I raise both of my hands for closing all the TV
screens in Serbia, for now and for forever, to the people from the
criminal milieu, convicts, suspects, problematic, as well as those
unemployed who drive cars worth 80, 000 Euros, those that have
villas in Dedinje and Senjak that no one knows what they do, or are
in civil service positions which do not pay a wage higher than 800
I have no problem to agree with the assessment
that a publicly presented TV story of Kristijan Golubovic can push
some, still non-established, boy into crime. That is a potential
danger but...let us, for a change, be principled.
How exactly is, say, the story of Kristijan
Golubovic more dangerous for this society than the narrative of
Jelena Milic, for the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies, promoter of
NATO. She is on screen more often than Golubovic, has regular
columns, blogs, what not, in influential media, participates in
public panels, holds lectures, and claims that Serbia should have
been bombed in 1999. That was, as she explains, the only way to
prevent Milosevic’s crimes in Kosovo in 1998/1999. Of course, she
fails to mention the armed uprising of Albanians. She also fails to
explain the situation in 1995, when Croatia expelled 250,000 Serbs,
and NATO not only did not bomb Zagreb, but helped Tudjman’s army in
the business of ethnic cleansing of Serbs.
What consequences can, in the mind of the same
immature and non-established boy, cause to attitudes of Jelena
Milic? Are those socially acceptable attitudes? I know, someone will
say that Golubovic is legally convicted while Jelena Milic is not
even being charged. Formally this is the situation.
But this is, as I understood, about the
consequences which certain publicly expressed views cause, and the
biographies of the people who express such views. This led UNS, NUNS
and the RRA to publicly react.
Another woman, Sonja BIserko, is a guest on
Serbian television more often than Seka Aleksic, and she testified
at the Hague in order to prove the genocidal proneness of the State
of Serbia, making lists snitching Serbian intellectuals, professors,
public figures, and no one has, from the well-wishers mentioned in
this, thought of asking for her public appearances to be banned.
How are the views of Kristijan Golubovic and his
biography more dangerous for Serbian society than the views and
biography of Sonja Biserko? Or let us put it like this: what kind of
social influence on the Serbian youth does, for example, the film
Rambo have, who has been killing first across Vietnam, then
Afghanistan, and mainly Russians? The series is played even on RTS.
How is Kristijan more dangerous than Rambo? The first one is real,
the second is a movie character, some might say. But where is the
difference in terms of impact on the psyche of a child? Every day
Serbian television broadcasts at least five movies (American) in
which people have their hands cut off, eyes dug out, kidneys
removed, blood drank... and no one is bothered by this, the RRA does
not see it as a problem, a socially dangerous influence.
Really, let us be principled at least
occasionally. It will not hurt.