By: Domen Mezeg /Nova24tv
Ideological struggle is nothing more than a niche market. Who are the fathers of the Slovenian schism? Edvard Oven reveals an interesting internal document of the LDS party, which was co-signed by Pavel Gantar in 1991. Above all, this sentence: “We believe that the conflict between liberals and ‘blacks’ in Slovenia has the greatest political future,” wrote the editor-in-chief of the Planet 18 news programme on Planet TV, Mirko Mayer.
We present you a document from the recently published book by former prominent LDS representative Edvard Oven on the schism and cultural struggle in Slovenia entitled The tension between appearance and truth, which shows who systematically started and incited this struggle in order to preserve their privileges, positions, etc.
In the attached LDS document, co-signed by a later member of the Zares party Pavel Gantar, under the auspices of the president and an uncle from the background Gregor Golobič, we can see the concern of LDS representatives about the loss of political initiative or identity, especially its unclear definition. It brought together especially those who did not want to be explicitly understood as former communists.
In the second part of the attached document, it is stated that the LDS party was looking for allies in like-minded people against the “blacks”, i.e. the conservative political current. The following sentence is particularly interesting: “We believe that the conflict between the Liberals (from different parties) and the ‘blacks’ has the greatest political future in Slovenia, especially after the relations with Yugoslavia will barely be settled.”
At the same time, for example, they were disturbed by various appointments to the top of important state institutions, such as the University College Ljubljana or financial support for the Slovenec newspaper, the struggle to control foreign policy and foreign trade. They were also disturbed by new legislation in the field of privatisation. Even then, the left was very afraid of the change of its “independent” cadres and the alleged penetration of “clericalism”.