Friday, May 08, 2009

Panem et circenses

I am the first one in favour of getting to the bottom of a historical mystery, so in principle, I am supportive of the Serbian govenrnements latest efforts of finding the grave of Draza Mihajlović, the leader of chetniks, WWII Serbian Royalist guerillas. Mihajlović was executed by the Yugoslav Communist governement having been previously hauled before a show-trial on trumped-up charges(sound familiar?).

There is a time and a place for everything though. In a moment when people are on hunger strikes, or plain striking, when the unemployment is sky-high, when people are mutilating themselves in order to enforce their basic rights, should this be the public's primary concern? Seems to me that the authorities kept this in the dark for a while for it to serve as a means of diverting the public's attention from the burning issues. I could be wrong, it could be that they have truly decided to unveil the mystery once and for all but the timing is simply too conveniant and I have long since stopped believing in coincidences.

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