Then the Bengal Tiger demonstrated what's inside his head. Before the eyes of the socialist cream, a plan of the ultimate battle was fluently presented without any notes or papers. Sloba began from the end. According to him, three conclusions to the elections are possible but there can be only one winner.
It was decided, namely, that he will win in the first round; next, that he will win in the parliamentary elections and then he will win in the local elections. That's when the three conclusions come in. Either the opposition will quietly accept absolute defeat, or half-hearted protests that night will be ruthlessly crushed by the special police. Or, in the event of ugly, long-lasting demonstrations and a rocking of the system, the army will get involved as well at the price of more bombing. Why not? We have already seen demonstrated that airplanes do not have either a pedagogical or a political effect on us Serbs.
As usual, a few days before the elections, a final public opinion survey with ten thousand respondents is conducted for the socialists. If the results show that the ordered six hundred thousand false votes - coming mainly from Kosovo; ask Vukasin Jokanovic where he is finding so many loyal Albanians - does not cover the deficit before the growing Kostunica, the elections must be deferred to some undefined point in the future. The best thing, in this scenario, would be if election conditions, the behavior of the state television, the beating of supporters of Otpor (Resistance) and the arrest of some of the opposition leaders were to lead to their withdrawal from the elections, emphasized the Tiger.
If, on the other hand, our strategy - created in our in-house laboratory - reduces the advantage of the traitors by several points, we will play the hand of total regularity, Sloba sketched our future. To date Mrka, whom circles at Court are already calling Tito, and Mira - with her simple formula "they want to betray us but we won't let them", have borne the greatest burden of the campaign, assessed Number One.
He is completely right. The opposition, unbelievably superficially, glossed over the effects of bridges and especially the heaps of apartments under construction to concentrate on people. It's also not important that they were built by wild taxes collected throughout Serbia by Mrkonjic in the role of the sultan's representative. It's also not important that not one contractor dares to ask for payment for its work. Also insignificant is approximately five billion in printed money to pay at least for the concrete, as well as the police and the army. Also insignificant is the fact that a European country at this stage in history is building its future on bricks and brick tile. Even if Mrka were passing out rubber peasant shoes, the effect on the Serbs, in the condition in which they are in, would be almost sexual.
The opposition could have either welcomed reconstruction and explained that this is being done with our money, not with the money hidden in foreign banks in the accounts of Slobists; or demonstrated how the largest construction site in Europe, which is what the entrepreneurs among the regime leadership are calling themselves, is worth just about as much as a decent hotel or business center abroad. Two or three hundred million marks.
Since they neglected to do so, two days ago the Tiger opened something new in Djerdap, before the electoral silence he will open a new bridge across the Danube for pedestrians weighing less than one hundred kilograms, and some other things will come up where scissors and tape come in handy. Practically, Sloba is only now joining the race and the two digit advantage of the opposition is rapidly melting in the same surveys from last week. What else could we have expected? It's true that Sloba directly controls only one third of the electoral body but among the undecided third, he has more than half of his reservists whom he animates by way of television hypnosis or pedagogical violence.
If I know the people in the top of the antislobist front, since everything looked too easy to them for too long, now they will fall into despondency and panic. So in the coming two weeks we have a conflict in the Tiger's twin wishes to beat them senseless (his people have been forgiven for all sins in the upcoming days) and to humiliate them in the voting process. He thinks of those six hundred thousand stolen votes as a tiny, allowable advantage. Something like the pol-position for Schumacher on the Formula One racetrack. In politics such a position must be called the Pol-Pot position.
The essence of the matter follows and everyone present at the meeting understood exactly what the Tiger's growling tone meant: "There is no possibility of losing the elections; there is no possibility of transfer of power. It's us or them!" If that means a new war with the entire world, so much the worse for the traitors who won't be around to see the results of the renewed bombing.
And "traitors" will be traitors. First, they argued among themselves until the people were sick of them. Then Vuk carried out harakiri or harekrishna, I can't remember which it is. Faced with the deluge of public opinion and the danger that Kostunica would become the opposition emperor without their support, they unwillingly gathered around Vojo. About now they must be realizing the difference between them and him, between counting their supporters at the classic party performances which they prepare and when they see the emotional outpouring of the people before Vojo as savior.
Then, I assume, they were late in the forcefulness of their rhetoric out of fear and only now, after being massacred in the state media and undergoing suffering at regime gatherings, have they begun talking about the ruling couple.
But all of them would do well to look for an answer to only one question: if the Tiger presented to his regime's electronic center a simple formula and it is: This is a war between those who can kill to keep democracy from happening in Serbia and those who do not want to be killed because they keep hoping democracy will happen in Serbia! - then what, I wonder, will Kostunica say to the Serbs on the evening of September 24? What will Serbia want to hear that night? What demons will be dancing in the skies above a country inhabited by a population which is one-third illiterate, one-half uninformed and two-thirds frightened to death?
Will this be the first regime in history to succeed not only in using force to destroy the truth but also, and this is a higher form of art, to substitute something else for the truth. Something in which we will continue to live. Or perhaps not.