I’m sitting at a pizza place downtown Sofia‚ taking a break from running errands and “taking care of business”.
The city just informed via tex message that they “locked up” my car for “failure to park” in the “right way”‚ i.e. failing to pay for parking in the city. The reason for this is of course that they have this ridiculous 2 hour parking limit‚ after which there is a gap of 15 minutes before you are allowed to pay for another 2 hours. So even if you want to pay on time‚ you are basically not even allowed to do that within the 15 gap. And if you happen not to be physically in your car at that exact time‚ you get slammed with a fine. This of course is a deliberatly concocted “system” in order to screw the people and force them into situations where they will fail to cover these absurd demands and will end up paying penalties and fees.
Screw you‚ corrupt jerks‚ is all I have to say about that! To the city authorities‚ that is.
This is only one of the many‚ many things that have been deliberately designed by the government system‚ to cause people to fail. This happens on a daily basis‚ on all kinds of levels‚ from the street‚ digital parking “meters” issue level I described above‚ to all sorts of other situations‚ small and great.
I’ve always had mixed feelings about my native country. Today‚ more than ever.
At this point I’m not living here and yet it’s abundantly clear to me what the system is all about‚ due to the fact I’ve dealt with this system for many years and nothing has changed at all.
I don’t expect the “system” in Bulgaria to change anytime soon.
Anything and everthing that the government runs here is a direct reflection of a system designed by the worst possible “specimens” Bulgaria has to offer. (The same goes for the religious system by the way).
All official “systems” here are fundamentally designed to make free thinking people – actual‚ free individuals who want to think and act for themselves and run their own lives as they see fit‚ to fail.
Bulgaria lovers‚ hold your horses and don’t start looking for the dirtiest word in your vocabulary to leave in the comments section: I’m not bashing EVERTHING!
None of what I’m saying has ANYTHING to do with the awesome‚ beautiful montains and fields this country has been blessed with! Or it’s national heores and diffixult and yet glorious national history. Or the fact there are many‚ many good people‚ all over the place. That’s right. If you stay here for any lenght of time‚ you will meet some totally awesome people.
Here’s the problem – I just can’t say with certainty what percentage of the people here are the normal‚ non-GMO kind of people. Given the fact there are enough Muslim‚ brain-dead zombie citizens who have been propping up the most corrupt‚ most criminal of all parties‚ the Turkish-Muslim political party (DPS) for 25 yeara now and also given the fact there are enough pro-Communist zombies – older people Communist zombies‚ as well as their intelectual‚ ideological and criminally realted younger heirs – the number of zombies in Bulgaria is trutly alarming!
They had been zombified by the Communist zombie public school system‚ as well as the state-run‚ funded and operated zombie media (TV‚ radio and papers‚ now web sites‚ too).
They have been zombied by the zombie Russians of the former USSR. These days they are being zombified by the modern Pubtin zombie propaganda.
It’s about zombies vs. actual‚ real‚ normal‚ good people in Bulgaria.
It’s about brain-dead‚ post-Communist zombie-like individuals who design systems for failure and normal people who see it all and feel powerless to do anything about it.
Some are trying. I have the priviledge of even knowing some of the normal‚ actual‚ living‚ thinking people and even call them friends.
I’m just not sure how many of them there are really. Everytime I turn the TV on‚ I see and hear the zombies. Everytime I visit a government institution‚ they’re there.
It’s a mixed up situation.
Like I said‚ I have all these mixed feelings…