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Buy and Download Description The group psychology of fear and hatred generated by the Vidovdan celebration was based upon a symbolic matrix that included mythic time (1389, the foundational event of Serbian national consciousness), sacred space (Kosovo, known as the Serb Jerusalem), historical memory (the memory of Serbs killed in World War II), and a highly developed ideology that presented Slavic Muslims as Christ-killers and race traitors. As other peoples in Yugoslavia observed the mood at the Vidovdan celebration and Milosevic's use of it to seize absolute power in Serbia, they began to wonder if they could remain safely in a Yugoslavia ruled by Milosevic. In 1992, the rage manipulated through the use of Kosovo ritual and symbolism was to be transformed into a program of genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 1999 the violence circled back upon its symbolic epicenter in Kosovo. At the time of this writing, outside observers have been blocked from entering Kosovo by the Belgrade authorities. The true nature and extent of the atrocities against Kosovar Albanians may take years to be uncovered and years more to be fully grasped. The group psychology of fear and hatred generated by the Vidovdan celebration was based upon a symbolic matrix that included mythic time (1389, the foundational event of Serbian national consciousness), sacred space (Kosovo, known as the Serb Jeru
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