08 September 2007

Feliz dia del soviet d'asturies


Otru anhu mas el dia de la santina ,,, otru anhu mas col gobiernu de los asturianos persiguiendo a los falantes de la llingua asturiana http://dexixonalondon.blogspot.com/2007/08/y-nasturies-sigue-lacosu.html, otru anhu mas emigrando mas que nunca , otru anhu mas que nun voy poder volver si quisiera volver , otru anhu mas abonaos al consensu socialdemocrata , otru anhu mas que nun hay una oposicion politica mas alla alla de los extraparlamentarios ( meritorios a vegaes pero tristemente testimoniales ) , otru anhu mas de los empresarios asturianos nun emprendiendo , otru anhu mas de cientos de miles d'asturianos tratando d'enganchase a les redes clientelares enverde intentando faceles desaparecer , otru anhu mas creyendo que los puestos de trabayu ( la prosperida en xeneral ) caen del cielu , otru anhu antiamericanu , otru anhu de una socieda que mayoritariamente traga , mira pel otru llau o directamente disfrutalo , otru anhu , en conclusion , perdiu.

Un país onde la casa cai l'horru la ponte El molín la ilesia l'home tamién cai ( Xuan Bello )

11 comments:

Stewie Griffin said...

Lo peor es que la supuesta oposición a esta farsa no es tal.

Habria que hacer camisetas de esta imagen a ver si alguien abre los ojos:

http://kill-lois.blogspot.com/2007/09/msica-patria-sin-sol-stoned-atmosphere.html

Jesusito said...

González y González Webrothers tien el presto de presentavos Ximiélgame.net, un proyeutu nel que venimos trabayando dende va ya unes selmanes y que naguamos por que vos preste a toos tantu como a nosotros mos prestó desenvolvelu y ponelu a la vuesa disposición.

Como ya vos imaxinaréis la mayoría, trátase d’una adaptación de Menéame a la comunidá asturiana n’internet. Poro, ye un sitiu nel que ye esa comunidá la que vota (ximielga) les noticies y hestories que los usuarios unvíen. Va cásique too. Cualisquier noticia que seya d’interés, podéis apurrila a la comunidá al traviés de Ximiélgame. Llueu, sedrá la xente la que diga si-yos interesa, o si queda pa prau. Que vos preste.

Anonymous said...

Oi, chalgueiru, echaste güeyada al op-ed de Xuna Candano na LNE de güei (09.11.07)? Si ia que non, eiqui vei l'enllaz ya tamen del.las frases que tienen muitu xaciu. Xa podiamos ter mas Xuan Candanos n'Asturias, cagonros...

Eiqui vei el link:
http://www.lne.es/secciones/noticia.jsp?pRef=1757_52_556118__Opinion-romeria-autonomia

Ya del.las cousas bien feitas:

"Son tan tópicos, tan retóricos, tan repetidos, y olvidan tan absurdamente esas cuestiones identitarias que tanto detestan los socialistas en Asturias como realzan en otras autonomías, que los discursos literalmente sirven lo mismo para Asturias que para La Rioja o la Toscana."

"Areces ni siquiera en su discurso alude nunca a la lengua asturiana, tras la retahíla habitual de «la cultura, el territorio, el paisaje y la historia». Para el Presidente y su Gobierno, el asturiano es una lengua invisible, un problema que no conviene citar ni en el Día de Asturias y al que condena a una agónica muerte lenta."

"Por su parte, los asturianistas, que caben todos en un taxi, de tantas broncas y escisiones, festejan el Día de Asturias por separado en actos distintos y en diferentes localidades."

"Aquí llegó la autonomía por mimetismo, como llegará ahora la reforma, sin más demanda que la de los asturianistas, que están al margen del Estatuto. Curiosa autonomía la nuestra, donde los autonomistas están fuera del juego político y los centralistas se reparten el poder."

Anonymous said...

Hola Nong Samee ^-^

Yo soy Tailandesa. No comprendo :-( Habla ingles?

ayalgueru said...

tien razon xuan candano y ye la triste verda que aquellos que administren l'autonomia son aquellos que ciertamente caguen pa tolo que ye la autonomia politica de los asturianos ye lo que hay.

un saludu

Anonymous said...

Si, tou d'alcuerdu con Candano ya contigo que 'ye lo que hai' n'Asturias. Pero igual la xente que con tiesta nun vamos deixar que sigan cagando pa nos. Nun pago impuestos n'Asturias (sou l.leenda urbana como tu, la xente mozo ensin votu). Pero si tuviera mandando perras al principau, dexuru que nun falara igual...

