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MAX HAUSMANN: ALBERT TIÓ



Author Max Hausmann | Date 19/08/2019

 

ALBERT TIÓ, A GOOD MAN AT A CROSSROADS.

 

I've been a friend of Albert Tió for 25 years, before meeting him I already knew who he was. Actually, I don't think there are many people in Barcelona that don't know who he is. I am proud to have been his drama teacher as much as he's been a teacher for me in thousand life issues.

He's one of those people whose look of pure frankness touches you. A true being of light.

Albert has a degree in Political Science and Sociology. He has two children, Liam and Iol. A long career as a leisure entrepreneur and, of course, he’s the charismatic head of "La Terrrazza", legendary Club of Barcelona where he's been the soul of summer parties for many years.

In order to write this article and let all readers know who my dear friend really is, I have decided to go to his home in Valdoreix. Obviously it's not the first time I go to his place, but this time my feelings are very different. Indeed, since the last time I was there, there are two sides of the same coin. From the moment I come in, a trail of small toys scattered across the lawn. I listen to the children's murmur and head towards the back where there's the pool and a small plot of land. Immersed in a fight of water balloons there are Liam, Iol and Albert.

I'm not going to say much in this article about the tremendous and unfair technical procedural situation that my friend is living now. Things have already been said and published. But, as he has asked me, I will give a message of tranquillity to the army of friends he has and who are worried.

It's been already 5 years of a lot of struggle, trials and lawyers with everything that this implies. It seems that soon there may be an outcome. Perhaps Albert will have to go in a prison of his choice. Everything sounds so disgusting, dodgy and corrupt that it makes you want to leave this society, this system and move away to somewhere far away from the world, or rather just leave this planet.

While chatting with Albert I had feelings of great anger but it was he who gave me calm. We have made an initial tour reviewing all the technical data of his judicial process in search of reasons and “whys”. But in the end, guided by an intuition, I have focused on the question;

 

MAX – “And if you end up getting in, what?”

ALBERT – “Good question. Well, I'll come to terms with the time I'll have to be inside and that my children might miss me, and that I'll miss them too of course! I am prepared to stay as long as I have to. I’ll tell all the people who follow me and call me worried that we’ll look for the positive side of this. I’m going to be OK with it.”

 

Albert, of course, feels worried about his family, hoping that they will be well taken care of, and wants his friends to know that he has very concrete plans that will help him to go through this critical time. That he will turn what is negative into something positive.

He wants to praise hope and live an internal rebirth, grow stronger, and plans to write a book as well as continue fighting within the strictest legality for his activist beliefs, which go even further than his fight for the legalization of marijuana.

His struggle is his essence in itself, the concern that Albert has and feels for others. As his closest friend Mark Rubira says: "I don't know anyone better and who cares more for others than Albert Tió". And I must say that Mark's agenda isn't what I would call a small contact list.

 

MY STRICT PERSONAL OPINION:

When Albert became co-founder of one of the first associations of cannabis smokers, they hyped up the whole matter. They touched political issues and gave priority to the social aspect of it. I took part in it by giving a workshop to its members. I was very active and one of the first partners. I think someone powerful got offended, which created a lot of hostility since that looked like being more than an association of smokers. I repeat, it is my personal opinion and as I told Albert; "I never saw you so happy". We live in a dirty society where there are bad people. Surrounded by the worst defect; envy.

Where everything is politically fine to the point of knocking anything down to get what you want. In the end you can disguise it with all the bureaucratic technicalities written in the judicial process. But my personal opinion on the subject is that someone got offended and they went for them.

I firmly believe that Albert Tió is a good man, of unwavering generosity and honesty. Those who provoke, comment and support his injustice will pay it here or there.

But as we can see in the photo, his son Iol, sensing his innocence, throws to the wind the "V" with his fingers... We will win!

From here Albert, if eventually you'll have to go in, my unconditional support, to help you, as many other friends of yours are going to do, in whatever you need. I’ll be one of your arms outside, while you're being deprived of the most precious good, your freedom.

 


 

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