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Reader feedback: Majský as a sign of Slovakia's success

Re: Fund bosses freed, By Martina Pisárová, June 30 - July 6,2003, Vol 9, No 25

Rather than rue the foibles of a corrupt and inconsistent judicial system, Slovaks should rejoice in the release of Josef Majský from prison.

Daniel Lipšic, having learned his Puritanism at Harvard, just doesn't get it. Majský's release was yet another signal that Slovakia is on the right road to achieving American-style capitalism and democracy.

They've already begun properly squeezing the poor, easing the tax burden on the rich and pressuring unions. They've adopted legislation favouring corporations over human beings, participated in America's illicit invasion of Iraq, and now their corrupt wealthy classes are being set free and left totally unaccountable for the misery they've caused.

You've got to have vision: think [former Enron boss] Ken Lay and his fellow Enron outlaws; think Bernie Ebbers and The World Com Gang. These fine gentlemen and Republican Party favourites have not only fleeced millions of individual Americans of their savings, but they've destroyed the pension systems of entire states, too!

If Trnava is the Slovak Rome and Ján Hollý the Slovak Homer, then Majský is the Slovak Ken Lay and by all rights deserves to be free to return to his multi-million crown estates. The future is now!

No, the hand wringing won't do. The release of Majský is a positive sign for Slovakia. Now, if we can just finish off the public transport system, get Slovak employers to outsource more jobs and offer incentives for Slovak manufacturers to shift their factories to southeast Asia for cheap child labour, then we may really see the blossoming of Slovakia's future.

What a wonderful world it would be...

David McLean,

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