a proposito di Grande Albania....
Avevo appena finito di spedire una risposta a Francesco, che mi son trovata
sotto il naso il pezzo che copio qui sotto (viene da "FAKTI", un giornale
in albanese pubblicato in Macedonia, la cui edzione internazionale,
curiosamente, qualche giorno fa e' stata sequestrata dal governo macedone).
Comunque, lette un paio di righe mi e' scappato da ridere.
---------------------------(scrive Emin Azemi)
"Gli Albanesi hanno tutti i diritti". Questo e' il ritornello che i
giornalisti stranieri sentono piu' spesso di tutto dalla bocca dei Macedoni.
"Ok, bene. E allora perche' gli Albanesi stanno a combattere sulle
colline?", chiedono i giornalisti stranieri, solo per sentire una valanga
di risposte: "Combattono per la Grande Albania".
E quando lo stesso giornalista straniero viene a trovare te, la prima cosa
che fa e' darti una bella occhiata, dalla testa ai piedi. E ti guarda di
nuovo. E di nuovo. E poi cerca di guardarti in faccia, cercando di scorgere
un segno, almeno un piccolo, minuscolo pezzettino del marchio della "Grande
Albania" sulla tua faccia. E continua a guardarti, a fissarti. E ti guarda
ancora. E mentre esamina la tua faccia, cerca di comportarsi gentilmente
guardandoti dritto negli occhi, ma sta sempre per scappargli quella
domanda: "E la Grande Albania, cioe', che ne pensi di questo?"
Insomma, avete capito, il resto leggetelo voi.
HOW DOES AN ALBANIAN THAT "ENJOYS ALL THE RIGHTS"’ LOOKS LIKE?
By Emin Azemi
“Albanians enjoy all the rights". This is the refrain that foreign
journalists most often hear from the mouths of ethnic Macedonians.
“OK, fine. Then, why the ethnic Albanians are fighting in the hills," the
foreign journalists would ask, just to face an avalanche of answers “They
are fighting for Great Albania."
And when the same foreign journalist comes to visit you, first things he
does is to take a good look at you, from head to toes. And he looks at you
again. And again. And then he tries to look at you face, trying to find a
glimpse, at least one small, the smallest piece of “the Great Albania"
tittering on your face. And he keeps looking, staring at you. He still looks
at you. And while looking at your face, he tries to behave nicely by looking
straight into your eyes, but always on the edge of popping the question’:
“Eh, and what about Great Albania - I mean, where do you stand on that ?"
And even after you say that 80% of the ethnic Albanians in Macedonia are
unemployed, and even when you say that you can count on one hand the number
of Albanian doctors and nurses in Skopje hospitals, and when you say that
you can’t find any Albanian working in local banks (not even as cleaning
ladies), and even when you say that the share-holders in the biggest
companies are almost exclusively Macedonians (and few naturalized Vlachs),
and when you say that there are not more than 3% of Albanians in police
forces, and that 99% of Army officers are ethnic Macedonians, and when you
say that 150.000 Albanians from Macedonia are working abroad in western
countries, and when you explain that Albanian pupils are still reading in
own books the names of towns written on Macedonian, and even when you say
that 112.000 ethnic Albanians are without citizenship status, the foreign
journalist will still ask you “And what about Great Albania ?"
But one cannot blame on the foreign journalists why they persist in their
attempt to fine the glimpse of Great Albania in the background of Albanian
grievances. The red-cart known as "Great Albania"’ that is constantly waved
in the face of Albanians, whenever they ask for more policeman, more
doctors, army officers, bank clerks etc., actually represents the essence of
the conflict in Macedonia. So, what we witness these days in the hills is
not the conflict. The real conflict is in the heads of some Macedonians that
are deeply convinced that Albanians really enjoy all the rights.
The concept of “all the rights", according to ethnic Macedonians, means that
Albanians must me cured only by an ethnic Macedonian doctors, that the
Albanian must be tortured exclusively by an ethnic Macedonian policeman and
that the Albanian soldier in ARM must be only commanded by an ethnic
Macedonian army officer.
“Macedonian healthcare, Macedonian torture and Macedonian command," this is
the vulgar concept of preventing the creation of a "Great Albania"’.
“We gave all the rights to Albanians," this is how Macedonians like to say
whenever someone from abroad would ask them about the Albanians. As long as
they consider and present themselves as exclusive owners of human rights and
especially as owners that have rented such right by labeling the Albanians
with a continuous guilt for destroying the state, one cannot speak about any
ethnic or citizen harmony in this country.