(by Vele Tosevski, MHRMI Director of Community Outreach, AMSUT President)
My people, they are dividing you. With their policies, their empty promises and their personal interests, they make you quarrel and fight each other so that they can succeed in the end – to make Macedonia an anti-democratic country, unconstitutional and without rights. This week was a very interesting week. Wherever I went, I listened to different views, I watched people that never before raised their voices, who now expressed their thoughts. There was not a minute, and there is not one yet, when I opened the face book without seeing the word “Macedonia”, as well as the television even here in Canada. I noted one thing, you all fight one another. One will be opposing the government, while the other will persecute the first one because the VMRO’s were not better before. That is what SDSM and VMRO do to you to gain power.
It was enough. Show him and show each other that we are united and that the parties do not interest us. This what is happening now is for the survival of our Macedonia, it is not politics. The politics ended even with the agreement with Bulgaria. You must read this agreement yourself. Do not listen to others, listen to your soulful voice. This is not just about the name. This agreement invalidates our right to free speech. Macedonia also gives up the Macedonian minority outside the country – it means us, your family. At the same time, interference in our internal policy is ensured. This is not a democratic agreement and I am scared that it has been approved by the United Nations and the European Union.
To you young people, my generation, I know what you think – you can hardly wait for a European passport to go as far as you can from Macedonia. It is not my place to say this because I live in Canada, but you have to listen to the view of someone who is not manipulated by the Macedonian media, government and politics. The European Union and NATO will not give you more money in your pocket or more security. Overseas is not easy. Life has become the same everywhere, from morning till evening we are doing unsafe things. Ask anyone. Therefore, you will build the future of Macedonia, not NATO or the EU. Macedonia needs Macedonia. There is a future, and not with this agreement.
Greece wants us to vanish. Greece wants to occupy us. Say NO to the agreement. Say YES to the future of the Republic of Macedonia, Macedonians, and the Macedonian language without the deprivation of human rights. We leave it to you. Let's remember what I wrote above, I see Macedonia everywhere but I see MACEDONIA, not some other word. I am glad that this word is everywhere and is heard. The world does not know who we are and what we are. That's what we have done. Your job is now to show Macedonia who we are and what we are. The reverse will happen of what the government is thinking will happen. Macedonia will remain Macedonia because I have faith in my people, even though many have lost much of that faith. Trust one another, let's take Macedonia back. We go on forward. That's what we have done. Your job is now to show Macedonia who we are and what we are. The reverse will happen by thinking the government will happen. Macedonia will remain Macedonia because I have faith in my people, and if they have lost much of that faith. To trust one another, let's take Macedonia back. We go on the road.