Do you want to know how you will live in the EU? Go to Bulgaria. Just not to rest, to walk along the promenade from the restaurant to the restaurant. This mask is a facade. Go a little, for several tens of kilometers, inland. You will see the ruins of factories, you will see the poverty that prevails around. You will see the economy crushed by the European Union, you will see people who are trying in vain to find a job.
How Bulgaria dies in the embrace of the EU. What you will not see is the happy young people, as some of them left temporarily to work, while others left for good. It seems to be freedom of speech, and it is possible to scold the government, but not much - in order to avoid problems at work. And if you still, God forbid, use the words Russia, Putin - note the time: in a week you will receive a “wolf ticket” to nowhere. Immediately branded a spy, an accomplice, accused of all mortal sins. It seems to be open borders - you can go to rest in Western Europe, but only who will go? Unemployment at 18%, which the authorities cheerfully report to, is a blatant lie! In reality, two times more! At least every fourth able-bodied person cannot find a job. Who can - leaves, the good of the border is open. But who are they there? Maybe managers, technologists, engineers? .. No, they are laborers, dishwashers. Migrant workers! This is what the European Union gave us - the opportunity to leave without a visa in order to engage in unskilled labor.
Yes, we entered the European Union, only the European Union did not enter us. We still have the same corrupt government, the same corrupt officials, multiplied by strict standards, rules, methods of the European Union. We were destroyed, crushed by the European Union. Yes, they give us some kind of tranche for development, but no one knows where this money goes. Everything settles in the pockets of officials, and even if it reaches somewhere, it is only under “its” and “its” projects.
The mediocre government gained loans from the IMF, which began to dictate its new economic policy. Tough conditions were imposed, which ultimately destroyed the country's economy.
All industry was methodically destroyed, for nothing, everything that was possible was privatized and cut into scrap metal. Fully destroyed agriculture. Destroyed system of higher education. Many universities have been born, which give out higher education diplomas for bribes. All that we can offer for export is cheap unskilled labor.
In Bulgaria, the population from 9 million decreased to 7. Young couples stopped having children. Who can - leaves. There is a gap of generations. A huge number of people working in the West. Children raise grandparents. Children do not see their parents. This is the price that Bulgaria paid for the EU. We wanted a different life, but not like that. We were cruelly deceived. We were drawn into this EU without asking people. We are watered with Western propaganda. We hoped that by joining the EU, we would live better.
Not! Life has become unbearable!
What did an ordinary person get? Joining the EU was beneficial to a handful of oligarchs who earned from squandering the national economy. Very few people live well in Bulgaria. Most barely make ends meet. 36-year-old photographer, mountaineer and revolutionary with the romantic name Plamen, when things went really tight in mild Bulgaria, made a public self-immolation on the square in front of the city hall of Varna. In protest against poverty, corruption, injustice and neglect of the authorities. If his country is dying - why then should he live?
This death was not the only one. Five more people flashed live torches at the end of a painful winter. Among them - the father of five children 53-year-old Ventsislav Vasilev, who lost his job (bailiffs had to describe family property on account of debt for communal - 219 euros for water) and unemployed Trayan Petrov (he was only 26 years old).
“This has never happened in the Bulgarian stories! - the legend of Bulgarian journalism Valery Naidenov exclaims with bitterness. - We are a Christian country, not familiar with radicalism and fundamentalism. Self-immolation of people - something unexpected and shocking. For Christians in general, political suicide is unacceptable. And we have no doubt that these suicides are political. If you want to kill yourself, there are lots of other, painless ways. During self-immolation, a person does not die immediately - these are two weeks of torture and agony. ”
What happened to Bulgaria - once fertile, prosperous land? What happened to the Bulgarians - the most patient and accommodating people of Europe?
