By: Kavarna Hayek
After the election victory of the Gibanje Svoboda party, Slovenia was engulfed in a real epidemic of good intentions, which will unfortunately have catastrophic consequences. So far, we have been accustomed that they are clichés, which are intended to popularise meaningless (usually economic) policies before the elections. Leftists say what sounds nice in their imagination, rightists are prone to things and ideas that work in reality.
The previous left-wing governments more or less ran into reality and abandoned their ideas fairly quickly. Partly because some still had a bit of common sense, sometimes because there was no far left in the coalition. It was different this time. Not only is the Levica party in the government, but its most likely Prime Minister, Robert Golob, has adopted it’s and the street’s ideological programme. The real horror is when a person realises that these people really believe that other people’s money is their property, that they have the right to tell others how to spend their earnings and imagine that they have the power to decide what we do in life and how we less enlightened plebeians spent our lives for them. The zeal with which they speak shows that with their left-wing progressivism they have reached a level of atheistic religiosity (the cult of political correctness) when their clergy will have no mercy on heretics.
Do you not believe? Then you missed what Golob was saying on Odmevi show. This man began to think that he could launch a socialist revolution, which he called “the most advanced approaches of the Scandinavian countries and Western Europe”. But what he is saying is far from being Scandinavian or Western European (although these countries have already started a socialist experiment).
Some economists and businessmen (including the Club of Slovenian Entrepreneurs and the Association of Employers of Slovenia) came forward and warned Golob against his intentions, which mean disintegration and not freedom. Golob’s response was worrying.
He answered the following to Tanja Starič, the host of Odmevi show, regarding the government having to listen to the economy: “Critics only show that those who say this, in this case the employers’ association, have no idea what a developed Western European economy looks like, and in some way, they want us to remain a nation of farmhands, a nation of low-paid jobs where the boss will have the final say and everyone else will have to be quiet. But I say myself, no thanks. There are different principles. We also have them in Slovenia. And we will show that we can get even Slovenia on this path.”
Can you imagine? Golob explicitly stated that they would put even Slovenia “on this path” (which they have written in the coalition agreement) – by hook or by crook. “They will join in themselves, do not be afraid,” he said.
This is reminiscent of Bolshevik recruitment, when people were promised that in socialism everyone would eat peaches and cream. When someone told them that he did not like peaches and cream, the revolutionaries explained, “When the revolution comes, comrade, you will all love peaches and cream.”
Yes, unfortunately, the short-lived period of centre-right “anarchy” and related economic growth is coming to an end. A government is coming to work on inventing new methods of social engineering, which will end in the same way as in all socialist countries: poverty, bankruptcy, and similar economic catastrophes. The proverb says that the smart learn from the mistakes of others and the stupid learn from their own. This is obviously not the case for most Slovenian citizens who have not learned anything so far: not from the mistakes of others, not from their own.