Romania Turned 100, May She R.I.P.

Day 335/365: I’m not being negative. I’m just honest.

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It’s the first of December, the National Day of Romania.

I should be celebrating. And I am! I made a huge plate of baked potatoes with pumpkin seeds oil, Romanian cheese, Romanian ham and bacon, red onions and all of that. It’s our tradition and it’s so heartwarming, you might think you’re going to be having a heart attack after you’re done eating.

I then watched the parade with my family, had some drinks and laughs. We talked about us and about how we actually had a great year. We all did pretty well and, when things went left, we somehow managed to turn them right and in our favour. That never happens!

Yet, as far as Romania as a country goes, I can’t but feel a little hurt about it.

Romania? She’s dead

My country is almost 30 years away from the Revolution now. And still, the same corrput people, proven to be illegitimate, are still running it. Their friends and relatives are running our small villages, cities and districts. They have their closest buddyes running ministries, parlamentary chambers and services. They have managed to make Romania their own backyard.

And it shows.

Our educational system, which was world famous a few years back, is now at the verge of collapse. Our health system is failing across the board, with only a few exceptions that simply empower the general rule. Our justice system is a joke, letting convicted felons run the Parliament. The goddamn Parliament!

I know I’m supposed to say “Happy Birthday, Romania!” but Romania is long gone. Romania is dead. And is never coming back.

You can see it in the people’s eyes. Everybody wants to laugh and be happy, and most of us have the reasons why, but when it comes to our country, you can tell we’ve lost hope.

You can tell we know it’s over for Romania. And no matter what anybody says, you can tell that we’ve all given up. Even the protesters. Even the ones that believed. They’ve all lost hope for the country of Romania.

Romania just turned 100 today.

May She rest in peace.

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