What do the “cases” of actor Branislav Lecic and writer Mico Cvijetic show us?
Laws, rules, civil codes are NOT respected. Nothing is sacred to anyone. Let them continue like this, we will get chaos and, for all this disease, another, mental illness – are the words of Dušan Kovačević, with whom he painted a theatrical, but also a general picture of our social reality these days.
Certainly, the whole of Serbia could agree with his position, because the same conclusion is imposed on it hour by hour – in the general reality of verbal and physical confrontations, swearing, arrogance, shouting and “taking justice” into one’s own hands – from the city bus to television studios …
The last two, at first glance different cases, have something in common: after a short procedure, the industry “annulled” one of its ranks. Actor Branislav Lečić and writer Mićo Cvijetić were “excommunicated” and accused of their (mis) deeds.
Yet the speed of the “execution”, the determination to punish the culprit at all costs, the hysterical manner in which the intent is taken into action, the absence of any re-examination or the possibility of dealing with one man groups (former friends, like-minded, artistic comrades), it’s not right – it simply doesn’t exist.
Lecic was convicted by his colleagues, although the prosecution also decided that there was no evidence that he had committed a crime. The Writers’ Association of Serbia did not have to wait for a court or a law. For the first time in the history of UKS, their member, doctor of literary sciences, critic, essayist, poet and long-time editor of “Književni novini” Mića Cvijetić was expelled. The reason – his book “Faces and cheeks” in which he gave a view of his dismissal from the head of the mentioned paper, not sparing the members of the UC UKS in that story. The “sinless” threw themselves at the stone, not thinking that he was coming back like a boomerang. Because, every precedent in a short time (especially in Serbia) becomes a practice.
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