SNV Bulletin #20

publisher: Serb National Council
number of pages: 112
year of publication: 2021
ISSN: 1849-7314
ISBN: 978-9537442-56-9

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Historical revisionism, hate speech and violence against Serbs in 2020

The parliamentary general election took place on the first Sunday of July. The Independent Democratic Serb Party stood candidates for the election, drawing the public’s attention with its campaign, conducted under the slogan “be what you are, respect what you’re not” — more specifically, with the three videos it released as part of the campaign.

In the first video, waiters are setting up a restaurant terrace to host a wedding; a female waitress posts a sign at the entrance, kindly asking the arrivals not to sing Ustasha songs, as there are Serbs among the invitees.

The second video, called “Pupi’s to blame for everything” drew most public attention. IDSP president Milorad Pupovac is the protagonist in the self-ironic and witty video, which lays blame for absolutely everything at his feet: from the Nineties war, all the way to planning on micro-chipping the population with Bill Gates and setting up the second wave of coronavirus infections in Croatia.

The third video depicts the construction of a small wooden bridge in the Banija region, which made life easier for a Serb family. The video was filmed at the location where a bridge used to exist. The motto of the video is “bridges connect people, fools destroy them — don’t be a fool”.

The three videos largely describe the subject-matter of this bulletin.