Slavi Binev in politics
Slavi Binev in politics The active engagement of Slavi Binev with politics in 2007 is not a random idea, it has a long term pre-history.
Slavi Binev has always showed considerable interest in social processes; he has never been a side observer, even in the hardest years of the former totalitarian regime in our country and has always tried to the best of his abilities to influence the formation and development of the civil society.
In 1987 he was among the founders of Khan Asparuh – the biggest club in martial arts in Bulgaria. The then government disliked this fact since they believed that the club was an open act of expression of the free will of the young people in Bulgaria.
However, due to the establishment of Khan Asparuh, thousands of people from the country started to believe in its founders and in themselves as well. They started to believe in true mutual help and the real values; they learned to respect the spirit and personality of each individual. And regardless the enormous difficulties accompanying the establishment of an independent organization under the conditions of the totalitarian regime, Slavi Binev and his followers succeeded because the people who were with them shared the same dreams.
In the first years after the democratic changes in 1989 Binev was again among the people who pawned everything, including their life in the name of the establishment of the new civil society. Together with Assoc.Prof. Tsvetan Tsvetanov, he was among the founders of Protection Association, since he realized quite fast that when the country is unable to protect its citizens, the society must self-organize its protection.
Despite the dismissal of Protection by the authority and the ostentatious shooting of Assoc.Prof. Tsvetanov, Slavi Binev did not become reconciled, just the opposite – he continues, though in many cases alone, his struggle against the turning of our country into mafia and against the corruption of the legal system during the so called Transitional period.
His actions against the boss of VIS 2 Georgi Iliev were emblematic in times when everybody in the country, including politicians, magistrates and leading media representatives were afraid even to pronounce his name. Later on he was the only one who during his campaign for a mayor of Sofia openly declared the truth about the current mayor Boyko Borisov. This irreconcilable position of his against injustice, lies and arrogance in public life still continues today, now in his capacity of a MEP and Archon of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
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