From patting our shoulders on how we can protect that democracy, we will have shoulders ore. There will be no difference between those who want to ban communists and between communists themselves. Both sides have the same practices: forbidding people to think through violence.
Another proposal for a ban on the KSČM is being born in the highest political circles. After the stormy speech of the communist Grebeníček against the law on anti-communist resistance (when the law likened it to the legalization of terrorism), the topic gained strength.
Most of the ministers of the current government are said to be in favor of banning the KSČM. Should we really ban them?
We will recommend
wind, rain heads, I think
For a long time, the famous "communists would become extinct" was taken as the main argument against the KSČM ban. But lo and behold, they're not dying. They are still elected by over 10% of voters. However, is this a reason for banning the KSČM?
Isn't it that over 10% of people still vote for the KSČM rather just as an example of who also lives among us? That (more or less) people who adore this dubious ideology live among us? Isn't that more an example of the thinking of a part of our society?
Disable the KSČMbecause he announces some thoughts and because someone chooses them for them, it's the same as forbidding (repeal by law) autumn, as a prevention against the flu. We order wind, rain, it used to be said. We command the heads, I think, they say today.
By banning the KSČM, we will do nothing with the group of voters who make up the current electorate of more than 10%. She will continue to vote for the Communists, only in other coats. The communist man is not directly who he chooses, but what his values are. We did not get rid of the communists after 1989 by all voting for other parties. No matter who they elected, many people remained (and remain) communists. It does not matter whether he elects the ODS, the Greens or the KSČM.
After all, the fact that many of us want to ban communists is proof that many of us are still communists.
The regime of the Socialist Establishment Democracy is said to need to be protected. By banning a party, an ideology, we will not achieve anything. Democracy is not the guarantor of anything - it is a majority vote and as such can hardly be the guarantor of the "protection" of any minority (= individual) rights. Where the rights of the individual worthy of protection are defined by the majority or the strongest group, there is no such thing as "natural protection of freedom."
If, over time, we ban all parties that "threaten democracy" from the Workers' Party, we will soon reach religious extremists (KDU-ČSL) and terrorists (the Greens) through the KSČM, and the only parties that will be able to compete freely will be two central parties, which will differ from each other basically only in name (ODS and CSSD). Then there will be nothing easier than for those who are a "threat to democracy" to join the two parties and start committing atrocities in the shadow of indifference.
You do not forbid people's thoughts. On the contrary. If trying to do something like this is a normal part of our political life, we will make it a "normal" phenomenon. Then we make extremists (communists and others) ordinary citizens and politicians. However, not by approaching us and stop defending some "extreme" and "offensive" views, but by approaching them. From slapping our shoulders on how we can protect that democracy, we will have red shoulders. There will be no difference between those who want to ban communists and between communists themselves. Both sides have the same practices: forbidding people to think through violence.
Let them talk
Competition is the key to efficiency. This is true everywhere, even in the "market of political ideas and thoughts". Let's note the conditions under which the Communist Party came to power in our country. It was in the elections - but we can hardly call these elections "standard" and "free". The whole constellation before the war of important political parties was banned. Political competition was strictly limited to a very small number of parties. Little competition - the Communist Party won. The situation was similar in Germany at the time of Hitler's accession.
Let the Communists really speak. Let's leave them in their communist party. If we silence them, we won't actually know what they want. And then? Then many of us can say that they weren't so bad after all, and something from their time can be reintroduced - if, Like them, we forbid thoughts.
Lobotomy or shoot straight?
Imagine that there was not a single communist on earth. What would happen? Well, the KSČM probably would not exist, like many other, often "big" parties today.
Imagine that only communists lived on earth. What would happen? Well, there would probably be a KSČM. There might be a KSČM 2… and so on.
Political parties do not exist and do not act on their own. People are acting. The party consists of its members, voters, officials, supporters. An exactly indefinable and indefinable group of people. If we ban the party (KSČM), it will have the same effect as if we banned autumn by law to prevent flu and colds. The flu and colds would still be here, we would just call it "summer flu" or "winter flu". If we banned the flu, we would call it "summer weird" or "winter weird". But we would still be sick. Like in the fall, like when we have the flu.
In other words, by banning a party, we ban the virtual entity. As if we were disabling the "window" label - the windows would still be here. It wouldn't disappear. People would like them, so she would still be here. The laws would do nothing about it.
If we want to ban any thoughts, we have to reach people. But how to do it? Imagine banning the ODS. Will her constituents disappear? Its officials, members, sponsors? No, they just start working elsewhere. Nothing changes, everything goes on. Will we ban public activities for all those who sympathize with the ODS? Will we do ideological tests before entering the polling station or before making a public statement on a political topic to ban the spread of ODS ideas? Are we going to do a lobotomy on all these people and change their minds? Or will we shoot them straight away in case of failure, in case of failure? And what is the difference between us and the communists?