i have nothing, in general, against Serbia. The state and many of their citizens have done some horrible things in their recent past. But to be honest, i can't think of too many countries in Europe who can make an opposite claim. The country of my birth is certainly no exception.
Granted, I've never quite come upon a nation so obsessed with itself. They dwarf the Greeks when it comes to mythology. But hell, at least they're creative.
Like most countries of the former YU….i think Serbia's political arena is moral pig pen. Again, none of their neighbours can say much to the contrary. So it goes.
What I do have a problem with is that our little buddy Ratko and co. can dance the kolo in every corner of Serbia and the EU awards them with lifting the visa regime.
As a semi-anarchist….i'm not the biggest fan of countries or borders. Screw first class and second class citizens. I hate flags too. They are stupid.
However, if they're gonna lift the ban on a country that intellectually and militarily led an assault on its most of its neighbours, at least lift the ban for those who got the shit kicked out of them (aka, us and Kosova).
Now i know we can be stupid. Or perhaps even we are stupid for not being able to sort our own house out. But come on…..
The good thing about it is that our neighbour (I've learned here its important to be a good neighbour) Serbs, Macedonians (get over it Greece, they are called Macedonia and always will be), and Montenegrins will be released from the Balkan jail.
That's what we've needed all along. A little taste of the soul of Europe. Get out and breath a bit. Get the chance to see that we are all out of our minds and that we royally screw everything up even though we're gifted with so many wonderful things on our little peninsula.
Go tear down your walls of conspiracy! Go see that the west doesn't have it out for you! Go taste what proper Thai food tastes like! Rediscover yourselves! See the big picture. Climb out of our bitter Balkan cave and realize that, like it or not, we'll be one big happy family again sometime soon.
So we might as well get along, n'est pas?