and utterly do not comprehend that the grass is not greener over there. Obviously, there was something not-so-wonderful about what has become of Serbia, if there are so many Serbs in the diaspora (England, Canada, United States, etc.)
Okay. I don't agree with SP's approach, but this is like a white person telling Rosa Parks, after telling her to go to the back of the bus, that she shouldn't be upset to be forced to the back of the bus since it's safer for her back there. It's stupid because the reason it's not safe for her in the front is because *they made it unsafe for her to be in the front.* Do you have any idea what Churchill's decision to sell Yugoslavia to the devil did to all the people in Yugoslavia? You could at least listen to what SP is saying and try to understand where he is coming from.
I admit that I have libertarian leanings. If SP doesn't feel loyal to the UK because of what they did to Yugoslavia, then it's his choice. If he is a citizen of the UK, pays his taxes and abides by their laws, then they'll let him stay. Why should they kick him out? Because he has unpopular ideas? Great!
I think your discussion on genetics is misplaced. It has nothing to do with genes and everything to do with ethnic and national identity, and the FREEDOM to see yourself as not being a national or ethnic member of your nation of citizenship. I personally think you need to learn to forgive and that Patriarch Pavle has worked very hard to show us how we should forgive those who are even now burning our churches. I'm not even an ethnic Serb, but I am Serbian Orthodox.
My genetic family didn't build those churches in Kosovo, but the people who brought me my church and much of my Faith were persecuted and martyred there. It makes me absolutely furious to see our churches burning in Kosovo and I have every desire to see those suffer who burn our churches and murder the Serbian people and destroy your ethnic history and wipe out the history of our spiritual forefathers.
But our patriarch tells us to follow something greater than the Muslims, pagans and communists. He calls us to follow Christ and to forgive and pray for our enemies. I don't want to pray for them. Honestly, I'd rather see them burn in hell. But if I do that, then I'm no better than them.
There is a famous Lakota writer who was talking about Wounded Knee. He was sitting on a mountain on a reservation thinking about the poverty he lives in, the land stolen by the whites in the town, how his people are treated when they leave the reservation, the alcoholism and dispare in the reservation and how his people were more noble and how they deserved more. He became more and more angry until he realized he had one of three choices: go down off the mountain with his gun and kill every white person he encountered until he was killed, allow the hate to eat him alive, or forgive and learn to make his life better the way things are. He chose the last option and he's helped a lot more of his people through forgiveness than he ever could have through hate.
Forgive the Brits, pray for the country you live in, and thank God for the safety and freedom you have to hold your views.