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(en) Czech, AFED: A3: The King of usurers died [machine translation]

Date Thu, 8 Apr 2021 10:01:54 +0300


People die in large numbers on the covid, while politicians compete in condolences over one capitalist bitch. Download, print and distribute the April issue of the A3 wall newspaper! ---- We are in a time when we are sitting closed at home and we can only cross the district boundaries with the appropriate ledger if the industry wants us to keep its factory running and the profits round for the top ten thousand have spun perfectly. To get to know the world, we can only browse the pages of old catalogs of travel agencies and look at the offer of tours, which we still do and never will have. And at this time, according to the media and politicians, comes the tragic news and the reason for the relentless mourning - the richest Czech, Petr Kellner, died during his adrenaline rush. He did not survive the crash of a helicopter when he wanted to go down a peak in Alaska with no snow untouched.

Politicians compete in condolences. The Odesians celebrate him as the hero of capitalist "labor," the people pray for him, the Socans acknowledge his charitable indulgences, and the pirates apologize for expressing little sympathy. It is not surprising that politicians are favored by the rich. It's disgusting that they even crawl into their cold asses. Maybe they want to indicate to the economic elites that they will be committed to them forever - even after their deaths. And that a hundred people died of covid on the same day? Who would care. The death of a billionaire is a tragedy, while the mass deaths of ordinary people are just statistics to paraphrase Stalin's approach, which is so close to those in power.

It is said that the dead should only be talked about in good times. And in the Kellner case, the vast majority of the media follow that. After all, most of them belong to some oligarch, or they belong to the kingdom of the deceased himself. If, in this spirit, we are to say who Kellner was for us, it would probably describe the capitalist sow . If anyone finds it offensive, then the fir tree is next to it. We bet Kellner would take that as a compliment.

Just look at his link. Its assets are estimated at 350 billion crowns. How many calloused hands, who are told from above that they will create a happy life only on the basis of honest and hard work, will probably clench their fists with that information? Only ski trips with a helicopter, which have become fatal to Kellner, are offered from 340 thousand crowns upwards. Should those who do not earn such an amount even in a year of hard work have to cry for him? Kellner grew up on coupon privatization, combined with tunneling and a corrupt climate, which was introduced here in the early 1990s by a group around Klaus. Thanks to his relations with the top ODS leaders, he acquired Ceská pojištovna 25 years ago. It is no wonder that before his death he was the biggest sponsor of the dubious Václav Klaus Institute. He was the owner of the telecommunications company O2, which profited from the cartel environment of Czech mobile operators. As the most powerful man in the shadows, he was able to influence Czech foreign policy behind the scenes, especially towards communist-capitalist China. Both current President Zeman and his predecessor Klaus became capable helpers.

One of his masters was undoubtedly the company Home Credit (HC). It is a question of how deeply he had his fingers engraved among politicians when, at the end of Miloš Zeman's premiere, execution legislation was adopted that is unparalleled in Europe and played into the cards of various scenes. To this day, parties such as ANO and the ODS sabotage its fundamental reform. Critics of HC rightly argue that the company's practice meets the definition of usury. In the worst times of HC's business, the slightest breach of contract was fined, which clients did not have a chance to understand. Kellner then transferred his lucrative microcredit business to China, where he was soon nicknamed the King of the Moneylender . On the other handapparently promised the Chinese Communist Party the promotion of Chinese interests in the Czech Republic for the undisturbed exploitation of ordinary people. His business has affected hundreds of thousands of people through personal bankruptcies, foreclosures, family breakdowns, homelessness, or even suicide as a result of such life circumstances.

Kellner did not visibly participate in public and political life. He kept his contacts and business under wraps. He cared about the inviolability of his privacy. But the privacy of the victims of his usury in front of the relentless glances of the executors was completely stolen from him. You just don't have time for such banalities when you're busy counting your billions. Moreover, the context of his death points to why a climate crisis has been stolen from the richest. While people face increasing droughts, floods, fires or storms, they enjoy untouched snow.

Instead, the media emphasizes his charitable work. Yes, it's the classic method of billionaires to make a name for themselves when they send a few crumbs from their fortunes to something godly. In each case, each of us who gives ten crowns on the street to a person in need from his lousy salary is a thousand times more philanthropist.

We will not miss Kellner.

We know that nothing ends with his death. Unfortunately, the wheels of Vydriduš capitalism continue to spin.

Honor the memory of the victims of his predatory business!

https://www.afed.cz/text/7337/a3-zemrel-kral-lichvaru
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