Levice s klapkami na očích

Opakuje se pro levici rok 1965? Inu, ano.

Po Chruščovově projevu v roce 1956, který vynesl na světlo světa (některé) Stalinovy zločiny, zažila levice na celém světě období naprostého chaosu a hluboké krize. Nebyli to ale jen členové komunistických stran, které Chruščovova odhalení omráčila. Také všichni pokrokově smýšlející lidé různých směrů a kréd - od odborářů až po trockisty - byli nuceni, v případě, že v sobě měli dostatek poctivosti a odvahy, přehodnotit svá odedávna ctěná přesvědčení.

Díky jedenáctému září jsme se my, kdo se považujeme za pokrokové - kdo věříme v demokracii, feminismus, lidská práva a socialismus -, dostali do krize ne nepodobné oné krizi z šestapadesátého roku. Tím nechci říct, že islámští fundamentalisté, kteří vyhlásili válku všem "bezvěrcům" (včetně mnoha lidí jejich vlastního vyznání), jsou stalinisté (přestože obě skupiny mají mnoho společných vlastností). Chci tím říct jen tolik, že musíme, v případě, že máme v sobě dostatek poctivosti a odvahy, přehodnotit mnoho našich odedávna ctěných přesvědčení.

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