reply to post by expat2368
Okay, I'm back. Here's my take on the gypsy issue.
First of all, one of my best, life-long friends is a gypsy. We were best friends in primary school. We both finished high school. He works now. His
father and mother have worked all their life. His sister goes to school. He's one of the most polite people I know. He is fully integrated into
In conversations with the aforementioned friend he explained to me that gypsies recognize different "races" of roma. Many of the tribes have been
here as long as the slavics and protobulgarians He said among the roma themselves some tribes were accustomed to fair labor and some were simply
In my personal experience we are dealing with a tightly knit society totally incapable of adapting to our world. They deal with crime and terror. They
steal. Pick-pocketing, straight out robbery, stealing of cables, any metal they can get their hands on. One of the few places you can buy heroin in
Varna is "Maksuda" - the gypsy ghetto. They live in total misery. They rely on social benefits from the state and sell their votes on an
industrial scale every time there's elections
There have been many programs established to integrate the roma. They were handed out homes and land for free. Not me, though.. I'm just Bulgarian.
They were handed out books, so education can be absolutely free.
I know of the story when they gave the gypsies in Silistra several apartment buildings. Within no more than A FEW WEEKS.. there was no METAL OR GLASS
IN SIGHT. Sold for recycling. There were DONKEYS AND HORSES in the building. There were fires in the apartments (to keep warm).
These people cannot by integrated into society by any means currently known to man. And I don't think it's adequate at all for us, the Bulgarian
people, citizens of the poorest country in the EU to throw massive amounts of money to give gypsies free stuff. Although now we have to, since our
politicians decided it was in their interest for Bulgaria to be in the glorious union and we must emulate their mind numbing moral systems and
understandings for the sake of our westernization (read: "civilization").
I don't even care if there is no obvious solution for the moment. Just stop providing these social parasites with the means to continue their
degradation of our already troubled in many ways and by many parties society and culture. I just want to live a normal life and not be afraid to walk
on the streets of my own homeland, knowing I pay the taxes that bought that gypsy that mugged me his knife..
And I sure as hell won't stand to be lectured from some American "titan of morality" who thinks having their issues with African Americans means he
has any understanding of ethnic issues around the world.
Sorry for ranting. I know I'm stereotyping a lot of people, but that's what words do. Ask Richard Bandler if you don't believe me.
tl;dr - being gypsy is not bad. being a social parasite is bad.
P.S. Ok, more ranting. When you actually go to gypsy villages and ghettos around the country you often get called "Raya". This is a term that came
from our half-millenia long enslavement from the Turkish Ottoman Empire. It's kind of a social group of infidels (to the muslim faith). I don't know
what the correct translation is, but everyone from my grand-grandmother to my history teacher in high school explained to me it meant "herd" and
"animal". You won't see any comment on discrimination against Bulgarians from the roma, huh.
No one cares. No one is looking out for our interest. Not the government, nobody. Who will you turn to for protection, for change? No one in sight.
Well.. looks like people just took to the streets and displayed their rage. Not just here though. I guess you might say we're behind, even. The whole
world is on the edge of social collapse, IMO. And rest assured, no crisis is going to waste.