Editorial on Attaka, Golden Dawn Very Well Balanced

Letters to the Editor | October 4, 2013, Friday // 12:26| Views: 1221 | Comments: 2
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Dear Vasil,

This is a very good and well balanced article and keep up the good work!

Bulgarian journalism is not famous for its open-minded approach to events, there being too many personal interests and political nepotism behind the Bulgarian media in general.

You have observed that there is little or no difference in most parts of the Balkans, and are aware - more so than I am - of those who have occupied the Sobranie from the very beginning of the so called democracy.

But a little incident in Brussels only goes to show that there is little difference between Attaka and the early activities of the Multigroup directorship, and the way they handled their affairs.

Bulgaria is becoming famous for its gangsters or thriving on discontent.

Yours truly,
Patrick Brigham

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Seedy - 6 Oct 2013 // 16:03:31

Vasil

I don't feel that calling someone a moron is a good way to foster meaningful debate, however much one may disagree with the other's viewpoint. Nonetheless, I have to say that your "analysis" is both shallow and simplistic, and shows merely that you have a view that you want to put across with scant regard for the complexities of the situation.

There is no doubt that GD is an unpleasant organisation but it is a fact that hundreds of thousands of people in Greece voted for them - this fact may not please you or fit in with your political views but for you to simply dismiss them as an "illegal organisation" is a sign of youthful arrogance, to put it charitably. Greece has been run by politicians with scant regard for the law for generations, as indeed has Bulgaria; this is scarcely a new phenomenon in the Balkans. Thousands did indeed take to the streets of Athens, rather as they did when the supporters of Syriza decided to riot, loot and burn not so long ago - and with significantly more casualties. Moreover, your lumping together labour restrictions etc elsewhere in Europe as "the same phenomenon" is both incorrect and simplistic. I won't bother rehashing my comments to "Tania" here: http://www.novinite.com/showthread/190424?order=postat&s=30 but you really do need to learn a bit of history before trotting out facile rhetoric.

All in all, if you're going to write a serious opinion piece for a relatively serious journal you would do well to try to make it less like a piece of sociology homework hurriedly dashed off by a schoolboy who needs a few hundred words on paper regardless of the quality.

Incidentally, you might want to revisit "...and featured in not one election campaign" - one assumes you mean exactly the opposite! ;)

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Vasil Stefanov - 4 Oct 2013 // 14:19:42

Thank you Patrick. I appreciate your positive feedback.