Aleksandar Gubas on 25 Sep 2000 14:34:22 -0000

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<nettime> Yugoslavia - file closed

Now it's September 25, 2000, 6 a.m. in Belgrade, and some things are
obvious here:

1. Milosevic's defeat is so heavy that it can't be cosmeticized by any

2. There will be neither the Army nor the police intervention. There
will be no civil war.

3. It's hard to imagine even how Milosevic could change the electional
results in order to fight out the second round.

4. Two political figures are blown away: Milosevic and Draskovic. In the
transition period Serbia will have the bipolar political life: ruling DOS
coalition and socialist minority. Seselj and Draskovic are out of the

The 24th of September was not only the choice between Milosevic and
no-Milosevic. It was also the choice between Yugoslavia and Serbia. The
proportion is 2:1 for Serbia. Serbs very convincingly told what's their
true opinion about the Milosevic's vision of Yugoslavia. They don't give a
fuck for it.

We all loved Yugoslavia during Tito. Then Milosevic came and made a kind
of new Yugoslavia in 1992, but from its very beginning nobody sincerely
loved that country as an idea. But that idea kept persisting as a part of
Milosevic's "continuity"-ideology. Now Serbs really decided to try
something new without Milosevic and all his ideas. So, there's no need for
Yugoslavia any more. Especially now, with all paradoxes and nonsenses with
the Montenegrin role in the federation. It seems likely that Montenegro
will separate in peace. Everything what will happen here within the next
few days and weeks will be boring. No spectacle - only a pathetic sunset
of a political structure. Could you imagine so banal end? Ladies and
gentlemen, try to get used to the world without Milosevic. Begin to think
about what to do now. You know, the name of the guy you have to deal with
now is Kostunica.

And maybe soon there will be no .yu domain any more.

Aleksandar Gubas


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