The rise and fall of Jan Slota - how being a moron and in government is not sustainable in the medium to long term

There is one positive thing. With so much focus on extremism, Slota is
trapped politically into showing how impotent he is because everything
he says now endangers Fico's government. I am pretty sure that after
this parliament Slota will be much less popular than he is now. Despite
agreeing in spirit that its embarrassing for any society to have
extremists like Slota in government, Austria and Jorg Heider (not sure
of the spelling which in a way shows how much less important he has
become these days :) ) the Austrian Jorg was very popular in the region
Karinthia (I suppose an Austrian equivalent of Zilina) and while he was
out of government and able to make radical statements as there was
little to lose and only to gain by being radical or making mad

All this shows that government is uniquely a poisoned chalice for
extremist parties, as they lose their "untested radical alternative"
status they normally enjoy by being kept out. We should be a bit more
confident in democracy's power to correct its own excesses.

Far right politicians want to be famous and deep down respectable.
Normal people don't start political parties...

1 comment:

  1. Ahoj there,
    It's good to find a blog on Bratislava/Slovakia that's not written by an American cretin with an IQ in single figures and one who thinks that shouting at waitresses in German is somehow 'communicating'. I'm writing a book on Slovakia, and I'm sorry that I only just discovered your blog. I get pissed off by all the badly written blogs with no attempt at Slovak spelling and no knowledge of the geography of Yurp. D'akujem, FourBees.