A conversation with Czech writer Cecílie Jílková
Great interview, thanks to both. much of what the people do not want
is same here, in States.Seems to me we are very similar in objecting. Stand together in our humanity. That is who we all are.
That interviewee has a real talent for articulating her people's attitudes. I had not previously realised that some Europeans regard the French disposition to protest, to be exceptional. Nevertheless, it is depressing to see, yet again, the people are cowered. I am wondering which nation will get the ball rolling and eliminate their problem.
My grandfather was Czech, I speak Czech and to this day I follow local news. From the outsider perspective - of all Eastern European countries Czechia has been the most westernized and not in a good way, rural life still ok. Vaxx uptake one of the highest in E. Europe 65+%, almost on par with W. Europe. Local government are not only total lapdogs of Brussels, but take their obedience to eager 11. Just one picture that speaks 1984 words : look what Czech Ministry of Internal Affairs put on their building in late 2022 - Putin in a bodybag..
People are brainwashed, NATO support 85%. Just recently Czech government signed "defense" agreement with USA which allows US army on Czech soil ( a la Poland or Germany), gives them barracks, training grounds etc. Just one generation after Russian army left in 1990-1991, now soldiers of another superpower will be on Czech soil, but you see these are good, peaceful ones (until you upset them)..I better shut up before I start smoking again..
“The opinion of the people is of no interest to the current government.”
Is this the power of liberal democracy?
Thank you for this, much appreciated!
"because the reality that there is no salvation in either the West or the East is too depressing. "
The people must find that salve in themselves. It will not becoming outwardly, but inwardly.
"At the moment, the Pirates are trying to sell people on IDs that would replace birth certificates, and would be required for the “wallet’s” functionality."
A very creepy concept as someone's entire identity would be captured in a "digital wallet" and could be capriciously expunged with a mere flip of a switch.
However, the Czech's who experienced totalitarianism seem to have inculcated a heighted awareness or intuitiveness regarding the
odious stench of authoritarianism, an ability lacking but desperately needed by Liberals in the West who are deliberately, or unconsciously walking populations into a technocratic digital hellhole.
I am glad to see that the sentiments amongst the population are at least somewhat encouraging, even if the government is not.
Thanks a lot for this, Riley and Cecílie. Have not heard much from the Czech Republic since news of the re-opening of society after the lockdown was declared over, and a party took place on the King Charles Bridge which spans the Vlatva River in Praha.
Good interview - thanks for the Pravda from the neighbors Edward.
What did you expect after joining a transnational corporate entity like the EU that no one ever voted for? Freedom and democracy? Having social liberalism meaningless "elections" and being so-called "richer" in central bankster token numbers is actually the total opposite, absolutely on par with that the Russians and Chinese have, except for foreign policy, where the West is way worse and in its own league.
Just saw a street walking doc of Prague yesterday and remembered 25 years ago, when I visited, just after Czechia opened up to Westerners. Jan Prochazka! I read his book Milena long time ago. Two coincidences! I saved the page of this lady, but my Czech is quite poor, I will have to study some to be able and read it! Thank you so much for bringing back memories of old. Prague is still super clean, but I noticed lots of graffiti on empty buildings, and quite some very expensive German cars. Back then, everyone seemed to drive a Lada.
''he has repeatedly mentioned in the mainstream media that he does not consider the current Russian regime to be democratic, he has been labelled a pro-Russian collaborator.''
Russia is a corrupt oligarchy, hence it is VERY democratic and collective west approved.
It's ironic that the Pirates, which began in Sweden as a grassroots movement https://falkvinge.net/2013/02/14/swarmwise-the-tactical-manual-to-changing-the-world-chapter-one/ that was big on privacy is now pushing for digital ID in CZ.
Why interview her? She doesn't sound too bright to me. She doesn't notice that she herself has succumbed to a certain amount of brainwashing. She is one of the many people who still allow her opponents to choose her words for her, while she tries to be "fair and balanced." She is walking the fence, man!
To those who say Ukraine provoked the war but Putin was wrong to invade or even, "he took the bait," because there were alternatives he should have used. I ask, "What alternatives, what were they? Name one." They never can name even one.