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(Slovenia was found) Morrison’s strange times

By: Jože Biščak

I never considered Jim Morrison (Doors) so much of my own that I could listen to the whole album in one go. Somehow, he did not “suit” me. Half a century ago, he was a big star, the idol under which lay a whole generation of flower children, an influencer. He never clearly defined himself politically and ideologically, in terms of lifestyle we could say he was a libertarian; live and let live. His mystical poems were undoubtedly influenced by immense amounts of alcohol and drugs, he was attracted by the myths and religions of Indian cultures, he was so impressed by the controversial writer and philosopher Aldous Huxle that the group was named Doors after his book (Doors of Perception).

I have been rediscovering and getting to know Morrison lately. He was undoubtedly prophetic (much like the journalist and writer Joan Didion of his time), so I wonder if his fans and the media at the time understood him well at all. In particular, Doors’ second studio album Strange Days with the title song of the same name should be understood as a warning to the future: what awaits the world if a culture of young people prevails, ruining everything in front of their stomachs and not knowing what they want? He articulated this more in an interview with CBC Radio (1970) when he announced the people who would decide humanity in the future: “Political activists, perhaps even scientists and computer experts.” It is amazing how accurately the then 26-year-old, who seemed to have had his brain completely burned by wildlife, prophesied the “strange days” that are coming to full in Slovenia today.

For the last two years, we have witnessed how street political activists (Nika Kovač, Tea Jarc, Jaša Jenull) kidnapped the country, kept it in check with the support of the left and prevented the normal work of the government with biased majority media. Any deviation from their demands triggered hysterical attacks, they always found a way to incite civil unrest, which in places escalated into property destruction, violence, and chaos. Although they created hell for the honest part of Slovenia, which earns its living, and showed that any opposition to progressive goals brings great costs, the hegemonic media called it – “peaceful protests”. And here Morrison was right once again when he said (at least they attribute it to him): “Whoever controls the media controls the mind.” In Slovenia, 80 percent of the media are ideologically left-wing, without critical distance and with the task of demonising the right (regardless of what they do). And then win the election if you can.

If you think that it is over with the election and enthroned winner Robert Golob, you are wrong. Judging by the statements and actions, they did not even warm up well, as evidenced by the case around Studio City. (This is a textbook example of how the left hatches a fly larva and an elephant grows.) They are at war with Slovenia, they are hostile to those who think differently. They want complete victory, complete submission, what they blame others for, they work alone, they are somewhere between autocracy and totalitarianism, they draw their strength from sowing fear and creating conflict.

Sometimes I wonder if these “righteous” people who say that we can be happy, that we are alive, are even aware of themselves, or are they simply what they usually are – pretentious fraudsters with credentials (to rule) that are empty. They fill them with evil and continue an experiment that has been going on for decades and is designed to fight for prosperity created by others but supposed to belong only to them. When a new name comes along, the old methods remain.

Morrison’s strange days found Slovenia. “Tyrants are great just because we are on our knees,” they say. They are not mistaken. It is now up to us whether to bow to the despots of progressivism and take for granted their lie that the grass is greener where politics is red, or whether we stand upright, reveal, and conquer their world with truth, even though the consequences may be unpredictable and frightening, days weirder than the weirdest.

Jože Biščak is the editor-in-chief of the conservative magazine Demokracija, president of the Slovenian Association of Patriotic Journalists and author of the books Zgodbe iz Kavarne Hayek, Zapisi konservativnega liberalca, and Potovati z Orwellom.

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