Monkey Sees, Monkey Does

The municipality of Prague wants to rename the square on which stands the Russian embassy in honour of Boris Nemtsov…

The Russians will laugh at this stupidity, and Prague will spend money on absolute nonsense. That is all that will happen. Ordinary Czechs don’t give a fuck about Boris Nemtsov, and the latter has never done anything for the Czech Republic.

But little did I realize, how unoriginal the people in Prague that came up with this cringy initiative are. There already is a Boris Nemtsov Plaza in Washington D.C., named so in 2017. In 2018, Vilnius and Kiev were added to the list of proud cities featuring Russian Embassy addresses on Boris Nemtsov Square.

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How my Facebook Profile was Deleted on Christmas Day

So, on December 26, my Facebook was mercilessly vapourized out of existence without me being notified as to why. All my friends, all my ex girlfriends, my photos from holidays, my creations, and other stuff gone…

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I suspect I got caught up in a rage sweep. Literally an hour after I wrote a comment underneath a post made by a Czech right-wing anti-immigration politician about the organisation Médecins Sans Frontières, which is engaged in trafficking migrants into Europe. My comments said that people should not send organisations like this money because those 3$ they send don’t even buy a morning coffee in the office. And I think I added that they will be fine because they have billionaire backers.

Later I discovered that I am on a list. I have been listed among the people, who troll an internet initiative #Jsmetu (“We are here”), which calls for the monitoring of social media discussions. Naturally, people started mocking it as a totalitarian, anti free speech initiative. They began a group #JsmeTu Original 1984, of which I was a member.

This individual called Jan Cemper is the author of that list.

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Jan is a homosexual (in a good way, nothing against that), and he has a speech impediment because his mouth is malformed. I can’t say because I don’t watch Czech TV enough. His Wikipedia is really rich, it says he engages in “Refugees Welcome” protests, was in the Antifa. He is also an environmental activist. He also runs a hoax debunking website Manipulátoři.cz, (“Manipulators”) where he does not shy away from creating lists of people, who do not share his political vision.

The post includes my conversation I had on the page he investigated:

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By sheer coincidence, I also discuss the issue of financing of NGOs like Médecins Sans Frontières, whom I call [People] Smugglers Sans Frontières, and say that I would not even send them Monopoly money.

The Russophobia of Officially Commemorating the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

Recently, the Russian foreign ministry issued a note in response to the Czech parliament making the Warsaw Pact invasion of  21 August 1968 a “notable date.” Here is why this decision of the Czech parliamentarians is an anti-Russian act, which will not help build good relations between the two countries…  

It has to be noted, that for the post-Communist Czech public, the invasion of 1968 was not an invasion by the Warsaw Pact, the Soviet Union, in defence of the harsh Communist system. To them, it was the Russians trying to subdue Czech democracy. Don’t trust me? This is what the Czech prime minister had to say about it:

It is absolutely unacceptable that Russia is trying to comment on our decision. Everybody is clear on what happened in August 1968. It was an invasion of the Russian army, with deaths of innocent civilians, and the Czech people still have trauma because of it. The Russians have stolen 21 years of liberty from the Czech people.

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Note this, there isn’t any mention of the Warsaw Pact countries that participated in the invasion, no mention of the Soviet Union, which was much more than contemporary Russia, no mention of the Czech Communists, who invited the Warsaw Pact to intervene. There isn’t any space for discussion of nuances when historical events such as this one are politicised.

The verdict is clear, the Russians are guilty! 30 years after the Russians dismantled Communism and the USSR (and yes, it was the Russians who first voted for sovereignty, none of the freeloader republics had the balls), the Czechs create a national day of Russia bashing. And how dare the Russians complain about this?

The Czechs really have a historical trauma that to a large degree they have caused themselves. In 1946 they have voted the Communists in. During the interbellum, Czechoslovakia had the second largest Communist party in the World.  After the Communists assumed a monopoly on power in 1948, by the hands of Czech factory workers, there appeared several resistance groups, all of them were ratted out, by Czechs. Only the brothers Mašín were able to break out of this cesspit called Communist Czechoslovakia. The Czech Communists invited the Warsaw Pact intervention, and in the 21 years of unfreedom, the Communist Party had 2 million members. Some of these members are still in Czech politics today.

This Russia blaming simply serves to absolve the Czechs of the complicity in bolshevism…

The Exotibetans

There is group of professional protesters in Prague, actually there are more but they are more or less the same. They go by the names: the Prague Maidan, Kaputin, the Pulse of Europe. The Prague Maidan appeared in the memorable year 2014, and it was actually founded by a Czech, because the Ukrainians (the second largest minority after the Roma) don’t give a hoot. They are a funny lot, and I wanted to share some photos I have collected.

I began calling them “The Exotibetants” because the liberation of Tibet is their cause célèbre.

This is Otakar Van Gemund, a Czech/Dutch exhibicionist. Here he holds a poster in support of Nadezhda Savchenko, who was jailed by Russia. Nadya has since managed to get herself arrested by Ukrainians. I wonder if Van Gemund still supports her.

We will continue fighting for the constitution and human rights, for freedom and democracy! For EU and NATO and for Ukraine.

These people want Maidan in Prague…

This is Marek Hilšer, a former candidate for president… he lost, nobody voted for him.

Fuck me, Lee Kwan Yew made an appearance…