Mongolia or Las Vegas? What's Next for Yugoslavia?

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at SPAMtao.ca
Fri Oct 6 16:04:16 MDT 2000


Thank you Julio.

I couldn't have said it better myself.
I can't get over how bloody ashamed of the actions (or lack therof) of the
left.

A tear for the mighty Yugoslavia. What an idea. So powerful was the concept
of unified Slavs and the socialist solution. It needed to be snuffed out.
Ideas, after all, are the most dangerous of all. Right now the danger is the
idea of "freedom".

One of our list members privately told me that he wanted to see Milosevic
stay in power. He has also now stated he will miss him. Heaven forbid this
person say so where it counts: To the world.

I suspect a lot of this sentiment is running today. Will people have the
nerve to at least defend Milosevic from his indictment? The people of
Yugoslavia have gone so far down the wrong path already, when they discover
that Milosevic will not even be allowed to be the opposition leader, there
is a good chance they will hand him over. What will we say to this?

Macdonald

Subject: Mongolia or Las Vegas? What's Next for Yugoslavia?


> Pro: those who cheered the downfall of Milosevic at home and abroad
> I'm taking Las Vegas-style odds on these sports events:
> 1. How many years will it be before Yugoslavia joins NATO?
> 2. How many homeless persons will be sleeping in the streets of Belgrade
by
>    2001?
> 3.How many Yugoslav women, per annumm, will be sold into prostitution by
> the       Russian Mafia?
> 4. How many months before the country's name is changed, again?
> 5. In what year will Yugoslav workers on strike wave portraits of
> Milosevic, as    Romanians now do with photos of Caeucescu?
> 6. FINALLY, HOW MANY YEARS WILL IT BE BEFORE THE FORMER-FORMER COMMUNISTS
> ARE    VOTED BACK INTO OFFICE OUT OF DESPERATION BY THE POPULACE?
> PS: From Stanley Stewart's new book IN THE EMPIRE OF GENGHIS KHAN: A
> JOURNEY AMONG THE NOMADS: {A Mongolian speaking to Stewart on life under
> the Communists}"'Those were the good old days. Before our misfortunes.
> Before our freedom.'"Freedom for Mongolia entailed the worst peacetime
> economic disaster anywhere this century, only a dozen years ago."
> Julio Cesar






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