‘Reconciliation’ ceremony – revolutionary slogans and Milan Kučan

Slovenia now has a monument to victims of all wars and war-related events. Of course, the bloody fratricidal revolution in which Slovenians were killed by their fellow citizens is now referred to as a “war-related event”. The whole left-wing political elite of Slovenia gathered at the Congress Square in Ljubljana, including Tanja Fajon, Dejan Židan, Miran Potrč, Matjaž Han, Majda Potrata, Vlasta Nussdorfer, Milan Brglez, Miro Cerar, Zoran Janković, and Milan Kučan.

It could be said that it was a conference of the Social Democrats, the direct successors of the Communist Party, whose founders had carried out a fratricidal genocide against Slovenians. In other words, the reconciliation ceremony was attended almost exclusively by political descendants of the bloody fratricidal revolution who have never acknowledged the crimes of their fellow communists. Only Ljubljana metropolitan bishop Stanislav Zore represented those that had been innocent victims of revolutionary violence. The main speaker at the event was president of Slovenia Borut Pahor.

Flowery phrases about a mature nation           
Pahor tried to be conciliatory and pleasing. His speech could if one was not aware of the historical circumstances even be regarded as good. However, it was anything but. Pahor started his speech with the thought that now, after erecting two concrete blocks symbolising a supposed reconciliation, Slovenia has become a mature nation. But a mature nation is one that has come to terms with its history, not one that erects monuments of reconciliation while denying the brutality of the fratricidal communists.

Concealing crimes of communism
Hence, this ceremony was a ceremony of forgetting, not of reconciliation. Its purpose was to cross out a part of history, as if it had never happened, and move on. Where to, I ask myself, if the country is still lead by heirs of the revolution? Instead of achieving reconciliation through historical truth, the Left is trying to achieve it through ugly socialist and horribly expensive monuments. But a reconciliation will not be brought about by concrete and the laying down of wreaths. A reconciliation will come on its own, but it will require repentance, acknowledgement, and forgiveness. But after 70 years, Slovenia has seen neither repentance nor acknowledgement from the successors of the socialist regime.

A. R.