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Old 01-10-2009, 07:39 AM   #111
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Bratot,

There are many people in Macedonia that advocate the same thing - including the members of Dostoinstvo who participated in 2001. Maybe you should tell them the same thing? There are also millions of people across the world living in similar or worse conditions and they have not problems with asserting their national sovereignty or human rights. Maybe you should also tell them the same thing?
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:26 PM   #112
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The only reason Greek embargoes have any effect, is because the Macedonian Government does not RECIPROCATE. Its too scared that it will "look bad" in front of its foreign masters.
I agree, we are sissies.


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This is it.
Anyone who suggests Macedonia has something to lose by aggressively defending its rights in the worldwide community is simply another victim! Every time I go to Macedonia, everyone whinges their arse off about how bad it is.[B] How much worse could it get? [/b]What would be so bad if the Macedonians assert their rights, suffer a fraction more (possibly) from Greek embargoes, then have a solid foundation from which to build a sovereign nation from? In fact, by forcing Greece to show its nasty hand, it would shame them in the worldwide community.

Not difficult stuff. Macedonia has nothing to lose.

Risto,

To be fair in this case, when you ask "How much worse could it get?" you should also provide an answer to :
"How long this will take?" or "How long it's gonna be like this?", and
"What are our options and alternatives?"


Macedonia is loosing already, we lose the valuable time to progress, in every meaning.


And thats why i'm so angry to all politicians, who never manage to move us a step further.

As VOLK said, we should do that and that and that.... So why the fuk nobody is doing his job, for which btw.. are being paid by the ppl of Macedonia.

Somebody is using this, somebody makes a profit from this situation and is working against our national interests!

Another thing, dont criticise the ppl. They have put up with too much shit so far. All they want is equal chance to advance in life. A better opportunity for the youth.

It's not right to point out at them, because they are not guilty for the bad governing.
So far, there is no national strategy.

And by blaming the ppl, or the system... w/e, we never gonna get out of this situation.

Everyone should take his own responsibility. Untill then, by looking the fault in the ppl or the system, instead of teling who is responsible with a full name and position, we are providing the same group of ppl to tear up our country.


Thats why we are damned to have Crvenkovski for a President, and to have a whole bunch of cretinous political lining.



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Bratot,

There are many people in Macedonia that advocate the same thing - including the members of Dostoinstvo who participated in 2001. Maybe you should tell them the same thing? There are also millions of people across the world living in similar or worse conditions and they have not problems with asserting their national sovereignty or human rights. Maybe you should also tell them the same thing?

And what do you offer to them?

To suffer while you comment from a safe distance?


Don't overvalue yourself in own arrogance Vangelovski.
While we are speaking, the Parlament rejected the request of Dostoinstvo and rest of the war participants.
Their status..is even or worse with the status of those who fought against them!
Ask yourself if that not gonna break their faith in the state which they deffended. At least in a good part of them.

If time to fight come again, they gonna stand up as much as rest of the ppl, because after a while..living in a misery, you dont have much to lose.

But not only you, no one has the right to hazard with the lives of the ppl.
So let's stop crapping and lecturing what should be done, lets act!
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:50 PM   #113
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Another thing, dont criticise the ppl. They have put up with too much shit so far. All they want is equal chance to advance in life. A better opportunity for the youth.

It's not right to point out at them, because they are not guilty for the bad governing.
So far, there is no national strategy.
Bratot, I was going to say "I don't criticise the people at all".
But the more I thought about it, the more I do. I was in Macedonia when VMRO-DPMNE was voted in. Most Macedonians showed utter apathy in relation to the governing of Macedonia. Do you think these politicians would get away with as many despicable acts if the citizens protested and demanded on a large scale. No! They have been victims for 500 years and accept any dire situation as their plight in life. The present diminution of the Macedonian identity that is being inflicted on the Macedonian people is yet another dilemma they will endure with nothing more than a whimper. Will the Macedonians ever rise as one? There will be a national strategy when the people eventually do. In the meanwhile, all we can do in the Diaspora is help stir up the national fervour and increase economic opportunities in Macedonia using our connections outside of Macedonia.
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:00 PM   #114
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There is a lot to add honestly, but I wouldn't proceed here too many eyes and ears around.

