- January 28, 2013
You can be a Neo-Nazi too
Socially active young people are in the way of the regime which tries to gag them.
150 years ago the idea of the tsar regime was recruitment to the Moscal army for 25 years. Nowadays it is even easier to ruin young people’s lives – it is enough to pick a hole of fanatics in their coat. The boys who cleaned the graves of the Armia Krajowa (Home Army) soldiers in Vilnius were called Neo-Nazis at Facebook. After the Saturday concert commemorating the 150th anniversary of the January Uprising organized by the circle ZPL “Wileńska Młodzież Patriotyczna” (Vilnius Patriotic Youth) on the Lithuanian portal “Delfi” it seethed with anger.
The text, whose one of the authors was not at the concert and the other did not take the trouble to talk to at least one participant of the event, was full of lying epithets. The rock band “Irydion” from Brzeg wearing T-shirts “Cursed Soldiers” was the most blamed. It was attributed “making use of the Nazi symbolism” and “ultra-Catholicism” (sic!) – even the name of the album “44” (referring to “Dziady”) was associated with the Nazi 88 by the authors.
In every era young people need wise leaders who do not allow to harm or err them – and now the youth has such a leader. The president of ZPL and the member of the Lithuanian Parliament Michał Mackiewicz, asked by journalists for a comment, firmly said that he is going to neither censor young people nor fight with them.
Tłumaczenie Barbara Szydłowska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Barbara Szydłowska the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.