove it or pay up, bitches."

You can do that. 

That is the point.

Take the point.

Win the game.

A Nanny Moose's picture

All government must trend toward greater tyranny.

Took Red Pill's picture

Martin Armstrong is now a wanted man in Spain.

The Darwin Mode's picture

Martin Armstrong is a wanted man in English 101.

Amish FinEng's picture

I want to cut up the royal babies and bbq them.

Everyone get a little toothpick sized taste!

BarkingCat's picture

I will help you with the first part, but not the second.
I don't eat rancid meat.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

And the both of you ought to seek professional help for your cannibalistic tendencies.

Lore's picture

That was dumb. Let's not forget who the real psychopaths are.

guessagain's picture

Or up-arrowing someone's post about "the King has no clothes."  Just sayin'...


chrsn's picture

They're considering televising punishment of violators for the public's entertainment.  The show will be called "The Running Man."

Fish Gone Bad's picture

For those not familiar, the Europeans use periods in place of commas when writing numbers.  €30.000 is thirty-thousand euros.

Headbanger's picture

No wonder the fucking EU is falling apart!

Cause most people thought they were borrowing only €30.

beaglebog's picture



Courts ... who mentioned Courts?

lakecity55's picture

"Stop honking, I am reloading."

Perimetr's picture

Don't you people understand?


We are only trying to protect you from terrorists and Putin!!

TheReplacement's picture

And if you don't help us or hate Putin enough then you must be terrorist.


Brazen Heist's picture

Spain's fascist past is creeping out. Good to see this Euro trash bringing out all the good forces in Europe, I'm sure that was what they intended!

Headbanger's picture

Me thinks Spanish Mausers just jumped in price.


Philo Beddoe's picture

I have been guilty of 10 on several occasions. Whatever the USD equivalent is...is fine by me.  What did I do wrong officer CockGobbler? 

That is $300 for the word cock and $100 for gobbler, sir. 

Sounds reasonable, sir....as I whisper cockgobbler a second time. 

NoPension's picture

Inflation has certainly raised the price. The following is true. I apologize in advance for the profanity, but that is what this is about; to wit.....

Dad, who is gone now, found himself in court over a parking situation. He had a large truck, that had been uniquely titled originally, so it could make residential deliveries. He parked in the same spot, always, in front of his shop, in a city neighborhood. Some neighbors would complain, and police would come a " chalk" the tires. Dad would just move it six inches, and this would go on for days, sometimes. That's the basic premise.

So Dad finds himself in traffic court over this. While arguing his case, he politely makes the statement that the officer is not a traffic expert. The Judge, a woman, looks at Dad and declares " this is MY court, and if I say he is an expert, he is an expert" . Well that flipped Pop's switch, and looked at the judge and said " why you dickless bitch!"
The judge said " what did you say?"
Dad replied, " you heard me me, you fucking cunt!" Eeeewwww... Not good.
In court...to a judge....
Contempt... 22 days or $10.00 a day..
I'll do the time. Lost the case, hauled out cuffs...to jail. Real jail, not the lockup. Now dad was a tough bird, but within hours he was calling his brother, find the money and get me out of here!
Of all the crazy crap he did, he wasn't to keen on this one. He used to tell me, a lot of times in life, you need to bite your tongue.
Pops was a decent guy, all in all. But he took no crap.

Joe A's picture

Spain never ceased to be a Franquista state.

Ignatius's picture

I suggest an emergency air drop of prints of Picasso's Guernica.

Panic Mode's picture

Obviously, they don't understand Netwon's third law.

Quintus's picture

Spain has been a democracy for less time than I've been out of short trousers, and it shows.