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Opinion: Aivars and his Slavepils

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU«Modern Latvia has been visited by a peculiar plague – the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, its laws do not apply to the rulers. They are meant for peasants, for whom they are a heavy yoke to carry. The power that consists of wandering debt collectors, court bailiffs and municipal servants does everything it can to steal the last from people,» – notes Ventspils City Council Deputy Aivis Landmanis.

According to him, the rulers also have their own hierarchy. Rulers are monitored, their dirt collected by high-rulers. The one that sits above the high-rulers is ‘the hater of all things western, supporter of the Communist totalitarian regime and its crimes – Aivars’.

«Aivars is a special character. He has his own Slavepils. There he scrounges high-rulers and rulers. They provide him and his good friends in the east many marvellous treasures. Aivars is also cunning. Under his watchful eye, his servants milk not only the peasants, but also Latvia’s strategic partners in the west. On top of that, the milking is performed so delicately that many of those involved in milking take great pride in their duty, explaining it with stories about the benevolence of Slavepils’ ruler, his attention to the needs of his people. To maintain control over peasants, rulers organize celebrations, pay meagre benefits and perform other attempts to demonstrate benevolence,» – says Landmanis.

«The milking that has been continuing for decades has its consequences. Many of the wronged peasants no longer want to be part of Slavepils, like the heroes of J.Jansevics’ novel Mežvidus ļaudis, they leave their homes, their established lives to seek refuge elsewhere».

As the number of peasants slowly declines, Aivars’ appetite slowly grows and the number of marauders grows with him, the yoke to be carried by the remaining peasants gradually becomes heavier and heavier. So the question is – when will the peasants finally break? When will the peasant country fall? – the politician rhetorically asks.

The accused Lembergs’ prize

«Ventspils City Festival took place at the beginning of August. Speeches were read, a super-expensive fountain was opened, concerts were played, processions were held, Ventspils city prizes were awarded. I, deputy of Ventspils City Council Aivis Landmanis, believe that there is no Ventspils City Prize. In reality, the prize that has been annually given out in Ventspils should be called the Accused Lembergs’ Prize. Fitting, too – it is presented by mafia godfather Lembergs. There is just one ‘but’ – Lembergs is so focused on stealing that the prize itself is financed from the budget. Even winners of the prize are chosen with no consideration of the public opinion,» – said Landmanis.

For example, a person who received the least votes from residents – Dorsan De Buysscher (61 votes or 1% of votes) received the prize. Rudite Talberga, on the other hand, received the majority of votes (1,202 or 24%) was not given a prize.

«I offered the city council to start naming things as they are. What I mean by this is that I proposed naming the prize Lembergs’ Prize and charge him all expenses related to the prize. As expected, Lembergs’ trusty servants were against it. The fact that winners of the prize are chosen and presented with it by a criminally accused individual who is faced with legal restrictions is, to my mind, an act of degrading the very notion of human dignity,» – said the deputy.

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