In parallel with the tortured and uncertain process of the implementation of the United Nations peace principles in Kosmet [Kosovo and Metohija] and direly needed beginning of the reconstruction of the destroyed assets, on the domestic political scene various marginal political forces and those who would like to pull the strings hidden from the public are increasingly raising their voices, but not regarding the problems which affect the majority of the citizens. On the contrary, by showing only a passing concern for those problems well known political manipulators are trying to return to our political scene the atmosphere of discord, heightened emotions and irreconcilable political divisions, all along underestimating both the maturity of the nation and its most important need to protect itself in these difficult and crucial moments from everything that could additionally destabilize and weaken our country.
Aware of their minor political position, leaders of some extra-parliamentary political parties from Serbia and Montenegro have gathered around infamous Robert Gelbard in Herceg Novi with the goal to prepare "for a violent overthrow of the authorities in Yugoslavia". With assistance of Milan Panic, who has a chronic need for his own political recycling, and the representative of Montenegro [Montenegrin president Milo Djukanovic], who has been successfully maintaining his personal continuity of shame and dishonor, a general of the former Yugoslav Peoples Army [Vuk Obradovic], a former high official of the former League of Communists and a few others led by the most famous political earring of Serbia [Zoran Djindjic], applied for the positions of direct executors of the "overthrow" and later managed to extort a $9 million compensation.
Although it does not belong to the same pile, the political message from the statement issued at the most recent session of the Holly Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church has similar consequences for the unity of the people in the country.
It is difficult to figure out how such a concrete political message, similar to those from the time of Communism, can be reconciled with the emphasis on ecumenism and promotion of love among the people. It is obvious that some individuals form the church have stepped over into the political ring and thereby have seriously tested the authority and place of the Serbian Orthodox Church by devaluing, hopefully only briefly, its role to unsophisticated and biased participation in political brawls, implying possible divisions and conflicts among the people, which is absolutely against the Church's principles.
The third sort of slow political destabilization of the social life are the demands by the Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO) to immediately start reforms. Otherwise, members of that party will "do what they must". Anyone in the least involved in politics and aware of the degree of volatility of the leaders of this party cannot interpret this as anything but a direct threat to switch to violent methods of action. It is obvious, in the total obsession with the general misery, that such dimension of the politics can only be harmful. Moreover, this threat was issued although the authorities haven't denied the need for reform, creation of a new social and political environment and everything else on behalf of which the leadership of that party [SPO] is addressing the citizens.
Of course, no one has a monopoly on the care for the fate of the state and the people. However, as sage and politically responsible individuals, they must predict the effects of their political activism on the widest masses and the concrete effects of such policy. If during the time of the bestial criminal aggression we managed to preserve healthy political unity of the people, which was one of the key weapons of our resistance, why should we today, now that the worst is over, fall in the trap of destroying that unity, while at the same time underestimating political maturity of our citizens, but also the perfidious political intentions of the aggressor?
The wisdom expressed by almost all participants in the political life during the aggression obliges even today. Condemnations and threats from Herceg Novi, by the Synod and influential opposition political parties have the same goal (allowing for the differences between them): they are a direct political operationalization of the political intentions of those world powers that in spite of the cessation of the bombardment haven't abandoned their goals to install in this region governments according to their taste and interests.
To express at this moment political deliberation which prevents establishment of any serious divisions among the widest layers of the society means to realize that aggressive, open, and forced demands for changes actually are not democratic since they seek to suspend the basic principle of democracy - that the authorities should change in elections. To advocate any different methods, even if that is wrapped in the democratic wrapping paper and adorned with reform decorations, dangerously provokes among the citizens political divisions which imply unproductive wasting of energy, unproductive conflicts, and anarchy.