Totalitarian Identities: Particular Insight towards the Phenomenon ‘Goli Otok’ - Prison

Jasmina Mojsieva-Guseva.

The danger from entering into totalitarianism is connected with political government crisis. This statement is totally contrary to Marxist theory that totalitarianism is a product of the sound authority power. Throughout the history reveals that totalitarianism has been introduced whenever the authority is losing its power. When the danger strengthens, the authority employs the manner of violence in order to handle with it.

Developing the subtle manner of dread, in its final and most fantastic extremes, specific identities emerge, characteristic for the period of totalitarianism. Using them, communists and Nazi succeed to rule establishing atomizing and individualized society in which the individual lacks elementary rights. The identities possessing morbid feelings of uncertainty, loneliness, abandonment, and faithless fill the black pages in all literary works dedicated to Goli Otok. In those works extended descriptions of individual perversion are presented, which can hardly be imagined by the reasonable sense.

Even in nowadays' circumstances, the terror becomes a kind of philosophy, through which frustration, weakness, and blind hatefulness are expressed, a kind of political expressionism utilizing bombs to intrude its desires. That is the same spirit we meet in leaders’ addresses ‘to what we call a world’s policeman’, who obviously, with pleasure ‘settle down’ all crises in the world.