Güei, escuitando la radio de Moscu (Ekho Moskvi) falaba un comentarista de lo docil que ia la xente en Rusia pa tolo malo de la reciel.la de la FSB (nova KGB) mandando nel Kremlin. Decia esi paisanu (Leonid Radzikhovski) que en Rusia anguanu numai fain que piesl.lar la boca, sonreir ya tar d'alcuerdu con tou. En rusu, dizse: molchat, ulitbatsa i soglashatsa.

Que pena que n'Asturias tamos igual...

ayalgueru said...

yo toy convenciu de que la solucion pasa por no , los exiliaos , trabayar muncho y facenos toos ridiculamente ricos ,, volver y mercar a la poblacion entera :-D

Anonymous said...

>facenos toos ridiculamente >ricos ,, volver y mercar a la >poblacion entera

Hai que facelo en plan oligarca entos, a la rusa. Igual ia verda porque n'Asturias numai miran pa ti si ties perras ou fais casona en aldea. Nun camudara nin un res la socioloxia del l.lugar dende los tiempos los 'americanos' (chaman-yos 'indianos' pal oriente d'Asturias).

Entos vamos pa el.lo, chalgueiru, a facenos ricos ya baltiar a los grises del Principau (Areces, Fernandez, Lastra, Gutierrez, Fdez Villa--tou esi grupin mafiosu de bienintencionaos que se quieren--ya nun pueden--ser socialdemocratas).

Al final, tan toos a la gueta de perras.

Anonymous said...

Here goes a somewhat loose translation of Xuan Candano’s piece on Asturian non-autonomy. Many of the subtleties in the text, such as ‘covadonguismo’, are hard to explain.

But Candano is right about the legacy of Franco’s regime among Asturians. They were taught to see themselves as precursors of a glorious Catholic-Fascist Spain, victors over Moorish invaders in 722, as opposed to their own tribal thing. It is similar to the founding myth of the Southern Slaves, in which Kosovo was contained from Ottoman incursions by Serbian foot soldiers.

The current ruling Socialists in Asturias (almost 30 years of uninterrupted power) are a product of this Franco-style thinking, so very far removed from the Social Democrats of northern Europe they so aspire to imitate.

“The sideshow of the Asturian autonomy”
by Xuan Candano

“To be Asturian does not mean
To wear the tall hat
Or to know how to pour cider,
It does not imply adorning yourself with tales
that are only half-truths.
With all this self-aggrandizement,
only our ears will grow.”
(song by Victor Manuel)

One more year, the ‘Day of Asturias’ is proof that the region’s autonomy is only taken seriously by local politicians—and only because their income depends on it.

The political feast gets blurred with religious functions. The regional government, all the members of parliament, the university dean, the military and judicial authorities all dutifully wend their way to Covadonga to a function presided over by the Archbishop. This year, Carlos Osoro [the Archbishop] personally thanked Vicente Alvarez Areces [the Asturian president] for the Asturian public television’s (TPA) coverage of the mass. Incidentally, the TPA was launched at the basilica of Covadonga.

The political dimension of the celebration takes place the following day. A full session of the regional parliament is held, just as ‘covadonguista’ in spirit as the event at the basilica was the previous day. In effect, the two largest parties [PSOE/FSA and PP] share and exhibit a stodgy Spanish nationalism, as well as a self-assumed centralist position. The Asturian Socialist Federation (FSA) is as visceral in its Spanish nationalism as the PSOE of a region like Extremadura, whose regional day takes place at the same time and has long surpassed its Asturian counterpart in political relevance.

There’s also an institutional address by the president of the Principality that is broadcast by all the media outlets. I would recommend trying to cut and paste the texts of Alvarez Areces on September 8 for use in any other country or autonomous region. The speeches are so topical, so rhetorical, so repetitive/repeated and they so absurdly ignore the identity issues that the Asturian Socialists so loathe, but readily espouse in other autonomous regions of Spain, that they literally could apply not only to Asturias, but also to La Rioja or Tuscany in Italy.

Areces never utters a word in Asturian, not even in the ‘Dia de les lletres’ [the official day of Asturian literature], which he does not care to attend, and of course he does not speak Asturian even on the ‘Day of Asturias’. Although he did make a surprising quote this year by Conrado Villar, a small-time reporter and local writer from Tapia who has not exactly made it into the annals of literature. Here is the quote [in Galician-Asturian]:

“I want, moreover,
My mother,
Enjoy the breeze of the motherland,
And listen on my plot of earth
To the sweet sounds of the bagpipe.”

In his speech, after harping on the run-of-the-mill ‘culture + territory + landscape + history’ platitudes, Areces did not even refer to the Asturian language. For the Asturian president and for his administration, Asturian is an invisible language, a problem that should not be acknowledged on the ‘Day of Asturias’ and to which he has condemned to a slow death.

