Deadline for registration: April 11.
There is a global call for Bulgarians to register to vote for the election of a new government. In regions like Utah, registration of the immigrants may result in opening a section in Salt Lake City. In other big cities like Chicago Bulgarians traditionally have place to vote.
This election is coming after the resignation of the Bojko Borisov’s cabinet as a result of protests against the high process of the electricity, but after a success at the Referendum for a new nuclear plant which resolved in a negative light the destiny of Belene, one of the main new expected hands of Russian influence in Bulgaria. On the whole, Bulgarians feel poor and without values that make sense of their individual and community lives. They want to change even the political system and some of them go back to the form of monarchy. The reason is simple – Bulgaria is still virgin for democracy. After kingdoms, Turkish yoke, monarchy and communist regime, since 1989 there have been only unsuccessful attempts to embed a sustainable democratic political system.
The strategic position of Bulgaria in the Balkans and Southeast Europe makes this country a table for games in the efforts to get more from the western world because of the traditional Russian impact in this country. During the communist regime, in fact the communists, under the hat of Russia, were almost the only who contacted the West getting as much as they can. Corrupted western individuals using even government funds continued this politics of collaboration with pro-communist Bulgarians that has resulted in new corruption and drama for Bulgaria. Typical is the case with the Field Museum and scandalous Dilyana Ivanova, who from a chair of the Field Museum wrote a dissertation about the socialistic everyday life in Russe, hosted by William Parkinson – a dissertation defended in a fortress of former communism like the Institute for Balkan History in Sofia. How corrupted and full with demagogic actions and social dirt is all pseudoscholarly Bulgarian program at the Field Museum is very clear if you compare the claim that Foundation for Bulgaria is a transparent organization while at Facebook the website of the “Anthropological and Archaeological program” is closed since the participants in this obviously corrupted program have been afraid of the truth and did hide the way they were revealed as a corruptive people using American money not to help Bulgarians in this moment but to cover the former communist regime with layers of mythology, pseudoculture and pseudoscience.
In other words, Bulgarians have been hurt not only from corrupted politicians and powerholders in the country inside, but money given from western governments has been not used for seeds of democracy – they have been using to increase the corruption and the gaps with the western standards of life.
In such context, many Bulgarians prefer to think about an independent country of Switzerland type, although the interest of the big countries makes such model almost impossible to be integrated into the Balkans.
More than 2 million Bulgarians migrated all over the world in the last decades. They cannot decide the destiny of the country, but they help their relatives with millions of dollars to survive. Since there are no traditions of democracy in Bulgaria and the western corrupted people additionally complicate the situation, it is almost impossible to believe that the votes from outside the country may change the situation in Bulgaria. Many may question whether these Bulgarians, who have been enjoying high standards of culture and have become even part of the world cultural elite have the right to try to decide the destiny of the nation inside the country. What may most Bulgarians would expect is at least through a global vote pro-Russian socialists to be placed away from the political power, as the biggest danger for democracy since Putin Oks psychotronic weapons and such people will continue the drama of the pre-1989 way of life. However, this could be also not true.
It seems the new election in Bulgaria will most probably not give power to socialists (former communists and their descendants), as the Referendum showed. But even if non-socialists win, the western governments should carefully reconsider who and how use the western taxpayers’ money for Bulgaria. Now, Bulgarians immigrants feel miserable that their money from mostly small paychecks has been using by people like William Parkinson for programs which stimulate corruption and deculturation of the global society.
Bulgarians abroad may vote or may not vote. Most of them for sure have secure social positions and most of them have been following the best of the western democracy and have been contributing to this democracy. Whether they will find time to go to vote to decide the destiny of people who live in rather different context, is not so important in compare to the time that the top government western administrations need to find to deeply investigate how our money have been using by organizations and individuals in programs that may hurt and trouble democracy in Bulgaria. The simple truth is: if you cannot help, at least do not trouble.
Comment to Facebook page of Archaeological and Anthropological Grant Opportunities in Bulgaria
This is unique closed "group". It became closed after the author asked for explanation about published cheesy pictures of Bulgarian grantees at the Annual Meeting of Archaeological Institute of America in January 2013. Instead reporting results, there were grantees looking like first year students and the main participation of Bulgarians (sponsored with our money!) was a meeting to have decided who to have received grants. Since today the most appropriate term for corruptive projects is mafia, obviously this mafia felt that the truth would hurt their interests and closed the group immediately.
The leader (according to Facebook), Dilyana Ivanova, would show always or often on pictures with a child or children covering most terrifying social behavior. While the sponsor claims transperancy, the newborn ethnographic PhD Dilyana Ivanova, who has been deciding the destiny of archaeologists and has been using money planned for archaeologists, has the function of a censure, typical of the communist regime in Bulgaria. Typically of the communist regime was also demagogic behavior examplified by same Dilyana Ivanova - she is "happy to have you" at this site but does not make you a member if you request a membership and even does not answer why you cannot become a member. Everything this has been sponsored by American taxpayers' money, including millions of Bulgarians. And nobody is interested what has been doing this woman by violating human rights, democracy and humanity. Do really Bulgarians in Bulgaria need such people to vote and to decide their destiny?