OK – new YouTube alternative – the most awesome video (Dutch with English subtitles) is here
Humour is the best medicine. It is also the best weapon against bullies, totalitarians, or anyone who takes themselves too seriously. Perhaps that is why humour is one of the first things curtailed when freedom of speech is threatened.
We have seen Canadian comedians fined thousands of dollars for telling a politically incorrect joke.
We have seen German comedians charged and threatened with extradition to Turkey for authoring a humorous poem about Recep Erdoğan.
We know we are not far from the days when Socialist Regimes on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain would routinely jail people for telling jokes…
Well, some of us know…
Perhaps those who lived behind the Iron Curtain remember it better than most of us. Perhaps that is why they cherish their Freedom of Speech and why they use humour to ensure it does not become as eroded as it has become in much of The West.
And Czechs do love their humour. It is therefore not surprising that Dr. Martin Konvicka, a brave patriot who is fighting to preserve his cultural heritage – and his freedom of speech – and his organization IMK (Iniciativa Martina Konvicky) have turned to humour to deliver their message.
And deliver it they did!
On August 21st, Czechs mark the anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union of and the rest of their Warsaw Pact ‘allies’. This invasion had ended the liberalization of Czechoslovakia, called Prague Spring (after which the Arab Spring freedom movement was named), and was opposed by the vast majority of the population. Yet, when it became clear that the invaders were going to succeed in rolling back the progress towards liberalism and that hard socialism would indeed be imposed, many people had started licking the heels of their oppressors in order to improve their social status.
Now, Europe is experiencing a very different type of an invasion: millions of young, strong, able-bodied Muslims are flooding in, falsely claiming to be fleeing war, and imposing Sharia restrictions on the Freedom of Speech through threats of violence and massacres should the local governments refuse to impose them. And there is absolute proof that these people are not poor refugees fleeing war: some of the ones who had already been granted asylum in Europe – and living off of government subsidies – are also holidaying in their countries of origin.
Dr. Konvicka and IMK took the opportunity to draw parallels between the two invasions: the invasion of Czechoslovakia by their socialist brothers on the one hand and the Muslim invasion on the other. And the anniversary of the Warsaw Pact occupation was the perfect occasion!
As you can see from the videos above, it was a fun skit, people were enjoying it, except for the few who disagreed with the message – and who were not afraid to say so…which they would presumably be if they had thought this really was ISIS. Despite all of this evidence, Czech and International media corporations have universally reported panic, injuries and havoc…
And that is why you have to go to the blogosphere to see what had actually happened.
Following this street theatre, Dr. Konvicka was kind enough to grant this interview:
As you can see, humour is an effective tool to use against totalitarians of all stripes (or stars).
After the skit, many ‘Progressive’ politicians demanded an investigation into how Dr. Konvicka had managed to get a permit to stage this skit, calling for the bureaucrat who had granted it to be fired and Mr. Konvicka to be charged with something. Anything! Spreading false news, perhaps? (Would this not apply even more to the mainstream media?)
Well, there is still some sanity in Czech and the investigation had concluded just last week and found that everything was fine, and nobody has to get fired or charged with anything. Even more sanity: a judge has just dismissed all charges against the protesters who had carried gallows during last year’s anti-migrant demonstrations.
And Dr. Konvicka is far from being done. To mark the 15th anniversary of the Islamic attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11, he held a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Prague:
The event took place on the 11th of September, 2016, in front of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Prague, from 2 pm until it had been disbanded about 30 minutes later.
The large sign behind Dr. Konvicka, hanging on the Saudi Embassy fence, has a delightful little rhyme:
Dr. Konvicka was not the only one to speak at this demonstration. Beata Radosa, a former Muslima who explained that she used to believe that a hijab would keep her modesty and protect her from sexual harassment. When wearing the hijab did not protect her from harassment by Muslim men, she began to loose her faith and eventually left Islam. Now, she is an activist and a blogger. Her site (in Czech) is called Women Against Islam.
