Just a few hours after reading other Th!nkers’ posts about and comments on lack of European elections media coverage or candidates for elections, I have come across the first euroelections-related and candidate-presenting news I had found in Slovak media.
Young local councillor, ex-assistant of an MP, and 7th on a KDH (Christian Democratic Movement) list of MEP candidates. The KDH chairman has described him as “well-known for his youthful verve and willingness to help”.
A death of a 22-year-old man on the road. His body was found lying about 50 metres from the car, BMW X5. The car had hit the ditch in high speed and rolled a few times; the reasons are unknown yet.
What do these two people have in common? You have probably guessed by now: it is the same person.
What a sad thing any deadly car accident is; and dying so young as well. Sad—that is what a death of any 22-year-old would be. However, this was not only a young man but an MEP candidate as well—which means this case is even much sadder…
It is sad that, even before details of accident, most of the Slovak online media stated that after the accident, KDH candidates “from 8th to 13th place are moving one place forward” on the list and a substitute is taking the last, 13th, place. (The death = more chances for so many politicians eager to become an MEP!)
It is sad that in online discussions, some of the readers have made some interesting conclusions: 22-year-old candidate for MEP means he was good-for-nothing having just connexions and influential daddy, and with such a car, he surely was disrespectful, spoilt rich brat, and surely was driving too fast and recklessly; such a person deserves to die (and pity the rest of the Party hadn’t been in the car as well); thank god he killed himself before he could kill anyone else; thank god such a person will not represent us now in European Parliament. And these readers were ready to write all of these things without knowing the details of the accident (the accident happened on Saturday, March 7, and the case has not been closed yet—the police are not sure whether there wasn’t another person in the car and, if so, who was driving, and no matter who drove, why the accident happened) and without knowing anything about the man.
This could have been another sad case of a young person dying in a car accident, but, unfortunately for him, he had been a politician and had even wanted to become an MEP, and immediately he transforms from a poor boy to a chance for another politician or to a worthless spoilt kid who is better dead.
Why should anyone want to go to European Parliament? Maybe to escape all of this…