Following the 2015 tragedy at Colectiv, a nighclub were over 60 people lost their life because of corruption, people took to the streets and gathered, with accounts putting the total number at over 35,000 protesters, the largest protest since the 1989 revolution that ended communism in Romania.
In the aftermath of the protest, the government and the corrupt mayor that made the tragedy possible resigned, and it was time to put a new government in place.
When the president of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, wanted to consult the very next day with 20 people who got to act as the representatives of civil society, all hell went loose.
People started to fight and to take sides. Some were saying that nobody should go. A lot of people were saying that they should go. Others were saying that everybody should go. People whowere friends the day before started accusing each other and saying that X should not go, because Y.
It was chaos and it was dividing people in a never before seen fashion.
In total, 5,520 persons applied to go to the consultations.
What i really disliked about this is that the consultations were first of all missing the point, and, second, that they were excluding everybody who was not living in Bucharest, meaning that 90 % of the population of Romania and all of the diaspora community would be excluded from this private meeting.
My solution was to send instead only one thing: a laptop.
“In this laptop we will have a summary of all our opinions.
Regarding the political parties, the things are clear. We don’t want any of the old political parties which are in power at the moment, and until we will organise, this will require some time”. Step by step, as somebody was saying (step by step is a book written by our president)
From our point of view, the stake of these negotiations is not in throwing one corrupt government and changing it with another. All the old political parties are the same crap”
In the end, our solution was not adopted, but at least myself and 62 other people ended up not falling into the trap and mindset of having to choose a leader.
In the end, i will attach a translated version of the letter we have sent to the president.
Dear president Klaus Iohannis,
Allow me to speak on behalf of the next 62 persons :
Florin Badita Alexandru,vlasceanu theodora,Diana Luppa,Camelia Tanase,Rosca Georgiana,Adriana Florescu,Adriana Florescu,Marilena Nicolaescu,ramona dochia,stefan nosec,Mihai,IONESCU MIHAELA-CARMEN,Luana Dragu,Pop Stefan,DAVID IONUT,Lorena,Adina Lionte,butnariu constantin,Nicolae,Serban Popescu,Popescu Ionel Claudiu,Iliescu Costin,Cosmin Chirpereanu,Ovidiu,Ionut Puiu,avram ionut,Iolanda Marasescu,Florescu Maria,Peter Catalin,Calin,Sabina,EUGENIA FILIP,Mihaela Pana,Albu Mircea,Corina Tudorache,Alexandru Bradescu-Popa,Radu Marinescu,roxana alexandra popa,banica razvan,Andreea,Rusu Cristian,Eduard Volff,Nicu,Nitu Florin-Adrian,ciuntuc daniel,Diaconescu Olivian,Beatrice,Florescu Florin,Alexandru-Calin Graur,blinda flavia,BARAONECI,Tudor,Robitu,Daniel Chiriac,Mara Marnas,Isabela Tripon,Tiganciuc Ciprian,kovacs gabriela mariana,Cristina Rentea
These people have signed this form, after reading our proposal https://www.facebook.com/coruptia.ucide/photos/a.417087058480205.1073741828.417077815147796/417877638401147/?type=3&theater , and decided that they wanted to be represented in the talks which will happen tomorrow afternoon by an object :
Some of the people want this because of the physical distance to Bucharest (Cluj, the diaspora community), a thing that, for good motives, is a discrimination, limiting access to Romanian people who don’t live close to Bucharest.
There is a lot to talk about, we have time tomorrow, we have already started writing here :
By allowing tomorrow a bike courier to deliver a laptop to the presidential palace, you will allow the people from the list above to express their opinion.
Have a good day,