Čiste namjere / Pure Intent

One day the misery will be defeated....and we will be the parents of many children of many races


A just as interesting answer to Bojan Bajic

There should be no doubt that many people here will disagree about many things for a long time to come. It's in our DNA code to disagree. But if we are going to disagree....this seems like some of the most civilized exchanges I've experienced in a great long while. This article was also published on Banjalukain...which is run by Bojan.

If we keep showing respect and speaking in a civil manner like this I might start to think something really funky is going here.  So enough of this civility shit people! You're scaring me!

But for real, to me its just proof that when we allow ourselves to take the other sides perspective into play, even if just for a moment, our tone changes. Our blood pressure doesn't go through the roof. We don't want to send anyone 'u sto picki mile materine.' (excuse my French pls) 


I'm not sure how valuable it is for us to constantly go back 50, 100, 150 or a thousand years. We can interpret it in a million different ways. What we can be sure of is what we FEEL now. What our reality is now. And there are no rights and wrongs in how we FEEL. In that sense, it is a truth of sorts...even if some of our truths are based on the lies of the past.

Does that make any sense or should I just shut my computer down?

Have a good weekend my friends...bosanci....srbi.....peruanci...i svimirci.


Čiste namjere / Pure Intent
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What is cista namjera
Although i have become an honorary balkanite, one thing that truly bothers me is how distrustful we are of each other and how quick we are to criticize without necessarily knowing all the facts. I will certainly criticize...and rant & rave about the environment and other things that get ispod moj koze. But i promise to do it with the pure intent. No lies. No bull shit. And entirely open to criticism.

about me
I am a semi-nomadic global activist...bosnaphile, ecologist, hiker, writer, new yorker/sarajevan. Bosnia and Herzegovina has been my home after i hitchhiked from Germany to BiH on Christmas day 1992. People always ask me what was the hardest thing about coming to Bosnia during those times. My answer is always the same...'leaving!'

What about you?
This blog isn't about me. It's about us. I'd love to hear from you...your comments, complaints, suggestions, passions, fears, whatever. What I'd rather not have is a stupid nationalistic exchange on who did what, when. I'm not interested in finger pointing but constructive dialog. If you happen to be one of those negativci...leave your negative energy somewhere else please. Hvala.

I have already received comments from some of you asking me to write or comment on certain issues. That, in fact, is what this is all about. I welcome requests to write about certain topics...and if i can, i surely will. Feel free to ask me to address specific topics.



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