All I want to make clear is I dont have anything against you, I just wish we all could cooperate together on a higher level and bring one after another victory, for our Macedonian cause.

And maybe... also to see the Greeks cry


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Old 01-10-2009, 10:21 PM   #115
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If Macedonia were to take strong stances in support of Macedonia being a cradle of the Macedonian people, as opposed toward a quasi-federalised multi-ethnic state, if we were to solve the internal ethnic demographic problem within Macedonia, then we would be unstoppable by Greece or any other neighbour.

Right now, time is on Greece's side, because as things further develop in the region with Kosovo and so on, they also further develop in Macedonia with Western Macedonia increasingly becoming lost to the Macedonians.

Macedonia should make some serious strategic moves that could alter the ethnic demographics of the country within a short period of time, allowing to freely move back toward a Macedonia for the Macedonians (with all minority having full minority rights) as opposed to a Macedonia for the citizens (with it no longer being the cradle of the Macedonian people).

I'm talking about moves like the Government using budgetary reserves (or loans) to fund a number of major infrastructural projects in Kosovo (heavy train rails, road networks, communication networks, etc etc). Macedonia would do so promoting itself as a supporter of Kosovo and the region, helping the country build up and so on (which is good for Macedonian diplomacy, despite the ulterior motive). Bear in mind, this would also help Macedonia in the long run in economic terms, as it would have a neighbour which can provide a developed alternative trade route for exporting outside of Macedonia.

These would be a number of projects that would require the employment of a total 30,000 people (costing some 300 million euro / year) with 60% of the employees coming from Macedonia (as a condition of the Macedonian Government in order to invest in the project). With 10,000 kosovars employed and and some 20,000 Albanians from Macedonia employed to work in Kosovo - followed by some other incentives to help sway them to relocate and move to Kosovo (such as Gov offers to buy up their properties or other incentives) with 20,000 Albanian men from Macedonia moving to Kosovo to work, if the incentive is provided for their whole families to move (assume average of 4-5 persons per family), then that can change the ethno-demographic situation in Macedonia by some 80,000-100,000 people.

That might be costly (i.e. 1.5 billion euro over 5 years) but it has immediate effects in Macedonia in quite a number of ways and some of the costs are recovered.

Firstly, with such a change in the ethno-demographics, the political landscape is drastically changed. I need not go further in explaining what this means, but suffice to say that this could absolutely remove the greater Albania aspirations and if the right amounts of people are employed into Kosovo from the right municipalities, it could completely change things on a Federal and municipal level.

Next, with 20,000 people employed using budgetary reserves (or Government taking up loans) that's 20,000 people less getting unemployment pay and benefits. Actually, it's 40,000 less people getting unemployment pay and benefits (20,000 newly employed Albanian men and their 20,000 wives who now no longer live in Macedonia and cannot claim the unemployment benefits that they currently do).

It could also mean there are some 40,000-60,000 less students, requiring less teachers and schools to be operated in certain areas, representing savings in the budget - whilst those students would have moved to Kosovo which would then require an influx of new teachers, etc (employment opportunities for those teachers of the Albanian students from Macedonia).

With these major projects, given the investment, a lot of the materials required (i.e. pavement for a road-network, and so on) could be bought from Macedonia, and these exports into Kosovo (albeit, paid for by the Macedonian Government) would also helps stimulate the Macedonian economy creating more jobs in Macedonia for the Macedonian people (this, along with the notion that it is in Macedonia's interest to have a developed trade route with Kosovo, would minimise the outcry of the Macedonian people against the Macedonian Government spending so much for projects in Kosovo - without them knowing the true national objectives)

Couple that with the long-term Macedonian initiatives for "3rd child" and so on, and we bring Macedonia back to be the cradle of the Macedonian people, the home of the Macedonian people.

