This post is in english as it is aimed at english-talking people, of Romanian origin or not. This was published in October 11th 2007, and some things might not be „up to date”.
The last straw for me was this piece of pseudo-news about the american troops stationed in Romania. I don’t usually read such sites, but I received the link from someone, and read it with some interest.
It’s no news to me that Romania is one of the most corrupt countries in the world – but it is not the most corrupt, as even the “Stars and stripes” tend to see (their very owned Iraq looks as one of the most corrupt there. Read the article for more details).
So not the corruption charges are those that occur to me. We do have a problem, and we very well know it. But they have a problem too, and I would like to point that to them.
- 13000 EUR are not 9000$ – Make that 19000$. Who gets the 10000$ difference, the brainwashed ‘stars and stripes’ audience I guess.
- Corruption usually affects all those involved. Are you sure that your soldiers didn’t keep something for themselves?
- The episode of the ‘stars and stripes soldiers’ that start a fist-fight with the bartender and the bouncers of the place – well, 300 RON is not much for two bottles of whiskey in a bar.
- And going about reckless american soldiers in Romania, how about this piece of news? What was the punishment for a romanian soldier killing a US citizen? The same that Christopher Van Goethem received?
That’s about it with my hustle with ‘stars and stripes’ – some kind of US patriotic bullshit that is…
But I have one more thing to say, and I want to keep this in my ‘english entry’: one more word for many of the romanians that leave the country and bash it as much as they can. It seems that bashing Romania becomes a sport, but sadly it has no winners, only a lot of contestants. And we aim for the sport with the most contestants in the world. Easier to do than soccer, more violent than rugby. It will make you more socially acceptable in the eyes of the foreigners. Of course, because bashing your own roots is something necessary for your loyality to your second hand citizenship to another country.
I won’t give names on that. It is not important whose name is there, who is not named, people know themselves and will answer if they feel touched by my words. But there is one thing they should remember. They will always be considered second hand citizens.
The saddest thing is that you have no idea who you bow to. Look at this, “The chaser’s war on everything”, a show that I love and watch because they do offer it online 😉 ; they had a small test for their own citizens
So to my fellow romanians – these people you bow to. For these kind of people you bash your country – I hope you make them happy and oh happiness, oh joy, you will be a lot happier there.
I am not aiming for silly patriotism or patrioretardism. I looking for a bit of balance there. Usually the people that leave Romania and bash it are the ones that usually profitted most from the leftist views in health and education – usually they had their degrees obtained at no cost, and more, with scholarships granted by the state. Again, the example I will keep to myself, although I have to bite my tongue not to say it.
Oh well… a fun day for bashing Romania. Everyone, have fun 🙂