From our Bureau of Toxic Postage Stamps No One Should Ever Lick
A Spanish judge has halted the issuance of a postage stamp that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Spain.
The former world chess champion Garri Kasparov, quoted by the ABC daily, spoke about the “communist stamp” on social media. He decided that “a stamp commemorating the victims of communism would be appropriate”. “Will the next one be with a swastika?” Kasparov asked ironically, adding, “What a shame!”
But, as one might expect, the Communists at Spain’s postal service are fighting back, and have vowed to appeal the judge’s decision. Spanish Communists are raging on social media and vowing revenge. Spain’s Second Vice President and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, has said “Precautionary suspension of the commemoration of those who fought for freedom in our country is alarming.”
“Freedom,” yeah. Nice move, comrade. Nothing can compare to the twisted logic of Orwellian newspeak.
Translated from Catholic News Agency (aciprensa)
After a massive protest by thousands of citizens and the legal action of Christian Lawyers, a judge ordered the public company/the postal service (Correos) to suspend the issuance of a postage stamp of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE), an organization responsible for hundreds of deaths, mostly Catholics.
According to the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, Judge Carmen Casado of the 30th administrative court of Madrid issued an order suspending the issuance of the postage stamp for the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of Spain, founded in 1921.
The stamp was going to start selling on Monday, November 14 and 135 thousand copies were going to be printed, with a value of 0.75 euros.
Judge Casado points out in her ruling that “the special urgency that merits the adoption of the precautionary measure is understood to be accredited.”
In its Twitter account, Christian lawyers expressed its satisfaction with the ruling and stressed that “it is inadmissible for postage stamps to promote communism.”
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