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DOCUMENT - OPEN LETTER TO VACLAV HAVEL
Action 99


 To: President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel

 May 26, 2000

 

 Prague Castle

 118 01 Prague 1

 

 OPEN  LETTER

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 Copy to: Czech Premier Milos Zeman, Czech Parliamnet

 Chairman Vaclav Klaus, Czech Senate Chairwoman

 Libuse Benesova.

 

 Dear Mr. President,

 

 just as you had no executive powers after November

 1989, you have no executive powers today. After

 November 1989, however, you had tremendous real

 powers, powers given by your moral authority.

 You yourself know best, how, and for what reasons,

 you did not utilize that power. You made it possible

 for those, who for more than forty years suppressed

 freedom and democracy, misused police, justice and

 the military, ruined economy, devastated nature,

 kept independent culture smothered  under dictatorship, 

 and thus contributed by all the above towards

 demoralization of us all. You allowed the nomenclature

 communists, officers of the Secret police,

 police, army and all their collaborators to

 avoid just punishment, and prevented the Communist

 party from being declared illegal. The "political

 will," which has caused all of this, was co-created

 and co-established also by you.

 

 Now you have very little of that power which

 arises from the moral authority. However, we

 take the liberty to understand your declaration

 about the "Mafia" capitalism as a desire to fight

 against it. Perhaps it would be beneficial to

 put a precise label on the state that has existed here

 for the last ten years: "Bolshevik" capitalism. We were

 very foolish indeed - all of us - to expect that 

 a democratic, free and self-respecting society,

 free-market economy based on fair competition, just

 judiciary and un-corrupted police could be built by

 the same people who, for throughout the forty preceding

 years, were building socialism and communism. It is

 monstrous (but that should have been forseen, and should

 not have been allowed) what, in the ten years just past,

 former communist nomenclature, former Secret police and

 their confidents, but also some "non-party" collaborators

 accomplished: they squandered and plundered 300 miliards

 (billions) Czech krons from banks, and additional hundreds

 of billions from tens and hundreds of privatized fonds and

 companies. It is not true, that all  this has happened

 because the banks and companies remained in Czech hands.

 The truth is, that this happened because they remained in

 dirty hands of Czech communists and members of StB (Czech

 Secret police), with the diligent help of those most

 demoralized from our midst. They became demoralized,

 because they have never seen any pre-November 89 criminals

 punished. It is hard to believe, indeed, that the agreement

 that enabled pre-November 89 nomenclature communists and

 members of Secret police to elegantly flow into economy,

 police and military structures of a newly constituted

 democratic republic was, on the side of the leaders of

 the Velvet Revolution, only the fruit of their political

 as well as numan naivete.

 

 The crimes of communism were not punished, and

 their perpetrators thus strengthened their

 power. It happened, and we all have to start

 on the basis of this reality. We know, that

 crime remains a crime even after years and years,

 and that no criminal, in the end, escapes

 justice, whether human justice, or God's justice.

 For this very moment it is important to uncover

 and punish the crimes committed after November

 17, 1989. We may be sure, that thus the essential

 and important segment of the communist nomenclature,

 agents and officers of the Secret police, together

 with those who united with them in order to committ

 fraud and plunder on the citizens of this country,

 will be rooted out. In order to do this, we need

 cooperation from un-corrupted politicians, 

 captains of the industry, journalists, policemen

 and judges; the wide public support is already

 there. Our people keenly realize, that the decay of

 morality, widespread corruption, colossal frauds

 and losses reaching hundreds of billions committed

 on our economy and paid for from our pockets,

 were primarily perpetrated by the very same people,

 who for forty years were "leading" in our

 communities, our towns, in our offices, in

 our factories, and in all spheres of our lives.

 

 We, therefore, Mr. President, take the liberty of

 presenting to you, as a part of this letter,

 a list of 99 people, who, in our opinion,

 bear the heaviest responsibility for our current

 state, state, that you call "Mafia", and which

 we call "Bolshevik" capitalism.

 

 We earnestly hope, that you will mobilize your

 strength and lead this struggle against concrete

 people, although some of them may be your friends

 or colleagues. You have at your disposal enough

 resources to convince yourself, that these people

 indeed carry the political, moral, material,

 and many of them also criminal, responsibility.

 

 For CITIZENS' INITIATIVE "ACTION 99"

 signed:

 

 Frantisek Cervenka

 Cestmir Hofhanzl

 Jaroslav Joudal

 Karel Kuklik

 Rudolf Mazac

 Frantisek Parozek

 Martin Rejtman

 Radek Rosenhofer

 Michal Semin

 Radovan Simek

 Ludek Toman

 Jaroslav Tucek

 Jaroslav Zelenka

 

 For authenticity: Jaroslav Tucek,

 Cilkova Street 666/5

 142 00 Praha 4 - Kamyk

 

 Enclosure: list of 99 builders of "Mafia" capitalism

 

 You may add your signature to this letter

 at the Jaroslav Tucek's address, above

 

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 Source: NEVIDITELNY PES, Czech Internet Daily,

 Prague, Czech Republic, May 26, 2000

 

 http://pes.internet.cz/clanky/2343_0_0_0.html

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 English Translation Copyright 2000 by ALL THINGS CZECH, Los

 Angeles, Ca. USA

 

 jfuchs@sprynet.com 

 
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