Romanian Survival Book

April 24, 2007

Is there a Romanian culture of betrayal?

Filed under: Infamous Romanians,Politics,Raving — darian @ 1:03 pm

poza2_5596.jpgLast week was busy, busy. People went off in the streets again after our President was suspended by a bunch of 322 dazed Parliamentarians. I would not be so irreverent of our Representatives, those who go to that huge building to work hard making laws for my immediate benefit if I wouldn’t have seen their looks and their behavior. Worse for me, I used to work in that building for them, as a civil servant in the International Relations Department and later in the policy section. So i know them well enough to know who I am dealing with: a group of wannabees, many of them, not all of them, craving power and money for their un-existing virtues, other than being aggressive and intolerant, willing to get there to any price, doing any sort of compromises. People with a little education with many degrees obtained through friends in universities because, in case you didn’t know, in Romanian universities you can buy your degree or even your grade. A pass in the Medical School in Timisoara costs 300 euros, in case you were wondering. In Bucharest a post as a Assistant Professor in the Medical University again I have been told that can reach 10.000 Euros.

So…you can see, I have no trust in the mental capacity and high powered brain abilities of those who represent me in this country. I am not here to say that Basescu, the suspended President is a saint; but for what is worth he moved things forward. He is also under the suspicion of fraud in the past but it is obvious to me that he gave up narrow interest and just broke the Romanian cat after all.

What is really annoying is the whole situation: we have yet again an un-working alliance between PD and PNL, the so -called ‘DA’ Alliance who won in 2004. Tariceanu, the prime minister and Basescu, the President, hand in hand in orange in Piata Universitatii. Two years and half later they hate their guts and one commits betrayal to the so-called alliance. Is that new?! I was thinking these days whether betrayal is not in fact a Romanian trait. In all our history were countless moments: rulers sell to the Turks, to the Greeks, to the Austro-Hungarians, Germans, you name it. Rarely do we have witness an outpour of solidarity in this country. As I have mentioned the Medical School earlier, I should say something about hospitals also: you the waiting room of a hospital in Romania you wait, because that’s why is called the waiting room. The problem is that you are forgotten there waiting…nothing happens for hours; a nurse will come by and say the doctor is very busy chatting with a friend but in a few hours she will be free or better come tomorrow. If you loose your patience you leave and come tomorrow: on the door there is a note: ‘I am off in holiday, back in 2 weeks’. This is a real life scenario and is not written by me and did not happen to me but to a woman I know who has cancer and needs certain medicines at very precise moments, so she needs to wait hours long to get her prescription. Then the medic is off. Then he or she might be one of those who bought their place, the wife or the daughter of a man with money. I am sick only thinking about it.

Shortly, those who voted for the suspension of the President -in the end, whoever he would be, is the elected President by the voters and we need time and peace to focus on advancing things not hanging in crisis -and organized this entire hoax are keeping us in the waiting line forever. And I’ve got no time. (Note: This is an un-finished article; I’ll get back to it later).

The Infamous bellow: Vacaroiu, Taracila, Tariceanu, Olteanu, Iliescu, Hrebenciuc, Patriciu, Voiculescu.

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9 Comments »

  1. Photos from the both meetings Pro Basescu in Bucharest, Romania are here:

    The first meeting from Piata Universitatii Square

    The second meeting from Piata Constitutiei Square

    The supporters from the second meeting

    Comment by gabi — April 24, 2007 @ 2:28 pm | Reply

  2. You have right, but politicians are satisfied with their jobs, even more so than other CEO`s or corporate business. So I understand from this that politicians, our employees, (We, the People) like their work, think is vital, and find it rewarding. However, they are not looking for even stronger leadership. Our politicians, huge part of them at least, have no performance culture. I`ve learned that you are public servant in “that huge bulding” …What about an Annual Employee Climate Survey for public servants?

    Comment by RAFILA public servant too — April 24, 2007 @ 3:34 pm | Reply

  3. I used to be a civil servant, working both for the Chamber of Deputies and then for the Government; not anymore, thank you🙂

    Comment by darian — April 24, 2007 @ 4:05 pm | Reply

  4. Gabi, thanks for the photos; really cool. I expect more meetings soon…

    Comment by darian — April 24, 2007 @ 4:08 pm | Reply

  5. I agree with everything you said except for your views on Basescu, he didn’t move at all things forward as I see it, and he is by nothing different of the rest of the old class, “former” comunists leaders, just with a bigger appetite for power, he is in the end a showman (or more of a clown as I see him) with a lot of carisma, I’ll give him that, but no integrity.

    Comment by Bogdan — September 14, 2007 @ 4:47 pm | Reply

  6. BAI MARINARULE, IN RARELE TALE MOMENTE IN CARE ESTI TREAZ, VEZI IN CE STARE AI ADUS TARA ASTA.TU SI GASCA TA DE “SPECIALISTI” ATI DISTRUS ECONOMIA SI ATI FURAT CA LA DRUMUL MARE.SA VA FIE RUSINE.SI ACUM VREI SA TE VOTAM DIN NOU? EU ZIC SA ITI REZERVI BILET PE VAPOR, PENTRU CA O SA PLECI CAT DE CURAND…LA BRASOV VOTAM MIRCEA GEOANA

    Comment by silviu_bv — November 2, 2009 @ 7:28 pm | Reply

  7. I would like to say that the stuff that is written here is unique in it’s own special way.

    Comment by Colony — December 31, 2009 @ 11:53 am | Reply

  8. ALL these thieves in the photos have stolen billions of euros from the funds given by the EU to Romania . My question goes to the western bureaucrats and politicians ..HOW CAN YOU BE SO FUCKING STUPID TO GIVE SUCH A LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO THESE THIEVES AND THUGS ? millions of roumanians live on less than 200 euros a month in pensions and wages while these politicians scum (ex Securitate and communists) drive Bentleys and Maybachs and own $10 000 000 vilas in Monaco or St Maartens . When you gonna stop giving them more money ?

    Comment by bulathegenius — January 30, 2010 @ 8:56 am | Reply

  9. Romania este tara furtului …. daca nu esti cu partidul nu ai nici o sansa … daca esti cu partidul … are el grija de tine🙂

    Comment by Grup Condor — June 4, 2011 @ 7:58 pm | Reply


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