Pro-Occupation Prof: Bulgaria Needs Restart
Bulgaria gravely needs brand new and qualitatively different political actors, according to Sofia University Professors Alexander Kiossev.
Kiossev, who is one of the most vocal supporters of the ongoing occupation of Sofia University's main building, argued that not only the students' actions are right, but that they suggest a deep restructuring of Bulgarian politics is in order.
The occupiers have requested a resignation from Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski and dissoloution of Parliament, in the wake of a string of controversial appointments.
They have also issued broader calls for "morality in politics" and a dismantling of Bulgaria's "facade democracy."
"We need a restart of the state. This must happen. We need a change of cabinet and the formation of new political entities," stated Kiossev, a literature and cultural studies professor, in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio.
"Our social contract has been damaged. And now a new actor is emerging who is saying: "We cannot go on like that," said the intellectual.
"This is a new situation - it is different from political skirmishes up to now," commented Kiossev.
According to him, the radicalness of the situation emerges from what he described as a dissolution of social bonds from the deep distrust in the legitimacy of institutions in Bulgaria.
But he was optimistic that the protest of Sofia University students shows that this situation will be soon overcome by new political actors, who according to him will take seriously the notion of morality in politics.
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I wholeheartedly agree with Optimistic's comments. People belittle Oligarsky's achievements but he has transformed our economy into the powerhouse of Europe and the envy of the world. Stalinishev has been the mastermind of this first stage of his revolution, and now is the time to proceed to stage two and impose martial rule on Bulgaria, invade Turkey and annexe Macedonia, culminating in an offensive against Greece, Romania, Serbia and Albania, crushing their armies and subjugating the peasants who live there. Only then will he have achieved his objectives and created a Bulgarian Empire worthy of the name.
Optimistic, You know as well as everyone else that PM Oligarsky runs a transparent government completely free of criticism or any hint of misdeed, and is recognised across the world as a beacon of democratic light. The sooner our politburo clamps down on any dissent and imposes single party rule the better - then we wont have to listen any longer to these moaning protestors and can return to the glory days of the Peoples Republic.
You are having a laugh and I enjoy your extremist posts.
Protesters have a right to protest, it will get cold soon and they will disappear. What is great is that the protests have been peacefull and that the Government isn't going to resign.
Two parties in Government supported by a third party outside of Government = this is democracy at work.
Optimistic "The real world needs people who do things and it needs politicans who were elected and formed a Government according to Bulgarian Law and who are not going to resign because of a few protesters."
What's all this 'election according to BG law' rubbish? For the good of the country the sooner general secretary Stalinishev imposes a single party regime and liquidates all opposition the better.
Interesting points Seedy. I am currently reading 'Ten Days that shook the World' by John Reed, you might like it.
Right of Centre people don't create revolutions they are too busy making money, revolutions are created by Socialists and Nationalists so I have nothing to worry about.
Have a nice evening.
With fellow-travellers like Mr "Optimistic" around, it's certainly true that we are more in need of Enlighteners than ever before - the only question is: "What do we do with idiots like him and the gangsters he so sycophantically supports when the Revolution comes?" Hark, do I hear the sound of tumbrils and tricoteuses in the distance?
Please stick with your literature and culture studies.
The real world needs people who do things and it needs politicans who were elected and formed a Government according to Bulgarian Law and who are not going to resign because of a few protesters.
I look forward to this Government serving a full term and getting more seats in the next Parliament.
Plus the Nationalists - the smallest party in Parliament got their land moratoriam legislation passed. OK the EU may stop this but for now it is running and I would expect the Nationalists to collect a lot of farmers votes in the future, these guys are smart.