Ms Federica Mogherini, a would-be EU minister of foreign affairs, was supposed to arrive to Czechia yesterday or today. The visit was cancelled. For a while, people were led to believe that the reason was a leg injury of Mr Lubomír Zaorálek, our minister of foreign affairs.
But today, all the fog has disappeared and we have learned a more realistic explanation:
the atmosphere in the Czech Republic is not favourable for conducting a debate on foreign policy.Wow. The atmosphere in any country is tautologically equally favorable for conducting a debate on foreign policy. And in free countries such as Czechia, the public is actually participating in this debate and the debate is calm, balanced, and reasonably intense. A more accurate description of the problem is that Ms Mogherini is unable to participate in a meaningful debate on foreign policy issues which is why she would feel out-of-place in the Czech Republic.
I don't know whether people realize how creepy it is for an "EU minister of foreign affairs" – someone who should be the continent's "diplomat-in-chief", if we use slightly different words – to be completely unable to talk to a whole member state of the EU – and, if you look at the map more realistically, with at least a third of the confederacy. Does the woman realize that she's paid from our money as well?
She must have disliked our president Miloš Zeman's opposition to Islam. Zeman has repeatedly called the Muslim World an anticivilization and the actual main enemy of the West's military structures. He's emphasized that no migrants from the Middle East have been invited here and new ones are not welcome. Those who are here are obliged to obey our laws or leave. And he's added lots of Zemanesque witticisms.
On November 17th, an anniversary of the student rally in 1989 that started the Velvet Revolution, he attended a demonstration of the Bloc Against Islam. Clearly, people like Mogherini don't like it.
She was born in 1973, like your humble correspondent (but half a year earlier). In late 1988, we (high school freshmen) were ordered to join the Socialist Youth Union, an arm of the communist party built to control the teenagers. I already got a gift for having joined – before I said Yes. It was supposed to make my No less likely or more painful but of course, I said No. I was a "pioneer" as a kid and it was an apolitical and good time over there but the Socialist Youth Union was too big an ethical problem. Three other folks at our school of 500 students refused to join by that moment. I started STOR (Student Organization), a kids' version of Charter 77, instead.
Needless to say, in the very same year 1988, Mogherini did join the Italian Communist Youth Federation even though she wasn't even ordered to. In the following years, she was a young apparatchik in many kinds of these extremist left-wing organizations as they were increasingly pretending to hide their radical agenda (because communism was defeated by the late 1980s). Lots of these organizations are "socialist" and "social democratic" these days but they still have the same radical communists like Ms Mogherini inside. She defended a diploma thesis in Rome about the relationship of politics and religion in Islam – clearly with the point of being welcoming to Islam.
An infamous photograph of Mogherini and Yassir Arafat, a Palestinian terrorist and a winner of the Nobel prize in peace.
She was later elected a deputy in the Parliament, appointed as the Italian minister of foreign affairs, and the EU minister of foreign affairs.
Now, she didn't reward us with her kind visit
also because some Czech politicians automatically link Islam and refugees with terrorism without distinguishing between the migrants, Czech Radio (CRo) said today, citing a high EU source.Not only all Czech politicians with any legitimate support by the voters but all sane people in the Western world automatically link the discussion about the Muslim immigration with the discussion about the Islamic terrorism because these two topics are self-evidently inseparable.
A huge majority of the terrorist acts in the contemporary world are committed by Muslims and because of their religion. The Muslim world is a rather homogeneous, intellectually sterile space where certain oversimplified, restricted, and dangerous modes of thinking and behavior are being imposed upon everyone. People from that realm are relatively close to each other – almost all of them substantially differ from the people in the West. Everyone who follows the aftermaths of the attacks in detail knows that most of the attackers looked just like "any other nice Muslims" around us. There isn't any easily detectable difference between "just Muslims" and "Muslims likely to commit a terrorist attack". A more practical description of the situation is that all Muslims are basically the same and some of them – an unacceptably high percentage – sometimes happen to commit a terrorist act.
At least two attackers in Paris on Friday November 13th were recent "refugees" from the Middle East – or had paperwork of this kind – and the remaining ones were kids of immigrants who came to Europe rather recently, during my or Mogherini's lifetime. To welcome a large number of Muslims means to change the character of the European countries and to substantially increase the probability of terrorist attacks either in the immediate future, or in a few years or decades.
These are very important facts about our individual and national security – and under some circumstances, they could turn out to be existentially important. It is absolutely unacceptable not to take these considerations into account when a nation or its politicians are trying to design a reasonable and balanced foreign and immigration policies. It's scary if Europe's "diplomat-in-chief" tries to prevent people from thinking about this important issue rationally, or demands them to overlook the most important concerns.
But Mogherini's communist apparatchik track record, her support for the Islamization of Europe, and her soft alliance with the Islamic terrorism aren't the only reasons why the gap between her on one side and the relatively sane nations like ours – where the world is still basically alright – on the other side seems insurmountable.
She's a raving anti-Semite, too.
In fact, sources make it rather clear that she was the most important EU official behind a really sick recent proposal by the European Commission, to demand that products from the Israel-controlled territories with dense Arab populations are labeled with derogatory signs indicating that the products were created by the Jewish settlers.
