I am not sure what you mean by this. Both were subject to fake communist trials that deserve to be annulled and repeated if necessary. Like it or not, both persons are still controversial, although I understand that Stepinac is a saint in Croatia. I have no problems with that, but I think you understand that he is not a saint in Serbia. Mihailovic is still a highly controversial figure in Serbia, although the trial was annulled. Maybe you think we are all 'chetniks' here?You are not comparing Stepinac and Mihailovic are you?
I know the mainstream perception in Croatia and you express it well. But it doesn't necessarily mean your opinion is correct.Chetniks and communists have been inseparable in many ways in later years which even you kinda pointed out well. Could even say this dates way back, even though chetniks basically collaborated with everyone to some degree in WW2. Of course there was no room for someone like Mihailovic after WW2, but nevertheless there were significant amounts of chetniks who defected to partisans, amongst other things.
Chetniks only have something in common with Seselj type 'communist chetniks' from YU war movies, as I said.
The truth is, Mihailovic movement were royalists, anti-Nazi, loyal to the exiled Yugoslav government in London, with the Prime Minister Ivan Subasic (a Croatian, btw). Fascism was not their ideology. Communists and Ustasha were anti government revolutionaries,, with terrorism as a preferred way of politics and had much more in common. Like always, fascists and communists were and are just two sides of the same medal.
Of course many chetniks defected to partisans, because the King himself told them to do so in 1943. Note that I make a distinction between partisans and communists. There were many patriots in that resistance front who were not communists at all and many who were not ideological maniacs, just fighters, fighting for their land and freedom. I have absolutely nothing against that Yugoslav anti fascist tradition, on the contrary. Due to heavy reprisals against civilian population in Serbia by the Nazi invaders, royalists started attacking partisans more than Germans. The Allies realized that and redirected their support to partisans.
There were many forms of semi-organized militias with various levels of collaboration, many of them called themselves 'chetniks' but we are talking about Mihailovic and his movement. These are some simple facts in a few simple words, we can interpret them any way we want.
Let's not talk about general mood because that's not the point. You know I would have something to say about 'moods', but I won't. We are neighbors in different countries now, and have different problems and views on history. Which is perfectly fine with me. But let's stick to the facts.Of course communist trials were a complete farce and so was that entire country, but that really is a lame justification for what has been happening in Serbia regarding the general mood on chetniks and their place in history. Heck, do you not realize that the Truman thing you mentioned in one post above is exactly what guys like Seselj use when someone speaks negatively about the chetniks? I don't want to give any definite statements on a personal level but I honestly doubt you could be labeled as a nationalist or someone brainless, so I don't know if that post was more hilarious or sad lol.
My original point was and still is - annulling the communist trial against Mihailovic was not revisionism. If they tried to rehabilitate Dimitrije Ljotic or Ante Pavelic I would say it revisionism. I am not saying there is no revisionism in Serbia - there is, for example in attempts to rehabilitate Milan Nedic. As for revisionism in Croatia, I'll let you assess the situation yourself. I have no intention of correcting things related to history in neighboring countries. I have neither time, nor particular interest in that.
All that aside, really, how do you explain the high decoration by Truman to Mihailovic and huge reward offered by Germans for his head?