Question everything?

Why is it that some people think it is bad to question established “truths”? Or think that they have all the answers? Frequently when surfing the web I come across a discussion of a sort where you have groups (mainly theists) being upset over someone questioning their worldview. A worldview …

Roma marginalisation most pressing problem in Bulgaria? Really?

In a new report of the US Department of State it is stated that marginalisation of the Roma community remains the most pressing problem in Bulgaria with regard to human rights. Are they serious? I could make a long list of more pressing issues. Bulgaria is a country with multitude …

Obsessed with control and fines

It continues to amaze me how much the current public authorities all over Bulgaria are focused on finding ways to control people living in Bulgaria. The State is for sure worst but many municipalities are no better. Recently in Sofia resindents in the centre of Sofia were given the chance …

What do Bulgarians have against foreigners?

Maybe at first it might look like the answer would be “nothing”. In many ways foreigners – or at least some – get treated very well. Especially in the attitude of people for most part and in places like restaurants and shops. However if you look deeper then you can …

Is there a need for people to carry their ID?

In quite a lot of countries it is mandated by law that everyone has to carry ID papers (identity cards, passport or similar identification) at all times and the police has the right to arrest people for not carrying their IDs. Is this really needed? What is the point of …

Parents promoting violent behaviour

Most if not all societies have problems regarding violence. Bulgaria is no different except maybe the scale of the violence is greater than in many other countries. Violence is normal part of the society and most people consider this to be more or less normal. For example if you drive …