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‘Frozen Franco’ artist found not guilty
The Local (Spain) ^ | 18 Jul 2013 16:49 GMT+02:00 | Alex Dunham

Posted on 07/18/2013 10:03:35 AM PDT by Olog-hai

An artist who created a wax model of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco “frozen” in a fridge has been cleared from a lawsuit against him presented by the leader’s foundation.

Eugenio Marino grabbed the limelight at last year’s ARCO modern art fair in Madrid with his satirical work of art, titled “Always Franco”.

The piece depicted the nationalist leader in full military gear frozen inside a Coca-Cola fridge. …

(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.es ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: eussr; franciscofranco; spain; waxfigures

1 posted on 07/18/2013 10:03:35 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

"This just in....Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead."

2 posted on 07/18/2013 10:05:56 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Olog-hai

Looking at all of the socialist thugs running Europe into the ground these days....Franco looks pretty good compared to them. Spain was much better off when he was in charge.


3 posted on 07/18/2013 10:06:03 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Olog-hai
Additional information that gives sense to this matter:

The Franco Foundation sued the sculptor for "dishonouring" the former dictator.

Apparently, in Spain, one can sue someone for "dishonoring" someone else (even if that person is a dead fascist dictator).

The public prosecutor asked for the charges to be dropped because the work was "in keeping with current social usage."

Apparently, no mention of "Freedom of Speech" (yes, I know that this was in Spain, not America).

Regards,

4 posted on 07/18/2013 10:09:22 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: Olog-hai

I would have thought the lawsuit came from Coca Cola


5 posted on 07/18/2013 10:11:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Um, no. There is no “lesser evil” argument burgeoning here. This is a man who handed lists of Spanish Jews to his Nazi allies. Franco is of the same descent as today’s “socialist thug” elites running the European Union.


6 posted on 07/18/2013 10:12:38 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

You could not be MORE WRONG.
Franco SAVED the lives of about 2,000 Jews.
This has been documented in Jewish publications.


7 posted on 07/18/2013 10:15:36 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Olog-hai

You could not be MORE WRONG.
Franco SAVED the lives of about 2,000 Jews.
This has been documented in Jewish publications.


8 posted on 07/18/2013 10:16:00 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe one day people will see how cleverly Franco played Hitler like a fiddle and managed to keep his country out of WWII and joining forces with the Axis Powers.


9 posted on 07/18/2013 10:21:21 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Franco saved Spain, the man is a hero. Saved 200,000 Jews as well.


10 posted on 07/18/2013 10:22:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Hitler asked Franco to invade Gibraltar, which would have been a crucial base for the Nazis, Franco refused.

Franco was very useful to the Allies, by playing the neutral. Remember in “The Great Escape”, the few prisoners who made it, made it by entering Spain. And he saved Spain from the Comintern.


11 posted on 07/18/2013 10:24:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kabumpo

Uncited Jewish publications, I see.

I take the phrase “Jewish publications” with a grain of salt; take note of the great difference between Arutz Sheva and Ha’aretz, for just one example.

The matter of lists of Jews going from Franco to Hitler appeared in the Daily Telegraph. Were they “more wrong” on the matter? Does not preclude Franco suddenly changing up and exercising efforts to save Jews after seeing which way the wind was blowing, at a later time (which does not make Franco a stalwart hero by any stretch).


12 posted on 07/18/2013 10:25:41 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
Maybe legitimate supporting documentation would help clarify? Especially if it can successfully counter stories like this one.
13 posted on 07/18/2013 10:28:29 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: dfwgator

Yes, but as with Pope Piux XIII (who also save hundreds of thousands of Jews) and like Sen. Joe McCarthy (he was right on in all of his cases) he has been blacklisted and slimed by history-—written mostly of course by liberals.

I have actually read a lot on Franco. He wasn’t nearly as much as an ideologue as Hitler or Mussolini. Franco was motivated by three primary concerns: His devotion to the Church, his devotion to the monarchy, and his devotion to the military in which he served.


14 posted on 07/18/2013 10:28:40 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: alexander_busek
The work looks more humorous than disrespectful.


15 posted on 07/18/2013 10:30:04 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

And of course they cover up the atrocities of the “Republicans”, their murdering of priests, etc.


16 posted on 07/18/2013 10:30:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

I read that. Did Franco actually hand over the Jews to Hitler? Or did he simply hand him a list to pacify him?


17 posted on 07/18/2013 10:33:21 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

There was a Pope Pius the Thirteenth?


18 posted on 07/18/2013 10:33:39 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

I didn’t make any other claims besides Franco handing said list over.


19 posted on 07/18/2013 10:34:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: dfwgator

The Spanish Republicans were actually Communists for the most part and yes they did butcher a large number of priests an nuns. I would have been fully behind Franco in this conflict. OK so he got aid from Germany and Italy. And the Communists....I a mean the Republicans were getting aid from Stalin at the same time.


20 posted on 07/18/2013 10:35:45 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Olog-hai

In writing to respond, I didn’t have time to look it up. It was a very reputable English language publication. Sorry if you choose not to believe me. It was widely known when I was growing up.


21 posted on 07/18/2013 10:36:03 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Olog-hai

Pius XII sorry. My bad.


22 posted on 07/18/2013 10:36:19 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

In that era, there were no saints.


23 posted on 07/18/2013 10:36:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kabumpo

I didn’t say I didn’t believe you. I just asked for you to get back to me on the publication; should be searchable online (just about everything is) even if not so published.


24 posted on 07/18/2013 10:38:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Menehune56

Looks a bit better than a crucifix in a body fluid. I can’t imagine his family and friends would be happy with this though.


25 posted on 07/18/2013 3:16:17 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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