Saturday, March 29, 2008

"Elections" in the institute

Yesterday we had the second tour of our elections. We had to select two people (from the Assoc. Prof. level or above, younger people are democratically ineligible to compete) who would represent the Institute of Philosophy within the Assembly of the BG Academy of Sciences. Among many non-democratic events that day one seems particularly repulsive. One of the right hands of the chief "competitor"(the very director of the Institute), a middle aged Professor, probably due to his own stupidity, said to one of the young colleagues:

You HAVE to vote for the director and his partner because if you don't you the young people would start getting kicked out of the Institute.

Year is 2008. Bulgaria. EU.