It would be understandable if this title sounds controversial to many. After all, how can such a sacred idea as national independence be violated with terms like contraband? But let us go over the facts, or more precisely, the data on the referendum held in Catalonia on 1 October. Some 90.18% of people who went to the polling stations voted in favour of independence. According to the now ousted president Carles Puigdemont and his circle of people this is a crushing number and should silence all opponents of Catalan independence.