All a coincidence, I’m sure.

Nomination of Taoiseach: 9 Mar 2011: Dáil debates (KildareStreet.com)

For Ireland and each other, let us lift up our heads, turn our faces to the sun

-Enda Kenny.

Cara al Sol – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cara al Sol (English: Facing the sun) is the anthem of the Falange party. The lyrics were written in December 1935 and are usually credited to the then leader of the Falange, José Antonio Primo de Rivera. The music was composed by Juan de Tellería and Juan R. Buendia.

The circumstances of its creation are unusual. The Falangists needed a stirring song of their own to counter the popular appeal of El Himno de Riego (the national anthem of the Second Spanish Republic) and A Las Barricadas (a very popular Anarchist song). The Falange had nothing suitable of its own so it had been borrowing from the German Nazi and the Italian fascist repertoire.

See also:

Fine Gael’s Fascist Roots : Look Left

and:

Qu’est-ce que c’est: Fa fa-fa-fa fa-fa Es « The Punishment of Sloth

But then again, if talk about ‘democracy’ was just a means of installing the permanence of a particular system, i.e. unfettered capitalism driven on by the institutions of the nation-state, you can see how a young falangist might go in for it. One can even conceive of the revival of some common ground with a few old blueshirts.

Carry on.

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1 Response to “All a coincidence, I’m sure.”


  1. 1 ejh March 18, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Turning your face to the sun is actually an uncommonly stupid thing to do.


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