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 Aco Micic 
...so What I am??
I carefully read your article on the people of Montenegro.I completely agree 
that everyone has the choice and freedom to be whatever they want to be.As far 
as I know a century ago most of the people from Montenegro called themselves 
Serbs whether they were of the christian or muslim faith.That was at the time 
when Serbia had potential and strength.Because of  the political fall of 
Serbia in the last few decades everyone is abandoning it like a sinking ship. 
Nevertheless my point is that I consider today's people of Montenegro as my 
own.Here's why:my ancestor's from my father's side moved to Serbia from 
Piva in the 1750's(Bajo's nephews) and my ancestor's from my mother's side 
came to Serbia in the 1770's (from the Vasojevici brotherhood).Ever since that 
time we have only mixed with similar decendants.Now,please tell me why and how 
are today's Montenegrins essentially different? It hurts me when they say they 
are unique,speak a diifferent language,and are depicted as people from a 
distant country. 
 It seems that they are running away from something-I think from 
I love Montenegro and truly consider it as my homeland,even more than Kosovo.I 
would be the unhappiest person if it abandones me.
MonteNet wrote:
Dear Aco 

May we suggest that you look at the article "People of Yugoslavia" in addition to the article you mentioned. We are glad that you do not dispute freedom of choice in respect of anybody's nationality. 

We would, however, like to point out that history of Montenegro stretches back in time far before your predecessors emigrated to Serbia.  In a brief answer to your question, let us just note that we feel that you are hurt for wrong reasons. In our opinion, being unique is a compliment rather than a matter of concern. In addition, not many Montenegrins, as far as we know, claim that their language is as much different as it should bear a different name. Namely, they object that their language should have the national name instead of the name of the other nation, even if the other nation is "brotherly" Serbia. Furthermore, majority of Montenegrins, in our opinion, do not regard Serbia as the distant country. Instead, they regard it as a very close country. 

We do not think that Montenegrins run from themselves. They rather do not want to run into something which is not themselves. 
We see no reason why Montenegrins would abandoned you as they have not done in the past to the people declared as yourself. This is of course, provided that you show them the same respect as they do to you. 
Kind regards and thanks for the letter 


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