Kosovo and the absurdity of borders.

posted 2011.10.09, under blog

Kosovo has been in the news recently because of attempts by ethnic Serbs in the north of that area objecting to being ruled by people they don’t recognize as legitimate. You’d think that they’d have the support of the same sort of people who supported the independence of Kosovo from Serbia because the ethnic Albanians objected to being ruled etc.

The whole affair demonstrates again the absurdity of borders. One group of people think wouldn’t it be great to not have to be ruled by those folk. And declare an area independent. They get the help of some foreign military. But not all the people in the area want to be independent. And they are a clearly defined group, in a clearly defined area.

You’d think in the current state system, that the logical solution would be to let those Serbs join Serbia. Self-determination and all that. But it seems this idea is only used when the people who want to “self-determine” their future are liked by the folks with the biggest militaries (in this case NATO). NATO don’t like Serbs, so those Serbs who don’t want to be part of an independent Kosovo are out of luck.

Really, the best solution would be for the working classes of both Serbia and Kosovo (and everywhere else) to join hands and shoot their rulers. Seriously, who needs ’em?

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