Cult Mentality is the specific feature that characterize the Communist system and its pedagogical essence.
When we talk about Communism as a cult ideology, able to go through different political and social metaphors in order to survive, it is important to pay attention to the priesthood, and during Communism this was education. Which has the main purpose of nipping in the bud the ability and desire to question and question the absurdities that surround it. The loss of an individual's ability to make decisions can be an important phenomenon in many different religious circles, but it can also be the one thing different cults have in common.
The loss of curiosity is just as detrimental as the loss of freedom; as satisfying as the confidence of faith may seem, the loss of the ability to ask questions and to see the world as full of things yet unknown is the first step on the road to the loss of the ability to make one's own decisions. Cults satisfy the human desire for absolute answers, and in most cases, as in the case of Communism, reject religion. And with the post communist religious currents, they reject the church as an institution so that absolute power can only be in the hands of the state.
Here are a few more features of cult leaders. Cult leaders are masters at mind control and manipulating mass consciousness. Perceptions are divided on a dualistic basis, with cults maintaining their power by promoting an "us versus them" mentality. The methods against those exhibiting a different stance are public humiliation or caricaturing. The aim being to bring the opposition to breaking point. To maintain a false sense of comfort, cults often rely on paranoia tactics by spreading conspiracy theories.
Todor Popov was the mayor of Pazardzhik at the time when Bulgaria became a member of NATO and the EU, a time when tens of billions of accession funds were poured to make Bulgaria part of the European civilisation family. In this case, the question is not how the millions are spent in Pazardzhik, but who is at the helm of the Pazardzhik Culture at this crucial transitional moment?
When talking about the cultural(and political) trends in Pazardzhik in the last 15 years, Georgi Spasov is the man who constructed the overall cultural vision of the city. Georgi Spasov is the Director of the Pioneer House (the Youth Organization of the Communist Party, responsible for political training and propaganda among the youth) durin the communist regime before 1989. Even today, he's on the ballot for the MP of what claims to be "pro Western" party PP.
Georgi Spasov is an landmark figure. Georgi Spasov, has played a fundamental role in shaping culture and art in Pazardzhik for decades. He started as a senior Communist Party cadre in charge of the Communist Youth Movement. Director of the Pioneer(youth communist organization), Director of People's Enlightenment(similar to today's Culture). Managed to be after the transition Director of the most elite school in Pazardzhik, as well as Director of Culture in the city during the mayor Todor Popov. In the moment he is a candidate for deputy of the "pro-Western" party We Continue the Change.
Georgi Spassov- Director of the Pioneers in Pazardzhik
The Pioneer Home was established and functioned at a time when life in Bulgaria in all its social forms and manifestations was dominated by the Bulgarian Communist Party. It was the main institution of the Communist Party for the training of young people, similar to Hitler Youth, and today's Putin Nashi.
The main function of the Pioneer Home was Political Preparation, the Director of the Pioneer Home being the chief Party Methodologist for Political Youth Training and Propaganda. As well as responsible for the elimination of all Western and Religious(during Communism Atheism totally dominated) malignant and dangerous to the Communist Party influences. Political education, training, social orientation of children is an important component of the policy to form the society according to the Party ideology and Party projections for its future development. In the spirit of this policy, children are organized - distributed according to their age - into the Chavdarche Chetty, the Septemvriyche Dimitrov Pioneer Organization, and the Dimitrov Communist Youth Union (Komsomol), the latter, as a mass youth organization of the Bulgarian Communist Party, being directly directed by it and, accordingly, exercising leadership and control over the other two smaller mass-organized age groups.
Every year the forms of educational work of the palace are engaged in by chavdars, pioneers and Komsomol members, united in 310 groups in dozens of specialties in the fields of science, technology, arts, sports, and social activity. But mainly he is working on the upbringing, education and teaching of the youth to cultivate communist morality in them.
Today in Bulgaria:
The nostalgia for the Pioneer Organization is more than alive.
Here is a brief history of the beginnings of the democratic community in Pazardzhik:
Georgi Spassov- Director of the Municipal Department of Culture(everything related to culture and art in the Municipality- events, funding...)
During the time of Georgi Spasov, not only countless cultural projects on the absorption of the European accession funds began. But he was the man who resumed the cultural exchange with Russia and in particular Pazardzhik's sister city in Russia - Stavropol. The School of Arts in Pazardzhik, rather than turning to European art, became the first school in Pazardzhik twinned with a school in Stavropol, Russia. Beginning an annual exchange of students and teachers.
