A FAMILY OF ADVANCED LOCUSTS:Once a radical, always a radical

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A FAMILY OF ADVANCED LOCUSTS: Once a radical, always a radical

At the time of Vučić's radical youth, the order was known when it comes to the forcible confiscation of property, especially in the areas where small Serbia wanted to expand. Military and paramilitary formations come in handy, kill and expel non-Serbs, seize apartments, houses, and property, and then fine-tune it with the Law on the Use of Abandoned Property. Similar methods of expropriation were applied in the domestic field, in which the radicals were in the lead.

Once a radical, always a radical
Photo: Vladimir Jovanović


The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, is struggling with foreign words, and in recent weeks, expropriation has given him the most trouble. Milan Vujaklija says that expropriation is "forced confiscation of property from private persons, in the general interest, especially land, factories and all other means of production".

Everything is in Vujaklija's definition, except for the general interest. It is not the meaning of the word Scripture, so it cannot be changed. The master of Serbia freely interprets this phrase, in his vocabulary the general interest has a slightly different meaning - it means everything that comes to the president's mind. For example, the lithium mine of the private company Rio Tinto in the Loznica area.


Changes to the changes


Vučić had a good idea to legalize the state looting of property and ordered his subordinates to write amendments to the Law on Expropriation and the absolute progressive majority in the National Assembly to adopt the proposal. Said - done, what the leader wants - the service brings. All that remained was for the president to sign the legal act and for the act in question to be put into force, but there were unforeseen developments. It turned out that the inhabitants of Serbia, for reasons beyond the reach of advanced reason, do not like the idea of civil servants banning them in the yard one day, informing them that the state has some plans with their property, offering them a small amount of money, and then evicting them from - using Vučić's words of radical youth - centuries-old homes.

Faced with tens of thousands of citizens who blocked roads in about fifty cities last Saturday, after talks with indignant residents of Gornje Nedeljice, a village near Loznica where the opening of a lithium mine is planned, Vučić dropped the ball a little. He announced that the disputed law will be changed, so the amendments to the Law on Expropriation will be presented to the deputies on Thursday.

Nobody alive knows what is written in these amendments, there is no talk of a public debate, and what the public has to do with some laws when the state is run - said the dean of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade - the greatest law student. And he knows all other areas better than the greatest experts - medicine, economics, journalism, football, history, criminology, education, old crafts, new technologies ... That is why Serbia has a government, parliament, and judiciary only formally, and one man decides everything, that is, Übermensch.


War expropriation


It is not easy for the master of Serbia with his vassals, they have become lazy and disobedient, started asking for some rights and fighting for them. Instead of bowing their heads and obediently agreeing to oppression and abuse, the vassals are fighting back and defending themselves from bullies. It is no wonder that Vučić and his team for the destruction of Serbia and their immediate surroundings seem a little taken aback, they are simply not used to such outbursts of rebellion and civil disobedience.

At the time of Vučić's radical youth, the order was known when it comes to the forcible confiscation of property, especially in the areas where small Serbia wanted to expand. Military and paramilitary formations come in handy, kill and expel non-Serbs, seize apartments, houses and property, and then fine-tune it with the Law on the Use of Abandoned Property. So, for example, the property of the Orlović family in Konjević Polje belongs to the Church Municipality of Drinjača, and at the time of the work, the temple of God sprang up in someone else's yard.

Similar methods of expropriation were applied in the domestic field, in which the radicals were in the lead. Radical violence raged in Vojvodina throughout the war, Croats were expelled and evicted from their homes, and Hrtkovci became a symbol of this unpunished crime. Even after the war, the Radicals continued the same practice. The most famous is the case of Šešelj's secretary Ljiljana Mihajlović and her husband Ognjen Mihajlovic, editor of the radical newspaper “Zemunske novine” and editor of Šešelj's books, who moved into the Barbalić family's apartment in Zemun in July 1997 while the tenants were on holiday.

That injustice has not been corrected yet, the courts regularly gave the right to the robbers of other people's property, and two years ago, the Constitutional Court of Serbia nailed the whole case and legalized theft (Serbian: expropriation). It remains for Ivan Barbalić to seek justice before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, they will have different views on private property in that rotten West, as we have seen in the case of Fata Orlović.


