It says: Frančiška Buttolo
When we follow the sad political events in Ukraine, we can compare them in many respects with similar events, except without war violence, in Slovenia.
What is it about?
First, many Ukrainians love Russia, remember with nostalgia the wonderful Soviet communism, when “everyone was equal”, and dream that maybe the old, unforgettable times will return. How familiar this story is to Slovenes, except that they are “waved” on Yugoslavia and Yugoslav communism, but for Tito or for his political legacy and monuments, my God, you fools would still fight to the bitter death.
Secondly, Slovenians are similar to Ukrainians in that we also hate the leader of the resistance against the aggression of the former communist country, of which we were a part, just as many Ukrainians hate their president because he refuses to hand over Ukraine to “beloved” Russia.
Thirdly – Ukrainian NGOs are also slandering Mr. Zelenskyi and the Ukrainian army abroad in a grand style, as the Slovenian NGOs slandered Mr. Janša (a certain Mrs. Miklavčič, and behind her whole battalions of half-crazy non-governmental women and men who are now kneeling around the EU offices). . They did this even in the most difficult moments, when the new country of Slovenia struggled to pave its way to international recognition and support.
That’s why I can’t love Slovenia anymore. Such as I would like to have, there is no such Slovenia. There is only one: communist and Yugonostalgic. But I hate communism. It is the only thing in the world that I really hate, like any kind of totalitarianism. Any kind. Most of all, Slovenian, because even more so – also quite personally – because it slowly, slowly dehumanizes me in a humiliating way and kills me with it.