Ahead of national celebrations held on 1 December, Romanian news websites or agencies are incessantly promoting an invitation to consumerism. Practically, Romanians are told they might prove their love for their country by buying Romanian products, thus contributing to investments, the country’s future and so on and so forth!
On 1 December – Romania’s National Day, for once, at least once, I would expect my country to do something for its own citizens:
1. Promote decency and respect;
2. Promote knowledge instead of metaphors;
3. Promote education and skills instead of political interests;
4. Promote a healthy economic and social environment for young people;
5. Promote Romania’s own success stories instead of poor imitations.
There is nothing to be proud of in promoting vacuity, corrupt models and metaphors. Even more so when Romanians unwillingly did promote metaphors for 50 years, yet for more than 20 years of democratic governance, Romania has not been able to successfully promote values, knowledge and skills.
I would actually settle for #1, it would be a big step ahead.