Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Who cried "wolf"?

Twentieth century was full of contrasts. It brought us inventions that improved the material level of mankind but also ideas that madethe darkest areas of human psyche surface.

Totalitarian ideologies that took power in certain countries whipped up atavistic urges in some, while in others they played on fear and paranoia. The stories of in most cases immaginary "enemy that never sleeps" and which kept entire nations in a state of permanent anxiety look almost comical today but have left catastrophic consequences on the nations ruled by such ideologies.

What if, however, the enemy seeking to subvert you really exists?

The mere asking of this question has people shaking their head in disbelief. What enemies, we live in the 21st century, in a democracy! It is racist, chauvinist to say that, those are nazi and communist cliches! This sort of reaction is the worst long-term consequence of these ideologies, their posthumous victory over reason. The view that the very concept of the enemy is an invention of totalitarian propaganda has entrenched the nations' psyche to such an extent that they are completely unable to identify an entity as the enemy even when in it's actions this entity does everything to inflict damage, even when it says opnely that it is the enemy. Needless to say that a nation in such a psychological state can not survive, certainly not in the long run. Changing the awareness and the conceptions of the enemy is the foremost task of all those oposing post-modernist ideologies of contemporary establishment.

Everybody knows the story of the boy who cried "wolf". But the story's moral is not that the concept of wolf does not exist.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Doublespeak primer

Here is an article from the London Times about Kosovo and Metohija written in post-modern western Newspeak which yours truly will kindly translate into plain common-sense English.

Ban Ki Moon is mounting a charm offensive on a three-day trip to Moscow after Russia threatened to block him from serving a second term as United Nations Secretary-General because of his stance on Kosovo.

Translation: Ban Ki Moon: "Holy underwear, I've got to protect my phony-baloney job!(*) If I piss off the Russians too much there goes my second term!"

Western diplomats fear that the UN chief may hand Russia significant concessions on the newly independent Kosovo, which Russia refuses to recognise. The Kremlin is pressing Mr Ban to ignore, or at least prolong, a proposed 120-day transition period to Kosovan independence from Serbia that expires on June 16.

Translation: West:"How dare the Russians demand that the Secretary General actually does his job and protect UN resolutions? Who do they think they are? Us?"

Mr Ban may also be pressured into naming a facilitator to attempt to renew talks between the Serbs and Kosovans, diplomats say. There is speculation that Mr Ban will name Jean-Marie Guéhenno, the departing French head of UN peacekeeping, to such a post.

The result would be that, despite its declaration of independence on February 17, and recognition by dozens of other nations, Kosovo could find itself in another “temporary period” with an uncertain status.

Translation: "All our recognitions of independence are not worth the paper we printed them on especially since far less countries then expected followed us".

According to diplomats and UN sources, the Kremlin began threatening the pro-Western Mr Ban last summer when it felt that he was favouring Kosovan independence. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Russia has veto power and could block Mr Ban’s appointment for a second five-year term starting in 2012.

Dmitri Medvedev, the President-elect, used the visit to attack what he called attempts to ignore UN resolutions on issues such as Kosovo, an implicit criticism of Mr Ban’s neutrality.

Translation:"This veto thing sucks! We never thought it would actually be used against us!"

Sergei Lavrov, the Foreign Minister, underlined the Kremlin’s determination to hold Mr Ban to a hard line at a joint press conference in Moscow. He said they had agreed that “it is important to act based on Resolution 1244, and that it is necessary to strictly follow the mandate of the UN mission in Kosovo”. He added: “I think there is mutual understanding that our combined efforts to defend this approach have potential. Recent history proves that unilateral actions that bypass the UN only create new and serious problems.”

Translation:"Rule of law is like so 20th century. We should return to pre-history where the guy with the biggest stick ruled. And we would have already if it wasn't for these meddling Russians."

The Secretary-General has appeared almost apologetic since arriving in Moscow on Wednesday, acknowledging the hosts’ annoyance at the length of time it has taken for his first visit. Describing the Foreign Minister as “my dear colleague”, he said that he was “always grateful for the strong support and co-operation” of Russia in the work of the UN. He added: “I also hope that Russia can do more. This is what I have expressed to the Russian leadership.”

Mr Ban is having an unusually broad range of meetings in Moscow, holding talks with Russian businessmen, members of parliament and Patriarch Alexiy II of the Orthodox Church.

As a token, he will today name a Russian as the UN high-level co-ordinator for the return of Kuwaiti nationals and property seized by Iraq in the 1990 invasion. The appointment may backfire because the Russian official, Gennady Tarasov, was once a Soviet diplomat at the UN who was expelled by the United States in 1986 as a suspected KGB spy.

Translation:"Kissing the Russian's behinds is awful but beats kissing my position as UN Secretary General goodbye any day of the week!"

Mr Ban has already caused splits among his own mission in Kosovo by siding with a UN official who is considered pro-Serb. Gerrard Gallucci, the American running the United Nations Mission in Kosovo in the Serb enclave of north Mitrovica, wrote a cable to UN headquarters criticising his immediate superiors for asking UN police and Nato troops to retake a courthouse seized by Serb protesters, leading to a gunfight.

