Some Stupid Thing in Balkan: Demise of Yugoslavia and the Thirst for Dissolution of History (pt.1)
Kali Tribune’s Department of History and Delusion Drainage proudly presents the first episode in the series of enclosures on twofold subject: history of the war in the aftermath of dissolution of Yugoslavia and already noted phenomena of prevalent urge to dissolve the reality of the past, present among the alarming number of so called “alternative media” outlets.
We will provide an accurate exposition of this historical event, from the last years of the Cold War to Serbian attack on Bosna in the spring of 1992.
This will serve as the focal point for discussion of such phenomena as “anti-imperialism”, “truth movement”, “anti-globalism” and, above all, alternative media based on the “geopolitical analysis”, as being instances of rather worrisome trend which leads to intellectual and moral corruption on mass scale.
The reason is simple. This recent and extremely well documented historical event is being treated by almost all “Western anti-Western” intellectual and media outlets in the way that can safely be termed “historical science fiction”.
Therefore, it is easy to surmise that among masses of people denouncing the “world capitalism”, “oligarchy”, “American Empire”, etc. there exists a strong desire to reduce the recent history to their favorite delusion and than to call that delusion “the truth”. Nothing new about that, one might say. But the novelty lies in the ominous trend of living in the virtual reality of information flow mediated by internet which at some point makes the transmutation of illusion into truth a quite feasible project.
We will also demonstrate how this trend is on the rapid increase and point out some methods by which one can resist its allure.
In the introduction we lay out the outline of the series and its purpose with remarks about the current situation in the internet mediated public sphere which is more and more spilling over into mainstream.
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