Lessons from Bosnia — Part 2
I do not want to bore you with details of the actual agreement (and oh my goodness, those are dull) since that wouldn’t add to the article. Besides, we are planning to make a documentary about ‘paper’ vs ‘reality’, i.e. show the boring details of the document with the very interesting way they translate into real life. If you’d like to know more about the documentary, please visit the link below.
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In this article, I will talk about the Dayton Peace Agreement (Dayton) as the people of Bosnia see it and experience it. First off, I’ll mention something about some of the assumptions on which Dayton is based, which will inevitably lead to a little bit about the history of Bosnia, and then what Dayton did.
We’ve always thought of Dayton as an internal issue. Hence, it never occurred to us that we should talk about Dayton in terms of a ‘global trend’, at least not until the war in Ukraine. At one point it was suggested that they write another ‘Dayton’ for Ukraine. I know many Bosnians (myself included) who sent messages to everyone we could to advise against this.
However, Dayton might be important for the rest of the world too. It seems that there might be a chance that Dayton was a test for how far the leaders could go in being ridiculous with their decisions and people will stay silent. For example, over-population, 15-minute cities, farms cause pollution, milk being overpriced while also being thrown away, digital currency, and so on are all examples of strange policies.
I mean, what exactly is the solution to a problem like ‘overpopulation’, AND is it a real problem? Seems to me those who claim this is a problem need to travel more. I know in Bosnia there are MANY areas completely deserted.
15-minute cities are basically jails, which could remove the threat of ‘masses’ — i.e. people joining into the greatest power that there is for a common good.
Farms are a source of food.