Sarex Posted August 8, 2016 Share Posted August 8, 2016 It's always hilarious to read about ex-Yugoslavians mourning the division of Yugoslavia and then immediately lapsing into accusing all the other Yugoslavian ethnic groups of being genocidal murderers while their own side is, of course, completely innocent. Sorry, but if there ever was a conspiracy to Balkanize Yugoslavia those people are the useful idiots who play their parts exactly as planned. Whether Milosevic is innocent or literally Hitler is a complete red herring to the real issue, which is the petty nationalism which made dividing Yugoslavia like kicking in an open door. Throughout human history, we have first banded together families into tribes, allowing for a basic division of labour. Then, from tribes into nations, in which we act altruistically for an abstract group containing people we have never met. Then, from nations into modern countries which are united around commonly held universal ideals, independent of any particular group. Each level of advancement on this ladder has meant crushing the former primary means of identification in order to introduce a new model for social cohesion, which often means bloodshed - yesterday when determining borders of nations, today when we mix groups of people who do not share the commonly held universal ideals necessary to work together. When people regress to tribalism in modern societies we get corruption and nepotism, when people regress to nationalism we get the situation in Yugoslavia. Oh? Take a look at the current political climate in Croatia, also take a look at who 'Ustase' are, then think of the timing when this behavior started (after joining the EU). I think that the only things the Croats regret from their past was the Germans losing WW2. Serbs don't regret the collapse of Yug, they regret it ever being made. After WW1 we were in the unique position to make our own borders, but the idiot of a king we had wanted to make the great Slav kingdom... Had that not happened we would have kept most of what was once Yugoslavia's territory then, Bosnia wouldn't have come in to "creation" and the Croats would more then likely have disappeared. The only thing that Milosevic is guilty of is being indecisive, he should have gone in full force with the Serbian part of the army and gone to Zagreb. By the time the West could have reacted, we would have already taken everything that matters and could have negotiated to return Zagreb and some of today's Croatian territory. But hey, hindsight is 20/20. Now we wait for the next great war to hit the reset button and hope we survive it. "It goes without saying anyone here can quote me as they like for their signatures." - KP Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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