In her above-linked post, she points out that the Magister’s office warned them against using the port-a-potty to represent the Ka’aba…even though this was not specified in the permit application. This can only bring us to one conclusion: in the minds of the Magister’s office bureaucrats, the Ka’aba and a port-a-potty are closely related.
And, she writes, the Port-a-Ka’aba was such a danger to public safety that a whole squad of police in riot gear had to come and monitor the situation.
Martin Vitek was the third speaker and he pointed out some negative aspects of Islam and how they are connected to Saudi Arabia.
Then came the street theatre, until, that is, uniformed police officers pulled the plug on it and heavily armoured police officers arrived to let everyone know they are willing to use force on unarmed citizens if they don’t obey the order fast enough. Photos of the armoured police dispersing the citizens are at this Czech language site.
The lesson of the day? ‘Piss Christ’ is art, ‘Dung Madonna’ is art, but ‘Port-a-Ka’aba’ is hate speech. And the Czech Republic, despite being one of the most enlightened societies, is perfectly willing to use physical force to curb speech it does not like.
Czechs are, however a tenacious peoples. (Is it still allowed to say that or is that now racist?) Dr. Konvicka and IMK are planning more activities: on September 17, 2016, and on November 17, 2016.
Stay tuned, dear readers, for what is coming next!
Today, Angela Merkel paid a visit to the Czech Republic.
Many people see her visit as a brazen provocation, and many protests were held against her. A few supporters also showed up, and one report claims a woman started hitting ‘the other side’ (though I don’t know if she was a supporter or protester) with an umbrella.
Photos show that the vast majority of the people were against Ms. Merkel’s visit and held signs telling her to go home, they were booing and flipping her the bird.
No word yet on whether the group that had planned to moon her went through with their action
The official statement released from The Castle (seat of the Czech gov):
Prohlášení Pražského hradu:
Během jednání prezidenta republiky Miloše Zemana se spolkovou kancléřkou SRN Angelou Merkelovou byla konstatována shoda na dobré úrovni bilaterálních vztahů.
Prezident republiky vyjádřil názor, že bruselská byrokracie je jedním z faktorů brexitu.
Obě strany jednání vyjádřily zásadně odlišné názory na otázku migrace, především z islámských zemí.
Prezident republiky vyjádřil názor, že pokud si Německo pozvalo ilegální migranty, nemůže formou uprchlických kvót přenášet odpovědnost na země, které je nepozvaly.
Na jejich žádost prezident republiky začlenil do své národní delegace také 1. vicepremiéra a ministra financí Andreje Babiše a vicepremiéra Pavla Bělobrádka, aby měli možnost při setkání s Angelou Merkelovou vyjádřit své názory.
During the meeting between the Presiden Milos Zeman with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the agreement for bilateral relationship on good terms was noted.
The President voiced the opinion that the Brussels bureaucracy is one of the causes of Brexit.
Both sides expressed fundamentally different views on the question of migration, primarily from Islamic countries.
The President voiced the opinion that if Gremany had invited illegal migrants, it cannot, by means of migrant quotas, shift the responsibility to countries which had not invited them.
At their request, the President included in his delegation the 1, Vice Premier and Finance Minister Andrej Babis and Vice Premier Pavel Belobradka, so they would have an opportunity to express their opinions during the meeting with Angela Merkel.
There was a tragic shooting in Munich today.
It comes on the 5th anniversary of Breivik ‘false flag’ operation: he shot up an Antifa training camp, pretending to be a right winger – in order to provoke a back-lash against what he perceived as right-wing, anti-Sharia movement.
At this time, there are highly conflicting reports – to say the least. A Muslim woman says she heard the shooters yell ‘Allahu Ackbar’ (Allah is THE greater God), which would indicate Islamic terrorism, while another person reported that one shooter said ‘Fuck the Foreigners’, leading others to speculate this could have been an attack by Germans, frustrated at the uncontrolled criminality among the migrants, becoming a really bad vigilante.
I do not have sufficient information to perform a proper analysis.
Rather, I would like to leave you with the following video – please, analyze it as best as you can and come to your own conclusions. If you choose to share them – that much the better:
How can we ever figure out what could possibly have motivated this murderous spree?!?!?