U.S. Civil War vs. Yugoslavia

There are many southerners in Georgia who recall vividly the stories they were told by their non-slaveholding Grandparents, about the devastating path of destruction General Sherman took through their state.

They speak of the pain, the suffering, the murder and the genocide. It is still an open wound for many who weren’t even alive at that time. They still refuse to ever vote for a Republican because that was Lincoln’s party and they view him as a tyrant, and a dictator… one who authorized the murder of their families.

Of course if you talk to someone in the North, with family who fought on the Union side, you will get an entirely different picture. Lincoln was a liberator and one who tried to hold the country together and keep the South from seceding.

In all civil wars, there are two sides to the story. We must not lose site of this as we blindly scramble to condemn Milosivic alone, without looking at the war in Yugoslavia that has been waging internally for years, and consider that the Serbians have a story to tell too.

I don’t have a dog in this fight, but I feel there is a lot more to this story than we are hearing in the press. This is Nina May encouraging you to look at both sides of every story.