“Handke with the Nobel Prize in his hands is not a problem – the problem is the disclosure of media sweet lies in the areas that live off of their role of a victim, areas which derive the political, and some of them, economic and cultural foundation of their existence from that global Scheherazade’s story of good and bad boys.”
Anger, frustration, hatred hit writer Peter Handke after he received the Nobel Prize, and the reason is that Handke asked that Serbs be treated equally with the other sides in the 1990s wars.
They hurled insults at the Austrian Nobel Prize winner, and at everyone who dared to at least advocate the equal treatment of victims. This caused unrest and unleashed hatred in Bosniak parts of BiH, Croatia, and self-declared Kosovo.
All these areas have several same characteristics: they are canonizing their victims, negating or belittling the other ones, declaring Serbs as aggressors and claiming that Serbs committed genocide against them.
The fact that international courts, in a huge majority of cases, did not look positively at their lawsuits, is also their joint characteristics.
These areas are also united by a paradox that the number of those against whom an alleged genocide was committed in these areas is greater than the number of those who allegedly committed it/relative to the pre-war period.
One of the characteristics of areas protesting against Handke’s Nobel Prize is the same side in WWII.
All of them in great numbers served the Nazis – Croats in the Independent State of Croatia /with honorable resistance by mostly Dalmatians/, Muslims in great numbers in the Handschar Division/and in minimal numbers in Partisan units/ and Albanians as allies to Hitler.
Nonetheless, all these areas in their media outlets call Serbs the “Fascists.”
This is another paradox that also connects “tears of anger” from Croatia, a Bosniak part of the Federation of BiH and self-declared Kosovo.
One should particularly note that those who up to date did not write a single book or make a move in which they would speak up about war sins of their side, but who only glorified their “resistance to the aggressor,” are reproaching Handke and all who think like him for being non-objective and biased.
Crimes against Sarajevo, Podrinje, Ozren and Krajina Serbs do not exist for the Bosniak public. There were no tortures in the Lora prison camp in Split, there was no massacre in Gospic, there were no mass murders and arsons in the Storm and Flash military operations, and Albanians “do not know” of a single crime committed against Serbs…
It is enough to compare the number of films, books, political resolutions or verdicts speaking of a negative role of Serbs that were made, written or voted in Serbia with the areas which are verbally attacking Handke. The result of the comparison is devastating.
Therefore, Handke with the Nobel prize in his hands is not a problem – the problem is the disclosure of media sweet lies in the areas that live off of their role of a victim, areas which derive the political, and some of them, economic and cultural foundation of their existence from that global Scheherazade’s story of good and bad boys.
Hence Handke is dangerous, and this is why all Sarajevo politicians, plus dominantly right-oriented Croatia and American military and political Disneyland Kosovo rose to defend the source of their independence – a fat, bloody war lie, that was unfortunately paid by their own and someone else’s lives.
Once when someone like Handke appears in their areas, at least a domestic /local/ one or at least someone like Srđan Aleksić, we will be able maybe to think about reconciliation or at least about normal inter-ethnic and inter-human communication.
Until then, Peter Handke will be persona non grata in Sarajevo Canton, known by “a sophisticated reading audience” who mostly does not have a clue about Handke’s literature.
Handke will also annoy “righteous” Željko Komšić, who, unlike the Austrian Nobel Prize winner, lies about many things, even about his ethnicity.