By: Sara Kovač/Nova24tv
Despite living in a democracy for almost 30 years, some still live in the past and glorify totalitarianisms. So it is not surprising that every now and then there are a few people who cannot help but relive the memories of dictator Josip Broz Tito. Our editorial office was contacted by a reader after he was surprised to find that the inscription TITO had appeared above Koper. Clear as daylight, it is a provocation that is tasteless, as there are still injustices from that time that have not yet been rectified.
Former President of the Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito represented the leader of an undemocratic regime who violated fundamental human rights and freedoms for individuals, especially to political opponents and critics. Already during World War II. and immediately after it, it was possible to observe how great the revenge of the communists and their headless killing of their compatriots was.
It is impossible to ignore the fact that Tito found himself on the list of the twenty greatest mass murderers of the 20th century, which includes, among others, Mao Zedong, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, King Leopold II., and Kim Il Sung. Tito, who is being blamed for 570,000 lives, mostly of political opponents, ranked 13th. Regarding his cruelty, the fact that he even ranks ahead of Mussolini, Castro, and Franco is particularly telling. The aforementioned statistics are more than telling, so it is hard to understand how someone can evoke the memory of a person like Tito with such enthusiasm.
Given that they say that MPs are a reflection of the work of the people, on the one hand, such a mentality among some Yugoslav nostalgics is not so surprising, because in Slovenia at the expense of the left pole, we were not able to adopt a resolution condemning European loyalty and totalitarianism, which condemns all three totalitarianisms: Nazism, Communism, and Fascism. The Yugoslav nostalgics and proud successors of the League of Communists are simply unable to admit that communism was not just sunshine and rainbows, as they try to show through storytelling.
Obviously, those who consider themselves so-called “messengers of justice” care very little that during World War II. and because of it, by January 1946 at least one hundred thousand inhabitants of Slovenia died. Let’s remember. Among these are about 15,000 who were murdered after May 15th, 1945, when the weapons should have already gone silent. Individual massacres lasted until the early 1950s, but these victims are not included in the otherwise cold statistics of the tragic year of 1945. However, it is worth remembering that the Red regime killed people in one way or another until its formal end in 1990. Especially in the early period, the communist authorities carried out murders as well as liquidations carried out by specially trained and well-paid Udba members. Given that in the past even a state body has admitted that Tito was a criminal, it would be time to stop misleading and make fools of the victims of the communist regime.