Serb-bashing at the 2012 Olympics

by Sparta on August 13, 2012

in Albania, Julia Gorin (colleague), Kosovo, Serbia, sports, Stella (Stavroula) Jatras, UK

Julia Gorin: The Inescapable Scourge of the Predetermined Mind: An “Artist’s” Anti-Serb Exhibit at the Olympics

Serb-bashing photo exhibit at London Olympics

No sporting event, pet adoption day, bake sale, or balloon ascension would be complete without an anti-Serb exhibit.

And so it is that in the heart of London during the Olympics, we have a photographic display delivering the 1,654,789,425,378th recycling of “What The Serbs Did.” By some douche named Tom Stoddart.

And these artist types purport to be “original.” Check it out (with thanks to Vaseljenska.com, and to Draga for letting people know): [LINK]
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On a page announcing the exhibit appears the following caption:

Photographer Tom Stoddart stands at his Perspectives photographic exhibition at More London on July 25, 2012 in London, England. Seventy-eight of Stoddart’s signature black and white pictures form a free, open-air display at More London Riverside, between City Hall and HMS Belfast. During his distinguished career Stoddart has travelled to more than 50 countries and documented such historic events as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Siege of Sarajevo and the election of Nelson Mandela as South Africa’s first black president…

So everything that’s supposed to capture our imaginations, he’s swept away by. All the pop-historical markers that we’re supposed to celebrate or be infuriated by, he’s there. To deliver a visual representation from the same perspective already served up. He reviles, and honors, everything he’s meant to. Just another swine at the feeding frenzy.

Artists’ talents are always and only intended and welcomed if they’re of service to existing narratives. So, as people of mere talent, they’re not to question the official story behind what they’re depicting; they’re just to be the artistic leg of the allowed narrative. It’s voluntary servitude and it’s been with us in the free world a long time.
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Photos and commentary here.

Fr. Nektarios has some questions:

From: Father Nektarios Serfes
To: Sparta
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2012 4:46 PM
Subject: RE: Outdoor anti-Serbian display in heart of London on now

Greetings,

May our God bless you!

The attached about anti-Serb display is outrageous and very dishonorable to the Serbian people.

First all I have some questions about this display.

1. Who authorized this display to take place at the Olympics?

2. It’s the Olympics committee responsibility then to allow this display, and does such a display need permission from the Olympic committee?

In the Serbian quarters of the Olympics we have not found any such display of the following:

1). The destruction of 153 Serbian Orthodox Church’s and monasteries.

2). The list of several missing men, women, and children.

3). The grave sites of children and youth killed in the region while fishing, the beheaded Father Hariton, and the missing Father Stefan.

4). The constant attack of Serbian families and stealing of cows and threats on a constant basis.

We have not seen such displays at any Serbian headquarters at the Olympics.

What we do see is when something is done what the Serbs might of done then the media knows about it within an instant, but if something happens to the Serbs against the Albanians – we hardly ever hear about this information in the media.

The Olympic committee for the year 2012 is now responsible in allowing this display and we should address the Olympics about our dismay, and disrespect towards the Serbs.

Peace to your soul!

God love and bless you!

Humbly in Christ our Lord,

+ Very Reverend Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes

Make yourself heard!

complaints@enquiries.london2012.com


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