In recent days, some media have been trying to expose Ben Blushi’s “prophecies” in some from his books, published at different times, and with characters from yesterday’s events. Recently, the book “PM” (Prime Minister), motivated by “anger” against Edi Rama, whose from nr.2 in the Socialist Party, degraded Blushi in the chairman of a small and temporary party with an intellectual name, LIBRA.
The media have published several articles, emphasizing that Blushi had predicted the recapture of power by the Taliban in Afghanistan, and the exodus that is currently taking place. In fact, “PM” is not written at all about Afghanistan and the events there.
But the situation in that country was used by Blushi in his book, as a reaction full of anger towards Edi Rama and his power, which according to him would fall from power. So he predicted how Prime Minister Rama would be overthrown, as the state was the controller of drug trafficking (remember the huge amount of cannabis cultivation in Albania in 2016, which was the period of strong Blushi-Rama clashes).
Once a friend of Rama, then his sworn “enemi”, and now one of his servants in the media. The lucrative collaboration between them starts with partnerships with the owners of highly accused concessions, that swallow millions of dollars in Albanian taxes. Blushi’s book “PM” is a message to Rama and a manifesto against him, and not a prediction or his “prophecy”.
The “prophecy” proclaimed by the media, is the most weightless part of the book. What Blushi tries to inculcate well in the reader’s mind, is the idea that the state is controlling drug cultivation in the country, and that the Prime Minister is so brazen that he would devise an assassination attempt to arouse the empathy of the people, who most likely hated for bad governance….
The book talks about a soldier accused of collaborating with terrorist organizations, who returns from Afghanistan and agrees to take part in the assassinations by killing the head of government. So the essence of the book is quite different from the situation that seek to sell some media.
Another thesis used is the book “The Candidate”, another manifesto of hate by Ben Blushi, in which he talks about the political events in his life. And if “PM” attack Rama, “The Candidate” strike the former mayor of Elbasan, Qazim Sejdini, who together with Taulant Balla expelled Blushi from the branch of Socialist Party in Elbasan.
In the book he deals extensively with the manner of conducting a campaign and the propaganda used, even though the candidate had lost his life. It uses the name of the late former Prime Minister Bashkim Fino, who lost his life during the April 25 election campaign, while ballot papers were printed, and the list of candidates could not be changed.
But there is a very fundamental difference between what Ben Blushi wrote, and what happened to the late Fino. First, Blushi’s book is about a candidate in a majority election who loses his life during the campaign, and when there is no time for a new candidate, and goes to the end of “madness” on the advice of the electoral strategist, to hide death until victory of elections.
While the case of April 25 is completely different. There are no candidates with rivals in front, but there is simply a party list, where one of the names lost his life and is part of the winning list. So he doesn’t win because he gets votes, but is placed there by the chairman party.
He has been declared the winner since he was alive, with the safe position on the list.
Ben Blushi may have written beautiful books. He plays with issues and events that he displaces in his imagination, playing with the facts of the present and tomorrow, or even yesterday as in “Living on the island”.
But the fact is that 3 of his books “Living on the Island”, “PM” and “The Candidate” are more manifestos of Ben Blush’s hates against political characters and events at a time when he was trying to stay on top, and when from the top of politics ended at the height of the partnership with the urban waste business.
From the writer who people around him wants to sell his books as “prophecy”, we are faced with a failed politician, expelled from the SP, not voted by Albanians, and at the center of endless scandals and accusations. A man who in order to survive, found salvation in urban waste, and did it using the power of the media./CNA.al