English translation of “Open Letter to Bulgarian Public” by Ivancho Jotata, democratic dissident, focusing on: pensioner curiosities, fight with mi...
Well, I am nobody! I mean that this name in Bulgarian is used for one of the people, whoever, John Doe maybe, yet this time I am an ancestral intellectual, with 2.5 tertiary educations in the exact sciences, received in 3 different countries, having worked in several scientific Institutes, including Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia University “Kliment Ohridski, and others, but all this in totalitarian times, till 1990. With the coming of Bulgarian democracy I have remained permanently unemployed, and so for more than 25 years, until I at last went to pension. And then and there exactly lies the core reason for my emerging as writer under this pseudonym, because there are a heap of things to say to my people but our authorities, and ALL of them, mark this, the Parliament, Presidency, leading parties, leading newspapers and TVs, and even some churches (because of the social problems that I raise) did not bother even to answer me and preferred simply to silence me.
Yeah, but not me. Because I have behind me about 25 or so years as popularizer and thinker, have written about 20 books and booklets, and this in three languages, on various demo-critical (as I say) topics, with a bunch (maybe a hundred) of proposition in various fields, with significant (I would say) contribution to the field of linguistics, with several thousand poetic lines also in 3 languages, and with a heap of time to fill. Just that I don’t want to reveal my usual pseudonym, and because of this don’t intend to publish many things under this name, yet a pair of materials more are not excluded. And surely that the more my own people silence me, the more actively I will try to spread my works in the world.
Ah, enough for the moment, right? If somebody of you wants more, then let him /her search for me in the Internet. I express some ideas that are better developed under my usual pseudonym so that it is not impossible to find somebody from Bulgaria, with so much tertiary diplomas, spitting (justifiedly) at democracy and with fresh (I would say) linguistic ideas and propositions. But this if you are, occasionally, from the thinking part (say, 5-6 %) of the people, else, if you want just to be lulled with some fables, then better run away from me, OK?