Slavic brothers and sisters, let us look at ourselvesJune 29 2008 at 5:20 AM
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Feral Tribune (Login JasamBozo)
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
How ironic that after all of this energy to split from Yugoslavia and become independent, to have "self rule" and a "better life", all of the ex-Yu countries are trying, like Slovenia, Croatia etc to become part of the EU. Was it not the point of the break up to be in a separate country to have a sense of identity?
Does this not defeat the purpose of independence...as Slovenia, Croatia etc now, which has no voice and strictly follows the politics of the USA and the EU...Is this what the South Slavic people wanted? To create the division which existed before the creation of Yugoslavia, to redraw the borders which existed during the Austro-Hungarian/Ottoman rule...and become once again closer to the occupier of the Balkans rather then to the neighbor with which you share the same blood, culture, language? To be divided and conquered?
To me it seems that instead of ex-Yugoslavia countries having one unified voice we will never have a voice again...We will always be seen as the Barbarians of Europe, people who after decades could not put their sad history behind and live in peace, brotherhood and unity. People who despite so many similarities and only one difference (religion) can be manipulated like livestock, like animals and act like so...and would once again sacrifice their people as throughout history for a wasteful cause.
Finally, what logic is there behind years of bloodshed to create separate countries when we will all find ourselves under one European roof once again...Will politicians, nationalists, extremists finally realize that we are really all one and the same and that there was no point to the war, to the split of our great Yugoslavia? Realize that everything was pointless because we will HAVE to get along whether we like it or not.
In my opinion Europe should not accept us for we do not deserve it, we dont deserve a shot at the EU until we become brothers once again and unite.