The leader of the opposition, Janez Janša, has recently been quoted by the Colombian media outlet La Linterna Azul. They reported on the launch of the book The São Paulo Forum and Cultural Warfare, which is a starting point for a debate on the causes and consequences, as well as the possibilities of a successful resistance against the tear-down of our civilisation. The Colombian web portal summarised very thoroughly and accurately all the key points made by Janša at a panel discussion on the occasion of the book’s launch in Slovenia. They highlighted his words that, unfortunately, Slovenia is not a bright spot on the map and is, in some places, even very dark.
“I invite each and every one of you to do what you can to restore our common sense,” said the Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka – SDS) President Janez Janša in his address to the citizens at the end of 2022. “The sooner this happens, the better it will be for all of us. Things have been turned upside down, things have gone too far,” Janša added, recalling that a broader reflection, a serious assessment of the consequences of extreme populism and a general shift towards common sense are needed.
The Communist Manifesto as the basis for the dismantling of civilisation
He also reminded the readers of the Communist Manifesto of 1848, which states that the prerequisite for the establishment of a classless society of equality is the dismantling of the key foundations of the Western civilisation. These foundations are the family, the nation, private property, religion, and private education. This idea was first pursued through violence, or, as they called it, revolutionary terror.
The Colombian media outlet reports that Janša wrote a text entitled The Post-Democratic Society, The Rule Of The Unchosen And Barbarism for the book The São Paulo Forum and Cultural Warfare by the Venezuelan intellectual and dissident Alejandro Peña Esclusa. The text deals extensively with the situation in Slovenia and is very useful for understanding the electoral results of 2022.
They operate on the principle of: first discredit, then liquidate …
Janša pointed out that in Slovenia, we are well acquainted with this Marxist method and its consequences. He pointed out that more than 700 mass murderers of revolutionary terror have so far been discovered on Slovenian soil, and not a single murderer has been convicted. “In some of the most developed and conscious environments of northern and western Europe and America, the conditions for a violent takeover of power did not exist, and thus, the advocates of Marxism came up with a different way of dismantling the foundations of civilisation,” said Janša, who went on to explain, “Simply put, in Slovenia, they have a very well-sounding formula: first discredit, then liquidate.” This means that, according to this idea, the institutions that make up the human value system must first be appropriated, and then, through them, the family, the nation, religion, private education and, to a certain extent, private property must be discredited as much as possible, according to the method of cultural Marxism. Or, as Antonio Gramsci wrote, the media, publishing houses, universities and cultural institutions must be seized first.
The book by the author Alejandro Peña Esclusa describes this process with remarkable precision and clarity, not only in Latin America but also on a global scale. “It is, therefore, an indispensable basis for any thinking reader in Slovenia who sees the consequences of the disintegration of the civilisational order but cannot explain how this could happen, given that we have emerged from communist Yugoslavia,” added Janez Janša.
Three categories of countries threatened by cultural Marxism
There are currently three categories of countries threatened by cultural Marxism, Janša told the Colombian media, explaining that the first are countries in Western and Northern Europe, North America, and Oceania. In these countries, cultural Marxism has long been encroaching on the foundations of Western civilisation, but at the same time, these countries have no experience of taking power through revolutionary terror, so the romantic vision of the so-called ideas of social justice and its “warriors” still prevails.
The second category includes the countries of Central and Eastern Europe which, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, broke free from the yoke of communist dictatorship and made a more or less successful transition to democratic rule. In these countries, the pressure of cultural Marxism is strongest where the transition has not been completed.
The third category is the countries of Latin America, where communist autocrats, using the methods of cultural Marxism, with the money of the drug cartels, Russian and Chinese patrons, and the help of the São Paulo Forum, have taken power through what is formally deemed democratic elections. They gained power, which they then used in many places – Venezuela being the most drastic example – to rapidly dismantle democratic institutions and establish an autocratic rule, regardless of the terrible price paid by the impoverished population of this new socialist paradise.
The funding of left-wing non-governmental organisations
Janez Janša also spoke about an experience he had recently had in Washington, where he heard descriptions of the situation in Latin America. These were given by representatives of the Conservative, Christian Democratic and Classical Liberal parties. They explained how, over the last decade, Europe has become involved in funding far-left parties. While the drug cartels provide direct financial support to the left-wing political class and their political organisations, the European Union’s and government funds – especially from Norway and Sweden – finance their paramilitary and organised NGO activities. The representative from Guatemala described this very graphically: “It is enough to create an NGO that outwardly advocates for ecology or LGBT for millions of dollars to come from Europe.”