In the name of the general interest


At the time when his party colleagues expropriated the apartment of the Barbalić family, Aleksandar Vučić was the general secretary of the Serbian Radical Party. He also took part in rallies organized by the Radicals in front of the building where the stolen apartment is located, together with his party friend Tomislav Nikolić. The kidnapping was carried out under the slogan "No Ustahas in Zemun".

While Bosniaks and other non-Serbs were being massively ethnically cleansed in Bosnia and their properties being confiscated, Vučić built himself up on "Kanal S" in Pale, joined the SRS, and became an MP. The President of Serbia came from such a milieu and never renounced it, judging at least by the royal treatment of war criminals under his rule, as well as by the state defense of the mural Ratko Mladić in Vračar.

Of course, even at that time, the property was expropriated in the name of the general interest, then the person in question bore various names such as "Greater Serbia", "All Serbs in one country", patriotism, national interest, defense of the bare-handed people. They may not have managed to gather all the Serbs in one country, but at least they liberated some real estate from the hated enemies. Today, in this terrible time of peace that the progressives are finding it increasingly difficult to bear, the general interest is called a little differently: economic progress, strengthening Serbia, economic growth, national interest …


Anger of the progressives


Of course, today's cases are harmless in relation to war looting, massacres, and genocide, it is stupid to compare that. But, it is not difficult to imagine progressive thugs and fan gangs holding Kalashnikovs in their hands instead of hammers and battens, and driving tanks and chariots instead of loaders. Even then, the radicals recruited volunteers from similar social strata. Times and circumstances have changed, so the methods of progressive-radical action are much gentler, but even now those old, well-known fangs are occasionally flashing.

Thus, for example, high-ranking progressive official Dragoljub Simonović, while he was the mayor of Grocka, in December 2018 organized the throwing of Molotov cocktails and shooting at the house of Milan Jovanović, journalist of the "Žig Info" portal. This could be treated as attempted murder, but advanced courts do not think so.

In January 2019, the official car of the former acting director of the Corridor and a member of the Serbian Progressive Party, Zoran Babić, hit a vehicle on the toll ramp in Doljevac. Stanika Gligorijević, who was in the hit vehicle, was killed, and five people were injured. Babić's driver was convicted, and the progressive was not responsible for anything, although the family of the murdered Stanika suspects that he was the one driving the car. Neither the court nor the family has ever seen the video of the collision from the toll plaza, only Aleksandar Vučić saw it, who does not allow that video to be made public. At all requests of the Gligorijević family to see the video of the traffic accident, the competent authorities (Serbian: Aleksandar Vučić) remained silent.


A family of advanced locusts


When Marinika Tepić accused Dragan Marković Palma, the mayor of Jagodina and Arkan's associate, of pimping minors - the entire progressive machinery sided with its coalition partner. Who cares about girls? Milovan Milivojević from Lučani and his family have been going through a real Golgotha for years, because they dared to sue the progressive Radoš Milovanović, director of the military factory "Milan Blagojević - Namenska" for the death of Milovan's son Milomir in the explosion that happened in 2017. The Progressives did not hesitate to organize a rally in support of the director in front of the court in Ivanjica, in which participated - workers of the same factory, Milovan's and Milomir's colleagues, blackmailed, under the threat of omnipotent masters.

These are just some examples of progressive abuse, humiliation, and violent behavior towards the citizens of Serbia, and there are many more. Aleksandar Vučić and his team of advanced locusts act as if they are the masters of life, death, and property of the citizens of Serbia. Intoxicated with power and authority, they convinced themselves that everything was allowed to them and that the inhabitants of this country were a submissive flock that did not protest, sheep for shearing and slaughter.

The citizens were finally overwhelmed, they raised their heads and stood up against the violent regime that treats them like cattle. Even if they realized that the right moment for the uprising was at the time when Milošević's and Šešelj's dogs of war were killing and kidnapping in the neighborhood, there would be hope for a more fundamental, substantial change. For a step out of the ideological mire that we have been struggling in for thirty-plus long years.