Sunday, September 19

A non-emeritus prosecutor’s office

It turns out that the Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court, whose responsibility is the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed by any citizen, sent a rogatory commission to Switzerland in February requesting information on Juan Carlos de Borbón, suspecting that the king emeritus has committed several crimes such as international commission agent: money laundering, against public finances, bribery and influence peddling. We just found out. It also turns out that, just 48 hours later, Borbón announced then that he had paid the Treasury 4.4 million that he had misplaced there. And in this electrified September, it is possible to suspect, then, that from the Prosecutor’s Office the rogatory request reached the emeritus. Among other reasons, because his lawyer could have hidden the truth: he said that the fled citizen had not received “any request.” Payment would have been made motu proprio, along the lines of transparency and honesty that must be recognized for anyone who allegedly traffics with weapons. The first question is how to control the Prosecutor’s Office.

With this question, of a purifying nature, comes the essential: when will all the parts of the Executive agree that an “investigation to the end” of the monarchical scandals be carried out, as requested by the second vice president, Yolanda Díaz . Díaz also referred to “transparency and equality” in the XXI century, something that contradicts the very nature of the monarchical institution and is obvious, although in the end only communists like her defend it. Only politicians like Pablo Fernández, from Podemos, also call it a “shame” that the PSOE, PP and Vox continue to block the possibility of the parliamentary commission that the facts themselves cry out for. As Jaume Asens has said, everyone knows that the PSOE is a monarchical party (something, I add, inconceivable being a socialist), but it cannot afford to continue to serve the Crown and not the citizenry, at the service of democracy and not of the private interests of a family that, on the other hand, has only acted as such families have always done. That is precisely the problem that the PSOE has in not making a move: uncovering the extent of the corruption of the emeritus may lead to uncovering that of other members of the family clan, including the current king. They see a problem where there is an opportunity: a problem for the Bourbon family, an opportunity for the Spanish State.

It is the socialist militancy, as well as the rest of Spanish society, who must demand the purging of responsibilities. Above all, those people, political parties, media, bodies and entities that declare themselves monarchists. Because in that statement of yours there is also part of responsibility, if not of pure and simple complicity: that of having promoted, consented, justified, silenced the shame of the Crown, its systemic corruption. The republican citizenship has also been silenced for decades, with its proposal for the organization of the State being the one that most closely approximates a democracy that today can be called that. There will be no real democracy as long as the bases on which the organic edifice is sustained are unjust, unequal, servile, class, humiliating and ridiculous. It is ridiculous that we consider ourselves a modern society and accept, not the impunity of the Crown’s systemic corruption (that is already the height of humiliation), but its very existence. There is no single objective reason that supports the power and representation granted to the throne today, nor the slightest objective reason why the presumed work carried out by a monarch cannot, should not, be carried out by the president of a republic. This more than reasonable possibility is the one that is obviated when defending, even minimizing major crimes, the permanence of the current head of state.

The Prosecutor’s Office plays a fundamental role on this board. He has known for a long time, as we all know, that there are 2,000 million more than a doubtful origin in the pockets of Juan Carlos de Borbón. And he has allowed them to prescribe. Or it justifies its prescription by the impunity that the emeritus enjoyed when it was allegedly merit. An essential injustice that the system must correct, with the judiciary, of course, at the helm. Today it seems like a chimera, even with prayers like the one he made to Switzerland. Because if that rogatory had been somehow leaked to the Bourbon, the Prosecutor’s Office will serve more to provide loopholes than to give him lessons, that is, more to serve as an accomplice than to serve justice, to be at the service of the citizenry. The considerations that now support this request (the serious crimes that are suspected) are what should inspire this and all the actions of the Prosecutor’s Office on monarchical corruption. And pull the thread as far as it goes. It would not be at all surprising if it came to another Bourbon. If so, this is where it would have to go. And if this possibility is the one that slows down the obligatory and just investigation, the democratic purification that should already have been started should be put in place for us to understand if the Public Prosecutor’s Office truly defends legality, citizen rights and the public and social interest . So that there is no doubt that we have a non-emeritus Prosecutor’s Office.

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