By Volodymyr ZOLOTARIOV, The Day
What are our Communists known for? First of all, for being a kind of "official
opposition." That is, they point their finger at the current authorities
as their principal enemy, while the authorities do the same to them.
Honestly, I cannot recall any constructive activity by the CPU aimed
at actually solving a problem (except the typically Communist decisions
to allocate funds nobody knows where to get). It all comes to shouting
about what a bad government we now have with no sound explanations as to
why it is bad and what is to be done to mend its defects. They use, as
what can be called the Universal Explainer, the well-worn Marxist-Leninist
rhetoric about "the working people," "class struggle," and so forth. Today,
when we see a host of preachers telling us that our right ear itches only
because we have not yet shown our faith in God, it becomes quite clear
that Marxism-Leninism is much the same. An opposition like this is very
convenient for the authorities. This is also corroborated by indirect evidence,
namely, endless splits on the Right, which really is dangerous for Leonid
However, the Administration strategists' Left games are far from innocuous.
The Communists cannot confine themselves to "trifles," they have to change
everything, including the post-1991 world order. For example, it became
known recently that the Left intends to hold in Chernihiv a meeting of
Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, and Yugoslav lawmakers. It is clear that
the so-called Slavic Union is a chimera, but, unfortunately, Communists
have implemented chimeras before with results that are well known. All
we can do in this situation is advise the Administration "strategists"
to reread the latest history of Germany, and address to Petro Symonenko
(in the photo) the words of our reader Anatoly Lytovchenko: "Before going
into politics, find your Fatherland."