Left Handers
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Left Handers
12. 8. 2018

In 192, the Left Handers Club of Britain proclaimed 13 August a Left Handers Day, in an effort to point out problems affecting about ten percent of the population. Contests for the handiest lefthander are held, beer bottles are opened with the right hand, diplomas are awarded, you name it. It is a classic voice of the minority in an open society, and I ask, in the spirit of simple linguistic similarity, if we should not name the best corruption-prone individual on December’s Anti-corruption Day. We have monitored corruption long enough to make it warrant a fitting award. Should one rate the amount of money demonstrably stolen, nothing beats the silent era of Václav Klaus and his compadres from the Harvard Funds and related H-Systems. With the privatization chapter closed, hardly anybody will better the score, although few people believed that the gold-bearing Sazka gamble would ever go under.

In 192, the Left Handers Club of Britain proclaimed 13 August a Left Handers Day, in an effort to point out problems affecting about ten percent of the population. Contests for the handiest lefthander are held, beer bottles are opened with the right hand, diplomas are awarded, you name it. It is a classic voice of the minority in an open society, and I ask, in the spirit of simple linguistic similarity, if we should not name the best corruption-prone individual on December’s Anti-corruption Day. We have monitored corruption long enough to make it warrant a fitting award. 

Should one rate the amount of money demonstrably stolen, nothing beats the silent era of Václav Klaus and his compadres from the Harvard Funds and related H-Systems. With the privatization chapter closed,  hardly anybody will better the score, although few people believed that the gold-bearing Sazka gamble would ever go under. Yet we still have the solar energy as a venture of the future, we also have ČEZ and its sound and sounder elements, there’s Budvar, Lesy ČR, you name it. 

It won’t be so easy to link simple future cases to a concrete individual, as happened in Czechoslovakia’s dying days. We will not deal with individuals any more, but sophisticated groups that have an influencer on lawmakers and the control mechanisms of the state. Then we won’t only speak about malvenoms but have to consult a German dictionary for the likes of Lumpen, Gesindel etc. 

It’s a shame we can’t invite all of them in December to a merry contest indeed on  how well their thief conduct was worked out, sanctioned by the law, how many people were involved, what the projected gains were, how long it it took them to see light, etc. And the winner is… the repentant malvenom who has learned better ways. The contest is called off, no contestants have registered.

 

 

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