The casual approach of Petr Fiala’s government to the threatening deficit, the biggest drop in the standard of living, and sky-high inflation would indicate that Fiala apparently believes everything will turn out fine somehow, that someone above us will pay.
Since the time of the Covid-19 pandemic and the adoption of the Green New Deal, the Czech Republic has not behaved as an autonomous unit, but as part of another large entity in which it does not have its own place. It accepts a European solution; it does not define itself as, for example, a much bigger and stronger Poland, it does not become angry like a comparable Hungary made to suffer Trianon. We float, we receive, and we drift.
Of course, we have ourselves to blame in the first place because we cannot define what we want as the Czech Republic. That is also why we follow. We accept a policy that is acceptable to public opinion in Germany, a country with an increasingly high standard of living and therefore different needs than Czech society. Logically, we do not understand why we should give up, for example, nuclear sources of energy, without which our standard of living and competitiveness will decrease.
Thanks to our geographical location, we do not suffer as much from climate change and therefore do not have to adopt questionable ideological tools to fight it, but at the same time, it is precisely our geographical location that does not give us the opportunity to use green energy sources. Some topics of the culture wars are difficult for us to understand simply because we have no experience with them and they are foreign to us. Czech society is still in a stage of growth and has not yet reached the well-being of the leading countries in Europe. Therefore, we cannot understand well enough the regulation of something we do not have.
Europe has seen slower growth in the last decade, losing economic strength, losing in technology in the fight with the U.S. and China, concentrating only on ideology, and not serving to motivate anything. It only restricts, regulates, subsidizes, degenerates from self-sufficiency, and denies the regularities that once put it on top.
Giving is possible when there is something to give; it is possible when someone creates something. The strong is the one who does it himself, not from subsidies that someone has to earn. Isn’t it paradoxical when a socialist, a social democrat of the traditional type, the chairman of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) draws attention to the fact that the Czech economy ceases to be a market economy and becomes subsidized? What does it mean when Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala watches the national debt grow to record highs? Every debt must be paid and what will the price be? Nothing is free. Will Brussels pay?
And will we pay social benefits from European funds to implement the Green New Deal, because people’s mobility will be reduced, housing, and the overall cost of living will become more expensive? The number of people who will not be able to ensure their existence without the help of institutions or the state will grow. They will become vassals, subjects of the state, thus losing not only their freedom, but also their dignity. And there is also the question of what role the state representatives bringing about this state will play in this, as the current ones lead us without a vision.