Τετάρτη, 14 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

Regarding the state of Skopje (FYROM), its name, historic and geographic specifications

Regarding the state of Skopje (FYROM), its name, historic and geographic specifications
Theodoris Tsiamitas 

Let us examine the problem of the name of the state of Skopje as foreigners – neutral, but fair observers. When the state of Skopje considers naming itself, it is really interesting that while it could pick a name which on one hand would be related culturally, linguistically and ethnically with Bulgaria and Serbia, as there is an intensely common Slavic background for the majority of its citizens due to all of the abovementioned factors and with both of these options (Bulgaria and Serbia), as well as geographically, since its lands were historical parts of both Bulgaria and Serbia as well in the past, instead, it chooses to name itself after a Greek geographical specification which cannot be really applied, because since the ancient times, the Greeks gave the name Macedonia to the lands which were southern to this modern Slavic state, and which were under the authority of the ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedonia, and which officially belongs to the state of Greece up to this day. What is more, there is also no cultural, linguistic or ethnic similarity between the majority of the people of the state of Skopje and Greeks. By doing this simple yet essential analysis, we clearly see that the current choice of self-identification by the state of Skopje is not actually related with neither geography nor ethnicity, and therefore we must seek for what is left in such a case – some strategic goal behind this irrational and, at first, paradoxical-looking thesis, of wanting to call their Slavic state Macedonia, their Slavic language Macedonian and their Slavic origins Macedonian as well. Wondering then how, when (historically) and by whom the area of  today's state of Skopje was firstly named with the Greek geographical specification, we take a look into historical maps of the area as well as representative documents which clear things up. After the end of the second World War, these lands were associated with the name of Macedonia officially for the first time by Tito's Yugoslavia, as it was its southern region back then.  Knowing, of course, that there was already a land with the name of Macedonia which belonged to another state, makes it more than clear that by baptizing with the same name the Yugoslavic region which was bordering with the pre-existing Greek one, they wanted to claim it. Yugoslavia collapsed, but this idea passed on to the successor state of the Former Yugoslavic Republic: the state of Skopje. Since it is clear, then, that the term Macedonia does not actually represent this state geographically nor ethnically, its only use is to remain as a tool for claims against Greece. This is unacceptable. Let all of those who directly or indirectly are in favor of maintaining this ignorant name for the state of Skopje with the term Macedonia or anything derived from it, be aware of all this. But also let those who want to resist to the propaganda being aware as well, in order to disarm it in a direct and clear way. Nobody who wants to be righteous and who is a friend of peace supports the maintenance of such cunning and unacceptable tools, no matter where he/she comes from, as long as he/she knows. So, let us help the people from the state of Skopje, who are victims and hostages of this propaganda which keeps them in the dark, in the fanaticism and isolation, to learn the truth by any means, in order to make their choices freely. For this reason, we keep and will keep resisting oblivion until the end.

Sources regarding the Greek origins, history, culture, language and religion of Macedonia and Macedonians since the ancient times when the Slavic people of the modern state of Skopje didn't exist in the area:

*Whenever you read the word "Hellenic" or "Hellenistic", it practically means "Greek" in the ancient and current Greek language, as the Greeks do not call themselves "Greeks" but "Hellenes", and their homeland Greece "Hellas" or "Hellada". 

*Note that in all Macedonian coins, relics, theaters, statues, tombs, weapons and temples that has been found we see writing only in the Greek language as well as Greek traditional or religious symbols etc.

*Note that all Macedonian names since the ancient times were derived from Greek words as they all mean something in Greek.

*Note that "Macedon" and "Macedonia" is a sub-category to "Greek" and "Greece" or "Hellenic" and "Hellas". Another examples of such sub-categories are "Spartan" and "Sparta", or "Athenian" and "Athens". Another analogical example is that "Greek" and "Greece" is a sub-category to "European" and "Europe". You cannot, therefore, claim to belong in any of those sub-categories without belonging to the main category as well. So, Greece and Greek cannot be non European, as well as Athens and Athenian or Macedonia and Macedonian cannot be non Greek. 

Sources regarding the Slavic - non related with Hellenism and Macedonia - history of the people who live in the state of Skopje:

*Note that since the 6th century AD and after, when the first Slavic tribes started forming and until the 1945, there is no historical reference to any "Macedonian" tribe or ethnicity, while you can clearly see Bulgarians, Serbians, Croats, Bosnians etc. This shows that there is not such a thing as ethnic Slavo-macedonians, and, therefore, proves that this self-identification of today has no historic background because it is artificial and arbitrary. 

*Note that the majority of the people of the state of Skopje are of Slavic origins-ethnicity except the recognized Albanian and Turkish minorities.

*Note that the main language of the state of Skopje is a Slavic language, almost identical with the Bulgarian and very close to Serbian and has common roots with all of the rest Slavic languages like Russian or Ukraine, while has nothing to do with the Greek - Hellenic, which Macedonians speak for many centuries even before Christ. 

*Note that the Slavs first came in the Balkans after the 6th century AD. At that point the Macedonian Kingdom was already a thousand years old, more or less.

*Note that among the five southern Balkan countries - nations which sign the Treaty of Bucharest at 1913 are: Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro and Romania - and there is not even a side reference to any Macedonian country - nation.

*Denko Maleski, Minister of foreign affairs of the FYROM from 1991 to 1993 in an interview to FYROM newspaper Utrinski Vesnik October 16, 2006: "The creation of the "Macedonian" nation, for almost half of a century, was done in a condition of single-party dictatorship. In those times, there was no difference between science and ideology, so the "Macedonian" historiography, unopposed by anybody, comfortably performed a selection of the historic material from which the "Macedonian" identity was created. There is nothing atypical here for the process of the creation of any modern nation, except when falsification from the type of substitution of the word "Bulgarian" with the word "Macedonian" were made".

*Balkanologist Vladimir Sis about Slavic Macedonians: Apr 28 2008 It [PseudoMacedonian language] was not created by natural means, as all other languages in the world, but was created by political circumstances. It is an absurd, that it was created on a certain date - namely August 2nd, 1944, and at certain place- the monastery Prohor Pchinski, with a degree, Such an event has not happened to any other language in the word)

(An ex Prime-Minister of the state of Skopje was telling the true facts to the public of the country about how crazy it is for the Slavs of this little state to thing that they have anything to do with the Macedonians who were Greek - or "Hellenic" - from the ancient history to this day):

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