(Cover Image & Source: Okupirani Vukovar @ Jutarnji)

“Darkest corner of the human mind hides the spark of the greatest evil.” (I.C.)

…Today I will tell you a story that once upon a time told me one old and wise man. The story of Humans, species of living beings that considered themselves to possess a high intelligence. This Humans, how they called themselves, taught that they could rule the whole world, a small planet they called Earth. But of course, the Time had shown, they were fools, because no one can rule the World, except the Ancestors.

What is your name, you old man?

I don´t have a name….

You don´t have a name?! But everybody has some name, everybody has a father and a mother.  

Not me…

Then how do the people call you?

Well, they call me with many different names, but you can call me Mr. D…

Ok, Mr. D., what is the reason why you are here, today, on this place, in this time?

I´m always here, always…

Listen, young man, can I tell you a story, an old story?…

Yes, you can, if it´s not too long. I don´t like too long stories, stories are boring.

Trust me, this won´t be boring…

…So, he put his old wrinkled fingers on my forehead. I felt a little dizziness, like I was in a cloud…

This story is about a specie of living beings that had lived here many centuries ago. They called themselves Humans…

Humans, what is that?

Don´t interrupt me. I don´t like to be interrupted…

Sorry.

Just listen and I will explain to you all that you don´t understand…

Anyway, as I was saying, of all those Humans, one special type lived on very small but pretty place. Many tribes…

What are tribes?

Tribe is a form where many people live together, they protect each other, and mostly they have some common ancestor. In some sort they are connected to each other, by blood roots…

Anyway, many tribes, many different tribes lived on one small place, wonderful place, for centuries, in peace…ok, mostly in peace… Then, one day, the Big Brother…

What is….

Yes, I will explain you… Big Brother was a name of the group of organisations, group of people that were very strong…and I´m not talking about a physical strength (even some of them were strong)…but strong in power, might, money and possessions…They had everything, or almost everything, and they had one common goal, to rule the whole world. I mean, don´t we all want that?…

But one thing that they didn’t had, was this small pretty place that was a cause of many wars in the past, and they wanted that more then anything. This land was one of the strongest lands on the planet, with strong leader that had connections all over the world. He could talk to everyone, the bad and the good, the west and the east, he even organised a community in which he gathered around many small independent lands, that were still not part of the Big Brother. And because of that he was too strong for Big Brother. He was a big threat. Like a mosquito who bites the flesh, sucks the blood, slowly and patiently, to the last drop of blood. And they taught, the members of the Big Brother, that they have to remove him, to kill him, and conquest that small but pretty land for themselves. They fought against him, once, twice…they lost, they sent spies to make an assassination, they did everything that was in their power, but nothing worked. Then, one day, problem solved for itself. The big master, the big leader died. Now, they had a chance to make the first move, the first strike. But what is the best way to conquer this land, and not to expose themselves to the public. You know, through all of the history, they ruled the world “from behind”, from the “shadows”…

So, how could they succeed in their mission? Only through their spies, their puppets…

What are puppets?

Puppets are stuffed toys connected with metal or wooden sticks with which could the puppeteer make moves, so that it looks like the puppet is alive, speaking and moving….

Anyway, the Big Brother organised human puppets, so called nationalists, from every land that was a part of that small but valuable federation that they wanted to conquer…

What are nationalists?

Nationalists were people (of course they don´t exist any more) who taught that they could rule their lands (or the whole world) using their strong beliefs that people were separated on the basis of the land where they were born (or where their parents or ancestors were born). In this way, they would separate people in many different tribes, and create artificial things, like national lands, national flags and anthems, many different and strange rules etc.

Anyway, as I was saying, they had chosen, The Big Brother, the most intelligent people from every land, true leaders, intelligent and crazy enough to make other people believe they were special, and that the other peoples, from other tribes, their brothers and sisters, were a lower class, a slaves which needs to be subdued and controlled.

So, they created many different and mutually opposed tribes, and waited for the right moment, for the first spark of evil. And they didn’t have to wait too long. Ten years passed since their beloved ruler died, and the great war had started.

This parody of human life, this ecstasy of blood, torture and destruction lasted for no more then five or six years, and brought more pain and suffering after the war then during the war itself. Thousands and thousands people died, tens of thousands were left without a home, and many cities and villages were looted and destroyed.

But, that was not the end of suffering. The Big Brother wanted to be sure that the big and prosperous land like it was before, in the time of the Big Leader, was no more. The Beast sent its mercenaries from all over the world, the descendants of those people, to destroy what has left, the industries of the former land, all that could remind people of this land in the past in which they lived in. The memory on this past should have faded. After all this homicide, land was destroyed, people were without jobs, a place to stay, their land, everything that they considered their own. Now, many of them had only one possible solution: To go out to the “white” world,  seeking for a new homelands, lands that will never be their own, searching for a foreign bread, in the lands were they will be treated like slaves, lower race, in the homelands of the Big Brother.

Well, wasn’t that what the Big Brother wanted at the first place? Not only their land, but the people themselves. ´Cause people are the true wealth, true resource. They are the one´s who create society, they make money for the Big Brother, they live for Him, they die for Him. And they were the main reason why they destroyed their homeland. The Big Brother needed their intelligence, their strength, great knowledge, …, all that what their children, the children of the Big Brother had lost many years ago… And without smart and good working children there is no prosperity, no future. So, if we can´t make future from our own retarded and weak children, we have to find a way and steal the children of our proclaimed enemies, at all costs. And they, the Big Brother,  had the money, they had resources, but they didn’t have power, human power, which could push this machine that they called capitalism…

And what has happened to them all, did the Big Brother win, or did they die at the end?

Well, my good young listener, that is one other story. I will only say to you that the human reason had won at the end, and the small David had won the big Goliath. Those Humans destroyed the nationalism, racism, religions, and everything else that stood on the way of the Human development…

Did they succeeded? Maybe they did…