Ivan Grubanov's performance in front of Belgrade's National Parliament (14 April 2006)

Ivan Grubanov's performance in front of Belgrade's National Parliament (14 April 2006)

" (...) Bitter history this square has seen, seen and awaited for a fresh power that can break up with the past, look the present straight into the eyes and change it into a purer future. But do not think it is easy to deal with such opponents. The past has been haunting us for centuries, wouldn’t leave us in peace, takes its taxes in lives, manages our destinies. The past has never been this strong, the past has never had this many supporters. The past has inhabited all of our cities, like molt it entered the pores of every building, as a river it flooded beyond the defense lines. As an epidemic it contaminated our organisms. Through every word we cough out past, with every breath deadly doses of the past are coming down our lungs. (...)

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And the present has been under the influence of the past for a long time. The past deceives the present.

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We need a new beginning. (...) We must conceive our own future, we mustn’t let the past condition it. (...) We will be the first people of the future! We will be the first nation of the future! To live for the future and for the future to live within us!"

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