Many, many, many moons ago I used to have a political blog. It was mostly about the rule of misery of the Bulgarian political mafia, about social problems, (broken) transportation system, energy sources. I was also reposting my articles published in (predominantly) Bulgarian newspapers and websites.
In 2009 I got involved with the national election campaign of the Bulgarian Greens - Zelenite. Soon after the election I decided to join the party and was elected as member of the board. Two years later I was elected for co-chair of the party. During this period I tried to follow the "official" party policy as well as the policies of the European Greens. Therefore I deleted my old blogs and communicated to the world through the official sources.
Now this is changing. European Greens are bogged down in endless bureaucratic procedures. Zelenite lost their freshness, and internally discussions about coalition politics are dominating the agenda. The green is wilting, spots of brown are showing up, the freshness of bright new ideas is in the past. Or at least this is my personal perception ...
I feel obliged to rase my voice again, to speak out, to criticise. But most of all, I feel the strong urge to lead a new change, to motivate, to discover new ways, to tear down walls, to swim against the stream.
Months ago I started with concrete green projects, in a small forgotten region of Bulgaria. The feedback was amazing. I believe our society is ready for change and the only piece of the puzzle that is missing is the absence of new radical ideas. This blog, my comments on daly news, my observations of the world through my radically green glasses, and - hopefully, the help and contributions of my friends, should, at least partially, fill this gap.
I am sure our civilisation has only one way, only one shot for its survival, and this silver bullet is definitely green.