Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wha could we learn from last night's Champions League semi

1) There is no football without a centerforward. Somewhere around the 70th minute it was sad to see how the unpteenth Barcelon run down the flanks ends up with a cross(if one can call it that) that goaes back to the edge of the box or further, and all that because there is no centerforward who can either escape his markers or drag them away and open up space for his team-mates. Add to this the early exit of Piquet whooften plays a surrogate tactical striker in games like these and no wonder chances were few and far between.

2) There is no football without long distance shots. If backward crosses were sad the lack of shooting from outside the penalty area was actually painful. The first Barca shot form distance was done at 80 something minute mark by Mascherano no less who had to com from the defense for the occasion. 

3) There is no football without aireal play and heading. Closely conected to point 1. And if that point was tragic and , while point number 2. was painful this one is downright hillarious. That is the only way to describe the confusion seen on Chelsea players' faces when they realized that there is not a single opposing player to mark in the area whenever Barca had a corner

4) Ball possesion does not matter, pitch posession does. And we saw last night that it is possible to achieve the former without the latter and the latter without the former.

5) God's 11th commandment does not exist, and it is most certainly not "Thou shall not score a goal without walking into it with the ball. It is a sin". ОК, I picked that one up from the Italian journalist Franco Rossi.

The question is, have Pep Guardiola and Barcelona learned these 5 pionts?

Monday, April 23, 2012

They have reached their last refuge

The visit to Belgrade of the former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, where he was invited by the Serbian Progressive Party and it’s candidate for mayor of Belgrade Aleksandar Vučić attracted a lot of media attention in Serbia, quite understandably. Naturally, the current mayor and a candidate on behalf of the ruling Democratic party Dragan Đilas weighed in on the issue. After giving due hommage to Giuliani’s achievements as mayor he reminded the public that Giuliani supported the NATO agressive war on Serbia in 1999.

A person unacquanited with Serbian politics might get the impression that the Democrats have some moral integrity. Those of us who got to know them like a bad penny have a radically different take on the situation . Of course what the Progressives and Vučić have done is disgraceful. But Đilas and the Democrats should spare us the self-righteous condemnation since they are at the bottom of the list of those who have a right to it. They are the same party which had as president(whom after his death they have elevated to an idol to worship) a man who supported NATO agression as well. That same party hired for the purpose of legal persecution of a political opponent via trumped-up charges a lawyer that advocated the bombing of Serbia some years before it actually happened. Their officials as well as those of satellite parties constantly parroted western propaganda points against Serbia and Serb people thus paving the way for war. This same party consider as their „main partners“ governements, personalities and political entities which are constantly putting in effort in order to wipe out what is left of the Serbian population in Kosovo and Metohija as the crowning achievement of their anti-Serb activites that are going on for decades.

It is with a heavy heart that I must concede that Lenin was spot on when he said that patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel. Or at least, he couldn’t have been more spot on when it comes to our scoundrel Dragan Đilas.

PS Just so that someone does not get the impression that I support the Progressive party, I repeat that Vučić inviting Giuliani is a disgrace and that if anything good came out of Đilas’ hipocricy is that it exposed how far the Progressives have gone on their road to selling their souls to the Euroatlantist Satan.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Christ is Risen!

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.

And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.

His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.

He is not here, for he has risen, as he said.

Matthew 28:1-6

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Our 90-ties in a microcosm

A conflict with deadly cosequences arises in a place hardly anyone has heard of save it's nearest neighbours. Without getting to know the facts, the incident is immediately moulded into an ideological matrix with agressor and victim pre-emptively identified. The powers-that-be immediately weigh in on the issue, passing not only judgement but also self-righteous squabble and any trendy feel-good theory they come up with. This is immediately picked up in the media which adds it's extra slant, constructing it's own agenda driven version by presenting allegations as sentences and hearsay as facts as well as calling their target via their resident character assasins every nasty name in the book. The verdict is then given to the mob who, presented with such a distorted picture, can say only "guilty" and afterwards proceeds with carrying out the sentence which is death, whether real or psychological. No presumption of innocence, no due process, no right to an appeal, not even basic defense conceeded.

Sound like something you might have heard of? To Serbian readers the wars in ex-Yugoslavia will almost immediately come to mind. Well, they'd be right in recognizing it in the matrix I posted above. However, the specific case I had in mind is not that one, but the one that has been thrust at the center of American public opinion lately, the killing of a black teenager Trayvon Martin(or Trayvon Hussein Obama, if you prefer) by George Zimmerman.

As of now, George Zimmerman is at an undisclosed location and has so isolated himself from the world even his legal representatives can not continue working for him properly. And who could blame him? What would you do if your guilt has been implicitly proclaimed by the President of the USA, if your adress has been posted on twitter by a washed-up publicity whore(an adress that turned out to be false and an elderly couple was forced to suffer the wrath of the anti-Zimmerman lynch mob), if a racist group puts a bounty on your head and the national media seeking to make you a George Wallace with a shotgun while saturating your photo all around the airwaves?

Facts? Who needs stinkin' facts? Who wants to know that the white-hooded Zimmerman is actually of mixed white-Hispanic heritage, that he is a registered Democrat and likely an Obama voter, that he has tutored regularly black families and pursued personally a case of police brutality against a homeless black man for which the usual race demagogues were nowhere to be found? Zimmerman fits the narrative, anything that contradicts the official story is to be suppressed and those trying to put it in the foreground should be mercilessly shouted down. Zimmerman is fair game for anything, including outright manipulation of evidence. And if they get caught, they'll do some phony investigation coupled with an even phonier apology in which they will scupulously avoid any mention of the actual victim of their defamation. There is no way around it: Zimmerman is being publicly lynched!

Yes, people, this is liberal, progressive America in it's standard operating mode. Lawrence Auster put it best:

Liberal America—like the thugees of 19th century India, but with infinitely more power and reach—is a murder cult. It dehumanizes and slaughters its victims, whether physically or psychologically. It thrives, it increases its energy and power, on their suffering and death.

Today, it's George Zimmerman, tommorow who knows. And yesterday it was the Serb people. We were their 12 million George Zimmermans back in the day.