There is a speculation that the former American ambassador in Sofia stated that gypsies were the future of Bulgaria. This statement has been distributed nowadays as part of anti-American propaganda in Bulgaria which is in fact a pro-criminal genocide propaganda of a political junta power of the former communists as danger for the peace in the whole world.
As a multi-ethnic country, Bulgaria today has been experiencing a historical process – most intelligent people prefer to migrate and to search for happiness in the western democracy context. They feel competitive and with opportunity to be valuable in western democracy context which has the best traditions of defending of the individual interests related to success and happiness.
Gypsies is an ethnic group in Bulgaria with many positive values but it has one characteristic which Bulgarians governments for years has been not changing to help the nation – they just cannot evolve toward the intellectual standards of education of later 20th and 21st century. In a strong family context of family values of biological reproduction commitment, the young stop their interests in education at early age.
Then, if Bulgaria wants to be a strong nation, gypsies really should be a social focus for future of Bulgaria. There should be developed a program of general cultural change in evolution of this ethnic group to follow the standards of evolution of the other ethnic groups like Bulgarians. Americans have great experience in steady general cultural change of the direction of advance of the different ethnic groups and building such education program and living standard which are able to break traditional norms of thinking and behavior.
Question remains: Will Marcie B. Ries become the next global hero who will really help Bulgarians in most critical moment of their history? Bulgarians want democracy and freedom.
Marcie B. Ries