Joachim Rücker, the UN representative in Kosovo, and his deputy, Lawrence Rossin, argued that Mr Gallucci should be dismissed for insubordination, sources say, but Mr Ban refused their request.

Translation:"Come on guys, if I go down, so do you. Show some cooperation! We have to, at least, appear to be impartial."

Don't you just love contemporary western journalism?

(*)with due thanks and reference to Mel Brooks.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Another blast from the past

67 years ago nazi Germany attacked the Kingdom of Yugoslavia by bombing it's capital Belgrade. Within days the country was occupied and dismembered. On the first anniversary of the assault the quisling governement of Serbia and German occupying forces issued this poster:

Here are some translations of the bolded parts, for the many of you unfamiliar with Serbian:

...The sixth of april punished the policy of Belgrade conspirators towards the European community and it also had it's advantageous point: it had to open the eyes of the Serb people and teach it to think in a European way...The Serb people could not lead anti-European policies unpunished...

...By April 6th 1942 every Serb should have learned for all eternity: the Serb state could lead only one type of policy: a European policy...

Sound like anyone you know?

Friday, April 04, 2008

Who stated this?

Serbia is not an isolated island, Serbia is a part of Europe. Without the Community there is no life for anybody, icluding Serbia, without the victory of the Community Serbia can expect certain death.

Serb, you rightfully want a better future, you justifiabkly seek freedom. Order, labour, social justice according to effort, right to cultural development, right to life, who can guarantee these things? Will the nations that do not form the part of the Community bring you this?

Tadić? Dinkić? Some other member of the kapo coalition?

Nope! This is an excerpt from a German propaganda poster in occupied Serbia circa 1941 or 1942. Here it is.

The mentioned text is in the upper left-hand corner. Other parts say:

1) Upper right-hand corner: Germany has work for everyone
2) Lower left-hand corner: What would happen if Bolshevism triuphed? After that in smaller letters comes a lithany of every possible evil on Earth
3) Lower right-hand corner: What will happen when national-socialism wins? With it the decriptions of nazi "paradise".
4) Bottom: The choice is yours - Germany, meaning life, or bolshevism meaning death

Surprised? Why?

Did you honestly expect the so-called Hague tribunal to convict Haradinaj? Did you honestly expect them to investigate crimes against Serbs?

Don't act innocent, you knew what the "tribunal" was like! Wise men demonstrated this with facts but you waved them off because you were tired of fighting and you wanted to live like all "normal people". Well, here is your normal life, the one where anybody can take your property, freedom country, even your life and with nothing protecting you. I hope you like it.

And keep voting for the kapo coalition, you'll get more. It's no better then you deserve.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The kapos are in a frenzy

The kapo coalition is totally unhinged now and they no longer hide the fact that they would sell Kosovo and Metohija and the Serbs remaining there down the river in order to secure EU and US privileges. It has reached a point where they began parotting the western party line:

Meanwhile, Serbian Defense Minister Dragan Sutanovac accused Samardzic and other allies of Serbia's nationalist Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica of "coordinating" riots by Serbian nationalists in Belgrade and Kosovo after Kosovo declared independence.

The rioters have attacked Western embassies in Belgrade and torched a part of the U.S. embassy on Feb. 21. Earlier this month, deadly clashes between Kosovo Serbs and international forces in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica left one U.N. policemen dead and several injured.

Sutanovac, an ally of Serbia's pro-Western President Boris Tadic, told the Belgrade Blic daily that the riots were "coordinated and led ... in an agreement between Samardzic and the prime minister."

The reign of terror under which the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija have been living since 1999. wouldn't have to do anything with it, wouldn't it? Or the forcefull takeover of the Kosovska Mitrovica courthouse on the fourth anniversary of the bloodbath that saw dozens of Serbs killed and maimed and dozens of Serb churches razed? Perhaps Šutanovac will soon accuse the Serbs of that as well, the thoroughly immoral man that he is.

Amazing that such a man can hold public office in any country.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

No this is not an April fool's joke

Although it does sound like a pretty sick one! Those calling him a moron were on to something, albeit for the wrong reasons...

8 March 2008 | 09:06 | Source: Beta
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President George Bush says that supervised independence was the best solution for Kosovo.

George Bush (Tanjug)

It has the best prospects of leading to peace in the region, said Bush, and expressed hope that the Serbian government "will realize this".

In a brief interview with Croatian national television in Washington, ahead of his visit to Zagreb, Bush said Kosovo "represented the last chapter in the break-up of the former Yugoslavia and an end to a very difficult period".

"Kosovo has a chance with supervised independence. I support this decision because I believe this is best for the region and there are greater prospects of peace," the U.S. president said.

"I hope the Serbian government will realize that the Serbs in Kosovo are treated with respect as a minority, and that it will in time help Kosovo separate, instead of trying to prevent its secession," Bush was quoted.