The official program on the ‘Day of Asturias’ climaxes with a traveling public festivity. Sports and traditional Asturian games, a great deal of bagpipers and cider for everyone. This year, the TPA paraded the popular character of ‘La Marquesina’, an insulting caricature [of an old woman] that ridicules rural Asturian culture. It is always easier to make fun of ‘La Marquesina’ than to apply intelligent humor to the Principality’s own politicians, which would be a lot funnier. Unfortunately, it is censored from your television screen. In Porto Veiga (Puerto de Vega), the ‘folixa’ (Asturian-style fun) of the Principality this year coincided with the village’s own festivities. However, not much was added to the traditional program of Las Telayas, which is felt by locals as their collective feast. This, by the way, is the place where Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos [an 18th century Asturian intellectual] died.

The ‘Day of Asturias’ is only a recent phenomenon, albeit with a large budget and much pomp and circumstance. After all, the money comes out of the Principality’s own anonymous coffers and not from the sweat equity of neighborhood feast commissions.

Meanwhile, the pro-Asturians, who all fit inside a taxicab because of all the bad blood and factionalism, celebrate the ‘Day of Asturias’ at different events and in different places. The adherents of the URAS-PAS coalition [Union Renovadora Asturiana and Partíu Asturianista, center-right] offered a wreath to King Alfonso II in Oviedo [Uvieu] and broke bread in a so-called fraternal meal. The supporters of Andecha Astur [nationalist left] held a demonstration in Gijon [Xixon], while the supporters of Unidá [a more moderate splinter group of Andecha Astur] held a rally in Aviles. The people of Izquierda Xunida-Bloque por Asturies [left-wing coalition of diverse parties] passed on parliamentary proceedings, and also extra-parliamentary ones, and held their own rally in Lena [Pola L.lena]. If this is the regional autonomy day, this autonomy is not really that serious. It’s an autonomy mostly of bagpipes and drums.

Asturias has a hand-me-down statute. It was a handout, part of the divvying process of Spain’s democratic transition when the map of regional autonomies was drawn up and the historic demands of Catalans, Basques and Galicians were honored, followed by those of the Andalusians and, in the back of the pack, other communities of the so-called ‘slow path’, which included Asturias.

Regional autonomy came to Asturias only by copy & paste methods, in a similar fashion in which the current reform process is unfolding. Only the pro-Asturians have demanded it and they are politically sidelined. Asturias is an altogether peculiar regional autonomy in which the pro-devolution camp is outside the political framework and the centralists [PSOE/FSA and PP] share the power.

In the last quarter century, the Asturian regional autonomy could be characterized by 3 differentiating factors: a flag invented by the friends of Conceyu Bable, including Xose LLuis Garcia Arias, Lluis Xabel Alvarez and Amelia Valcarcel; a national anthem that only drunkards around the world sing to, the lyrics being a surrealist brew of poor Castilian Spanish; and by a bloated political class that is quite keen on venality. That critical mass, ever more numerous and dense, of politicians, political appointees, unlocked charges, advisers and bureaucrats—they have been the true beneficiaries of Asturian autonomy. Not, however, the citizens.

All the progress, the modernization (both social and economic) that has transpired in Asturias these last few decades would have materialized anyway without regional autonomy. They are more the result of historic movements and of the munificence of the first world, rather than because of the administrators of public money in Oviedo or Madrid. The European cohesion funds or the road network would have been channeled to the former provincial entity [of Franco’s Spain]. Back in its heyday, the province of Asturias managed to be awarded the Central Hospital and the Oviedo-Gijon-Aviles highway.

Personally, the only reason that makes me proud of the short-lived Asturian autonomy is prompted by my visits to the Museum of Fine Arts, a fine institution owing to the efforts of two pro-Asturians: Emilio Marcos Vallaure and Toto Castañon. In this case, the regional autonomy did in fact do something fine.

-Xuan Candano

ayalgueru said...

are you a professional translator anonimu ? nice job mate !

you may want publish the article in the forum of www.asturianus.org

Anonymous said...

Nope, I'm an economist. But speak several languages. And the translation of the Candano article is already up at Asturianus.org (under the 'Future of Asturias' thread).

Bono, deixote, que vou garrar el vuelu a Asturias güei. Outru dia me contas como faigo pal transfer pente Heathrow ya Stansted. Cuido que hai un bus de Nat'l Express, pero nun sei si ia recomendable.

Agora sou you el que vei fartase de l.lamparas, fabas, pote berzas ya freixuelos! Ta l.lou, London!

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