Neshka Robeva was a popular sport competitor and later a trainer in the field of rhytmic gymnastics during the Bulgarian communist regime. She was popular with her policy of strong discipline. Today, as many, she is one of the solders in the attempt Bulgaria officially to acknowledge its attachment to Russia and to become the winning Balkan point in the general plan of Russia to reconstruct the world as a place of conflicts and cross-continental blocks being a world power.
Russian ideology is rather different than the globalization ideology of humanists which has been also embracing from the western democracy with the leading role of the USA. In the global world of humanity each country is an equal member and not the power, but humanity is the guide about what is right and what is wrong. Western democracy easily has been embracing global humanism since democracy is the skeleton of the state politics. In contrast, the totalitarian based regimes may play on democracy, although democracy cannot fit their body of corrupted power and anti-humanity.
At present,silent Syria in the Balkans, Bulgaria, has real and very strong pressure of the former communists and related to them to keep their corrupted power as servers of Russian interests in the Balkans. In such context the title of an interview with Neshka Robeva ”Russia is our mother, and not America” is part of rude, anti-cultural and brutal barbarous propaganda which is the real everydayness of Bulgarians today.
However, it seems Robeva is right using a “thought” of Baba Vanga, famous in past Bulgarian witch (seer), now deceased. But the problem is that Russia is the step-mother of Bulgaria and brings poverty, low culture, crime, anti-humanity, corruption, anti-democracy, lie, dishonesty – everything that may characterize the step-mother who wants to get everything at the expenses of her step-children.
Robeva seems accurate, since Bulgarians are real orphans in the global world today. America cannot be mother of Bulgaria, since this is not the ideology of democracy – democracy means freedom of the individuals and the countries, not dependence and attachments. America is also a country of multi-personalities and because of the law of the freedom some Americans, especially who control the money may even collaborate and support totalitarism in a corruptive but legal way, because they would love to have totalitarism and get power which would make them with stronger voice. Because of such Americans, our tax-payer money goes in the hands of communists and related to them in Bulgaria based on formally legal procedures. Such tendency is excellently documented in archaeology, but it may exist in other sub-structures as well.
America is not the mother of Bulgaria also for other reasons: America is of every American, not of mass of ideologically flattened mass of people who do not have right even to think. If Americans like Bulgaria, it will be not as mother’s love, but for some high quality. Americans do not need states-children and the ideology of Americans is not to spread attachments and dependence. In opposite – the totalitarian regimes need attachments and dependence to use power for violence against democracy.
Bulgarians are orphans and they do have the mother’s hand of Russia, but of a step-mother, which every day makes Bulgarians to think how to find their real mother. It would be not difficult if the step-mother was not so strong that does not allow the orphans to embrace their real mother. The real mother – democracy, is like a spirit which can be felt but cannot be touched and become reality because of the brutality of their step-mother. This is almost the whole history of Bulgaria. The spirit of freedom, democracy and humanity is the real biological mother of humankind, while many countries feel orphans with step-mothers.
Sport helps in society to make strong personalities. Robeva was a strong personality in the sport and remains a strong, totalitarian thinking personality in the politics. However, this personality communicates the ideology of absurd that in turn makes silent Syria in the Balkans, Bulgaria, almost cry as a small child: Why does our step-mother separate us from our real mother?
Photo: Bulgarian rhythmic gymnastics is one of the achievements that brings national empathy in the world (London, 2012).