Upheaval In Yugoslavia

American VoicesWorld ISSUE 36•36 Oct 11, 2000

After refusing to concede defeat in the Sept. 24 election, Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic finally stepped down amid mass protests Friday, ceding power to opposition leader Vojislav Kostunica. What do you think of the Yugoslavian uprising?

  • “Just when everyone was getting used to all the hatred and killing, they had to go and change everything.”

    Rachel Klein –
    Waitress

  • “Dude, this is so Ceaucescu.”

    Milt Burris –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Somehow, I don't think we've seen the last of Slobodan and his unholy legion of the undead.”

    Joe Bonner –
    Dishwasher

  • “You know, I'm thinking of getting my home Balkanized. No, wait, I mean winterized.”

    Anita Pall –
    Flight Attendant

  • “Those genocidal-dictator types have no respect for the democratic process.”

    Bob Potvin –
    Marketing Executive

  • “Like the Yugoslavian people, I once participated in violent, impassioned street demonstrations. We were so fuckin' psyched the Bulls three-peated.”

    Bill Sherman –
    Shipping Clerk