The Truth About Czech Communists

In Politics on May 25, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged:

The last issue of the Reflex magazine has a very interesting article about the recent caucus of the Czech and Moravian Communist Party (KSCM), the successor of the pre-1989 totalitarian KSC party.

A KSCM caucus is not a funny event, and not just because of its ideology. The average age of the 83,000-member body is 55, which involves certain specifics. In a certain way the party is starting to look like a bizarre sect. Some members suffer from mental and motor problems, some emit a strange kind of odor which is probably due to the material of their suits. Most of them still wear 1980’s clothes and we know that the 1980’s were not a good period of time, fashion-wise. Some of them still use the abbreviation KSC [see above /ed.] instead of KSCM. Throughout the day during coffee breaks you meet older sweaty guys who use hairbrushes to brush their hair from one side to the other. Female delegates’ hairstyles are those that we could see on posters in windows of socialist-times hairdressing parlors. […] Their speeches will include any snazzy stupidity that might attract any older voter with elementary school education…

True… I said it before and I will say it again. This won’t be a normal country unless the voters of this party who remember the pre-1989 times die out.


One Response to “The Truth About Czech Communists”

  1. The article sounds like a load of ageist claptrap to me.

    And, by the way, lots of ‘normal’ West European countries militant left-wing and Communist parties including many which are pretty Stalinst: France, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Germany and so on.

    Oh and by the way, there are lots of strong extreme right-wing parties in ‘normal’ Europe around that make KSCM seem like a model of good behaviour and moderation. And, hey, guess what that’s normal democracy, so you can stop masochistically knocking your own country, you already live in a normal country, KSCM included …

    And, of course, voters who remember the 1989 times – most of the adult population, although I guess you stereotypically mean the elderly – don’t vote KSCM, anyway so their dying out will have no effect whatsoever.

    Frankly, I think you should stick to funny stories about Brno…

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