The Slovenian network is still intact
“Slovenians belong to the category of those Central and Eastern European nations where the communist revolution took power by force and was tearing down the foundations of Western civilisation for almost half a century,” Janša noted, adding, “Because of the unfinished transition to a democratic society, cultural Marxism in Slovenia did not have to make the long march through the institutions to take over the media, education, the judiciary, cultural institutions, etc.”
Janša added that “the entire network of the former secret political police remained intact, just as in the Russian Federation, where Vladimir Putin was able to rely heavily on the KGB network to consolidate his power.” Milan Kučan, with his Forum 21 or a parallel mechanism, leaned even more heavily on the intact and unrestored network of the former secret political police of the State Security Administration of Yugoslavia, which was under his command in Slovenia, so the long-standing alliance and mutual support of the two does not only stem from the love for the same ideological symbol of the red star, Janša said.
Its principle: Destroy, expel …
“Cultural Marxism in Slovenia had to occupy the key institutions for shaping public opinion only after the formal democratic changes. It was only necessary to remove the few disturbing elements they contained. It was easy to link the networks of global cultural Marxism with institutions that were controlled in this manner, so that together, they could discredit and liquidate the foundations of Slovenian culture, identity and society. Hence the waves of attacks on the constitutional foundations of family politics, on non-state forms of education, on religion and especially on the Catholic Church, on independence and the symbols of statehood and national self-determination, on exclusion from economic links in policymaking to threats against businessmen.”
The Left party and the so-called NGOs
In the book, the author describes how the São Paulo Forum directly influenced the emergence of the communist party Podemos in Spain. Janša recalled the names of those members of the Slovenian Left party (Levica) who, at the time of its creation, worked at the Venezuelan embassy in Ljubljana, and had publicly glorified the dictatorial Chávez regime. “Today, both Podemos and the Left are part of left-wing government coalitions in Spain and Slovenia. As in many other cases where we encounter cultural Marxism, their use of the term ‘NGO’ is either inaccurate or an intentional abuse,” Janša warned. He explained that “in the case of Slovenia, the NGOs are not only linked to the Left party, but to the entire transitional left and its parallel mechanism.”
In our case, these are “supranational entities”
In the case of Slovenia, these are neither NGOs nor a governmental or pro-governmental organisations. “In our case, it is the supranational entities that dictate to the government what it can and cannot do,” Janša added. He also said that in Slovenia, we saw a graphic manifestation of this supremacy in a pathetic act in April 2022, before the elections to the National Assembly, when the unelected Tea Jarc and Jaša Jenull sat the presidents of the left-wing parties down on a bench in Ljubljana’s Square of the Republic and instructed them on what they could and could not do if they became the formal authorities.
The so-called NGOs as a political army
The left-wing NGOs, which are supposed to represent all the “oppressed” and “minority” categories of society, actually represent the old working class or proletariat in the arsenal of cultural Marxism. Whenever the left is at the source of public money, it massively funds the so-called modern civil society to the detriment of the real cultural, sporting, and other real interests of the people. “Many groups, unelected and without any contributions to the common good, receive more funding per year from state budgets or indirectly through various domestic and foreign foundations than what the amount of own investment funds is of many Slovenian municipalities. They fund hundreds of ‘civil initiatives’, quasi-institutes and quasi-cultural events that serve as support units in their ideological fight for power,” Janša added.
He also noted that the latter are often “also like a political army, organising street protests and violence when it becomes clear that the left is not in power.” They are not subject to the rules of electoral campaigning. There is no control over the money spent on their political fight. The most important role of this ‘government of the unelected’ is to destroy the culture of life, that is to say, everything that constitutes the real social capital of a community.
The left’s ideologues are already openly talking about a post-democratic society. We can get a practical idea of this society from proposals such as the economic democracy of the government coalition. We have had it before; it is not a step forward, but backwards. They called it self-management.
The meeting point of cultural Marxism and globalism
It is incomprehensible to the vast majority of democratically minded people that much of the financial support for the far left and the destructive interventions of cultural Marxism comes from the ‘capitalist’ West. The meeting point between cultural Marxism and globalism is the individual without strong affective ties to his environment (family, local community, nation, etc.) and without moral anchors (the Ten Commandments), who is content with voguish consumption and wastefulness, attached only to networks and virtual screens.
Janša: The dangerous illusion of freedom …
Janša also warned of a very dangerous illusion of freedom, in which freedom is simply what the unelected decide to consider freedom. “Whoever does not allow themself to be blinded or does not submit to their beliefs becomes a problem. If he or she resists loudly, he or she is quickly denounced for inciting hatred. And then publicly persecuted and slandered with the crudest forms of mudslinging. If this person tries to associate with others who do not accept the cult, they are declared a fascist. If they resist, they are prosecuted and repressed by an independent (unelected) judiciary,” added Janez Janša.