How would government money be spent if the Czech Republic were a democratic state? The same as in most of the European Union, if there were democratic states. Thanks to the STEM/MARK survey, we know this quite precisely. Investments in health care should be increased, with education in second place, and the third priority being the construction of transport infrastructure (i.e. roads and railways). And also support for housing.
It varies a bit by group. Women would invest more in health care, men more in road construction. But these are basically details. Young people would add environmental protection – although they probably have no specific idea what that is.
Weapons should definitely not be a priority, people think. Certainly not as much as NATO demands. And if anything, it should be spent on deterring attacks that can realistically threaten. Like missile defence. By contrast, the purchase of new fighter aircraft to attack Russia is rejected by the vast majority of the public across the political spectrum.
This confirms that there are limits to media pressure and media manipulation. It cannot persuade people to want Muslim migration. It cannot persuade people to want war. It cannot convince people to spend money on guns instead of health care. It can’t convince people to destroy Czech agriculture and import all their food.
On the contrary, the weakness of popular thinking seems to be the incitement of hatred. If the government picks one person or group of people and starts systematically inciting mob hatred, it will probably be successful. And the Liberal Democrats are unsurpassed at whipping up mob hatred.
I’ve written here before about how old Soros was an evil genius, an absolutely extraordinary personality. A highly intelligent evil being, the kind that comes along once in a very long time. He cannot be replaced by his equal. Especially since the next generation of the new aristocracy will not produce real personalities. It was George Soros who defeated Donald Trump in 2020, who was still looking absolutely unshakeable eight months before the election. It was Georg Soros who staffed the Central European governments with his people and is instrumental in provoking the war with Russia (although many others willingly joined in). It was George Soros who built the most massive corruption organisation in the world, bribing everyone from US politicians to EU officials to Czech TV editors to Czech judges.
But all in time. George Soros has grown old and has been forced to hand over his empire of crime to a son who shows no signs of comparable ability yet. On the contrary, he seems to be a standard manager who can do nothing but give presentations, calculate profit indicators and fire people. Thus, in mid-August, an almost unnoticed report was published in the press that the Soros organisation would radically reduce its activities in Europe and that, among other things, it would lay off most of its staff (for example, in Germany it will lay off four-fifths of its people).
I remind you that not long ago the Czech neoconservative NGO European Values was forced to make massive layoffs.
This is not a turning point, but another symptom of the slow crumbling of the regime.
On the differences between civilizations
The Russians are far worse than everyone else. They are more cowardly, more insidious and more aggressive at the same time. They recognize no moral constraints and at the same time act absolutely irrationally. We’ve all heard it many times.
So I think how wonderful the world would be if Russia were ruled by people as decent, moral and responsible as they rule most Western countries. It would look like, among other things, bands of Islamic radicals in France, the UK, Sweden and elsewhere would be equipped with modern weapons and intelligence. Drug dealers would receive free special forces training – probably somewhere in Chechnya. German mosques would be filled with pamphlets about the need to kill infidels printed in Russia. And so on.
That’s not hyperbole, that’s standard American behavior. Too bad the Russians aren’t as respectable as we in the West.
About the changes in national life
I pointed out here last time that there are nations that are just tools for their sponsors and supporters to damage someone else. Otherwise, they are not counted on. Their foreign allies certainly have no such intentions for them, that they should be nations where people are happy, children are born, industry flourishes, and the countryside is nicely cared for. As an American strategist once put it, Ukraine is “just a black hole” for Americans. It plays this role perfectly. Palestine is another example.
It should not be missed that there is an attempt under way to turn the Czechs from a real nation into a kind of war tool too, which the sponsors will use to damage someone else. Then they will crumple up the tool and throw it away.
Actually, they don’t even have to push it that hard. It just sort of goes naturally, with the destruction of all areas of national life. But in places it does take a purposeful form. For example, the rewriting of Czech history, or rather the attempt to impose on us an artificially created memory of “a thousand years of struggle against everything Slavic, and especially against Russia.” Thus, from an insignificant episode of a dispute between Czech and Soviet communists in 1968, a fundamental constitutive event is being created.
Addendum: My colleague Martin Konvička has correctly pointed out that the American commentator Garland Nixon uses the term “proxy nations” for these tool-nations. It is exactly that. We are on our way to becoming a proxy nation. What else is there when everything else has been stolen or destroyed?
The fallacy of victory
I’ve been reading blogger Big Serge’s notes on the various events of the Great Patriotic War, and I find that his account makes much better sense than what we were told in Prague’s philosophy faculty in the 1990s.
One of the themes that runs through it all concerns the German Special Forces. German conscription power was gradually disintegrating, or being crushed by the Red Army – from victorious confident elegant supermen to exhausted wrecks. But the elite units managed to maintain their superiority until the very end. Superbly trained, very well armed and led by brilliant strategists – they won pretty much every time.
In the context of a destroyed army of millions, it was meaningless. But if one had only watched the individual episodes, a very different picture would have emerged. Here an elite unit broke through the Red Army’s defenses, here it crushed a small unit, here it lured some Red Army men into an ambush. In fact, it created an image of German supermen still winning against the Russian hordes. It was true information, but isolated from the overall picture of the war.
Remember this when you read again that a brilliant HIMARS strike killed 80 Russian soldiers, that an underwater drone destroyed something, or that an elite Ukrainian unit captured a small village.