Inyaki Andoni Goigochea comes to Madrid to seek his fortune. The young Basque is rounded up by corrupt Spanish police in a sting operation.He is tortured by rogue police who specialize in ripping off drugs dealers as a lucrative entreprise. In prison Inyaki is radicalized by ETA. On his release he tracks his torturers and blows them up with a car bomb.ETA claims the kill. Inyaki resurfaces in Argentina.
The philosopher Frederick Nietzche refuted the role of nationalism and race as a manifestation of the alleged master races. ETA utilizes the antecedents of the Basque culture ie language, cleanliness of blood lines, and the creation of a Basque state to fuel the conflict with Spain. The Franco regime galvanized the conflict by the use of torture and repression, ETA continues to wage war agaist the percieved injustices of the Spanish state.
I wrote Down and Out in Bangkok to expose the fault lines of this seismic conflict. The story is based on truth not fiction, These characters and events exist, as a society we have been too blinded by political obfuscation to percieve universal truths.It is the duty of the writer to reveal such. Chapter 13 set in Argentina is a powerful testament to the historicity of terrorism.