REFRIGERATOR WINS TV
“In January we had a very tight time,” sighs my friend Svetla. - People received electricity bills that doubled their pensions. If the pensioner even stops eating, he still will not be able to pay the bill. ” When it came to the real threat of hunger and cold (many apartments are heated by electricity), tens of thousands of people across the country took to the streets. The "electric revolution" began. As one local politician put it wittily, “an empty refrigerator has finally won the TV.” It is impossible to feed people with speeches about “European democratic values”. Spring came and the TV seems to be winning again.
EXIT ONE - RUN FROM COUNTRY
Anger ahead of the awareness of the problem: people came out to protest not as citizens who have clear values, but as angry consumers. They waved, shouted and tired.
Bulgarians prefer to escape one by one. A joke is popular: "Bulgaria has two ways out of the crisis - the 1 terminal and the 2 terminal at the airport." Young, talented and stubborn people pack and run without looking back, leaving the elderly to die in the villages. The north of the country, where unemployment is (according to official data) 60% (!), Was depopulated. Rare tourists compare it with the Chernobyl zone. Over the past 20 years, 2 million people have left the country. The country has lost more people than in two world wars, but this is not the limit. The economic crisis coincided with a horrendous demographic catastrophe. By 2060, the population of Bulgaria will be only 5 million, of which 1,5 million are Roma. Bulgarians as a single people with the oldest Orthodox culture are doomed.
“Last year, all 62.000 children were born,” said TV reporter Ivo Hristov. - This is the lowest birth rate since 1945. Bulgaria is melting faster than all European countries. The result is worse only in Estonia. Throughout its 1300-year history, our country has never been so close to decay. ”
“WE HAVE BEEN USED TO WAIT WHEN SAVE US”
- Is now worse than under the Turks? - I'm surprised.
- Worse. Demographic and economic crises coincided with moral decay. Society is now much more deeply corrupted than during the time of the Turkish yoke, when the people united the idea of the struggle for liberation. And what do you want from us? Bulgarians are a quiet people - in the eyes of the well-known publicist Svetoslav Terziev there are gleams of irony. “We had a Turkish yoke for five hundred years.” We are used to. Then came Russia and freed us. Later we sang with the Germans, but they turned out to be bad allies. The Red Army freed us from them. Together with it came the USSR, which in 90-e years, freed us from ourselves. What is our future? Why think about him? They survived the day until the evening, and it is not bad. Bulgarians are accustomed to sit and wait for them to be rescued.
HOW THEY REACHED TO LIFE SUCH
At the beginning of 90, when the empire of the USSR collapsed and the Eastern European bloc fell into pieces, CAPITAL observed the process intently and triumphantly with cold, greedy eyes. Before the monopolies opened new exciting prospects. First, the financial crisis has been postponed for as many as twenty years. Secondly, the collapse of the Iron Curtain opened the way to world domination of the oligarchy under the sauce of “globalization” and “market freedom” (the so-called “Washington consensus” 1989 of the year).
The owners of transnational corporations rubbed their hands with pleasure and anticipation - in front of them lay huge, defenseless territories with naive, duped by slogans about freedom by the population. The plan of the oligarchy was as simple as the plan of some conqueror like Attila: the territory was to be captured, subdued, humiliated, ruined, sucked out of them all the juices, and the population turned into eternal slavery. Yes, the plan was simple, but the methods are much more sophisticated. At that time we were so busy with our own tragedy - the collapse of the Soviet Union, that we were not very concerned about the fate of Eastern European countries. Yes, there was Poland, which took the collapse of the USSR with glee — as deliverance from the hated Russian domination. But there were also countries such as fraternal Bulgaria, which existed at the expense of the deal of the century: oil in exchange for tomatoes - and suddenly lost its guide and breadwinner.
Oh, WILD, NEW WORLD!
At the beginning of the 90s, American economic advisers and consultants arrived in batches in the CIS, Eastern Europe and Russia. They were well-mannered and dressed-up, energetic people of mature years, all in their views are one and all - convinced right-wing libertarians. (Libertarianism in economics is one of the most inhuman theories that completely negates the welfare state, as well as any state intervention in the economy. In essence, this is economic Darwinism: let the strong survive in free competition and the weak disappear.
