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The celebration of the Day of the Spanish Constitution could not have been more cheapened, framed between two crises: the flight of the king emeritus Juan Carlos I to the United Arab Emirates and the unstoppable disintegration of the architecture of Spain's regime of 1978. Today, that regime is just a cardboard facade that basically serves to protect the corruption of the Spanish monarchy, repress the pro-independence movement, block the way to any major reform of the state and, finally, to invert the hierarchy of functional action in a democracy so that the executive ends up yielding its role to the judiciary.

The celebration of this December 6th has been complicated, moreover, by the discrepancies within the Spanish government and the rise of the right, emboldened by army officers who would plot a coup; a head of state who utters not a word in reaction to those who with one hand swear obedience to him and with the other make dangerous proclamations. Judges and prosecutors standing as saviours of the homeland; Vox at the top of the polls and the president of the Community of Madrid, Díaz Ayuso, erected as the new icon of the establishment, needful of someone who can confront both the left and the pro-independence parties simultaneously.

The result of all this is a Spain without enough thread to repair all the seams that have burst. On Sunday, for example, it became known that Juan Carlos I had made a financial declaration to the Spanish treasury to regularize his tax situation arising from the use of opaque credit cards by himself and different members of his family. Beyond what this represents - the recognition in public of committing fraud - we can expected that this will not be accepted, and action will be taken against it as this regularization move comes weeks after the news was published.

The fall of Juan Carlos I is not just the fall of the former head of state, as it would be in a republican country. In this case, the issue includes the entire royal family and obviously the son who currently reigns. His silence in the face of all that is happening is no longer an act of prudence, but rather, it is proof that, in the eyes of public opinion, the protection given to the monarchy is now worthless.

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