During Georgi Spasov's time in Pazardzhik, the Vityazi para-military organization was founded, which had a very rich cultural and organizational calendar.
We Continue the Change (Bulgarian: Продължаваме промяната, romanized: Prodalzhavame promyanata; PP), sometimes translated as Change Continues, is a centrist, anti-corruptionpolitical party and formerly an electoral alliance in Bulgaria led by Kiril Petkov and Asen Vasilev, the former caretaker Economy and Finance Ministers, respectively. It was founded ahead of the November 2021 Bulgarian National Assembly election. Petkov and Vasilev registered their party as "We Continue the Change" on 15 April. Despite legal challenges regarding the party name, the party was officially approved by 9 August. PP is a centrist party, although it has been also described as a centre-left or a centre-right party. Ideologically, it has been described as a liberal, and social-liberal party. A pro-European and anti-corruption party, economically, its main goals are to create a favourable economic and administrative environment for the free development of small and medium-sized businesses and to attract strategic high-tech investments and was called third way for Bulgarian standards. On a more political level, they seek to stop corruption and misuse of state funds as well as uphold the rule of law. Priority for government formation is the access to quality education and healthcare for all Bulgarian citizens, modern infrastructure. They also stress social policy, in particular improving pensions for retired people.
How to be a Russian Alumni and fight with Russia - a Мodel from Pazardzhik
The owners of a pharmaceutical company and factory located in the center of a depopulated village of Kalugerovo are the leaders of the new pro-Western politics in the Pazardzhik Region. The so called Pro-Western Party of Change is led in Pazardzhik by a Russian MA graduate Diplomacy in Moscow University of Foreign Relations, son of one of the famous Bulgarian counter spies in the Department of State Security (Bulgarian Stasi) fighting ideological diversion and propaganda. until 1989. And also was director of the police. Бащата на депутат от "Продължаваме Промяната" подслушвал американското посолство в разгара на Студената война (ДОКУМЕНТИ) - Zonanews.bg
The Unique Political Campaign united Russophiles and pro-Westerns in Pazardzhik
The main pre-election event for Georgi Spasov was the presentation of his latest book, I Knew Them. The book was presented by another Pazardzhik writer Ivan Esensky, a famous translator from Russian, lived and worked for several years in the USSR. The introductory speech was that "At the moment a terrible war is being waged against the Bulgarian nation to take away its language - what is heard and what we watch on TV and radio is not Bulgarian, what is written in newspapers and books is not Bulgarian either."
Ivan Esensky is a champion of the Slavic Language and the Alphabet, and in early 2023 was honoured at the annual Slavic Embrace Forum,
Cult Mentality is the specific feature that characterize the Communist system and its pedagogical essence.
Who is Guerguan Tsenov
This is the position of the extremely successful artist from Pazardzhik, an ardent supporter of the new democratic parties in Bulgaria (which for unknown reasons are called right-wing) received his first piano lessons in Pazardzhik at the time when Georgi Spasov was the director of the House of Young Communists (where all the classes of gifted children are held). According to him, Georgi Spasov is the leading intellectual and person who contributed to the formation of the modern image of Pazardzhik.
GUERGUAN TSENOV Gergan Tsenov was born in 1974 in Montana, but grew up in Pazardzhik. Graduated from the Bulgarian National Academy of Music, Sofia, in the conducting class of Acad. Vassil Kazandzhiev. Later on, he continued his training in conducting at New York’s Julliard School in the conducting class of James De Priest. In 2007, he was invited to become a scholarship student in conducting within the framework of the Aspen Music Festival and School in the United States, where he worked under the supervision of David Zinman. Tsenov’s other collaborations include Kurt Masur, renowned conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, George Manahan and Rossen Milanov. Immediately after his graduation from the Julliard School, Gergan Tsenov was invited to become the Principal Conductor of the New York University Orchestra. His most recent appointment was in the capacity of Principal Conductor of the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, New York. Tsenov resides and works in the United States from 1999 onwards, where his conducting performances include collaborations with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the Massapequa Symphony Orchestra, the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, the Broadway Bach Ensemble, the Detroit Civic Orchestra and the Philadelphia Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has performed in concerts at the Kennedy Center (Washington), the Carnegie Hall (New York) and the Lincoln Center (New York).
