So I haven't posted any tidbits about important news events lately so here goes:
Milosevic died the other day and I couldn't be happier. Does that make me a cold individual? Maybe, but if you were around when Stalin passed on would you not feel a tinge of happiness?
His death though brings about some interesting questions. My first one is how will history remember him or will it at all? I imagine he'll actually become a blurb in American history considering that hasn't been any images or strong evidence of mass graves. If we would have seen the carnage he created it would've hit home more with the collective conscious.
The same goes with Stalin really. When we think of terrible genocidal dictators Hitler comes first to mind, but Stalin, who reportedly is responsible for more deaths than Hitler, is not well known for his tyrant ways. Come to think of it I've never seen an American film dedicated to the tragedy that was the gulags. They may be out there.
I think Milosevic, like Pol Pot, will be largely forgotten and that's really sad. The lessons of genocide still have been ingored throughout the world. West Africa is a good example.
"Yugoslavia is a multinational community and it can survive only under the conditions of full equality for all nations that live in it." - Slobodan Milosevic
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