Albanian Power in FYROM

Yesterday night in Skopje, FYROM a monument representing Hasan ‘Prishtina’ (1873-1933), the first Prime Minister of Albania was placed in the strict center of the city, in front of Mavrovka mall. On it ceremonial inauguration, Ali Ahmeti, President of Democratic Union for Integration, himself a former Marxist-Leninist, was introduced as “commander of National-liberation army (KLA, ONA).

This unity of Albanians which generated substantial initiatives for placing Albanian symbolism in lands designated as part of “Ethnic Albania” runs parallel with Serbo-Bulgarian “Skopje 2014” antiquity hallucinations in marble, stone and steel. FYROM fails constantly, out of fear of ‘domino-effect’ to impose legality and rule of law in Albanian municipalities, where Albanians refuse to pay communal expenses to the state, proffering parallel institutions, much like situation in Kosovo in late 1980’s. “Skopje 2014” is slowly becoming a catalyst for 45% of non-“Macedonians”, among which are Serbs, Greeks, Roma, Bulgarians and others that would like to see proper representation of their historic symbolism in state-sponsored projects.

The later are exclusively turned towards projection of fake antiquity in a manner of pseudo-classicist kitsch. Thus, the erection of latest monument of a 20th century politician of Albania is evidence of relative self-sustainability of Albanian might and lack of success of any civil integration, in the contrasting Orthodox Christian and Muslim communities in FYROM. It is a sign of Pseudomacedonian capitulation to political, social, cultural and demographic reality that for the time being strongly favors Albanians.

Vladislav Perunović, correspondent from Skopje, FYROM

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