Frasi di Francisco Franco
Data di nascita: 4. Dicembre 1892
Data di morte: 20. Novembre 1975
Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde, solitamente abbreviato in Francisco Franco e conosciuto anche come il Generalísimo Franco o il Caudillo de España , è stato un generale, politico e dittatore spagnolo.
Fu l'instauratore, in Spagna, di un regime dittatoriale noto come falangismo, parzialmente ispirato al fascismo. Rimase al potere dalla vittoria nella guerra civile spagnola del 1939 fino alla sua morte nel 1975.
Frasi Francisco Franco
„[Annunciando al popolo spagnolo la sua intenzione di non entrare in guerra] Popolo spagnolo, popolo della Guerra Civile e della Falange. Popolo dell'Iberia e popolo più combattivo d'Europa. Tre sere fa ho avuto un dialogo di diverse ore col capo del governo italiano Benito Mussolini presso la città di Imperia. Si è discusso nella guerra in cui da più di un anno l'Italia è coinvolta, affiancata alla Germania contro Gran Bretagna e Francia. Ebbene, in queste ultime ore ho dovuto scegliere molte cose. Entrare o non entrare in guerra? E con chi? Se mi fossi alleato con i britannici, avrei 200.000 soldati tedeschi pronti a invadere la nostra patria, ma tuttavia questa nostra Spagna non sarebbe niente senza all'appoggio di Hitler e Mussolini. Pertanto, sono arrivato ad una decisione finale: non entrerò in guerra, ma contribuirò allo sforzo bellico italo-tedesco, rifornendo i due paesi e inviando una divisione di volontari in Unione Sovietica a fianco dell'Asse Roma-Berlino.“
27 luglio 1941
Origine: Citato in Antonio Ghirelli, Tiranni.
Statement during the civil war, cited in 1938 by TIME Magazine, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,915079,00.html, also cited in John A. Crittenden, Parties and elections in the United States, Prentice-Hall, 1982, (p.6).
Contesto: We do not believe in government through the voting booth. The Spanish national will was never freely expressed through the ballot box. Spain has no foolish dreams.
„Let us be under no illusion. The Jewish spirit, which was responsible for the alliance of large-scale capital with Marxism and was the driving force behind so many anti-Spanish revolutionary agreements, will not be got rid of in a day.“
Victory speech in Madrid (19 May 1939)
„A totalitarian state will harmonize in Spain the operation of all the capabilities and energy in the country, that inside the National Unity, the work esteemed as the most unavoidable must be the only exponent of the people's will.“
Un estado totalitario armonizará en España el funcionamiento de todas las capacidades y energías del país, que dentro de la Unidad Nacional, el trabajo estimado como el más ineludible de los deberes será el único exponente de la voluntad popular.
Victory speech in Madrid (19 May 1939), quoted in Espana Nuevo Siglo (1997) by Tim Connell and Juan Kattán-Ibarra, p. 174
„Fascism, since that is the word that is used, fascism presents, wherever it manifests itself, characteristics which are varied to the extent that countries and national temperaments vary. It is essentially a defensive reaction of the organism, a manifestation of the desire to live, of the desire not to die, which at certain times seizes a whole people. So each people reacts in its own way, according to its conception of life. Our rising, here, has a Spanish meaning! What can it have in common with Hitlerism, which was, above all, a reaction against the state of things created by the defeat, and by the abdication and the despair that followed it?“
„The defence of internal peace and order constitutes the sacred mission of a nation's armed forces and that is what we have carried out.“
As quoted in The Tyrants : 2500 Years of Absolute Power and Corruption (2006) by Clive Foss, p. 143, ISBN 1905204965
„One thing that I am sure of, and which I can answer truthfully, is that whatever the contingencies that may arise here, wherever I am there will be no communism.“
In discussion with Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, as quoted in Francisco Franco : The Times and the Man (1938) by Joaquin Arraras, p. 159
„We strive to form a single national front against the Judeo-Masonic lodges, against Moscow and the Marxist societies.“
Statement in El defensor de Córdoba (24 July 1936), as cited by Javier Navarrete in Más Allá http://mcedhou1.housings.nexica.net/MAS_ALLA/html/version_texto.asp?IDArt=29
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„The whole secret of the campaigns unleashed against Spain can be explained in two words: Masonry and Communism… we have to extirpate these two evils from our land.“
Writing under the alias Jakin Boor in the journal Arriba in an article, "Masonry and Communism" (14 December 1946), as quoted in Franco: A Biography by Juan Pablo Fusi Aizpurúạ, p. 71
„We have torn up Marxist materialism and we have disorientated Masonry. We have thwarted the Satanic machinations of the clandestine Masonic superstate. Despite its control of the world’s press and numerous international politicians. Spain’s struggle is a Crusade; as soldiers of God we carry with us the evangelism of the world!“
Speech to the women’s section of the Falange in Madrid (11 September 1945), as quoted in "Freemasonry and the Spanish Civil War" http://www.freemasonrytoday.com/30/p09.php by Matthew Scanlan.
„The Spanish Republic did not find itself free of obligations. For the most part the leaders were Freemasons. Before their duty to their country came their obligations to the Grand Orient. In my opinion, Freemasonry, with all its international influence, is the organization principally responsible for the political ruin of Spain, as well as the murder of Calvo Sotelo, who was executed in accordance with orders from the Grand Secretary of Freemasonry in Geneva.“
Interview with Spanish journalist Nena Belmonte, as quoted in "Freemasonry and the Spanish Civil War" https://web.archive.org/web/20080513182157/http://www.freemasonrytoday.com/30/p09.php by Matthew Scanlan.
„All is well, thank God… but victory will not be complete, definitive or stable, as long as Masonry is in our Spain. And how will it disappear? What to do? Ask Mussolini.“
Statement in El defensor de Córdoba (2 October 1936), as cited by Agustín Celis http://www.agustincelis.com/id64.htm