And in the end, all of that is win-win for everybody. It does not involve ethnic tension or civil war, etc, but rather it's providing opportunities for employment and a better life to current Macedonian citizens (who happen to be Albanians) by giving them the chance and choice to take up a job in Kosovo (jobs which would subsequently cause them to relocate to Kosovo). It is quite similar to the economic ethnic cleansing that the Albanians have begun in western Macedonia, by buying out the properties of Macedonians living there, at overblown prices, to ensure they sell up. It's unlike the forceful ethnic cleansing that they are also doing in western Macedonia forcing the Macedonians to move out because of the bad treatment from their (now numerous) Albanian neighbours.

When that's what our country is, then time becomes on our side, then we become strong enough that we cannot be defeated from within, then we are truly free to fight the battles that need to be fought.

Changing the situation inside Macedonia should be of utmost national importance, not something we should let go as we currently are doing.

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Hmmm, did I stumble on a quick way to kill a thread or what?
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Hmmm, did I stumble on a quick way to kill a thread or what?

No, not at all Rogi.
They have merit and represent a fair bit to digest. Personally, I don't feel like doing anything for Kosovo right now. But your idea is a dramatic departure from traditional Balkan pettiness and could be a very new approach that could generate excellent results.

Again, a lot to digest. But the following text will be enough for me:
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If Macedonia were to take strong stances in support of Macedonia being a cradle of the Macedonian people, as opposed toward a quasi-federalised multi-ethnic state, if we were to solve the internal ethnic demographic problem within Macedonia, then we would be unstoppable by Greece or any other neighbour.
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:31 AM   #118
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Something similar to Rogi version.

Without partition of the country without exchanges of territory and population, without coercion, without violence and war , without condemnation and foreign intervention, without any resistance of Albanian citizens, instead of, they will help us in this plan with a big pleasure.

According to what they do and for what they dream of, in fact they would trade with pleasure "their part" of Macedonia, for some country with high economic standard and opportunities for better life and perspective for them and their families.

The Albanians are never sincere about the intentions when they speak about having equal rights to be Macedonian citizens. Nope, but they would be pleased if they could give up of the posibility to become the most privileged citizens of our country, only.. under the condition to become citizens of even a second row..of lets say Austria, Germany, Britain, France, Sweden, Swiss, Italy..etc.


So, all we have to do is to help our "Albanian brothers and sisters" to become fully foreigners We can send them in EU by providing every conditions to accomplish that.


1. To open so called "workers university" in every region in west Macedonia where there is population of at least few thousands arround, where the Albanians could learn somekind of a "proffession".

2. To open "language schools" in the same places, where they could learn to speak some of the languages in EU where they would like to emigrate.

3. To introduce them closer the EU culture, to help them understand EU lifestyle and to adjust easily. We can open some "Home of EU culture" for example, to employ Albanians in those institutions, so basically "2 flies with 1 kick" improving the quote of employment for the minorities.

4. To bring employers from EU, to organize some road-show where they could easily come in contact.


Thats the philosophy, we gonna do exportation of the best Macedonian product- "Educated Albanian", take it and go!!


So, we can prepare lets say 50.000 Albanians to leave the country, to invest in them and to send them in EU where they would find a job and after a while they would bring some of their family member, and another...and another..so on so on.


This shouldn't cost us a lot from the budget. I think we could afford it. It would take 5 or 10 years after which their number would decrease for 100.000, maybe more.
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По информациите дека грчката министерка за надворешни работи, Дора Бакојани во март или најдоцна почетокот на април ќе има средба со новиот американски државен секретар, Хилари Клинтон. Македонците во Америка следната недела почнуваат кампања за масовно испраќање писма до конгресмените и сенаторите. Ќе ги информираат за правата на македонското малцинство во Грција и ќе бараат поддршка. Ќе потсетат и на добрата американско - македонската соработка.

