By: Jože Biščak
The Dutch progressive Sophie in ‘t Veld showed her true colours already in the spring, when Janez Janša wanted to present a short and vivid film about the media reality in Slovenia. This time, as the leader of the European Parliament’s Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights Monitoring group, she came to Slovenia and once again proved that she knows only two opinions: progressive and wrong.
She already had her opinion about Slovenia before she came to the sunny side of the Alps. There was no need for the circus she was running, the Slovenian Prime Minister acted correctly when he did not meet her. That she was afraid of the truth (and the evidence) she showed at the Ministry of Culture, which wanted to record the meeting with Veld so that they could make a transcript of the conversation and a record, but she did not let them. Apparently she is accustomed to, like Samara from film The Ring, inserting creepy images into the minds of others; in this case the image of Slovenia, which is said to be suffering under the center-right government of Janez Janša. For the most part, she was successful but people with common sense saw through her: they know what the reality really is, and that it is far from what the Netherlands portrays in the parallel world, although it still tries to convince everyone not to accept divisions into conservatives and liberal. And that, you will not believe, she is impartial in her work.
Her impartiality (almost non-political) shone through in all its glory in the spring when she dealt with Poland and Hungary (two more of her favourite targets). On the social network, she admitted that the leading countries of the Visegrad Group operate in accordance with European legislation, but that she does not like the policies of Viktor Orban and Mateusz Morawiecki. “The problems with the governments of Poland and Hungary are political, not legal. So a technocratic legal response will not solve the situation. A political response is needed. The European Commission and the Council will not run away to take a position, even though they are making an effort,” she wrote. The problem for her is therefore the worldview of the governments of Slovenia, Poland, and Hungary, which is not in line with hers, which she recognises as the only real one.
The European (and Slovenian) media mainstream expected that Janša and his third government will soften during their presidency of the EU Council, that they will humbly nod to the European Commission (EC) and various committees such as the one on whose behalf Veld came to Slovenia. She obviously thought that Janša would be in sackcloth and ashes when criticised and that he will let them to put him on a leash, otherwise Slovenia would be isolated. Together with some Dutch liberal comrades, she could not be more wrong: Janez Janša will not be silent in front of Brussels, he will say what he thinks and what he thinks is good for Slovenia, above all he will defend the country’s sovereignty against the ideological claws of the elite from Rue de la Loi 170.
Lastly, the determination was felt by President Ursula von der Leyen, now also Sophie in ‘t Veld (considered one of the favourite puppets of the global pest George Soros). Especially from the latter the hypocrisy is pouring out. Not only because, in similar cases, she does not dare to say anything about Germany, France, Italy or any other politically and economically powerful country, but because she talks about corruption and honesty, and she herself cheats EU taxpayers. Namely, she gets allowances for living in Brussels, even though she has not lived there for many years. Think a little about how to label such a person.
Slovenia (especially under the government of Janez Janša) will by no means agree to blindly follow the political and ideological instructions from Brussels. If some used to be Belgrade hired men and today they have become Brussels hired men, then this government will not slave. The Slovenian and European left are aware that the freedom of the media is not endangered in Slovenia and that the country cannot be punished with fabricated excuses. Now Veld (since there was nothing else) has brought to the fore the government’s communication and the non-appointment of European delegated prosecutors. One wonders, if she really has nothing else to say or blame for anything else. As if the progressives were running out of ideas on how to denigrate right wing governments, as if the last EU journalist had not been murdered in the Netherlands. And then for Veld and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the problem is Slovenia. Dear Veld and Rutte, just remember Srebrenica before blaming anyone else.
Of course, it is illusory to expect that the (unjustified) attacks on the team from Gregorčičeva Street will stop, and no one is deluding themselves that the media mainstream would not continue to slander Janša and the government with the help of Brussels. Not at all. Diligent students and followers of the postmodern philosophers of the Frankfurt School and the Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci will continue their “struggle” that they began decades ago with infiltration into schools, media, art, and pop culture; at home also with the support of violent street hooligans, which we have been witnessing for a year and a half, and the imposition of feelings and beliefs that the game is already lost, only the arrival at the finish line is a little delayed. In order for Slovenia to be, the right wing government (also with the help of women like Veld) must fall quickly. And then we will all be on the correct track again. Or to paraphrase George Orwell: “History will stop. There will be nothing but the infinite present, in which the left elite is always right.”
So be careful when you walk around the world, Samara (Sophie in ‘t Veld) never sleeps. It is also because of such people that the late Oriana Fallaci wrote long ago: “He who loves life always stands with a rifle at the window to defend it.”
Jože Biščak is the editor-in-chief of the conservative magazine Demokracija, the president of the Slovenian Association of Patriotic Journalists and the author of the books Zgodbe iz Kavarne Hayek, Zapisi konservativnega liberalca and Potovati z Orwellom.
Note: The column is a slightly supplemented and modified editorial from the 41st issue of Demokracija magazine.