It's election time in Bosnia. Do politicians really think we're that dumb? Or are we really just that, dumb as they cumb? I tend to lean towards the latter. The vast array of corrupt, incompetent, hyper-inflated male egos with major overdoses of testosterone have all turned into reasonable, calm, and righteous individuals. They have diligently and selflessly served us over the past four years and now emerge from the dense forest of their sacrificial works to let us know what more they have in store for us. And boy oh boy do we rally to the war cries. The nationalist parties, leading this unworthy pack sometimes called the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, once again plunge us into a world of fear and tribal alliances. Even the 'alternative' and 'indepedent' socialist from the RS, Milorad Dodik, reems off hard-core rhetoric that would make even Europe's most christian right blush.
And the flocks start to bah. Bah-ing resonates from every cafe and office - who is the thief? who is the most honourable? whose cousins uncles friend heard from the bodyguard of the sister who's married to the nephew of the mayors father-in-law that the international community already rigged the elections with computer counting shipped in from Florida because Bush had a secret meeting with the nationalist parties to ensure that they retain their thrones in turn for shushing about the 6 Bosnians in Guantanamo Bay kidnapped on bogus terrorist accusations.
The young...still in trances from a ten coffee, 40 cigarette daily diet winge the same whine - "it all sucks! They're all theives! There is nothing we can do! When are they going to change things! Poor us! Poor me!..by the way, how much did you pay for your Gucci?"
Oh the apathy, oh the conspiracy theories, oh the stupidity of the masses. We repeat this ritual over and over...and fear always forces the hand to not vote for a change. It's election time in Bosnia. Oh, the horror!....the horror!