A world where Macedonians do not have to fight for their identity.Where we were accepted as the only people in the balkans who were using the right name to describe their identity.
I would love to see how well the modern Hellenes would fare if they had to prove their Ellenismo.
"Well you see its true that my grandparents and parents spoke Albanian as their first language, "
But hey they are still pure Greeks.
Like their first prime minster Koundouriotis from Hydra, he was Greek wasn't he?
Or their famous Heroine from Spetzes, Bouboulina, she apparently knew more Greek than the prime misinter she could speak 2 sentances without mistakes.
Now the Albanian people who were the back bone and foot soldiers of the Greek War of Independance,what happened to them, where did they go?
Suddenly Byron's hardy Albanian muleteer became pure greek ,like their prime minister and their heroine.
And now we have the new Albanians, you know the ones who are blamed for all of Greeces socail ills.
Speaking of Prime Minsiters Mr Karamanlis the current pure Greek prime minsiter apparently he is also from a family whose native language was not greek, oh my god ... ooops no sorry thats no problem he is a pure Greek,like Kolettis another Greek war of indepenadance hero.
So deep in the heart of Ancient Hellas the Peloponese, Attica, Boteia etc etc, by the time of the 1820s lived peoples who did not speak Greek or worship the Greek Gods .
Isn't language in the 1820s a fair indicator of the ethnicity of the people who spoke it.
Now we have modern Greeks so cocky they aknowledge even with pride their dio glossa heritage, apparently unable to see the absurdity. Not being ethnically or linguistically Greek never was nor is now a prerequiste to being Greek. It is the right of all people even when they are wrong to choose their identity.
It is eventually so clear to me poor barbarian slav skopyean misguided peasant that I am, what we Macedonians have done wrong in our quest to establish our identity.
We tried to be true to our roots,and we didnt try to assume something totally foreign to our modern identity,like the Greeks or use a short lived mediavel Kingdom as the basis of our ethnicity like the Modern Bulgarians and Serbs.
It seems if we called ourself Chinese we would have more chance at recognition by our self righteous neighbours, anything but that which we undeniably are Macedonian. All the other names are debatable.It is indisputable we are of Macedonia and the new reserach historical and genetic is conforming our stand.
But the story doesnt end there, stay tuned.