MACEDONIAN-BULGARIANS SUCCEED IN DEFEATING
117 US CONGRESS RESOLUTIONS
MISREPRESENTING THEIR HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Macedonian-Bulgarians in United States and across the world have welcomed the defeat of the House Resolution 741 and Senate Resolution 758, which had to designate the month of September 2022 as "Macedonian American Heritage Month".
All Macedonians across the globe, regardless if they are ethnic Bulgarians, Greeks, Turks, Albanians or Vlachs from the region of Macedonia, welcomed the rejection.
Forever Stayed as Draft Resolution documents were based on falsifications and manipulations and they aimed at using the US Congress as a tool to re-write history and legitimize the claim that a "Macedonian" ethnicity and language existed before 1944.
The Macedonian-Bulgarians, have been aware that the real instigator of the resolutions - the organization "United Macedonian Diaspora" (UMD) – was acting as a foreign agent organization, funded and directed from abroad with the aim of influencing the United States public opinion and institutions. The UMD skillfully used the opportunities offered by the American democracy to peddle lies about the "history" of the "Macedonians", taking full advantage of the limited knowledge in the American society about the history of the geographic region of Macedonia.
The UMD and its collaborators tried to make the US Congress justify retroactively the results of the physical and cultural genocide of the ethnic Bulgarians that was carried out in the geographic region of Macedonia for the better part of the 20th century. This was morally unacceptable for millions of Bulgarians and for the Americans who are descendants of Bulgarians from Macedonia who immigrated to the United States in the search of a safe heaven.
Both Resolutions, unsuccessfully attempted to present as "prominent Macedonians", people who have unequivocally declared and demonstrated their Bulgarian ethnic origin during their lifetime. Changing posthumously the ethnicity of an individual is an unimaginable crime in a democracy but a routine practice in a Neo-Communist organization like the UMD.
The fraudulent Resolutions faced widespread opposition from Macedonian Communities in United States, Canada and Bulgaria. Letter of protest has been sent from the oldest Macedonian organization in North America – Macedonian Patriotic Organization in the USA and Canada (MPO), established by Macedonian-Bulgarians in 1922 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. MPO Chapter "Pirin", Chicago, launched two online petitions to defeat both these shameful Resolutions which gained thousands of signatures, donations and supporters of the cause.
Myriad Bulgarians from the region of Macedonia have sent letters of protest to their congressional representatives and urged them not to support the distorted resolutions. Besides exposing the blunders of the resolutions, Macedonian-Bulgarians have done great educational advocacy by conducting many meetings with members US Congress and staffers.
The successful campaign to defeat the proposed resolutions is a historical testament of the engaged and vigilant Macedonian-Bulgarian community across the world.
Today, THE MACEDONIAN-BULGARIANS SAY "THANK YOU!"
TO ALL OF YOU WHO SUPPORTED US
TO PROTECT OUR HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE IN AMERICA