Georgi Atanasov: Nothing new under the sun on the political and social front in Bulgaria

"Nothing new under the sun", thат is how the financial and political expert Georgi Atanasov commented the situation in our country today after the long and tiring "transition period".

Recently, some articles and interviews have appeared in the Western press with serious criticism of the model of government in our country and in particular of some of the people associated with that model. The authors use definitions like "deep state, captured state, corrupted environment", he said.

According to him, specific recommendations are periodically sent to our country.

"I am a surprised that people from serious international institutions are not tired of repeating same advice. Periodically we are "threatened with a yellow card" for stubborn adherence to malpractices. And at the same time the malpractices in certain areas are being ignored. This attitude gives incentives and reasons for some domestic political circles to think that things can go as they like", the expert continues.

But in recent weeks, he said, patience seems to be running out and the messages are more direct. I am referring to the actions of the European Public Prosecutor's Office and the unprecedented comment of the two US senators.

"The responses of our so called cleaver men do not deserve attention at all. So, there is nothing new with us. The world is evolving, and our rulers are waiting for what could take them out of lethargy to pass", says Atranasov.

In many respects, according to him, the public outside the country is better informed than ours about the causal links to the political and economic decisions in our own country.

"Those who support the imposed model are visibly satisfied", he said. "Periodically, when there are changes in an influential administration, critical mediators begin to look for real and imaginary signals for the long-awaited change in this attitude. Until the next meeting with reality. This has been going on for over 30 years."

Obviously, the authoritarian oligarchic model of government is acceptable to our foreign partners. They have been also taking a part in imposing it.

"With that model we joined NATO and the EU. Sometimes in off-the-record conversations, senior officials from partner institutions say that almost any other model would lead to anarchy. It's not nice to hear that Bulgaria looks like a democratic country on the surface, but in reality its political and judicial systems have rotted to the ground. Some time ago, a diplomat gave a brief definition of our state administration "swamp with crocodiles", the expert said.

According to Atanasov, when there is tension in a given area, the respective state organization shows systemic weaknesses and registers negative records. Now this is happening with our health care system, constantly with the judiciary, periodically with the banking system. And the carefully maintained possibility to name and display these weaknesses in a controlled manner releases steam through the whistle. Social tensions subside and the model persists. And this model will be kept alive. There are enough "supporters". No matter how they are encouraged by.

"The delusion that we are not able to do anything intelligent on our own will be kept alive either. Neither our hospitals are organized like normal hospitals, nor is the toll system or energy sector, nor the law court, nor the banks. Even when financial institutions of EU origin come to our country, they start working in a completely different way from the way they work at home", the expert said.

"We could experience also the undermining of thinking, the gradual abandonment of the achievements of civilization and popularization of some extreme theories. These days, for obvious reasons, we are looking at what the brainwashing in a neighboring country has led to. And will we have the strength to look at ourselves in the mirror? Do we look so much different?", give a rhetorical question Georgi Atanasov.

And he concludes: "Our final 'achievement' will be a drastic reduction in population. The indicators in this regard are very clear. Perhaps. However, we are still here and we are talking about these topics. Obviously hope dies last". /BGNES