- Иако Грците тоа редовно го прават како и ние и иако мислиме дека се поголема бројка од нас добро е тие конгресмени и сенатори да знаат дека има Македонци во нивните држави и дека не ќутиме на грчкото лоби. Често пати кога ние одиме во Конгресот се случува првото нешто што го викаат да биде дека ова е првиот пат некој Македонец да дојде во нашата канцеларија, изјави Методија Колоски, претседател на Обединетата македонска дијаспора.

Од Обединетата македонска дијаспора велат дека најавената посета на Бакојани не е за изненадување. Очекуваат таа да присуствува на свечениот банкет што секоја година на крајот од март го организира американскиот претседател во чест на грчкиот ден на независноста. На прослава се покануваат по околу 250 највлијателни Грци во Америка. Македонците велат дека до тогаш имаат време да се подготват за лобирање, но порачуваат да се внимава со провокациите од македонска страна. Како пример ја даваат антимакедонската резолуција која Грците се обидуваат да ја протнат во Конгресот од 94-тата година. Она што загрижува е што со текот на времето таа добива се поголем број на поддржувачи.

„ Повеќето конгресмени ја поддржаа таа резолуција поради тоа што се преименува аеродромот “Александар Македонски“. Мислам, аргументите беа на страна на Грците и ги искористија многу добро, така што треба малку и претпазливи да бидеме со такви потези. Нели имаше и пред Букурешт Премиерот постави цвеќе на гробот на Гоце Делчев и на тој гроб имало мапа на Голема Македонија. Тоа многу го искористија Грците во Америка и добија повеќе поддршка од сенаторите и конгресмените поради тоа„ , изјави Методија Колоски, претседател на Обединетата македонска дијаспора.

Тврдењата дека Македонија спроведува националистичка пропаганда со територијални претензии кон Грција, Бакојани минатата година пред сите членови на Комисијата за надворешна политика на Сенатот го аргументирала со фотографијата со Премиерот пред картата на голема Македонија.


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Old 04-19-2009, 10:59 PM   #120
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Rogi, in a post on Maknews, gets to the crux of the matter in relation to the UMD.

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Like any other Macedonian, Sekerinska can register for the event and attend it, and perhaps even learn something (doubtful).
Sekerinska can still hold her treacherous views, that is her prerogative.


However, with UMD promoting Sekerinska as a special, invited and honoured guest, than it implies that the UMD views Sekerinska as a special and honoured guest in that UMD see's her views and her push for a name-change and other defeatist anti-Macedonian positions as having merit and worthy of being honoured.

Furthermore, by inviting Sekerinska as a special and honoured guest and as a keynote speaker, the United Macedonian Diaspora will be providing a platform for those who support treacherous positions (such as a pro-name-change and 'EU at all costs') to push those views.

If the UMD is not able to take a stance and prove just what its positions are, then it will lose the respect of the entire Macedonian Diaspora, along with the overwhelming majority of the Macedonians in the Republic of Macedonia.

More than discrediting itself though, UMD would actually be providing a platform for anti-Macedonian views to be promoted and that pushes UMD to the point of being against the Macedonian Cause itself.

I definitely do not want to be associated with an organisation that will do that and if that's what happens then I most certainly will not be involved with UMD any more. In fact, at that point, nor should any Macedonian.


If the United Macedonian Diaspora is the organisation of the Macedonian Diaspora, then it should respect the will of the Macedonian Diaspora.

If the United Macedonian Diaspora is a pro-Macedonian organisation, if it has holds any actual beliefs and positions, then it must take a stand and stick to those positions.

Otherwise, it shows that it has no positions, it is not an unwavering organisation that works for the Macedonian Cause.

This is a real chance for the United Macedonian Diaspora to become the organisation that every Macedonian should get behind.

This is a real chance for the United Macedonian Diaspora to prove what it stands for.
There is no doubt about the Macedonian Diaspora's hopes in relation to Macedonia. There should be no doubt about the United Macedonian Diaspora's hopes. But there is. And this is unfortunate.

Well done Rogi. A definitive and noble response.
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