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Old 01-21-2019, 11:00 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by sydney View Post
This topic of the diaspora really gives me the shits. RTG said it above - if the homeland doesn’t respect its own people living outside its borders then of course there’ll be a lack of action and efficiency. The average citizen of NMK will parrot the same garbage along the lines of ‘se prajte golemi patrioti dojdete tuka da ziveete’.

It starts from the top. There is no political leadership (or otherwise) to deliver the programs for the diaspora to confidently be involved. The diaspora won’t get involved in a war but may help to finance one. But this is unlikely because the citizens won’t take up arms. So back to politics and back to a lack of leadership to get serious about leveraging the diaspora.
Well put Sydney.

I strongly agree with what you have written, there has always been a lack of leadership in Macedonia since independence was declared, as bad as it was then, today represents the ultimate low-water mark in the leadership credentials of those in power.

I have previously stated that - "a fish rots from the head down" but political sayings like -"in a democracy the people get the leaders they deserve" also ring true for the Macedonian people.

There are many concerned Macedonians at home and in the diaspora still fighting this battle but sadly there's really no political force behind any of these movements or individuals...Macedonian politicians and leaders have always had a wealth of intellectual resources and financial support to tap into from diaspora sources but they've (mostly) chosen to ignore the intellectual resources afforded them and have brazenly looted the financial support...

Strong leadership is the glue between the Macedonians in the homeland and those in the diaspora, sadly the strength of that bond has never been realised and is probably now broken forever...very few Macedonians in the diaspora are willing to help financially anymore because of endemic corruption among our so called "leaders"...and as for any advice you can give those boneheads in the homeland...forget it.
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