Cultivating Violence

I guess that I should explain this, lest it be thought that I was advocating the cultivation of weapons. I’m not. It is an illustration of the paramilitirism that lingers in Europe.

It is directly related to a conversation I had with a  Croatian friend who beleives that virtually every household has a remnant from the Balkan war buried in their fields. With the tensions ratcheting up in the area recently due to the  inadequate European scrambling to help the deluge of refugees coming for shelter this is scratching at the barely subsurface fear and sectarianism.

I believe it reflects our own issues burying paramilitirism in Ireland also. Maybe more in an ideological sense than solely the ak’s though. With the recent verification of the existence of a senior military council of so called disbanded organisation the mindset of violence has become steeped into the soil. Which is unfortunate as for generations we will be clearing ideological mind fields.

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