Robert Fico has nothing to offer anymore. He has invested everything into sustaining his power. After more than two decades in politics, the most Fico can do is plagiarise autocrat Viktor Orbán: he keeps repeating conspiracy theories about subversive NGOs financed by foreigners,while painting critical media as enemies of the nation.
This is what the chairman of the strongest parliamentary party offers voters. This is the message he leaves behind in times when we are deciding on our future in Europe and challenges that far exceed the borders of Slovakia are raining daily on us.
With nervous stubbornness, he seeks ways to rewrite the sentence that the nation will preserve its historical memory: Fico stepped down after the biggest anti-corruption protests since the Velvet Revolution, fuelled by suspicions that the Italian Mafia has infiltrated the cabinet office. The murdered journalist Jan Kuciak wrote about these suspicions.
By spreading the hoax that the protests were organised by foreign forces to dismantle parliamentary democracy in Slovakia, he reduces a considerable part of the nation to a manipulated crowd without any will, judgement, or moral expectations for politics. Orbán has elevated the hateful hunt on Soros into a state doctrine, and Fico hopes he can do the same.
You can do everything. Can you?
2. Aug 2018 at 16:01 | Beata Balogová