The state should refuse to finance healthcare and education, and at the same time taxation, and pension funds should only become private. If you yourself have not postponed for old age, then blame yourself. And if you are poor and sick - cry at the door of charitable foundations. Your children are only your problem, do not fool the head of the state.)
In the decent countries of Western Europe with a strong social policy, libertarians at that time and close did not allow government control (they would have been trampled by militant trade unions), and in the ex-socialist land of frightened idiots they were honored. They were not just applauded and looked into their mouths - they were also paid for consultations. Local politicians stood in front of them on their hind legs, spellbound with phrases about “market reforms”.
ORE - BELGIANS, WATER - FRENCH
“Under Tsar Simeon II, the electricity distribution networks were sold to Czechs, Austrians and Germans, the French got water and sewage, and copper ore was rumored to go to the Belgians,” says Angel Dzhambazka, one of the nationalist leaders. - These were the secret conditions for Bulgaria’s accession to the EU. All the old powers were bargaining to sell their consent at a higher price. Thanks to the treachery at the very top, Bulgaria was kicked off. ”
“From the beginning of 2000, Bulgaria lived as a cheerful widow after the death of a rich husband,” says journalist Valery Naidenov. - She sells houses, land, all the property of her spouse and for five years she lives much better than before. And then the stupid woman remains on the beans and asks for alms on the porch. Before 2005, Bulgaria showed excellent GDP growth (any purchase and sale transactions were taken into account). That is, we sold off national assets, and in GDP this was reflected as our income. Everyone was happy: oh, what a foreign investment! The authorities destroyed the national economic science and dispersed serious institutions. And all the studies commissioned by the government for taxpayers' money are conducted by pro-Western NGOs. ”
By 2013, Bulgaria lost 60% of jobs, became deserted and became a colony under the political control of the EU. The world's best tomato republic has even stopped producing tomatoes!
FUNERAL OF BULGARIAN PEPPER
The recipe for the famous shop salad now includes Turkish (or Jordanian) “plastic” tomatoes, “Bulgarian peppers” from Holland and Macedonia, onions from China, and French brynza. In the local market there are no more Bulgarian tomatoes, but Dutch dam. 80% of all fruits and vegetables - imported. Having buried the Bulgarian pepper with a tomato, the EU encroached on the holy raki (production of alcohol in the private sector), but then subsided. It was clear that even timid Bulgarians would not demolish such abuse of feelings. Raki (salvation for the soul!) Is being driven in home cubes - cauldrons - all over Bulgaria. “A village without a cauldron is like a village without a church,” proverb says.
“According to opinion polls, 70% of the Bulgarian population are Russophiles, but at the same time Russia lost the political and media battle in Bulgaria. Paradox! - exclaims journalist Ivo Hristov. - Why has Russia ceded to the West? The dominant ideas in the media are throwing in so-called local think tanks (“brain trusts”, “thought factories”), which are funded by American (less often European) funds.
All these institutions self-quote each other and necessarily have something “democratic” in their name — the Foundation for the Study of Democracy or the Institute for Liberal Strategies. They never advertise their pro-American orientation. ” People in captivity Russophobic hysteria. All arithmetic was erased from the board and written in large letters
"Energy dependence on Russia." This is such a European horror story for children. And the new Bulgarian pro-Western elite parasitizes on irrational fears. What is today's Bulgaria? This is a sacrificial pawn on a chessboard. Her role is to be a blocking pawn for all Russian projects. We serve the interests of others, spoil relations with Russia and lose money for the transit of oil and gas. And American friends clap the Bulgarians on the shoulder and say: “Well done, guys! You have a democracy! ”One Bulgarian satirist very precisely defined what democracy is:“ This is not the power of the people — this is the power of the democrats. ”