BALKAN DEMOGRAPHICS -
Greece is finished—Bulgaria's time running out and will Macedonia survive?
By Sasha Uzunov
It wasn't the CIA, the Vatican, the Zionists, the Germans, the Freemasons, Henry Kissinger, the old KGB, the Communists, the Arabs nor the “traditional enemy” Turkey nor the annoying “Slavo-Macedonians from Skopje” up in the north that did it. But the Greeks themselves.
That is bring about the end of Greece as a viable nation-state. Moderate Greeks will tell you that those on the extreme far right in Greece have at one time or another blamed someone from the above mentioned list for Greece's woes.
Greece would have to be the first nation-states in history to implode because of its own unfounded phobias coupled with its crazy and corrupt economics, low demographics and Nanny Statism. And to think not one bullet was fired by an “external enemy.” It is no surprising that those in desperate straits, like a drowning man, have grabbed onto the extremist right wing party Golden Dawn
Canadian commentator and self-described “Armageddon Stand-up comedian” spells it out in stark terms:
“In Greece, the arithmetic is starker. To prop up unsustainable welfare states, most of the Western world isn’t “printing money” but instead printing credit cards and pre-approving our unborn grandchildren. That would be a dodgy proposition at the best of times. But in the Mediterranean those grandchildren are never going to be born. As I pointed out in my best-selling hate crime America Alone four years ago, Greece has one of the lowest fertility rates on the planet—1.3 children per couple, which places it in the “lowest-low” demographic category from which no society has recovered...
“Greek public sector employees are entitled not only to 14 monthly pay cheques per annum during their “working” lives, but also 14 monthly retirement cheques per annum till death. Who’s going to be around to pay for that? “
BULGARIA – things aren't looking good either.
Bulgaria has one of the worst demographic rates in the world and according to Ekaterina Popova, of the Epoch Times Bulgaria website, it means:
“Many European countries may disappear at the end of the century and Bulgaria is among them. An article in an American monthly magazine The New Criterion reports on this alarming trend of Bulgarian and European depopulation.
"By 2050 the Bulgarian population will have decreased by 36 percent. The forecast is even grimmer for Estonia. Estonians are expected to decrease in number 50 percent by 2050, while Italians will decrease by 20 percent... If the demographic situation doesn't change, by the end of the century native Europeans will be mostly elderly with the balance of the European population Muslim immigrants. If current trends hold, the rapidly growing Muslim population will irreversibly change the culture of Europe."
Since the collapse of communism in 1989 a later membership of the European Union, a significant number Bulgarian have embraced fringe right wing nationalist groups that have grown in influence, such as ATAKA, with its anti-Turk and anti-Macedonian and anti-West ideology.
WILL MACEDONIA SURVIVE?
What does Bulgaria's declining population and waning economic fortunes mean in the long run, especially for Macedonia? It could mean that a desperate Bulgaria under the control of a far right government in the next decade or two might militarily intervene in Macedonia as a way of increasing its population and territory.
As I have spelt out before in an early blog article, dated 25 October 2011
DID BULGARIA PROVOKE WAR IN MACEDONIA?
by Sasha Uzunov
The Republic of Macedonia celebrated its 20th anniversary of independence on 8 September 2011. This year also marked a decade of the short-lived ethnic Albanian insurgency in that tiny Balkan state. Did neighbouring Bulgaria, for its own strategic ends, light the fuse to long standing tensions between ethnic Albanians and Macedonians?
Is Bulgaria's long term strategic goal in creating instability in Macedonia! That is making the new state non-viable and absorbed by a Greater Bulgaria, a century old aspiration of ultra Bulgarian nationalists?
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