Homophobic : Balkan or just Serbs? Gay rights and Belgrade "Day like Baghdad battle"!
The picture of Belgrade, the capital of one European country like Serbia, being in flame - like Baghdad during war, is something "normal", while "Pride Parade" of G.L.B.T population is on-going. Boutiques robbed, broken glass windows of expensive "fancy" clothing shops, "McDonald's" in flame... that is the picture of Belgrade during "Gey Parade" in 2010. That kind of picture, of modern Serbia, has been sent to world wide TV stations like CNN, BBC, etc... People have used to see "war on streets", in cities where "pride parade" is marching! This is not just Belgrade's, it has been showed in Zagreb,Skopje....And many other ex-Yugoslav republics. So is it just an issue of Serbia,or whole ex-Yugoslavia (Balkan).
In 2010, G.L.B.T population have held their parade of "pride", and it has ended catastrophic! Whole country, that day, was on flame... Riots, gangs, football hooligans, every scum was on the street that day - to show that gey population, along with others, "is not welcome in Serbia". Novi Sad, Belgrade, Nis, Kragujevac ...those are the biggest cities that were in flame, not to mention the smaller ones. Few HUNDRED of fully armed police squad members were injured, and some of them ... killed , during the "pride" parade. Beside them, hooligans and other riots , who are also made of flush and blood. Now the real question comes...Is, the organization of this kind of "high risk" marches, is "O.K" or the decision of Minister Dacic (Minister of Police) THIS YEAR - to FORBID the gathering of G.L.B.T population is wise and right ?
HIGH RISK MARCH
If You would in charge, would you held the "Pride March" trough the Belgrade?
What's "the right" decision ?!
If you take in mind, that few HUNDRED (if not THOUSAND) people were either injured or killed - than, is it marching worth of it?
There are numerous statements of high representatives of Serbia's Government, and of course EU Councils representatives - that this kind of decision, this year, to make "Pride Parade" - FORBIDDEN is illegitimate due the guaranteed "human rights" by the constitute of Serbia.
I would say:" Yes, maybe. BUT: I've saved hundreds of broken heads,arms,legs - filling the jails of under 18 persons...not to mention, that I've SURELY saved at least someones LIFE!". That IS the fact. Nothing else, and no one has a right to take someones life. With the approval of "Pride March", streets of Belgrade, Novi Sad, and many others, would be robbed again. Policeman's injured, lying in hospital ... Some of G.L.B.T population members beaten, some of them beaten to death or at least with severe head injuries... And those kind of things. So, is this kind of decision, is really taking the "human rights" or it is actually PROTECTING those who KNOW that, that kind of meeting,march or whatever would cause numerous negative reactions - life threating reactions.
Eastern Europe, or Serbia?
So , my or general, the question is: is this issue just about Serbia, or Eastern Europe in general is ... homophobic ? And why it is like that? There is a lot of propaganda, in media, that put promotes G.L.B.T population as any other population - normal. I am not sure, why people of Serbia or any other, just don't "ACT" like any other? I mean, I've heard that for example in Germany,Austria,Sweden,Norway,Spain ... the "Pride Parade" is something normal, and that same sex, holding for hands and walking around is every-day thing. Is it like that, or western counties nations are suppressing their real feelings because of high penalty fees that are related to discrimination of any sexual orientation issue ???
From MY ANGLE: everyone should be, what they ACTUALLY are. BUT, in second thought... I've put myself in next position: I have a wife, and a kid. The kid is 9 years old, so he/she is not formed yet as a person, as with that - he isn't supposed to be the subject of sexual propaganda of any sexual orientation. So, he is coming back from school (for instance), and he/she sees that two guys or two girls are holding their hands, kissing each-others...and things like that. And kid, as a kid, thinks: " Hmmm, maybe I would like to kiss my friend that is same gender? Maybe that's cool ? " - and there it is! Do you see the problem ?? He is unformed as person, and he is very exposed to the influence of any kind of propaganda. So, my thinking is, because of youth, that hasn't formed yet as a person, that those kind of people - G.L.B.T population , should do whatever they want to IN THEIR garden,house, or that kind of clubs - but doing that "stuff" in front of children or/and anyone who hasn't discovered YET their sexuality...I think that "Pride Parade" is an threat to youngest, and the big propaganda and media coverage of those kind of events is something that we, as society, should protect our CHILDREN. Don't You think the same ?