by Andre Vltchek
When respected philosophers get attacked in the middle of the street, you know that something is going terribly wrong with the nation.
The Czech Republic (and before, Czechoslovakia) was always a tough, racist place. It had its shameful share of anti-Semitic pogroms (Franz Kafka wrote, after one of them, that he will never be able to feel that he belongs to Czechoslovakia, anymore). It voluntarily exterminated a great number of its Gypsy (Roma) population during the Second World War. And it kicked out millions of Germans right after the war, following a shameless orgy of rape, murder and looting. “Shameless”, because the Czechs generally collaborated with the Nazi occupation regime, and therefore had no moral mandate to “settle scores” with its German minority.
“Czechs were always outrageously racist, and low”, I was once told by my dear uncle who, during the Communist era was helping to build…
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