Let us imagine Banat for a moment in which democratic principles rule and institutions function properly, Banat in which no one mentions denied human rights because mutual recognition and tolerance exist. Banat that is so green that ecology is a term we coexist with, Banat that births artists like grain and Banat in which people understand importance and necessity of each of these terms. Seems impossible?
We are the ones that think it is possible!
Confronted with inconceivable insufficiency of mentioned crutial elements necessary for the physical and mental health we have recognised the call for help from the environment we live and create in. As a response to that cry for help we have gathered around the idea of a complete turning point for the ways of civic activism up to this point. That is, full and public transparency of work, not the demagogy of daily politics, open doors for all citizens, not an army under some form of centralized command, real, visible progress and distancing from any sort of populism. Thus, not a reaction to the consequences but an action against the causes.
We belive that personal happiness cannot be grasped if only one individual is happy but if the entire society is happy and with our activism we want to make our Banat happier day by day. We are the ones that will stay here and will change the environment from within rather than go somewhere else. Aleksa Šantić once said :
"Stay Here! The sun of the foreign skies shall
not warm you like this one does;
The taste of bread is bitter there
where no one of yours is, and where your brother is not"
Since long ago the forests of Banat have been an exotic sight, Begej has lost it's
status as a river due to pollution, the water is unhealthy, it's surroundings are in
disorder and wild landfills are the first sight you come across when
entering a city or a village. Our Banat is asking for our help. The nature will
lose this battle
unless we don't start changing the conscience of the people rigth now, and
invest efforts for the preservation of the water we drink, the air we breathe
the land that feeds us. We have organised a specialized BASE ecological team
will exclusively tackle with the reneval of water.
We belive that happiness cannot be attained if only an individual is happy but only
if the entire society is happy. Because of that and the thing that makes us human,
we see the assistance to those who cannot help themselves as a
necessity in the progress of our environment. We have organised a specialized
BASE team for
volunteerism and humanitarian work which will exclusively work in this field.
Duško Radović said that culture is a relationship between people, the way a human
behaves towards things and the environment, essence and the point of life, nobility
and ennoblement, aspiration towards perfection and the
finest view of a people. It would be excessive to add anything else to these
wise words, so we decided to form a BASE cultural-education team so we could
strenghten the mind and spirit of Banat.
A man's sense for justice makes democracy possible, whereas his tendency towards
injustice makes democracy necessary, so thought Reinhold Niebuhr.
It seems to us that Banat does not lack in injustice, so
it is about time we tackle
with manifestation of injustice and so we formed a BASE
team which will be in charge of spreading of democratic conscience,
promotion of human rights and ways of making it happen.