Recently De Facto reported that Leonid Loginov, director of Riga Freeport, had received a luxurious Maybach limousine as inheritance from his father, who was a fisherman. Loginov understands it and all reasonable people in Latvia understand it as well – it is nothing more than a blatant lie.
It seems he can afford to act in such a dishonest way without any pressure on his conscience, notes publicist Otto Ozols.
«Loginov doesn’t care one bit what people may think. Article Two of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia states that sovereign power of the country belongs to the people. It seems this is nothing more than fiction. He has been holding the ‘power’ and those in power in the palm of his hand for 18 years. He will continue doing just that. This is because they are cowards who are prepared to sell state interests for a dozen thousand euro a year and imitate hard work in the management of the Freeport and laugh at the cowardly society that only wakes up from times to time only fall asleep again. Like Loginov said – the power does not belong to the people. It belongs to the loginovs and his associates,» – Ozols told Delfi.
According to him, «this scale of lies has become a tradition. Former Saeima speaker, now the current head of the parliament’s National Security Committee, Solvita Aboltina did the same thing when Janis Junkurs suddenly announced his desire to put down his mandate to go work in Hong Kong. The worst part is that she knew all too well that the people understand that her actions was nothing less than lying in front of their faces. Unity’s management knew that as well, but continued to act as though nothing happened.
Unity’s new leader Andris Piebalgs continues this tradition. He knows too well that Aboltina should have lost all political trust. If we look at the situation in accordance with Europe’s democratic standards, that is. If Piebalgs claims the opposite, he will continue this despicable tradition and lie to people through his teeth, smiling. Only a person who views people as a herd of cowards and morons is capable of such an act. Piebalgs, as a former European Commissioner, should understand better than anyone else that the Hong Kong story does not comply with any accepted standards of democracy.
The same applies to the scandalous Unity member Dzintars Zakis. Everyone knows he was involved in the vote-buying scandal during Saeima elections. She should not be allowed to be anywhere near the parliament. But no – Security Police, his associates and everyone else involved in the case continued and continue to act like nothing happened. Zakis is a member of the Saeima. In a normal society, however, he would be put in prison instead. But the lies continue, because he and his faction members who voted in favour of his remainder in Unity continue viewing Latvia’s people as a herd of cowards and morons. Of course, in Unity’s usual style this vote was a closed one. And they will never answer truthfully why in some cases they stand in favour of open votes and why in some cases the parliamentary faction uses closed votes.»
«The same can be said about Unity in general – they continue acting as though they have no idea how it could have happened: that that Finance Ministry and SRS (which are both managed by this party) could not notice unnaturally low VAT, excise and other tax revenue. I mean the ‘hole’ in the state budget that ranges from EUR 500 million to upwards of EUR 1 billion every year. We can expect many excuses. But the ones who will tell the excuses know it all too well – no one believes them. But you can still tell lies, because this society is a herd of cowards and morons.
The same can be said of the National Alliance. Belief in their ideals and deep patriotism evaporates once you glance at how long the justice system has been in shambles. This justice system generously feeds questionable ‘inaction’ administrators, court bailiffs, millionaires and other unsavoury types. But they know in the name of patriotism their voters are prepared to cover their noses to avoid the terrible stench,» – says Ozols.
«The Union of Greens and Farmers is an absolute record holder when it comes to viewing people as a herd of cowards and morons. Their leader Aivars Lembergs is a master of this art. His sense of power is nearly absolute – he knows who he can pick on and make fun of even in court. In any normal country this kind of behavoiur would be considered disrespectful of a court of justice and would be met with appropriate measures – typically an arrest. Latvian courts know who the real owner of this country is. Because of this, the court behaves like obedient dogs. He [Lembergs] has had plenty of time to test this – starting with the take-over of Ventspils nafta and ending with Latvian Shipping Company, whose worth is estimated with at least USD 500 million. Of course, Latvia in in entirety was being considered one big idiot all these years. This is because everyone acted as though they had no idea who was behind all the mega thefts and political schemes. Lembergs knows the real power belongs to him, not some nation whose rights are stated in some Constitution of some Republic of Latvia.
The only other party that can compete with UGF in this area is the socio-democratic millionaire jeep club Harmony. Last year, Nekā personīga found out that Harmony deputy Andrejs Elksnins rents an exclusive jeep for EUR 150 a month. Elksnins knows well enough no one believes this story. Nevertheless, it never stopped him from lying into people’s faces. I bet a corruption guide will be written about Harmony one day. It will be titled something like this ‘How to buy a political career and a jeep for a tram ticket’s price and let a herd of cowards and morons pay for the ticket,» – Ozols continues.
[…] «We have no hope for our own and our children’s future in a safe and financially secure country as long as people who consider others a herd of cowards and morons remain in power. Some may ask 0 what should be done? The answer should be sought by everyone together. But let’s begin by no longer fearing, putting up with and accepting lies. First of all, this applies to professionals working in SRS, state security and law enforcement institutions. The same applies to decent people in aforementioned parties – the time has come to put away the fears. You have the power, opportunities and responsibilities. Your voters gave all of that to you – it is up to you who to serve. Stop lying to yourselves.
Latvia – a country that was founded by Janis Cakste, Karlis Ulmanis, Zigfrids Anna Meierovics – is not plagued by all the lembergs, loginovs, zaki, aboltinas, ameriks and brigmani. Who will be brave enough to say it is road nowhere,» – Ozols concluded.