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I kind of can

During the 24 years that Nicolae Ceaușescu ruled Romania, he was praised as a man of genius and providence. He was neither an aristocrat nor a factory owner, he was neither a monarch nor a cultured member of the intelligentsia. The overwhelming majority of the people were led to believe that he was one of them – uneducated, from the lowest social class, a former political prisoner – and as such a guarantor of a new era, a time for people like him. The same goes for his wife Elena, who was commonly referred to as Mother or Mutti (strange that these terms keep popping up: Who do you think of when you hear the word Mutti?). Although she did not even have a primary school diploma, she was appointed president of the Romanian Academy of Sciences. How fair! What a retribution for all people from low social classes! She deserved it just by the fact that she was…. not educated, that she belonged to the proletariat, to the poor, to the once exploited.

Nowadays we are made to believe that Romanians have always resisted the new political system and the Ceaușescus, but this does not correspond to the facts. People everywhere are (first) too gullible to see through any social or political scheme, (second) too indolent to do anything about any change taking place around them, and too indolent to search for information and make informed decisions, and (third) people everywhere and in all eras simply believe in what they are fed. Thus, Romanians for the most part also believed that they lived in a democracy, in a country of workers and peasants, where there was no monarch, no dictatorship and the like.

In truth, Nicolae Ceaușescu was a far more powerful monarch than the last Romanian king, who had to abdicate shortly after the war due to the communist coup. Nicolae Ceaușescu even had the Romanian Parliament appoint him President of Romania for life. Need we add that the decision was unanimous? And like a monarch, he had a magnificent palace built for himself in Bucharest, the second largest in the world, with marble walls and floors and every conceivable luxury. Nicolae Ceaușescu was called Comrade President – God forbid terms like majesty or highness or anything of the sort! He was simply a comrade, one of us, one of the most ordinary Romanians you could meet on the street. He never wore a crown, you know, and never sat on a throne. If he had law enforcement forces shoot at demonstrators – and sometimes he gave such orders – it was because he was protecting his country from foreign agents who wanted to infiltrate the happy and successful Romanian society. Obviously, it was different when he himself had been imprisoned during the Romanian monarchy! Then Nicolae Ceaușescu represented the nation, while those who opposed him later when he was in power were undoubtedly foreign agents.

Everything – the educational system, entertainment, the media – was used to create a veneration for his person. All statistical data proved the efficiency of the Romanian economy. Academics bowed to Elena Ceaușescu without batting an eye. After all, their careers were at stake. They simply measured what they could gain against what they could lose. Deference to the scientifically illiterate president of the Romanian Academy of Sciences came with scholarships (we mean the money used to bribe scientists around the world, the money that can go under countless different names) and a post, while raising eyebrows meant falling from grace.

Why do we remind our readers of things from the recent past, of events from a relatively insignificant country? Simply because we want to make the reader see the parallels. There are many things in the European Union that the majority of people do not approve of, and yet we all seem compliant. We don’t like the millions of immigrants crossing our borders and being fed at our expense, but we keep our mouths shut; we don’t like the aggressive propaganda of homosexuality and perverted sexual behavior, but we keep our heads down; we don’t believe the mainstream media, but we pretend we do. The men and women who rule over us are neither kings nor queens – they are commissioners – and yet they rule and live like monarchs without being elected by us. And just as Nicolae Ceaușescu forced people to live in poverty because he wanted to pay off all of Romania’s debts, the EU commissioners want us to give up life’s many pleasures because they want to save the planet. Everything – the educational system, entertainment, the media – is used to create a veneration of the green agenda, homosexuality and immigration. The opposition is portrayed as foreign agents – these days in Russia’s pay.

And guess what? I bet most readers will frown at this text and say: now that’s going too far! How can you compare this distinguished lady Ursula von der Leyen with Elena Ceaușescu? I kind of can.

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