After the summer story censorship in the Czech Radio, which I wrote about a while ago, here we have another level of persecution.
We all know that intimidation happened during the covid era and it was perfectly mapped by the Conscience of the Nation in the documentary "Undotted Stories". What followed were almost monster trials with some hot-headed actors and exemplary and utterly unreal prison sentences.
But intimidation works even at the lowest interpersonal level - from the "ordinary" ostracization of people who "dare" to think something other than the "allowed" government narrative, to the intimidation of those who dare to spread similar "despicable" views.
I recently approached the director of one of the libraries where I had a discussion about my books last year, and her answer quite surprised me...
…to be honest, I wasn't really surprised by the answer. Everyone is not used to putting up with pressure from their surroundings, and I'm not really surprised at the director.
So, not just a ban in the media, but the order was simply clear - anyone who would ideologically subvert our wonderful pink world - even just by asking questions or trying to think, in short, we will not be allowed into public institutions.
The next level that awaits us is the persecution of those who come to a similar "illegal" meeting - we are facing times when police cordons will check (later beat) those who just come. As we know from the past, for example, from Plastik concerts...