Francisco Franco was assigned as the Spanish Head of State in February 1939. His goals were to transform Spanish society, reinstate the monarchy and to provide Spain’s poor with an alternative to internationalist Marxist-Leninism. He did a lot for the Spanish sense of pride within their country. He passed away a hero of Spain November 20th, 1975.
Fast forward to the current year and all of Franco’s progress has been seemingly undone by the current Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party. Videos can be seen all over the internet of Spain’s beaches being flooded by rafts filled with migrants being allowed to illegally enter their country without any repercussions.
The very same people who Franco fought to drive out of Spain have now subverted their way into the ruling class. The new government has sought to vengefully snuff out any recognition of Francos good works from the history books of Spain. Its gone so far that in 2007, the government banned all official public references to the Franco regime and began the removal of all statues, street names, and memorials associated with him.
Valle de los Caídos
Translated to English as "Valley of the Fallen", Valle de los Caídos is a monument with a 500-foot cross that sits atop an underground crypt that houses the remains of Francisco Franco. Spains new Prime Minister Sánchez has vowed to remove his remains from the monument.
This announcement has sparked right-wing activists into street protests. Nearly 1,000 such protesters gathered outside the Valle de los Caídos, demanding that Franco’s remains stay exactly where they are. Raising their arms to give "fascist" salutes. Even though Franco was not an avid fascist himself and was a monarchist. the protesters sang the anthem of the fascist Falange party and chanted slogans such as: “Don’t touch the Valley” and “Franco, Franco, Franco!
The Spanish natives are not happy with the new socialist government's relentless attempts to remove proud Spanish nationalism from their history.