The 50th anniversary of the Soviet occupation is an opportunity to reflect on the consequences of the events that happened in August 1968. Our autonomy and state sovereignty is closely linked to democracy and we should not be afraid of patriotism.
Patriotism is a positive attitude, a value that various fools and extremists want to steal from us. That happened fifty years ago. Let us not lose the patriotism that is being developed and hindered by a democratic state today. It is time for the current democratic political representation to become more patriotic.
Only few countries have such a historical and cultural tradition as we do. We have a lot of things to be proud of. But democratic patriotism is not only about defending the past or building of walls, it has to be also a proud and self-confident program. The main topics to be discussed should include the quality of the army, improving the quality of our education system or integration of the new trends in our economy.