I was working on a secret music project but since I joined the Serbian Orthodox Church I was told to stop doing this type of music by the Patriarch. It is for the best, God is Great☦ I am releasing this snippet because the Russian embassy went through a lot of trouble to secure the diplomatic plates to match my shoes. Please visit www.28jun.org to find out what I've been up to since I stopped doing music. #Sizzerb
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Posted by Filip Filipi at 6:43 AM
Monday, July 4, 2016
The Serbian people and the human race in general is divided into 3 categories; 85% of the population are blind sheep who are generally good but can be corrupted if placed in immoral environments, 10% are intelligent predators who exploit the 'blind sheep' and 5% are the incorruptable, poor righteous teachers whose eternal enemy is the predatory 10%. From a Serbian Orthodox Christian perspective the 5%ers are 'good' people who will go to heaven and the 10%ers are 'bad' people who will go to hell; they are engaged in an eternal struggle for the souls of the 85%.
Of course there are different levels in each category; a 5%er can be a kid who projects weaker classmates from bullies in elementary school or it can be Patriarch Pavle, Czar Lazar, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, Gandhi, etc
A 10%er can be a low level neighborhood drug dealer or it can be Nero, Vuk Brankvic, George Soros, Hilary Cinton, Pinochet, etc
In 28. Jun we want only the 5%ers! Trying to use our connections for your own personal gain will eventually backfire and will bring much more harm when your true colors are revealed. If you believe that helping the less fortunate should be an integral part of life JOIN US!
Saturday, December 12, 2015
In wake of the Trump phenomenon, I've been reading various papers and studies (even genetic research) on the liberal vs the conservative mind. In a nutshell, I would conclude liberals possess an innate, value-shifting justification system which serves to absolve hypocrisy and allow them to navigate through moral 'grey areas' in pursuit of self-interests. However the terms 'conservative' and 'liberal' in this case have nothing to do with their connotations in contemporary political ideology. For example, my grandmother had 3 brothers who were high ranking Partizani in WWII and they killed tens of thousands of people (albeit, who deserved to die; Jasenovac guards, etc) in the name of communism. As they entered old age and approached death they all converted to Orthodox Christianity. My grandmother on the other hand, never killed anyone and generally lived her life according to Christian principles and traditional cultural norms, despite identifying herself as atheist. She is now in her late years herself and does not seem to be interested in any symbolic 'death-bed conversion'. Therefore I would argue it is actually my grandmother who is conservative and her brothers who are liberal, assuming the former is defined as loyalty to core beliefs and the latter as flexible opportunism.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
I named Arke Studios (pronounced AA r k ee) after the Titans' messenger goddess in Greek mythology. In a nutshell, we are a design consultancy specializing in digital branding, website design and social media...but we are so much more...
How did I go from doing cool, revolutionary shit like music, fashion and humanitarian work to marketing?
Well, I didn't. I'm still the president of 28. Jun, I release the odd Maison Filipi piece when Novak is up to model it and I still get checks from iTunes and Dick Clark Productions. However after sitting down and mulling my future I realized my greatest talent lies in marketing.
Secondly, for the past 5 months I worked for Grapevine Global/Direct Focus Online as Director of Special Projects under the mentorship of marketing guru Bruce Cran. I conceptualized and executed the charitable ‘Cecil the Lion Memorial Bracelet’ campaign, resulting in $25,000 in sales during my first week on the job.
The culmination of a decade in marketing in various fields, took place last month when as Digital Media Consultant to the Serbian government, I piloted the #NoKosovoUnesco digital campaign. We successfully advocated a NO vote on Kosovo UNESCO membership; amassing 8.5 mil social media impressions, 140,000 petition signatures and 100,000 viral video views - all on a $300 budget (yes, you read that correctly). The Prime Minister thanked me on TV and sent me a kiss emoji soon after.
What does it all mean?
I am the foremost marketing genius in the world and my partner, Jonathan Lee, isn't far behind. We will work mostly remotely but we opened an office in The Atrium Building in downtown Victoria and are looking to open our second location in San Diego to meet with US clients. With 22 years of combined experience, our cross-disciplinary duo will work to design the look, feel and sound of your brand for the greatest possible impact. Check us out on www.arkestudios.com
Friday, October 30, 2015
Dear Mr. Djokovic,
I firstly wanted to thank you for everything you and your organization have done to uplift our people and pledge that my organization will continue to support you as best as we can. I was hesitant to write you in regards to the #NoKosovoUnesco petition, and I in fact resisted advice from others to do so earlier. What changed my mind was my conversation with Father Nektarios Serfes whom you met in Boise, Idaho some years ago and gave front row tickets to your match. Father Nektarios Serfes' efforts to provide basic human necessities to Serbs in Kosovo over the past 20 years are, as you know, worthy of sainthood. We spoke for hours about the hardships our Holy Places and their inhabitants face in Kosovo, but one story in particular touched me. Father Nektarios recalled a trip to a neglected monastery housing nuns who had been suffering unspeakable tragedies since the Kosovo conflict began. He was making the same trip he makes every year to the monastery, to bring the relief you and I in the West find comically basic; firewood, pigs, seeds for vegetables. On this occasion, the sisters apologized to Father Nektarios that they did not have food and could only offer him soup. I assumed this took place during the war, but when Father Nektarios told me it was last year my eyes began to water. Being deprived to the point of not being able to offer food to a guest bringing gifts is a humiliation, especially considering the magnitude this carries in our culture, and the fact these are women who have dedicated themselves to God and prayer.
