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Tovarasul Iliescu, lectii de economie politica

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Va mai amintiti cum in decembrie anul trecut, un tinar exasperat de nesimtirea iliescului (venit sa depuna o coroana de flori la monumentul eroilor cazuti in Revolutia din 1989) i-a strigat tovarasului: „Dead Man Walking!”? Ei bine, acum the Dead Man se pare ca „is lecturing”…

A mai scos tovarasul un porumbel pe gura: criza economica actuala pune capat orinduirii capitaliste! Iliescu anunta sfirsitul capitalismului! Haida-de! Comunistul tot comunist ramine, n-ai cum sa-l schimbi. In sfirsit, romanii pot vedea astazi pe cine au votat de trei sau patru ori la rind, si pe cine l-ar fi votat si a cincea oara.

Ca un asemenea ticalos isi mai permite sa vorbeasca, e incredibil. Ca baiatul de mingi al Elenei Ceausescu da acum lectii de economie, este de-a dreptul de domeniul fantasticului. Sau, mai curind spus, al Zonei Crepusculare. Citeva poze, trimise de un bun prieten, caruia ii multumesc:

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Salvati Partidul National Liberal!

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Anul trecut, cine erau suporterii unui guvern PSD-PNL? Deja stim si ne cutremuram: Ion Iliescu, Adrian Nastase, Viorel Hrebenciuc. Anul asta, Ludovic Orban (si el, alaturi de Crin Antonescu, un suporter al guvernarii cu PSD) vrea sa candideze la sefia PNL. Acuma, nu ca Tariceanu ar fi neaparat extraordinar – insa un PNL care ar cadea din lac in put (adica din zona grupului de interese din jurul lui Patriciu in mlastina trepadusilor fara charisma politica Antonescu-Orban) si-ar semna condamnarea la o moarte lenta, dar sigura.

Chiar nu exista alti membri in PNL in stare sa revigoreze partidul? Chiar nu le spune nimic istoria postdecembrista a PNTCD? Pacat…

Written by Andrei Stavilă

ianuarie 10, 2009 at 4:52 am

The “Romanianization” of the United States of America

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In the year 2000, Romania confronted itself with a very nasty political situation: in the second tour of elections for the Romanian Presidency, we had to choose between a former communist leader (Ion Iliescu) and the leader of the far-right party (Corneliu Vadim Tudor). The situation was awful indeed: we hated them both, but we still had to vote for one of them. So we elected the one that seemed, at that time, the lesser wrong: we elected the former communist leader. Cynical as it were, many people who suffered under the communist regime were then obliged to vote for a communist, because of the fear of the far-right policies.

The USA seems to be in the same political situation now. On the one hand, there are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama – who are better suited to be TV stars, showmen or whatever – but not presidents! They look so weak, a sort of “crash test dummies”, or actors begging for audience. Now, in the actual context, where Russia is going to be governed in the next 10 years, in a way or another, by the same unmerciful and strong “Tzar” Putin; where terrorism has become a real threat to all of us; where extremism and xenophobia undergo a strong revival all over the world; where USA must continue to be the guardian of liberal values and individual rights in the world – in this context, the president of the USA must be a strong person – not a crash test dummy. USA needs a new Margaret Tacher – not a Hillary Clinton. USA needs a new Ronald Reagan – not a Barack Obama.

On the other hand, there is John McCain. He is not a TV star – on the contrary, it seems that he lacks a lot of charisma. He seems – at least prima facie – to be a strong person (well, he fought in Vietnam, right?). But just take a closer look at his political opinions. He strongly opposes gay marriages. He strongly opposes abortion. So McCain (and many republicans, as a matter of fact) don’t give a damn on liberal rights: he denies to some people the right to marry whomever they wish; and he denies others the right to do with their bodies whatever they wish. The USA led by John McCain cannot be the guardian of human rights. It cannot be the champion of democracy and liberalism in the world.

So it seems to me that the USA undergo this year a process of “Romanianization”: the Americans have to choose between two wrongs: Clinton or Obama, on the one hand, and McCain, on the other hand. Ho is the lesser wrong? What will the Americans choose, between the Muppets show and the potential dictator? I’m afraid this time the answer is not that easy anymore…

Written by Andrei Stavilă

februarie 22, 2008 at 12:44 pm