Croatia: “Horton hears a Who” or “The Mouse that ROARED”.
An epitaph of Croatian politics-as-Usual
by Connor Vlakancic – 2nd generation Croatian-American in Zagreb
Horton hears a Who is the story about an elephant with very large ears that he could hear peoples voices of a civilization so small as a dust speck.
What of Croatian civilization and how loud the voice of its people? Is the Croatian proletariat simple minor meager squeaks of mouses or major mighty ROAR of a national legion of Lions? Planet Earth global politico has very small ears, how loud will Croatian voters ROAR on Sunday – September 11th, 2016?
Here is preview of what could be world-wide headlines on the day after Croatian voters raise their collective voices.
12 September 2016 – dateline! Croatia: “The Mouse that ROARED” is the story of a very small country that challenged the United States for global supremacy.
Croatian SABOR (Parliament) election results stuns all the world’s democracies with its bellow of voters voices exceeding any other countries elections. Croatian SABOR elections greatly exceeds all expectations with such a voter ROAR that challenges The United States voters to achieve an equal percentage of voters at the election ballot box on Tuesday – November 8th, 2016.
Modern Croatia exploded onto the world stage with the international collapse of Communism. Yugoslavia government, long floundering for many reasons, disintegrated like all erosion’s reap upon forms of political heresy deprivations of natural human freedoms. Yet, Yugoslavia had provided a predictable existence. Even in its distant past – some say – that its people flourished. Certainly some did … a great many did not and their stories collectively simmered until the pot boiled over and Croatia, in all its heritage, bloomed like flowers in springtime. However, these flowers have withered and it is NOW time for Croatia to jump from the seeds that all Croatian freedom fighters have planted and nurtured with their sacrificed blood.
The price that beloved Croatian proletariat paid, all the inhuman suffering and social injustices – before the Homeland War and now many years after – bring the Croatian collective civilization to a chasm separating the “left side” and the “right side”. Since modern Croatia became a sovereign nation on 8 October 1991, voters have only known to be collectively suffering on one of the two chasm sides.
Great was the surprise on 8 November, 2015 (and dismay of HDZ and SDP intelligentsia that this election would be a “breakdown of its work”), that the Croatian peoples arose to no longer be subdued by the supposedly noble and meritorious stewardship of Croatia by one or the other of these two political parties.
The election was denounced and demonized by international political “experts”.
Yet, the emergence of a bridge over Croatia’s political chasm was not so much a disaster as it was an evolution of a national collective conclusion that bitter political segregation is not working for Croatia. That SABOR election was a surprise. Now, in this coming SABOR election “deliberately do it on purpose”.
Sunday, 11 September 2016. An angry and bewildered Croatian proletariat voter, feeling powerless, concludes: “I will not vote! I will show my anger by staying home! I don’t know which side to vote for! I raise my voice! Vote for Croatia!
Vote for Croatia! “Right, Left or Middle is NOT what is critical in this SABOR election. Every vote, however cast, is the voice of Croatians NOW to newly nurture the seeds that Croatian freedom fighters planted for all Croatians.
During all these past years of Croatia’s independence, that the SABOR parliament has not totally eradicated every law of communist times illuminates that a “breakdown of its work” would be an improvement in its function.
Remember when Zoran Milanovic and Ivo Josipovic declared the Presidential election to be held on Sunday, 28 December 2014. What could possibly be more so stagnant communist legacy than a Croatian election between Christmas and New Year. A pox on such mindset!
As the US Senator-Illinois Independent candidate, on 8th November 2016, with achieving my import of Croatian beers to the Croatian-American diaspora in Chicagoland, I envisioned my campaign to achieve in the US Congress (435 Members) House of Representatives, 100 Democrats, 100 Republicans and 35 nonpartisan Independent Representatives. I look for a political bridge in SABOR to lead Croatia and all Croatians into genuine democracy and thereby show US American voters how: Of the People – By the People – For the People can finally return to America for all Americans.
A strong Croatia SABOR bridge could prove to be the vanguard political Shot-Heard-Round-The-World to launch the new world 3rd Millennium social justice. B+B=B : Beliefs + Believers = Behavior : VOTE to Make it So in Croatia!