Ivo Skoric on Sun, 18 Jul 1999 19:23:39 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> collectivity of suffering

Collective guilt should not be a taboo, I believe: Milosevic with his 
policies enjoyed the support of the majority of his electorate for quite a 
while - not entirely unlike Hitler did. However, I think that collective guilt 
does not end at Serbs today in the era of sattelite mass-
telecommunications: we ALL new what’s happening and we ALL chose 
to do nothing for a very long time but sit back in our living rooms and 
watch corpse pile up. How much ashamed should American feel 
supporting a row of polls watching, spin-doctored governments that said 
Milosevic one thing, Tudjman another, Izetebegovic the third and Thaci 
something entirely different? Therefore, collective punishment makes 
little sense: this is a lesson, we must learn to ovcercome such situations 
in the future together as humanity. Obviously, planners and executors 
should be captured and punished. Actually, why is nobody doing this 
right now? So, that we can all get back to life without being ashamed of 

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