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Darwin’s process in Elm Street

Jože Biščak. (Photo: Demokracija archive)

by Jože Biščak

Residents in Elm Street are plagued by the same nightmare: they dream of Freddy, a man in a sweater with red-green stripes. A torn hat covers his disfigured face, haunting with gloves with sharp blades on the tips of his fingers. They are safe only when they are awake and overcome fears. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) is probably the most cult horror film, but the heroic population has lived in these places for three quarters of a century. Trapped in imposed fears, most Slovenes can in no way shake off the ideological shackles of communism.

After the Second World War, the Communist Party instilled in people a fear of freedom and a different way of thinking than socialist means, after the independence, its blood and ideological successors kept people dormant by fearing Janez Janša, claiming that she was a symbol of totalitarianism. All of this has thrived because of a loyal and submissive media mainstream that communicates to people things that have very little to do with reality, as it is more about the gospel of the transitional left and biased journalists and editors.

Instead of journalists reporting on the facts, for 90 percent of the media today, the mission is to overthrow the center-right government through manipulation. Therefore, anything that harms it (and is proven to be false) finds itself on the front pages and in prime time. That people are instilled not only with fear but also with hatred. The dead in the epidemic are collateral damage to the media mainstream, which even promotes violations of government recommendations and measures to curb the spread of the virus. Or as we can read on social media: it doesn’t matter how many people die, it matters that the government falls.

The latest attempt, fired mainly by socio-political workers from Ljubljana’s Kolodvorska street, is a project by Jože P. Damijan. If we used the same quilts as in “researching” the work of the center-right government, we would have material on the background and (public-private) affairs of a once young economist, and a now sworn enthusiast of socialism, not for one but for ten Targets (=show Tarča). There is no doubt that the head of the deep state, Milan Kučan, and his chief operative, Gregor Golobič, are behind the idea of uniting the left opposition, tearing apart the opposition and (temporarily) enthroning Damijan.

The media are obviously not interested in this, nor do they hide the fact that they are actively involved in the conspiracy. Which is understandable in its own way. The journalists (and editors) you read and see in the mainstream media are neither intelligent nor talented journalists, but simply those people who have the “right” views. Each such has gone through a so-called Darwin’s process in their career, which has excluded people with free-thinking and kept individuals who have the same opinions as the elite of the left. Some of the few who defy one-mindedness in the media mainstream and remained are exceptions that confirm the rule, otherwise they are all subordinate journalists who lie to themselves that the elite loves and considers them respectable, but in reality their reputation is based on how they are servile to the deep state. Therefore, they are prone to self-censorship as a result of the fear that the godparents from the background will no longer pat them on the shoulders.

Anyone who thinks outside these dimensions (whether in the media, or in society or politics) and charts their own path must face an orchestrated and fabricated attack. It is a mudslinging that evokes the effect of a caveman in viewing and reading. The media, instead of attacking the controversial matter, attacks the man. Suddenly, it no longer matters what this man did (it’s usually a fictional story about him), but what he represents and who he is. Janez Janša has been feeling this for 40 years, and Zdravko Počivalšek, Matej Tonin and Aleksandra Pivec have felt it from the current government this year. That is why the mainstream media is not worth watching or reading. If your goal is to be informed about the reality of this world, these media will lead you in the wrong direction. The more you watch and read them, the less you will know what is really going on. Most tragically, however, the individual (as a prisoner on Elm Street) won’t even know he doesn’t know it.

Jože Biščak, editor-in-chief of Democracija magazine and president of the Slovenian Association of Patriotic Journalists

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