Ivanov told Poland that Macedonians will cease to exist

Ivanov told Poland that Macedonians will cease to exist
In the end of his presidential career, Gjorgje Ivanov makes his last attempts to keep the imaginary halo of a contemporary hero who would in the near future be praised by his people, with bombastic speeches and gestures.

Without any tactics until the last day of his term, he is likely to use his manipulative interpretations of the Agreement with Greece to reinforce the divided society as a kind of hero.

This is how part of the political observers assessed the last visit of Macedonia’s head of state to Poland, where he, as they say, in an unsuccessful manner once again wanted to publicly manifest how proudly he enjoys the role of "I against all".

At the conference in Katowice on the plaque that stood in front of the seat reserved for him, Ivanov, with a piece of paper triumphantly covered the "Former Yugoslavian" part of the Republic of Macedonia, despite the absence of his reaction when he was announced at United Nations General Assembly during the United Nations General Assembly as the president of the "Former Republic of Macedonia".

At the lecture, at the University of Wroclaw, on the topic: "Bridges of Friendship and Cooperation: Macedonia - Poland" he held an apocalyptic speech similar to the speech in the UN, stressing that The Republic of Macedonia is facing perhaps its biggest challenge since its formation, which is to give up on its historic right and the right to self-determination. What Greece had done to the Macedonians in Greece, now it wants through the Prespa Agreement to do the same to the Macedonians in the Republic of Macedonia, said President Ivanov.

With the agreement, Greece will receive continuous oversight of how we will name ourselves, but how will other countries address us as well. According to the head of state, "the institutions will be renamed, contents of the textbooks of our children will be censored, and the right of the citizens to express their Macedonian identity will be curbed."

" =How we name our Macedonian language is regulated. An indispensable part of our way of life will depend on the will of Greece. It is a censorship of the world and self-censorship of the collective consciousness of the Macedonian people. It is an attack on our historical memory," said Ivanov.

In the lecture, Ivanov spoke about the legacy of the Macedonian linguist and writer Blaze Koneski. The University of Wroclaw awarded an honorary doctorate to Koneski in 1973.

“With everything he had done, Koneski and his peers in a very short time established the Macedonian language as a modern European language with a bright future. This success had awakened the old Balkan ghosts of denial. The Macedonian language to this day has to fend off numerous disputers, who are executing a symbolic oppression on the Macedonian identity while trying to either erase it or rename it,” said President Ivanov.

"These are the last reflexes of Ivanov, who apparently plans to manipulate and act from an extremely imaginary position until his last day of term, as if everyone is weak and everyone gives up, but not me, consciously sowing fear among the citizens," said Professor Nano Ruzin.

According to him, he is a typical epic politician, inspired by legends and myths that want to leave some kind of mark in history, and for the people to constantly refer to his views and policies.

"Ivanov is an example of a Dinar HomoBalkanikus who wants to be held on the political scene with some kind of violent demonstration of pride and dignity. Such type of politicians are not needed in the 21st century. We need cunning, flexible politicians, prepared for quick and courageous solutions that will receive support from the majority of intellectuals, and not from the manipulated persons, slaves to populism," Ruzin said.

Ivanov's policy, he said, practically amounts to populism. "He is in the ranks of another populist who is called Nikola Gruevski, and in their company are Viktor Orban and Aleksandar Vucic," said Ruzin.

The trial of the events that took place on April 27 are ongoing, Ruzin noted, point to the possibility that he was prepared for scenarios of declaring a state of emergency and a coup.

"His political judgment is catastrophic. He had a catastrophic popularity for a long time. At a time when it increased a bit, he stepped up the game with the so-called national-patriotic card, incompatible with European and world standards. But it was in vain, nothing can save him from the fact that he will stay remembered as the most unsuccessful president in the history of the country," Ruzin pointed out.

(N.K.)

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