I’m starting to realize that it’s not just democracy that Romanians need some training on but also how to be a political party.
It’s been obvious for years that the “majors” were horrifically inept on almost every level, even as an organization, with multiple broken alliances and members defecting to other parties. Now I see that the PCM and the Szekelers in the middle of Romania are idiots too.
If you’ve read my book you’ll know the history of all this and how there are two “kinds” of Hungarians, one of them the “regular” Hungarians and then the ultra special band of “elite” Hungarians known as the Szekelers.
The UDMR, the political “major” party that represents regular Hungarians has been incredibly buffoonish and inept over all the years I’ve been watching them. Now I see that the PCM, effectively the pro-Szekeler Hungarian party, haven’t got half a brain between them as two days ago they “pulled the trigger” and whipped out a brand new flag to represent their quest for “autonomy”.
The douches running Hungary (the country) were obviously in on this little stunt and began screaming and throwing feathers in the air for support of Szekeler Land autonomy and the waving of their flag whilst condemning Romania for their initial attempts at a crackdown. Of course the Romanian government run by the USL and Ponta out of Bucharest didn’t have a fucking clue what to do and so did effectively nothing while the PRM and other fascist morons got their face on the television to spout some anti-Hungarian diatribes.
What makes this so stupid of course is that there’s already an indigenous move to “regionalize” Romania, effectively dividing it up into more or less historically congruent regions and decentralize some of the control coming from Bucharest. A lot of Romanians have their own reasons to back this but when the PCM fucknuts start doing incredibly antagonistic things like this then Romanian support immediately evaporates. Supporting regionalization is portrayed as endorsing Szekeler independence.
The Hungarians back in the “mainland” are all in a froth because their economy sucks and they spend an enormous amount of money drumming into their children that their cousins in the “lost lands” need to be gathered back into the fold. With that kind of propaganda circulating through your skull it makes sense why you’d try to ham up some pro-independence civil actions but in the long run it’s going to make it a harder goal to achieve.
Romania is definitely falling apart, of that it seems there is little doubt and eventually the various regions are going to shrug off the corrupt and idiotic Bucharest government which is becoming increasingly out of touch with reality on a daily basis.
They’re debating this year’s budget at the moment and I personally saw Prime Minister Victor Ponta admonish members of his political alliance to not tack on a lot of superfluous budget items. By the time the first version passed through the Parliament it had over thirteen thousand additional budget amendments! LOL you can’t even make that up if you try.
Cluj-Napoca has its own fair share of idiots (including the increasingly dotty Andrei Marga) but there are far more achievable results possible if they were organized and overseen on a local level. Clearly other regions like the area around Oradea and Sibiu would prosper immensely as well as some smaller cities like Alba-Iulia and Turda.
As it stands though, the sociopathic Ponta and his merry band of rotating ministers are sitting on top of a powder keg of crippling debt repayments to the IMF, World Bank and others combined with increasingly suffocating pressure from the EU to implement judicial and other civil reforms. No money and too much paperwork to fill out equals impending doom for these monolingual clowns and a probable return of the slightly craftier but far greedier “rightist” parties and the indomitable Elena Udrea in the next year.
Make a note of the players sitting in positions of power in the government today and then wait five years and see just how few of them have survived. Even the “vaunted” PNTCD, a reincarnation of a Peasants Party from before World War 2, has changed and merged and allied with a revolving door of partners and has little to offer except its own so-called exceptional history.
The other parties are even more fractious and fungible, much like many sports teams in America where the players, managers and coaches constantly change so that the only thing linking one team to another is that they bear the same name. Now that the PCM has come out to pull their little stunt, all that’s happened is the stiffening of most Romanians’ resolve to make sure that autonomy for Szekely Land never happens.
It was a “smooth move” for sure and proof positive that even the little regional parties are utterly incapable of planning long-term strategies to achieve political goals.
I’m now understanding why the Romanian government has been borrowing so much money over the last five years – it’s because they truly never thought they’d have to pay it back because the future is always too long off to have to ever worry about it.