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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

[Letters – from victory to victory] “Karel the Great” (Charlemagne) – the tyrant of DeSUS

By: Vinko Vasle

Karl Erjavec’s biographical data speak of a politician who is a politician with a soul and a wallet. This is a man who gained experience in four political parties only to eventually settle down as a junior politician in the DeSUS pensioners party. It was about a calculation operation, as the most voters in Slovenia are retired and quickly satisfied with crumbs. Karl proved this several times when he visited retirement homes, told those voters with their hearing aids turned off that Janez Janša would take pensions, and he would give 1,000 euros more.

Of course, he did not mean it literally, but, as he explained later, symbolically long-term, which he has been going on for at least ten years. Karl also knows that retirees do not need much – for example, they do not need a Porsche, caviar, richly lined tables as their digestive system cannot handle it anymore. That is why they are at the top of the party, and that is why most of the voters of this party are those retirees who have high enough pensions not to blame Karl for the symbolism because they have more than two grand.

Of course, Karl Erjavec is an ideological red democrat, nationalist militia (domobran) calls him a soft tyrant from DeSUS. He had just taken back the party, and has already carried out the first party execution of now former member Robert Polner for a classic verbal offense. According to Art. 133 of the Communist Penal Code, Polnar got the best of it. A few decades ago, he would be rotting in our prisons of socialism with a human face, or the night would take him. The guy dared to criticise Charlemagne and even said it was a scandal that he wanted to be prime minister.

No one likes him, but everyone needs him

New old times are really approaching when the individual means nothing because now it is about bigger things – to rule. That is why I do not understand those who are gloating now, because Jože P. Damijan is already in the past, when just two months ago he was the only future. And because he knows which way the wind blows, he only said that he greets Charlemagne, who is a good cadre. Of course, there are divided opinions about what kind of cadre Karl is even in KUL coalition or affectionately in the Burek coalition. As I hear, no one there likes him, but everyone needs him. But this is politics that is a bit strange for today’s times, but since DeSUS is the past and KUL is not the future yet, it is of course perfectly normal for the prime minister to become the man with the least amount of MPs, who was not elected, and who – this is viciously proclaimed by the nationalist militia – in all previous elections together, received twice less votes than Janez Janša in the last elections alone. This of course means that the electorate will have to be disciplined, for which Levica could be used, which masters the methods of excellent repression. Door to door with Mika Kordiš the liquidator.

So we are promised new old times. Charlemagne is qualified by several things. Let’s say that he graduated under Rajko Pirnat, which legally places him among naturalists – you get what you pay for and want; that he already had several ministerial functions, but because of who knows which bastards from the background, everything always went awry. In court he was excellently capable to disprove any suspicion of himself in the patriot affair, even though he was the only one to sign this contract. He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the longest time for the duration of three governments, when he consolidated the Ljubljana-Moscow train and some even insisted that he was a Russian spy in the Slovenian government. But he was not, he was, however, who knows whose man in the government when he helped the Croats find out before Slovenes what was being prepared in the arbitration. Karel The Great tyrant therefore can take some credit for Croats not recognising the arbitration, because we do not like it either.

Those who make fun of Charlemagne need to know that he is a man of principle – if he does not like something, he threatens to leave the coalition. As he also tries to get into the position of Prime Minister by endangering the corona allowance for the poorest pensioners, he speaks of virtue of a politician over dead bodies. Politics is not a humanitarian organisation, there is no room for a heart, good deeds and similar nonsense, and Karel is not in politics because of pensioners, but because of himself. Since everyone else in KUL are the same, I would feel good in this coalition.

Let’s grab the guns to make this happen.

Vinko Vasle is a longtime journalist and editor and former director of Radio Slovenia.

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