Writing about the Pride Parade on the website of „New Serbian Political Thought“, Mr. Slobodan Antonić used his right to comment the officials’ statements about the latest wave of violence provoked by extreme-right groups.
Antonić criticizes the state secretary Homen for using an indecent expression „horrible“, he disapproves of Mr. Tomo Zorić’s (spokesman of the prosecutor’s office) announcement that the prosecution is going to ask for maximum punishments prescribed by the law and mentions that „in the past few days we have been reminded by the Constitutional Court that they have charges demanding that ’militant’ supporters groups and ’clero-fascist’ NGOs be banned“.
Antonić also warns that the present authorities have overtaken the media, that they have cleared out all institutions from power and every national characteristic (from the National Library to the Assembly) and that they have revised the last signs of national foreign affaires.
The Pride Parade is seen by Slobodan Antonić as something which terrifies “the Serbian society” (he does not mention two and a half million of citizens of Serbia who are not Serbs, so it is not clear what he thinks about their attitude towards the Parade) and that “only somebody who does not think well to this people (meaning Brussels and Washington) can systematically impose them such a thing”.
Antonić draws two conclusions:
The first is that “until Tadić’s capitulation before Mrs. Ashton, these authorities believed that they ruled the country. This capitulation, however, made Serbia a vassal territory.” His other conclusion is that Tadić and his company have become violators who rule the country contrary to people’s will.”
In the EU’s insisting on solution of the question of LGB population Antonić sees insisting on Serbia’s “symbolic submission” and “after an easy habituation to ripping off of Kosovo, Serbia must do the most appalling thing. And it is not important at all whether this dismay is rational or not. The important thing is that “dominator” demands full obedience, submission from “the slave”. The slave must do for his dominator the most disgusting thing as a sign of absolute obedience.”
In this context Antonić warns that Homen’s clumsy sentence about horrible reaction “has the other side too, the one in which one day Serbia becomes a state again and its authorities regain the role of an advocate of democracy and national interests.”
This text is worth a few comments.
Firstly, it is true that some parties at power wrested the state from its citizens. The report on Serbia’s advancement made by the EU agrees with Antonić in this regard. It is the phenomenon of medium durance. Parties (one or more of them) have more or less autocratically ruled this country every time it was not ruled by army officers (like in 1903-1914 or1929-1931)
Secondly, Serbia is a satellite and considering its resources it cannot be otherwise. The question is whether it pays more or better, whether it is less harmful, to be in such a relation with the East or the West. Satellite relation with the Eastern powers brought bombing (because the then politically illiterate diplomacy of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia interpreted Russian signals as guarantees); bombing deprived Serbia of the rest of the power in Kosovo (the most of it was lost as early as in autumn 1988 when the state power was lost over the biggest part of our population in Kosovo and Metohija). Bombing heavily damaged otherwise scarce resources of Serbia and Russia benefited from its signals in unjustifiably “second” intervention in Chechnya in December 1999; China was also accepted into the World Trade Organization soon after its embassy had been bombed in Belgrade.
Thirdly, the West bombed Serbia; four years before bombing it had saved Banja Luka for Serbs. Russians never saved anything for anybody in the Balkans during those years except the Pristina airport for a few days in 1999.>>>