The Franco

We can thus see how, in the construction that we made in the past, we draw up plausible descriptions, stories and explanations convincing and expressive, meaningful narratives that are adapted to the speeches that circulate in society, so that they can be relevant to the context in which they are produced, using language as a means to provide and sustain different versions, through its argumentative and rhetorical ability. As exemplification of the fact of setting the memory to the current discourse, we may take different facts or symbols we have our around: many cities have squares, streets and schools with the name of the deceased dictator or the name of some Ministers of the regime. The withdrawal of some symbols, as it is the case of some statues of Franco, it has not yet concluded in many cities. A few months ago in Madrid, the removal of the statue of Nuevos Ministerios sparked a protest by the people’s Party. School textbooks, it speaks of the Civil war and the Franco regime as a confrontation, rather than as a military coup against a legitimate Government. The Franco regime was characterized by an enormous repression and lack of freedom for Spanish citizens; However, today who has not heard say that with Franco, this not happened. You could calmly walk by the street and other similar comments. At the time, the role of the antifrancoists or people that former underground was absolutely essential to make possible change, and do in memory of all these social actors who have been? The Franco regime existed and plunged Spain into one of its stages and more black and isolated from the world, and however, collective memory has achieved this stage is resignifique of the history of Spain. Gregorio Moran, a journalist, published a book in which valued that the transition had a very high cost: amnesia linked to a series of consensual falsehoods.