It is difficult to comprehend that a victim of an inhumane ideology and policy can promote the very same ideas. Unfortunately, that is exactly the case with today's Israel, and Milorad Dodik too.
Pretty much is known about Zionism. And about the ideology of Greater Serbia too. Both ideologies imply territorial expansion and the creation of greater states: a Greater Israel and a Greater Serbia. People of a “pure” race are supposed to live in these greater states and, therefore, the population needs to be “cleansed”. The problem is that these “greater” ideas and “racial-ecological” operations cannot be accomplished without major human casualties, pogroms, terror, deportations, wars and, ultimately, genocide.
The ideas of greater states are always warmongering and totally incompatible with the universal ideas of peace, dialogue, tolerance, understanding and coexistence.
Hitler has had similar ideas: the creation of a greater and racially pure Germany. The result is well-known – World War II as the most tragic episode in the history of mankind. Millions of Jews and hundreds of thousands of Serbs, among others, were killed in the Holocaust and genocide, backed by Hitler's allies, including the Independent State of Croatia ruled by the fascist Ustasha movement.
Some historians argue that Hitler was on the verge of achieving his evil and sinister goals. In that regard, the key role was played by Nazi ideology as an incredibly powerful weapon used to mobilize Hitler's military machinery. The enormous psychological impact of Nazi ideology on the masses, where the idea of creating a pure Aryan race featured prominently, is the subject of numerous scientific studies and research.
However, one subject that contemporary social sciences do not pay much attention to, and one which is clouded in silence on the international political scene, is the impact of Nazi ideology on some events in the recent past, as well as in our present times. What I primarily have in mind here is the attempt to create a Greater Serbia in the 1990’s, as well as continued actions taken by Israel since its establishment until today, which we have witnessed time and again, especially during the brutal Israeli attacks on the civilian population of Gaza.
Being aware of the power and influence of an ideology such as Nazi ideology, Zionists as well as proponents of Greater Serbian ideology are also aware that the ideas of creating “greater” states cannot be achieved without such an ideology. Therefore, their methods, and what they have been doing and advocating until the present day, is nothing but Nazism in the true sense of the word. Nazism is a common feature of both Zionist and Greater Serbian ideologies, their main attribute and characteristic.
Like delights in like
For a normal human being it is difficult to comprehend that the victims of an inhumane ideology and policy can use and propagate the very same ideology and policies for achieving some of their goals. Unfortunately, that is exactly the case with today's Israel and the Greater Serbian trumpeters such as Milorad Dodik, President of the Republika Srpska, one of the two entities that together comprise the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Therefore, Dodik's support to his Zionist brethren in Israel should come as no surprise to anyone.
As a responsible global leader, Dodik stated that with “special attention and concern he follows the developments in the Gaza Strip, as he deeply and sincerely sympathizes with the friendly Jewish people and the State of Israel in their struggle against terrorist threats and actions of militant Islamist groups, which are a threat to the entire world community”. Similis simili gaudet (like delights in like), as the ancient Latins would say.
One should not forget the fact that Dodik's SNSD party (Alliance of Independent Social Democrats) – a political party that is supposed to be of socialist orientation – was expelled from the Socialist International (SI) more than two years ago, after the initial suspension, because of nationalistic rhetoric and policies of the party president, namely because of “nationalism and extremism which are still present in the work of the party,” as stated by Maurice Braud, Chair of the SI Ethics Committee. For similar reasons, Slobodan Milosevic's Socialist Party of Serbia has never been admitted to the SI.
What the SI Ethical Committee has not explicitly stated, but what can be inferred beyond any doubt, is that a merger between socialism and nationalism is unacceptable for its members. In fact, the fusion of nationalism with socialism is impossible for the true social democrats or democratic socialists. Something like that could have been found only in the cases of the National Socialist Party of Germany as well as Benito Mussolini, more precisely in his essay “The Doctrine of Fascism,” which represented an attempt by this former socialist to “repair” socialism.
Milorad Dodik’s attempt to merge nationalism with socialism, supplemented by his policy of desecularization and intensive clericalisation of institutions and public space in the Republika Srpska, in order to achieve Greater Serbian national interests, is a very dangerous combination the consequences of which can be devastating, not only for Bosnia, but for the wider region too. We should recall the results of a similar policy aimed at the creation of Greater Israel in the case of brutal aggression on Gaza.
Zionist Nazism is a subject that has been receiving increasing attention over the past few years and a topic that is being more openly spoken about. Interestingly, it is the Jews who most openly speak about that. It is important to emphasize that Judaism and Zionism are two different notions. Many sincere adherents of the Torah are, at the same time, the fiercest opponents of Zionism. Of course, their voices are still weak compared with the voices of Zionists who control many of the world's leading media.
In the case of Zionism, one of the terms used to describe its ideology and politics is “Nazionism”. Nazionism is a notion that draws parallels and emphasizes the similarities between Zionism and Nazism. I came across this notion, which is becoming a common word in the vocabulary of those who are critical of Israeli policies, about ten years ago, reading an interview with Ilan Shalifom, a Jew born in West Jerusalem, who is considered an anti-Zionist, leftist and anarchist. The term used by Shalif to describe the Zionist politics is Nazionism.
In July 2014, The Independent carried an article written by Mira Bar-Hillel, a prominent journalist, in which she compared the politics of Israel with Nazi politics. In the article entitled “Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport,” this Jewish lady stated that she “can no longer stand by while Israeli politicians condone the deaths of innocent Palestinian women and children”.
People as victims
Probably the fiercest criticism against Israeli politics has been levelled in the British Parliament by Sir Gerald Kaufman, a Jew himself and Member of Parliament from the Labour Party. Born and raised as a Jew and Zionist, by his own testimony, Kaufman belongs to a family whose numerous members perished at the hands of the Nazis in the Holocaust. However, he stated, among other things, that his grandmother who “was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town, and a German soldier shot her dead in her bed, did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.” He accused the present Israeli government of “ruthlessly and cynically exploiting the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians,” saying that “Israel was born out of Jewish terrorism” and likened Israelis to Nazis saying that “Israel is acting like Nazis in Gaza.”
Desmond Tutu, a South African social activist who fought against apartheid, a bishop and Nobel Peace Prize winner, said that if we remain neutral in situations of injustice, we have chosen the side of the oppressor. Therefore, we should openly support all honorable people in their struggle against Nazi-like ideologies, primarily Zionism and Greater Serbian ideology. Zionism and Greater Serbian ideology are the ideologies of evil that can bring nothing good to anyone, including the Serbian and Jewish people. That is something that we need to openly talk about. In fact, their people are actually becoming the greatest victims of these dark ideologies and their leaders who advocate them, primarily in order to achieve their personal, very profane goals and interests.
Zionism is not Judaism and we should not be deceived by the stories that anti-Zionism equals anti-Semitism. In fact, I am sure that history will show that the Zionists are actually the biggest anti-Semites, as their ideology will ultimately cause incalculable damage to the Jewish people. And I am sure that Greater Serbian ideology will do the same to the Serbs.
Source: Al Jazeera Balkans