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Romania anului 2014

Aceleasi statistici ingrijoratoare- recesiunea economica, lipsa locurilor de munca, somaj ridicat la cote alarmante- prin intermediul carora aflam zi de zi cat de mult ne afundam noi romanii.

Ni se pregatesc cat mai multe gogosi televizate, frumos parfumate prin intermediul unor amnistii sau declaratii care mai de care mai directe si din inima, ale parlamentarilor alesi tot de cetatenii care framanta strazile zi de zi, alesi pentru a le reprezenta interesele in “satul cu ministri”. Strazile “satului cu ministri” ale anului prezidential inspira mai mult delasare si tristete decat optimism si incredere ca ” Totul va fi bine!”, optimism care odata ne caracteriza pe noi romanii cunoscuti ca fiind “hatri” si pusi pe sotii.

Este anul “ursului la miere”, anul alegerilor prezidentiale, iar functia de presedinte al Romaniei este un adevarat miraj pentru toti politicienii care au pornit pe culoarele politice ghidati de inspiratia de moment sau simtul practic al ideei de afacere, pe principiul ciocoiului si parvenitului national, care evolueaza intr-o societate corupta, din pacate, pentru procentajele de romani care se lasa purtati din ce in ce mai mult pe aripile vantului, de unde si cum bate, nemaicontand.

Multi dintre cei inscrisi in aceasta cursa stiu prea bine ca nu au nici o sansa, dar imbraca haina constiintei datoriei de neam, promitand ca “vor pedepsi raul si vor rasplati binele”. Asa se face ca, in Noiembrie 2014, buletinul de vot pentru alegerile prezidentiale va contine multe nume, deocamdata anuntandu-si candidatura 12 politicieni. Lasand ironiile deoparte, culorile stradale ne demonstreaza cat de preocupati sunt romanii pentru aceste alegeri care bat la usa. Grimase triste, analizand bugetul propriului camin si daca se poate ” strange cureaua” pana luna urmatoare, prizonieri ai dezinformarilor lansate in spatiul public pentru a se distrage atentia de la ceea ce ar trebui sa se analizeze cu adevarat, aparitii media, unde se arunca teme false, pe principiul manipularii grosolane.

Astfel se poate observa cu usurinta ca societatea e cufundata in somnul indiferentei. Sa fie oare principiul potrivit caruia poporul nu are nici un rol, decat in momentele de cumpana, precum rascoale, lovituri de stat sau revolutii? Sau e vorba despre ceea ce sintetiza cu peste optzeci de ani in urma Radulescu Motru in Psihologia poporului roman, “neperseverenta la lucrul inceput”?! Si nu e vorba despre romanul proprietar de pamant, care este cel mai persevernt agricultor. Mai exact, e vorba despre neperseverenta care si-a facut aparitia odata cu schimbarile politico-sociale de la inceputul secolului al XlX-lea, cand s-a deschis cutia cu politicieni si functionari la stat, si, prin imitatie dupa alte tari, a aparut o noua categorie, respectata superficial, cea a candidatului ales” ca in codru”.

Ganduri departe si frica pentru ziua de maine. Dar mai presus de toate, frica de gura vecinului. Iata poate un alt motiv ce poate sa determine acest somn al indiferentei. O alta insusire specifica sufletului romanesc, subliniata in anii treizeci in lucrarea lui Motru si pe care o putem regasi pe strazile monocrome ale Bucurestiului. “Cand un roman sta la indoiala, fiti siguri ca el nu sta fiindca are o convingere personala de aparat, ci fiindca nu se stie inca de partea carui grup sa se dea”. Si atunci cum ramane cu nationalismul?! Doar predica? Mai este important la aceasta ora ?!

Nu prea avem ce comenta, daca-i observam cum isi pierd din motivatie, deindata ce ies din grupul unde se entuziasmeaza impreuna. Si pe buna dreptate ,asteapta, probabil, bagheta magica a politicii care sa poata tranforma totul, indiferent de unde ar veni aceasta, din interior sau exterior, NATO, UE, China sau Rusia, cert este ca mai putin din constiinta propriilor valori, din fapte si initiative care sa echilibreze societatea. Deznodamantul acestor alegeri si soarta pulsului de pe strada vor depinde, cu siguranta, si de capacitatea romanului de a chibzui “la rece”, incat sa isi poata cultiva noi aptitudini, renuntand la a mai fi “mesteri de gura si rai de fapta”


“Quit questioning God and start trusting Him!”??

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
― Epicurus

“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”  ― Voltaire

“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
― Voltaire

“Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest.”  ― Émile Zola

“Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest.”
― Émile Zola

“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.”  ― Edgar Allan Poe

“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is because vampires are allergic to bullshit.”  ― Richard Pryor

“The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is because vampires are allergic to bullshit.”
― Richard Pryor

“Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?”  ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Is man merely a mistake of God’s? Or God merely a mistake of man?”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.”  ― Seneca

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.”
― Seneca

“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”  ― Napoleon

“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”
― Napoleon


One more day in Bucharest !

“One of the Great Rules of Economics According to John Green If you are rich, you have to be an idiot not to stay rich. And if you are poor, you have to be really smart to get rich.”

“One of the Great Rules of Economics According to John Green
If you are rich, you have to be an idiot not to stay rich. And if you are poor, you have to be really smart to get rich.”

“Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.”  ― Wallace Stegner

“Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.”
― Wallace Stegner

"There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help." - Jan Schakowsky

“There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.” – Jan Schakowsky


A day in Bucharest !

There are no official figures on homeless people in Romania. The last study on homelessness was conducted in 2004 by the Research Institute for Quality of Life and the National Institute of Statistics, which estimated that the number of roofless people in Romania at 14,000-15,000 persons maximum.

There are no official figures on homeless people in Romania. The last study on homelessness was conducted in 2004 by the Research Institute for Quality of Life and the National Institute of Statistics, which estimated the number of roofless people in Romania at 14,000-15,000 persons maximum.

NGOs estimate that only in Bucharest there are more than 1000 homeless children.

NGOs estimate that only in Bucharest there are more than 1000 homeless children.

The average income of a romanian family was estimated, at the end of 2013, to be no more than 560EUR. This amount is almost equal with the estimated monthly expenses.

The average income of a romanian family was estimated, at the end of 2013, to be no more than 560 EUR. This amount is almost equal with the estimated monthly expenses.

Inequality Watch estimated in 2010 that more than 21% of romanians live under poverty line, with a poverty rate at 60% of the average income and almost 10% under the poverty line with a poverty rate of 40% of the average income.

Inequality Watch estimated in 2010 that more than 21% of romanians live under poverty line, with a poverty rate at 60% of the average income and almost 10% under the poverty line with a poverty rate of 40% of the average income.

To be continued…


A day in Bucharest !

“When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.”  ― Eric Hoffer

“When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.”
― Eric Hoffer

“There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.”  ― G.K. Chesterton

“There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.”
― G.K. Chesterton

“Maybe this is the way things are supposed to be but it doesn't feel right”  ― Stephen Chbosky

“Maybe this is the way things are supposed to be but it doesn’t feel right”
― Stephen Chbosky

“Routine and predictable days are the breeding grounds for complacency.”  ― Wayde Goodall

“Routine and predictable days are the breeding grounds for complacency.”
― Wayde Goodall

“It’s a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it.”  ― John Steinbeck

“It’s a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it.”
― John Steinbeck

“The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.”  ― Albert Camus

“The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.”
― Albert Camus


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