AN AMERICAN FROM SERBIA: “THOSE WHO DO NOT LEARN FROM HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT”

AN AMERICAN FROM SERBIA: "THOSE WHO DO NOT LEARN FROM HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT" WILL NOTHING EVER CHANGE IN SERBIA? (for the better) So the Serbian cauldron is boiling again. People are in the streets protesting against the regime, and the police and government goons are beating them again. Just as happened in 1968 when the Belgrade students rose up against the communist dictator #1 (Tito). And again in 1996 when the Belgrade students and others marched against the communist dictator #2 (Milosevic). Only this time, the young and the old are united in their protests against the Vučić regime and his Serbian Progressive Party.

AN AMERICAN IN SERBIA: WHAT LIVING IN BELGRADE IS LIKE AFTER 50+ YEARS IN AMERICA

Three years ago, I arrived in Serbia. The idea was to see what living in my native city for about six months would be like after spending half a century in America. Well, the best laid plans of mice and men… Three months after my arrival, a temporary living arrangement became a permanent wedlock. I married my landlady. I grew a beard. I still wear it. I lost some weight. Healthier food and lifestyle, I suppose. Those were some of the good things. The rest… well, it was a culture shock. So much rudeness. So much senseless bureaucracy. So much unnecessary regulation. So much intolerance. Now we have been back in Belgrade for a fourth summer/fall in a row. I’ve already shared with you a number of stories which document the progression of Serbia into a police state and an economy driven by washed up drug and human trafficking money. And slowed down by nonsensical regulation. Now I want to share with you some of the good sides of the Serbian capital – Belgrade. Such as its beautiful location at the confluence of two big European rivers – the Danube and Sava.

AN AMERICAN IN SERBIA: WHAT LIVING IN BELGRADE IS LIKE AFTER 50+ YEARS IN AMERICA

A COUNTRY OF THE YOUNG, THE OLD AND THE MEDIOCRE LEGACIES OF FORMER COMMUNIST SYSTEM REMAIN: LIKE LIVING IN A POLICE STATE - LIVING IN A STATE OF FEAR - YOU'RE GULTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT - PEOPLE SERVE THE POLICE AND THE STATE INSTEAD OF THE OPPOSITE PS: SAD STATISTICS: SERBIA IS DYING Population shrinking, death rate 57% higher than birth rate

AN AMERICAN IN SERBIA: WHAT LIVING IN BELGRADE IS LIKE AFTER 50+ YEARS IN AMERICA

A COUNTRY OF THE YOUNG, THE OLD AND THE MEDIOCRE LEGACIES OF FORMER COMMUNIST SYSTEM REMAIN: LIKE LIVING IN A POLICE STATE - LIVING IN A STATE OF FEAR - YOU'RE GULTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT - PEOPLE SERVE THE POLICE AND THE STATE INSTEAD OF THE OPPOSITE PS: SAD STATISTICS: SERBIA IS DYING Population shrinking, death rate 57% higher than birth rate

DALLAS BLOWBACK: GOVERNMENT-TRAINED KILLER TURNS ON POLICE

DALLAS BLOWBACK: GOVERNMENT-TRAINED KILLER TURNS ON POLICE "When you play with fire, you get burned by fire." "All who draw the sword will die by the sword." On Thursday night in Dallas, Micah Johnson, a black Army veteran, did what the government trained him to do: KILL. He used his military skills to take out …

CHARLIE HEBDO’S BLOOD MONEY: PROFITING FROM MURDERS, TERRORISM

TURNING TERRORISM INTO PROFIT CENTER: FITTING NEW WORLD ORDER PROFILE "The very first issue of Charlie Hebdo since the attack on its editorial staff was released Wednesday in France, and appeared to immediately sell out at newsstands. A print run of 3 million, 50 times the normal circulation of 60,000, has been raised to 5 …

OBAMA REFUSES TO REVERSE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE

This is another Truth in Media pictorial-editorial OBAMA REFUSES TO REVERSE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE IN AMERICA So much for Obama's compassion for his beleaguered brethren across the country, like those in Ferguson, MO, who are reeling from increased militarization of police. Our "chief executive" has firmly decided to stay firmly pat and do nothing to reverse …

POLICE HARASSMENT IN AMERICA: “WHO WILL GUARD THE GUARDS”

POLICE HARASSMENT IN AMERICA: "WHO WILL GUARD THE GUARDS" "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" (Juvenal, Roman poet, 1st century AD) This is outrageous... The police in this country are running amok. The situation is becoming worse than I had ever seen the brutal communist police act in my youth, growing up under a dictatorship regime. And if we, …

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