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  1. I don’t know who the “tradinistas” are. Probably you are right when saying they are quite different from falangists. But concerning the falangists you are wrong at one point. Falangists didn’t have a racialist world view. They rejected racism, They even declared themselves “anti-racists” (no leftist movement declared such thing at the time and a lot of leftists praised eugenics). Falangists saw miscegenation of Hispanic America as a positive thing.

    1. Fernando,

      Thank you for the corrective. To be honest, I haven’t seen anything that supports what you suggest, though I don’t consider myself an expert on falangism. However, I thought that the falangists — or at least some of them — held to a specific vision of Spain (and the Spanish people’s) destiny over-and-against the other peoples and races of the world. Am I wrong on this? Or did they mean something else by it?

      I would be quite pleased to learn that the falangists did not hold to a racialist vision, actually.

  2. For sure, falangists had a vision of Spain destiny over-and-against other countries. Howewever, this was a matter of religion and culture, not of race. The two Falange founders (José Antonio Primo de Rivera and Ramiro Ledesma) distanced themselves from racism. The falangist press condemned racism in the strongest terms and even used the word “anti-racist” for defining the movement. In general, Spanish patriotism has always been anti-racist, as the Spaniards always had a catholic worldview and mixed with colored races in America. Eugenio Montes, correspondent of ABC in Germany and a falangist poet, was one of the biggest critics of nazi racism, which he considered pagan and too close to talmudism, This was also the opinion of other Falange poets and thinkers, like Giménez Caballlero, Rafael Sánchez Mazas, etc.

    I appreciate very much your blog. You write about very interesting topics in a clever way. In my opinion, one of your wisest choices is to distance yourself from the racist worldview which is typical in the Anglosphere. Please, keep up the good work.

    (Sorry for my bad English.)

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