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The three 'classics of political thought' of Basha's 'new DP'

The three 'classics of political thought' of Basha's 'new

Alfred Lela

The Democratic Party presidency meeting Monday evening, to wrap up Tuesday morning, must be remembered, not just for the long hours, but the product. In no Albanian political forum, since 1991, when political pluralism and freedom of expression was formalized, there has been no more flagrant display of Enverism than in that meeting. It has emerged as a form and as a content, without any fear that it may be scanned by neutral critics or observers of political life.

Enverism appeared, in the most harmless of demonstrations, rhetorical style. To exercise this he had fallen for the desolate Xhemal Gjunkshi, who had more styles of communism and the Warsaw Pact in his speech than NATO ranks in the military jacket.   

Said Xhemal Gjunkshi:

"Dear Chairman! Dear colleagues! We will never forget the noon of January 8, it will remain in our minds as a catastrophe for the image of democracy in the country, a day of anxiety and disappointment for all democrats who have believed in democracy with all their hearts and minds.  

Text transliterated as newspeak:

Dear friend Ramiz! Dear friends: We will never forget April 15, it will remain in our minds as the day when we lost our dear friend, the legendary leader Enver Hoxha. Comrade Enver was a beacon of light for all those communists who wholeheartedly believed in democracy.

Kreshnik Çollaku, Berisha's former deputy ambassador to Washington, had taken over what in communism was called the synoptic table of politics. So, the identification of foreign agencies and threads that link the event in question, Berisha's protest, with superstructures like Russian Orthodoxy and anti-US and anti-NATO circles. Remember that such a synoptic chart was made by E. Hoxha after the suicide of Prime Minister Mehmet Shehu. Contrary to his rhetoric, Çollaku is known in the DP as an 'Erdoganist'. He was Basha's representative at the inauguration of the memorial to those killed, in what the Turkish President has called a 'coup'.

Says Kreshnik Çollaku:

I do not see the situation as sporadic, I even see it as part of a Balkan situation. The anti-Americanism that is being structured throughout the Balkans, taking advantage of internal conflicts and similar situations, has intelligence from behind, and anti-NATO, anti-US, anti-EU intelligence. So do not expect the water to calm down. We need to talk to Democrats, we need to listen to their remarks, we need to be patiently corrected, but we need to strengthen relations with our strategic allies. "We must never allow the DP to turn into an anti-American bunker, for any reason, and at any price."

Çollaku also escapes the styles of the communist dialect, newspeak, such as the waters will calm down; exploiting internal conflicts and similar situations; to hear their remarks; to be patiently corrected, etc.

The role of the political idiot with a radical emphasis (Koçi Xoxe) is left to Agron Kapllanaj. He says:

With colleagues in the presidency I shared the opinion that his proclamation non grata from the US was good news for the country and in particular for the DP, therefore rescuing the DP from berishism is our main task.

You have to have chronic shortcomings in political and logical articulation, but also in nationalism, to say that the proclamation non grata of the former President and former Prime Minister of the country is good news for the country. One thing that even Berisha's political opponents, the Socialists, did not say, Rama did not say either, although he may have worked to achieve it (and for that they should be applauded). For the simple fact that, whether we like it or not, and despite the political-ideological biases, Sali Berisha has been head of state for three terms. But, in Basha's "new" PD, when they want to articulate politically, they urgently call Agron. Which, apparently, this time they have confused: they have taken Kapllanaj instead of Gjekmarkaj.

However, I have to apologize to those mentioned. Because I have an impression that is not their text. And this is the strongest element of enverism in that gathering. Just as in the communist investigations the defendants were presented with a sheet filled with 'fabricated deeds', which the detainee had to sign, so the Democratic exponents were given a ready 'speech' by Basha.

To get to the speeches, we need to emphasize another element. For the first time, discussions in the Presidency have not 'leaked' in the media independently. As a start, Basha ordered the blocking of the telephone signal, say sources from the Democratic Party, and then the attendees were asked to put aside their mobile phones, which he did himself. Probably 'for focused attention to the 'historic' collection.

In the Democratic Party, it is not a tradition to keep minutes, ie to record and archive every conversation at every meeting or meeting, as institutions and parties do throughout the modern world. This leads to the conclusion that the words of Kapllanaj, Gjunksh, and others, are a product of Basha's escort.

However, even if this is the case, men are formulated 'political opinion' on such an issue, even if they are men who have no place in politics.

In the end, the other illustration of Enverism is the exclusion for life, namely the political shooting of the founder and former chairman of the party and a wide group of DP exponents. Decision taken by political figures who have with the DP, or casual connections, or disconnected, or fluctuating, or late.  

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