The intellectual genocide in the Balkans
written by Ladislav Cvetkovski
01 October 2018
From the 1990s to the present day, the Balkans have been dominated by nationalism. It has become an exceptional tool for the ruling of this region. A system has been established that constantly blames the neighboring country, nation, culture or religion for the poor economic situation, the lack of basic human rights and freedoms at home. A system of fused vessels in which one nationalism needs another has been cemented. That's how bloody wars happened, and we spent the past 28 years in our own “reality show” in which the spokespersons and followers of these nationalist structures convinced us that "they deserve it" and "there is worse".
In this nationalistic “soup” our lives have been transformed into an economic statistical figure by "selfless", "saviours of God-chosen people", "purebred" and criminal gangsters who continue to muddle and fabricate. Moreover, the "national saviours" were growing richer and profited together with those who they defended us from.
|To feed with... |
(Those who have nothing to offer will feed you
with nationalism and religious hatred,
and those with their eyes closed will swallow it.)
In the past 28 years, I have heard all kinds of manipulative filth that justified any criminal proceeding. Lives were destroyed, people were killed, companies were taken over, education was degraded.
(The school is not a quiz)
Those vocal "drummers" who sowed fear, those who were silent and made sure to be invisible, translucent, those who love to be sunflowers, those who together enjoyed one corrupt orgy jointly made the worst happen, and that is the intellectual genocide in the Balkans. With the emigration of these citizens from the Balakan, the small Balkan states remained without their creative critical power, one that guarantees a better future for each country. When the power of the young critical thought emigrates, an enormous space opens up for stupidity.
(According some information published in media in 2016
nearly 600,000 people have left the country in the last two decades.)
|The Big Bang|
I spent 30 years of my life listening to propaganda, full of stupidity, historical-religious constructs, various "Frankenstein" truths. With my posters I want to make change in the perception of the Balkan people and also to show the world our absurd, the fiction which we live in, in the Balkans.
Note: This is a small part of my artworks related to the political and social happenings in my country Republic of Macedonia and Balkans in the last four years.