You are the greatest athlete our region has ever produced, a truly exceptional accomplishment considering we are a people par-excellence in sport. I perfectly understand that you must maintain a mainstream, apolitical image and that your critics are anxious to see you make even the slightest mistake. However, a time comes when a person must, regardless of the difficulty and perhaps even consequences of such a decision, act in accordance with their intrinsic morality. The upcoming UNESCO ruling will potentially reward the destroyers of our physical heritage and identity in Kosovo and legitimatize the genocide of our people from a place where both of our families originate. Our petition is more than an asinine attempt to influence UNESCO's decision, it's an opportunity to show Serbs in Kosovo, the brave nuns I mentioned and those suffering in enclaves every day that we care about them, that we haven't forgot about them and that all of Serbia is with them. The petition will later be reutilized as a database of those individuals still devout to the cause, and as such to organize and effectively help every monastery, every church, every family in Kosovo regardless of UNESCO's decision. Lastly, I would like to point out that Muhammed Ali in his prime, as the foremost athlete in the world, made the controversial but noble decision to support Malcolm X and thus eternally endeared himself in the hearts of his people. George Foreman did not, and upon his retirement, his name has seldom been mentioned. To hate injustice and stand on the side of righteousness is a difficult thing. Please sign and share our petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/
Filip Filipi Jankovic
President, 28. Jun
Otvoreno pismo Novaku Đokoviću povodom inicijative #NoKosovoUnesco
Dragi gospodine Djokoviću,
Pre svega želeo bih da Vam se zahvalim za sve što ste Vi i Vaša organizacija uradili da pomognete našim ljudima, i zalažem se da moja organizacija nastavi da Vas podržava najbolje što može. Bio sam neodlučan da Vam pišem povodom #NoKosovoUnesco peticije, i odoleo sam savetima mnogih da uradim to mnogo ranije. Ono što je promenilo moje mišljenje bio je razgovor sa Ocem Nektariosom Serfesom, koga ste upoznali u Bojziju, u Ajdahu pre par godina, i dali ste mu karte za prvi red vašeg meča. Napori Oca Nektariosa Serfesa da obezbedi osnovne ljudske potrebe Srbima na Kosovu u proteklih 20 godina, su kao što i sami znate dostojni jednog sveca. Razgovarali smo satima o poteškocama naših svetih mesta i problemima koje njihovi žitelji doživljavaju na Kosovu, ali jedna priča me duboko dirnula. Otac Nektarios se prisetio svog puta u zapušteni manastir srpskih monahinja, koje su proživele neizrecive tragedije otkad su počeli konflikti na Kosovu. Krenuo je na isti put na koji je išao svake godine, u manastir, kako bi pružio pomoć u vidu materijalnih stvari koje Vi, i ja, kao i većina ljudi na Zapadu smatramo potpuno normalnim u današnje vreme, a to su, drva za ogrev, svinje i seme za povrće. Ovom prilikom, sestre monahinje su se izvinule Ocu Nektariosu jer nisu imale hranu, samim tim nisu imale ništa čime bi ga posluzile osim supe. Mislio sam da se ovaj dogadjaj odigrao u jeku rata, ali kada mi je Otac rekao da je to bilo prošle godine, oči su mi zasuzile. Biti lišen svega do te mere da nisi u mogucnosti da ponudiš hranu gostu koji ti dolazi sa darovima je veliko poniženje, naročito znajući običaje u našoj kulturi, i činjenici da su ove žene posvetile svoj zivot Bogu i molitvi.
Vi ste najveći sportista koji je ikada potekao sa naših prostora, jedinstven u svojim dostignućima, iako znamo da smo ljudi sa puno vrhunskih sportista. Savršeno razumem da Vi morate zadržati svoj apolitički stav, i da su Vaši kritičari nestrpljivi i čekaju da napravite i najmanju grešku u tom pravcu. Ipak, vremena su takva da čovek mora, bez obzira na teškoće i posledice odluka, da deluje u skladu sa svojim instinktima i moralom. UNESCO će verovatno nagraditi razarače našeg duhovnog i materijalnog nasledja i identiteta na Kosovu i ozakoniti genocid nad našim ljudima iz mesta odakle obe naše porodice vode poreklo. Stoga je naša peticicija više od prostog sakupljanja potpisa koji bi uticali na odluku UNESCO-a, ona je prilika da pokažemo Srbima na Kosovu i Metohiji, i hrabrim monahinjama koje sam pomenuo, kao i onima koji pate i muče se u enklavama svakodnevno, da mi brinemo za njih, da ih nismo zaboravili, i da je cela Srbija uz njih. Peticija ce kasnije biti ponovo iskorišćena kao baza podataka onih pojedinaca koji su posvećeni cilju, i koji su spremni da se organizuju i zaista pomognu svakom manastiru, svakoj crkvi, i svakoj porodici na Kosovu, bez obzira na UNESCO odluku. Na kraju, zeleo bih da istaknem da je Muhamed Ali na vrhuncu svoje slave, kao najbolji sportista na svetu, doneo kontroverznu ali u isto vreme i plemenitu odluku da podrzi Malkoma Iksa, i time zauvek osvojio srca svojih ljudi. Džordž Forman nije to učinio, i po njegovom povlačenju u penziju, njegovo ime je retko kad bilo pomenuto. Ne trpeti nepravdu, i stajati na pravoj strani i strani istine, danas je jako teška stvar. Molim Vas, da potpišete i podelite našu peticiju: http://www.ipetitions.com/
Filip Filipi Janković
Predsednik, 28. Jun
Posted by Filip Filipi at 4:37 AM