Gjorche Petrov

• 1905 •

We should be wary of any direct or indirect attempts by any
government to become involved in our affairs as much because
of the danger of a bad interpretation from outside as from the
point of view of our ideology. We should be deliberately careful
and wary in our relations with official Bulgaria because it is a
thorn in the side of everyone interested in our problems and
struggle and, above all other, she could become for us a wolf
which has entered our fold.

There is no place for abstract ideals and sweet dreams in our
enslaved country. ‘San Stefano Bulgaria’ and ‘national greatness’
– for the Macedonian slave, these are terms that do not warm the
soul; and the liberation of Macedonia as a historic national task
for Bulgaria is already a dead ideal for him.