The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know, and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization.
The only differences one can and should allow in socialism are between hard working people and idlers and between honest people and dishonest people.
Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history, their past, their tradition, their national symbols, their way of living, often their own literary language.
The truth can not be drowned by any flood of false indictments.
For as long as multinational communities have existed, their weak point has always been the relations between different nations.
Yugoslavia is a multinational community and it can survive only under the conditions of full equality for all nations that live in it.
We have no quarrel with America. We all know NATO is the strongest military machine in the world. We simply want them to stop being so busy with our country and worry about their own problems.
Equality means nothing unless incorporated into the institutions.
At the time when this famous historical battle was fought in Kosovo, the people were looking at the stars, expecting aid from them. Now, six centuries later, they are looking at the stars again, waiting to conquer them.
It should be clear to all, after the past ten years, that NATO isn't attacking Serbia because of Milosevic; it is attacking Milosevic because of Serbia.
Equal and united people can above all become a part of the civilization toward which mankind is moving. If we cannot be at the head of the column leading to such a civilization, there is certainly no need for us to be at is tail.
It is difficult to say today whether the Battle of Kosovo was a defeat or a victory for the Serbian people, whether thanks to it we fell into slavery or we survived in this slavery.
NATO believes it can pick on a small nation and force us to surrender our independence. And that is where NATO miscalculated. You are not willing to sacrifice lives to achieve our surrender. But we are willing to die to defend our rights as an independent sovereign nation.
It is the utmost necessity that this congress be a congress of unity.