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.