The Macedonian Tendency: Someone Has Not Been Taking Their Medication.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Someone Has Not Been Taking Their Medication.

Sam Vaknin has written sympathetically about Macedonia in the past, but this article seems to point to the fact that he has gone off his meds! It seems to be a draft of a novel, not an observation of reality.

The Balkans - The Titanic Waltz

Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. - 6/16/2005

The Austrian Embassy again held a Vienese Ball at the Alexander Palace Hotel in Skopje, Macedonia. It was as surrealistic as they get: a Viennese Ball in a decaying Balkan city. Organized by the nation of former Nazis and current Nazi sympathizers in a land of former communist thieves turned capitalist robbers.

... "Outside, fly-infested children beggars extended ulcerated soiled hands in silent plea. Others peddled rusted razor blades and leaking batteries to passers-by. Young men smiled rotting teeth in the smoking humidity of dingy coffee-houses. The middle aged, bent, sparkless eyes, consumed by unemployment and disease, a confluence of wrinkled toothlessness and dwindling hair. The women grey and flabby, wise, weary eyes in penumbral sockets. They glided, huddled, fending off the windy chill that ricocheted from cracking, mouldy walls. Dark clouds weighed on denuded trees in littered boulevards."

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