Part Sixteen Excerpts from ANTO KNEZEVIC'S AN ANALYSIS OF SERBIAN PROPAGANDA The mythological truth At first glance one might answer simply: yes, Father Djujic is lying. He talks about not killing, while in Croatia civilians are falling like ears of wheat. However, simple answers do not always lead to the truth. If one examines Djujic's assertion in more detail, then one can find in it what Americans call a "Catch 22." That "catch" is the expression "the Serbian people." The Serbian people consists of more than ten million souls. It is absolutely clear that a people of ten million does not take away, does not kill and does not destroy. The Serbian people also includes Ivan Djuric, who declared in Paris (according to the news report of the "Serbian Hour") that after the war he would get down on his knees and ask forgiveness from the Croats for the genocide the Serbs have carried out on them. This means that - from the viewpoint of formal logic - Father Djujic is not lying in his Christmas greeting. He would lie if he asserted that his heirs, the Chetniks, were not killing, destroying and stealing. But he is not talking about them, he is talking about the Serbian people. We have already established that every evaluative judgment about a whole people is a factually false statement. Djujic's assertion that the Serbian people is good (for it does not kill, does not destroy, does not steal and is therefore "God's people") is a true mythological statement with an ideological-religious background. For the Serbian people, as for any people, it is a fact that as a whole, it is neither good nor bad. One part of any people can commit crimes, another part can be doers of good, while the behavior of the larger part remains outside the evaluative definitions of good and evil. Djujic is not talking about facts, he is talking about mythological pictures. Since his assertion has nothing to do with facts, he is not lying about the facts. He states a mythological truth, which is linked with a national religious truth.