Under Communism, private property and free initiative did not exist, just as public education was fully subsidized and completely controlled by the state. The education system is under the total control of the totalitarian state, as are all children in it under the control of the state. Every text in school, at every level, reflected communist ideology. And the Communist Party tried to educate children with hatred of the capitalist cultural traditions that came from the West.
In education, as in every other aspect, there was no free thought. Monomethodology consisted of teaching that was centered on the teacher deciding all the time about everything, without ever taking into account the thoughts or opinions of the students. Ideas were predetermined, as was the position and attitude that teachers and students had to have. The school was regarded as an institution that did not accept any diversity. The centre of teaching was not the pupil, but on the contrary, he was in a completely limited position and predetermined. The school did not take into account the variability of the students in terms of background, psychological, intellect, heritage, environment and context, and they were seen as an amorphous group that had to benefit the total state.
The Spiritual Successors
The historical Club about the Victories of Russian Army, but this time against the Turks, was revived in Pazardzhik 2023. From the history teacher Iliya Mikhailov (Who identifies Georgi Spasov as his mentor. As a matter of fact, Georgi Spasov is the editor of all Iliya Mihailov's books, who, besides being a teacher, follows in his mentor's writing footsteps. ), from the school twinned with Stavropol, Russia.
Under Georgi Spasov, the entire municipal cultural calendar of Pazardzhik was made available and published on the Stavropol municipal website. This stops now with the beginning of the War with Ukraine.
During the time of Gerorgi Spasov, as the director of the Cultura in Pazardzhik, a tradition was started- the Torchlight Processions, demonstrations and marches with portraits.
What is healthy must survive, what is sick must be cut out... this is what the man who culturally shaped Pazardzhik says.
Very old interview with Georgi Spassov
What is healthy must survive, what is sick must be cut out... this is what the man who culturally shaped Pazardzhik says. A thought that combines the whole philosophy of so called USSR style Socialism.
Teachers and Writers in Pazardzhik- Georgi Spasov was not only responsible for the Culture in Pazardzhik, but he was briefly the Director of the People's Enlightenment (Educational Inspectorate)
This is the public position of a Writer, a member of the Union of Bulgarian Writers and one of the best teachers in Pazardzhik. An educator forming not only readers but also students. Valery Ivanov is the most awarded poet from Pazardzhik, he was briefly on the list of GERB Pazardzhik, he was also the leader of a local political party, he is also a teacher who works on various EU funded projects for innovation in education.
The West is cynical, dirty and vile. I will not change my position until the grave. Perverted and deranged. It lives in its grandiose paranoia that it has overcome the loss of the last world war, that it is economically above everyone... And schizophrenia and paranoia is NOT curable. I also hate to comment on their attitude to the war in Ukraine, which they are busily fomenting. Anathematized degenerates. The head of this poisonous oiled snake should be finally ripped off. And it will be! Be convinced. Way of the People!
We happen upon a neuralgic new century. The satanic Bulgarian "transition" to "democracy" has once again turned Bulgaria into a Martyr Country and a White Slave of Europe and the USA... Their money has turned our politicians and their copois/power, oligarchs, criminals/into grave-diggers of the people, as they have done since the Liberation... The Karmic link: Bulgaria-Macedonia-Russia is sacred. Fascism has no right to revenge. Patience!
The literary work of Georgi Spasov
Georgi Spasov's work is extremely curious. It is no coincidence that the newspaper of the Bulgarian Socialist Party in 2013 placed him next to Georgi Gospodinov.
Both are writers who came from small provincial places, one published in Pazardzhik, the other in Plovdiv, But what connects them is the incredible similarity in literary narratives - they write and tell (with a touch of autobiography) about the little man caught in the new cruel capitalist world, and he is so small that even his family crushes him. He is crushed by the lack(or rather) lost culture and morality. He is shrunk and depressed by the big corrupt businessmen, because in the end business is corruption and crushing the little intellectual, who subconsciously imposes a nostalgia for the bright Socialism(or in other words, Communism).
35 years after the fall of communism, communist culture has not only survived in Bulgaria, but has also managed to mimic more than successfully, thanks to many small invisible desicion makers in thousands of small towns in Bulgaria.
who masterfully reshaped communist ideology.