Bistriski, Fourth Congress of the Macedonian National Association of America, Detroit, Michigan, (1934)

Why are we Macedonians a separate nation? The answer to this
question is, more than all others, of great political significance. It
is well known how Bulgarian as well as Serbian and Greek
imperialism deny the existence of the Macedonian nation.
According to the first of these, the Macedonians are the ‘best
part of the Bulgarian nation’. According to the second, the
Macedonians are ‘pure Serbs’, and according to the third, the
Macedonians are ‘Slavicized Greeks’. Thus, each of our
enslavers ‘justifies’ keeping its respective enslaved part of our
enslaved fatherland under its yoke, and at the same time justifies
its pretensions for controlling all of Macedonia.