Tuesday, June 03, 2003
IF AT FIRST YOU DONT SECEDE TRY, TRY AGAIN! ( PART ONE )
I don't know much about Slovenia!
A startling admission!
How many men are man enough to admit to that?
But I do know that Slovenia was the the first state to break away and secede from the former Yugoslavia.
I also know that their war of secession lasted only about ten days or thereabouts if I recall correctly.
Now if I was a Slovene ( which I'm not ) or even slovenly ( which I am ) I would be deeply offended - wars of secession in other countries ( and indeed in other former Yugoslav republics ) last for years, years and years!
This one lasted for ten days!
There are bar brawls that last longer than that!
It's as if after ten days the central ( Yugoslav ) authorities said "ah, fuck it, let em' go, they're not worth it, never did like them anyway!"
Put it this way, Chechnya may of been devastated and laid to ruin by it's ten year long secession war, which is still going on, but at least Chechens ( a Chechen being, understandably, a native of Chechnya and not the character from Happy Days who loved Joannie ) can feel all warm and special knowing that someone in Moscow loves them and thinks they're special and worth fighting for MISTER!
Chechens can even put that on T-shirts, a la those souvenir kids T-shirts that proudly proclaim "Someone in Sydney Thinks I'm Special etc" ( incidentally, how about a grunge alternative INTERESTING version of those T-shirts, i.e "Someone in Sydney Thinks I'm Special SO FUCKING SPECIAL - just like the Radiohead song? ).