A few weeks ago I was interviewed by the Slovenian political magazine Demokracija. The interview was first published online, with the print version coming along later. My copy of the print magazine arrived yesterday, and I was surprised to discover that the entire text had been translated into Slovenian, which is kind of cool.
The editor-in-chief of Demokracija, Jože Biščak, also sent me an English translation of the book First-Class Citizens — A System for the False Elite written by the current Slovenian prime minister Janez Janša. The font is too small for me to read the whole thing — I’m hoping to persuade the future Baron to read it for me — but I was able to skim the first chapter. Mr. Janša’s thesis is that Slovenia became independent, but has not yet gained its freedom. Like most of the fragments of the former Soviet Union, an elite oligarchy derived from the communist nomenklatura is now in charge of the country.
In an email Mr. Biščak made these remarks about the current political situation in Slovenia:
The interview you gave for Demokracija is already provoking a great response in Slovenia. Leftists, multiculturalists, NGOs and other cultural Marxists are attacking us for doing interviews with “extremists”. A similar thing happened when we published interviews with Katie Hopkins, Kevin MacDonald, Daniel Friberg, Martin Sellner, Lana Lokteff, and Ricardo Duchesne. But we are used to it, and when we are attacked by cultural Marxists, we know we are doing the right thing.
Demokracija magazine is a conservative magazine. In fact, it is the only real right-wing magazine in Slovenia whose focus is on supporting patriotism, national culture and tradition. That is, all that forms the basis on which Western civilization, the most glorious civilization in the history of mankind, grew. Unfortunately, I find that Western countries (France, Sweden, the Netherlands and others), which were once the bearers of freedom, today have descended into the swamps of Multiculturalism and totalitarianism. I don’t know if this process can still be stopped or reversed. Sometimes I think it would be better to break everything down and start all over again.
This is another reason why the new government led by Prime Minister Janez Janša (president of the conservative SDS party, who took over the government in March after the resignation of left-wing Prime Minister Marjan Šarec from the LMŠ party) is trying to bring Slovenia closer to the Visegrad Group countries (Poland, Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia), and also gives them support in the EU against attacks. Unfortunately, the SDS is in a coalition with two centre parties (SMC and DeSUS), which hinder and slow down the SDS in this process, so I hope that the Conservative option will win a majority in the next election (2022).
In Slovenia the Left has practically everything under control: from the judicial system to education. This is a consequence of the fact that the leftists led the country from 1945 to 1990, when Slovenia was a communist state, and in the period after independence (from 1990 to 2020) they led it for 22 years out of a total of 30. It is not enough for them to have everything in their hands; they want to destroy the right and erase it from the political map of Slovenia.
Let me give just one example. Prime Minister Janez Janša (he was a dissident under communism) is constantly attacked and prosecuted for scandals, even imprisoned. In 2008, they fabricated the Patria affair and falsely accused him of corruption. Do you know what he was accused of? Because he was supposed to receive the promise of a reward in an unknown place, at an unknown time and in an unknown way of communication! One cannot believe it. Fortunately, the Constitutional Court annulled everything, because Slovenia has never seen such obvious violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Note that the other interviewees range from advocates for the nation state to full-on neo-Nazis. It doesn’t bother me to occupy the same space as “extremists”, because I’m going to be tarred as a WAYCIST in any case. The only way to avoid being branded a xenophobic racist Nazi fascist is to tiptoe gingerly around the sensitive areas and parrot all the progressive shibboleths about race, ethnicity, and nationalism. To hell with that!
Below are excerpts from the English version of the interview:
Please tell us when and under what circumstances did you first became politically active, how would you describe your views, and which authors and thinkers influenced you the most?
I’m not really politically active; I just edit and write for a blog that posts some political content. Its primary focus is on the danger posed by Islam.
My late wife and I started the blog in October 2004. After I got laid off from my job in 2006, I became involved with it full-time.
I am a conservative with libertarian tendencies, without any allegiance to a political party.
On the issue of Islam, I was greatly influenced by V.S. Naipaul (his book Among the Believers) Srdja Trifkovic, and Maj. Stephen Coughlin. On more general political issues, I would cite Thomas Sowell and Mark Steyn as major influences.
Can you tell us a bit about your blog “Gates of Vienna”? Its purpose, main topics, number of authors, and the story behind its name?
The mission of Gates of Vienna is to propagate reliable, comprehensive information about Islam and the Islamization of the West. In order to do this thoroughly, it has to deal with other cultural and political issues, in particular the Frankfurt School’s “long march through the institutions”, which is what has enabled and supported Islamization for the past fifty years.
I concentrate on Europe, because that’s where Islamization is the most advanced. France, the U.K., and Sweden are the farthest down the road towards becoming Islamic states.
The authors at our blog were originally just my late wife and myself. However, we gradually accumulated a number of guest-posters and correspondents, including Fjordman, El Inglés, Seneca III, H. Numan, MC, Paul Weston, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Michael Copeland, and numerous others.
The name of the site is a reference to the Second Siege of Vienna in 1683, when the Ottoman Empire was driven back from the gates of Vienna, which was its furthest incursion into the European continent.
Do you participate in any other similar projects or movements and organizations?