Thanks to all the brave people who resisted the communist regime even if it cost them lives or liberty!
He did a lot of stuff since he was elected two years ago, including being , delegating wife of our former president Vaclav Klaus as ambasador in Slovakia for his support in election campaign (she didn't have any diplomatic skills whatsoever), he gave our state badge of honours to his friends which also helped him in his campaign and generally was in good terms with him, he recently went to China where he said he's not going there to tell them about human rights and that he want to learn from them (which is particularly controversial statement because Czech Rep.'s foreign policy were always really heavy on human rights ever since our first democratic president Vaclav Havel, who was even pretty close friend of Delai Lama) and lately he went on an interview where he said Pussy Riot are whores and cunts and they weren't political prisoners. He's pretty much on the side of Vladimir Putin in the Ukraine crisis, he got ties on Lukoil and basically he's a Russian shill. He did a lot of other stuff, these are just from the top of my head.
Very important day for us, sadly many people seem to forget what we were fighting for and don't appreciate the freedom we gained back then. Prague is at this very moment, showing disagreement with our current president Zeman, giving him a symbolic red card..
The major disadvantage of direct elections is that people are morons.
Tell me, how many Czechs are in your country? Because Czechs are too lazy to emmigrate.
Proud day for the Czechs and Slovaks. Have a slav brofist
What a grear day to be alive!
Oh god, those images are so satisfying to watch. Leaving for Prague center in the afternoon myself.
Indeed, blaming Czechs for emmigrating and taking djer jeebs is quite ridiculous.
why did he get elected?
Most notably Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest to the 1968 Soviet invasion.
As Italian, I feel you all the way.
Normal people also vote communist then get buttfucked by them for 40 years and don't revolt until it's absolutely safe to do so.
A great day for Czechs and Slovaks, too bad the occupiers were never tried for their crimes (at least in my country).
The only thing that's flooding over our borders from the Czech repulic is great bear beer, and I really do not mind.
In one month minus a day there will be 25 years since start of the Romania revolution. To bad it didn't go as smooth as the one in Czechoslovakia.
Glory to those who have fought for our freedom!
Yeah, a grear day indeed!
west slav = best slav
But still he is a real gentleman. ...oh yea, and he doesn't walk around shitfaced drunk calling people cunts and telling lies.
DEY TOOK ER JERBS
I usually don't go around correcting people's English, but that sounds terrifying. I would absolutely mind!
I voted for him...
I voted for him because he was slightly more acceptable by me, so I just voted for less bad, or I thought it was...
Nowadays I feel I shouldn't have voted for either of the candidates in the second round...
Truth be told the grotesque group of original 9 candidates wasn't exactly my cup of tea...
I completely agree, yet I do understand why they did not want to charge or try anybody. It would, in their eyes, undermine the very notion of the Velvet revolution. On the other hand, in retrospective and under new circumstances, it does seem as the better solution
I love the way you take statistic as an absolute measure. Because he got 54% of votes doesn't make the whole republic his supporters. In numbers, he got 2 700 000 votes. Means 6 300 000 votes were for someone else or for nobody. 74% of people didin't vote for him. Moreover, the fact that someone voted for him 2 years ago DOESN'T imply that they support him now.
Yes in 1946. It was a difficult time, people didn't know what to do. And they still remembered very well how Great Britain and France gave up on us and just let Hitler take Czechoslovakia in 1938. So I guess people just wanted to try the eastern way for a change. Which turned out to be real success.
after tasting Czechs beer, the answer is always: not enough!
Why is there disagreement over the current government?
Yeah, sorry, I now see it looks like I was criticizing the protesting people. When I wrote about people forgeting what we were fighting for, I meant Zeman, politicians similar to him and other ordinary people who take freedom for granted and don't realize that with freedom comes responsibility.
But you never had as candidate.
Those elections were joke (the second candidate who passed the first round of elections was really old guy, who keeps falling asleep everywhere)
You wouldn't believe how much support he has among my fellow citizens. :( He is the "people's president" and is adored by uneducated primitives who love the way communists opressed the middle class and their most common trait is the hatred towards students or succesful people in general.
Good luck. I hope something good comes from everyone's efforts.