Of course, I wouldn't have known that the fierce revolutionary from '68, Ljubisa Ristic, a [theatre] director with a bug in an ear [ one of the plays Lj. R. has directed], remained even today in the revolutionary waters. And that the revolution in question is the revolution that goes on. As I also wouldn't have known that the revolutionary with a bug in an ear has a "higher standing" than an academician and a professor, Dr. Mira Markovic [ one of the founders of the refounded Yugoslav Communist Party - Movement for Yugoslavia and the wife of Slobodan Milosevic, the president of Serbia](no relation of mine, by the way).
Unfortunately, I have known that the Yugoslav idea has always been a Serb thing. I also know that the Serbs will endure JUL. Besides, Serbs can endure more than other nations can even imagine.
Serbs can also endure a proposal by Vreme, my favorite and also an "independent" magazine, whose motto is "everything Serbian is alien to us". Vreme proposes and I forcefully second their proposal, that it is necessary, almost cathartic, for Serbia to build a monument to an "unknown deserter". The Vreme's commentator says:" In that sense, the monument to an unknown deserter would be an important contribution to democracy. As a reminder of the levity with which the local [Serbian] regime rushed into the war. As a reminder of the shameful patriotic madness."
In the sense of the contribution to democracy and Vreme's proposal I dare to go even further. Why only a monument? Why not decorations as well? For example, we could establish an Order of a Deserter with a Ribbon and Clean Underwear, an Order of a Deserter with an Earring and a Pony-tail, and then an Order of an Escape of a First Degree; then, what about an Order of an Expressed and Proven Unpatriotic Behavior; a climax could, for example, be an Order of a Treason with Diamonds (this one could be, in a formal ceremony, given to the editorial board of the forementioned magazine). Then, how about medals! For example: Medal for the Fastest Deserter, then Medal for the Most Cowardly Deserter, Cry Baby Medal ... And so on. Besides, as far as I am concerned, "deserters of all lands unite!"; Vreme is waiting for you.
What mingling with the so-called "independents" looks like, can be gathered from a recent Serbian Writers Union press release. The Union admitted that it had supported and itself taken part in the struggle for an "independent" and "objective" news reporting and that in the course of the struggle it several times "defended Nasa Borba, Studio B and Radio B-92. [an independent daily newspaper, a TV station and a radio station, all located in Belgrade]
"Unfortunately, Nasa Borba, B-92 and Vreme have recently published a large number of malicious reports ( while they were a few in number it was tolerable?) about the participation of some of our members in literary events in the Republic Srpska [Bosnian Serb state] and the Republic of Serbian Krajina [Croatian Serb state].
"We reserve the strongest condemnation for the dirty, inaccurate insinuations regarding our most prominent member, Dobrica Cosic."
Of course, the writers' problem was that they hadn't earlier understood, according to which and especially according to whose principles the so-called "independents" work; but at least now they understand. Some never will!
Nevertheless, we shouldn't be surprised by the "independents" or Vreme. What else could they do but follow the current "international" and "democratic" trends. And judging by the so-called international courts, the fashion of the moment is the hunt for Serbs! When, if not now!
Italian newspapers have recently published the following news:" The Secretary General of the Permanent Court of the Nations, which is currently in session in Trento (Italy), Gianni Tognioni, has issued a statement which was publicized as a first-rate sensation by all Italian newspapers: the latest fashion in Italy is a new kind of tourism - travel to Bosnia to kill Serbs!
"The "party" begins on a Friday morning when the "tourists", seeking amusement, are taken in a private airplane to Bosnia from one of the smaller European airports. Upon reaching their destination, they are offered to put on the fatigues and can head for one of the fronts or try out all kinds of existing armaments. They can shoot at the enemy (Serbs, of course) from the machine-guns, cannons or bazookas, or even sniper rifles."
The statement further says that the "tourist" sharp shooters rate most highly women carrying buckets with water and children!
Deserter magazine Vreme totally ignores the news like these. To the Serb children killed in a "touristic" way they do not offer a grave, let alone a monument. But why would the Serb children need a monument?
Another, according to some, even more antiserb and pro-deserter paper, Nasa Borba, goes even further. Reporting from the "Serbian Court" this "independent" paper not only doesn't mention the Serbs as the targets of the merry "tourists" but doesn't mention them (I mean the Serbs) at all! On the contrary, the "liberated" reporter of this Soros owned paper, confuses the reader by suggesting that the Serbs themselves organize this "Safary"!
Anyway, what can we expect from Nasa [our] (i.e. "Their") Borba, which puts more trust in "its" New York Times (NYT) than even in UNPROFOR [U.N. protection force]! "Their" NYT wrote that "Yugoslavia has recently sent to the Serb controlled Croatian territories at least 900 soldiers, tanks and other armaments, with help from the Russian forces serving with UNPROFOR." Roy Gutman writes for and is a pride of Nasa ("Their") Borba. It doesn't matter that the official UNPROFOR's spokesperson denied these allegations. It doesn't matter that he revealed that the Russian troops are not stationed at the location where, according to the "independent" reporter from NYT, the "crossing" of the Yugoslav soldiers and tanks had taken place. None of that matters. Nor does anyone care about the truth. What matters is that Nasa Borba carries the information on a predetermined day and a predetermined spot. As ordered.
On publicly and, I guess, democratically asked questions about the functioning and the goals of the foundation in Yugoslavia, his official representatives and mercenaries, until this press conference, replied only occasionally and usually with ferocious personal attacks on those who dare to ask any unpleasant questions. However, when they realized that the "witch hunt", as they had called it, wouldn't stop that easily and that those "uncivil" and "ungrateful" Serbs still have questions and that the questions were becoming more and more unpleasant, the Soros' mercenary gentlemen decided to counter-attack.
Rightly judging that the outcome of an open meeting with the journalists would be bad for them, despite the fact that some of the journalists would have been "our people", the organizers have, just in (a democratic) case brought to the event the selected beneficiaries from the Soros' moneys and also the candidate beneficiaries (if they behave) as well as the "sympathizers" of the movement. In the end, according to a predetermined scenario, the journalists were allowed into the hall.
Well, the fact that a few journalists were allowed to attend the press conference did not mean that they would be allowed to ask questions. Anyway why should the journalists ask any questions? If they were "Soros' people", they already knew they were supposed to listen [also means obey]. If they weren't, what were they doing there?
So, what happened?
After a paean to Soros from the mouth of Ms. Sonja Licht and a "discussion" in which only Soros' "beneficiaries" took part and which brought tears to eyes of those who still hadn't had a chance to put their fingers into Mr. Soros' wallet, came the climax of the gathering: all those who had until then asked any unpleasant questions regarding the business practices of the great "humanist" and their master Soros, would be sued!
Any more questions?
"Democracy" is really a miracle! Amazing![also means invisible in Serbo-Croatian]