Bratislava, November 17 (TASR) – Unfortunately, bad thoughts, selfishness and malice prevail also today, in the context of modern social networks, with some people confusing democracy with the idea they can do anything, said Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) while laying a wreath at the communist victims memorial at the Vrakuna cemetery in Bratislava to mark the Day of Fight for Freedom and Democracy on Saturday.
“Out of respect for people who suffered, I would like to say we’ve been thinking of them. And I would like to tell those who don’t know what are values and who think they can express themselves only because they work for media paid by strong oligarchs to return to values and respect. And to familiarise themselves with issues sooner than they start attacking somebody,” said Danko, adding it’s easy to hurt someone, but it’s difficult to atone for it.
Bratislava regional governor Juraj Droba, who also attended the commemorative event, stressed that our children live in a free and democratic country and they only learn about an uneasy way to this state from the lessons of history or from their parents. “They have a great luck they can freely express themselves, move and cross borders. It’s a duty of us, adults, to remind them of the fact it hasn’t been always like this and that freedom and democracy are not a matter of course today, either,” stated Droba.