This Nazis don't try to hide that the very goal of these proposals is to harm the Israeli producers because the labeling is meant to be combined with anti-Israel propaganda. Israel is thinking about suing the European Union but such lawsuits may be hopeless. At the end, Israel can't do much against this evil. Not even we, members of the EU, can do much against similar decisions by unelected EU officials even though a vast majority of the Czechs considers this proposal outrageous. A group of 23 Czech lawmakers (social democrats etc.) has denounced the "Jewish labeling plan" in a statement. Clearly, their protest won't matter. New deputies are learning about the proposal, e.g. the well-known Marek Benda. They are shocked and compare it to the Nuremberg laws in Nazi Germany.
If she arrived to Prague, she would be certainly asked about this pathological idea, too. At least according to his tweet, Prof Petr Fiala, the current boss of the center-right opposition (Klaus-founded ODS), would ask her.
The similarity to Germany of the 1930s is obvious. Jewish shops and restaurants had to be carefully identified as the powerful political and ideological groups in charge of the country worked hard to gradually demote the Jews to Untermenschen. Mogherini and her comrades are clearly intending to do the very same thing.
Well, the history of anti-Semitism didn't start in Germany of the 1930s. In the Czech lands, we have had similar explosions of anti-Jewish hysteria since the middle of the 19th century or so. The most intense 19th century anti-Semitic moods in our lands materialized during the Hilsner Affair in 1899 and 1900. A 19-year-old Catholic girl, Anežka Hrůzová, was murdered in a forest.
Quite quickly, the top suspect was Leopold Hilsner, an unintelligent Jewish homeless guy of a sort. It could have been true or false. But what was almost certainly false was the claim that he had ritually murdered her because of her Catholic blood that the Jews use to bake matzos (the bread for Passover). Jewish readers may correct me but I do believe that this "blood libel" is a myth, especially because they couldn't get enough Catholic blood for the bread that is being baked every year during these holidays.
At any rate, there was a lawsuit – I have read a part of the proceedings, the lawyers were taking it incredibly seriously and mostly did a very professional job which looked better than what we see in the courts these days, I would say. Hilsner was sentenced to death but this was changed to the life in prison and he was actually pardoned in 1918 and even starred as himself in a film.
During the lawsuit, the public felt certain about the "blood libel". Prof Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk – who would become the founder and the first president of Czechoslovakia some 18 years later – disagreed with the anti-Semitic superstitions and filed several technical complaints against the legal proceedings. This was an example showing that the later-to-be president wasn't afraid to disagree with the public opinion and the Czechs could still admire him. Something like that has been sort of expected from the Czechoslovak and Czech presidents in the free times. Havel, Klaus, and Zeman have obeyed this condition, I think.
During the Hilsneriad hysteria, an anti-Semitic song encouraging a Mogherini-like boycott became very popular:
Don't buy from the JewsIt rhymed in Czech and the melody was said to be catchy but I am simply unable to find the melody although I would bet that I must have already heard it sometime in my life. Can you help me?
sugar, coffee, flour,
since they have murdered our
by Polda Hilsner
she was stabbed.
You should ask Sálus
how they dragged her to the forest.
Sálus was standing there as a guard
when Hilsner stabbed her.
This kind of boycott of trade with innocent products and services when the other side is a whole nation that has been marked by the collective guilt is just wrong. Even when someone's compatriots have done bad things, selling sugar, coffee, and flour are useful things for both sides. It's just wrong to eliminate whole nations or ethnic groups from the Europeans' trade and from the European economy.
And in the case of the Israeli, it's spectacularly obvious that anti-Semites such as Ms Mogherini simply don't apply the same standards to lots of other nations that live on disputed territories etc. What she has problems with are clearly Jews.
Also, preemptively, I think it's important to notice that "to allow trade with sugar etc." isn't the same thing as "to allow people from other continents to settle in our country". The former – trade – is a consensual activity in which both sides, the seller and the buyer, believe to benefit from the transaction which is why they are doing it. When it comes to immigration, especially mass immigration, it is a form of theft of the territory etc. and the old population of Europe obviously has some understandable problems with that.
You know, I have absolutely no problems with Arabs or Muslims and have friendly relations with them – even those here in Pilsen now. I sometimes buy a kebab and I will eagerly defend this right – in the same way, I could become a fan of some Israeli food products but there don't seem to be too many (a David's star would probably make the product more attractive for my tongue). One must distinguish people's right to be treated as people (have the right to sell their work etc.) from their extra expectations (e.g. getting unemployment benefits in a random foreign country they arrive to). The former defines our humanity and shows whether people are prejudiced; the latter doesn't.
Individuals like Ms Mogherini want to demand that the Muslim migrants must have the right to take over our houses, cities, and lands (not to mention our freedoms which are probably more important than the houses and lands) – while the Jewish farmers and businessmen shouldn't even have the right to sell us sugar without undergoing some demonization and humiliation. Sorry, it's wrong, wrong, wrong, and it's one of the many reasons why Ms Mogherini won't be welcome by the Czech nation even if she wishes to visit Czechia in the future. She has no legitimacy on our territory and it's unlikely that a top Czech politician will be trying to obfuscate this fact.
You're just way too messed up, communist anti-Semitic lady, and your being a top EU official says quite something about the incredibly pathological evolution that the European Union has undergone in recent years.