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Newslink: Selak’s Benčić Statement and Danube Wreath Incident: A Leftist Act in Disguise


Nov 20, 2023

On Sunday, Sandra Benčić decided to lay a wreath in the Danube in Vukovar for all the civilian victims of the war. This was done as an acknowledgement and regret for the suffering experienced by all those who lived through the conflict. However, her actions were met with criticism from Most, who accused her of nurturing a typical Yugoslav complex and being a bigger Milorad Pupovac than Pupovac himself.

According to Most, Benčić’s move represents external humanism that is more dehumanizing than callousness because it serves to give a sense of superiority to the one making the gesture. They argued that recognizing the suffering and sacrifice of Croatia for the victory in the defensive war should come before recognizing the suffering of the Serbs. Additionally, they criticized the timing of Benčić’s action, stating it was extremely inappropriate to throw a wreath on that day without acknowledging specific civilian victims that are not recognized by official Column of Remembrance.

Overall, Most labeled Benčić’s move as a quasi-leftist move that offends all citizens of Croatia and serves as an expressed form of callousness. They concluded by stating that Pupovac is still bigger than Pupovac himself for making such a gesture.

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