Skip to comments.Communism favoured by half of Romanians
Posted on 10/04/2010 9:53:05 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
Romanias job insecurity and a drop in the quality of life has brought forth a wave of nostalgia for the Communist period. The majority of Romanians have neutral or favourable views on Communism, according to a pole by the Institute of Investigating Communist Crimes (IICCMER) and CSOP. 46 per cent of Romanians polled have a favourable view of Communism and five per cent a neutral view. Around 49 per cent of Romanians believe that life was much better in the country before 1989. However most Romanians believe it is necessary to set up a Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism and a National Museum of Communist Dictators in Romania.
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Hey! Thats the same plan Obama has!
In other news ... test have found that 49% of Romanians are abject morons
It’s like Devo sang:
Freedom of Choice/Is what you got.
Freedom from Choice/Is what you want.
To some a “job” for life and no anxiety is OK, especially since that’s the only system they have ever known.
Ya mean they’re just like us, and an Obomba could get elected there?
Well, it’s been 20 years now so a lot of respondents were are too young to remember what life under the old regime was like. Kind of like the nostalgia a lot of Canadians feel for Pierre Trudeau- most of his admirers weren’t yet born while he was wrecking our country.
It’s scary. Over here, we think that one Jimmy Carter will be enough to scare people out of voting for Democrats for all time. Then we think Bill Clinton’s perversion and perjury might do it. Then we look abroad and see how people can be nostalgic for the mass murderers who used to run their country—just because they provided “jobs” in some miserable little state store or some gray prison of a bureaucracy.
Never expect a majority of your fellow Americans to be aflame with a desire for liberty. It is the business of a minority to fight for it, against the smaller minority of thugs and killers (like Obama) who want to take it away.
I spent a full summer (2004) in Romania and have had several visits since then.
One has to remember that the country is not only poor, but full of Romas.
I doubt that their life is any different from one regime to another.
My good friends from Romania who risked their necks to flee from Ceausescu will hate to read this.
“My good friends from Romania who risked their necks to flee from Ceausescu will hate to read this.”
In my post I stated “I doubt that their life is any different from one regime to another.”
I meant to imply that is for the Romas.
The Romanian people are quite nice, and deserve the same as
any country in central Europe.
The Romas are invading all the countries of central Europe.
After what they went through? Sometimes I think people are just too stupid to deserve to live. 50 million here vote for Mullah Zero. Half in Romania favor Communism. Sometimes I think the giant asteroid is the best thing for us.
A simplification, but still on target.
Are you really shocked? Just about half the people in the USA favor communism too!
A few dead Romanians under Communism means more food for those who remain. Who wouldn’t want that?(sarc)
How quickly they forget.
Let me guess: This is a CNN poll?
The US was at war with Romania from 1942-1947. Maybe we should have kept at it a little longer.
I am willing to bet the lion's share of that 49% is comprised of people too young to remember life under Ceausescu. That regime was very similar to Saddam Hussein's regime, only that Saddam's allowed more personal liberties.
Under Ceausescu, the Securitate secret police agency was absolutely everywhere. Children were encouraged to report to them any talk of "sedition" in the home and as a result, people were snatched from their homes with no warning, never to be heard from again.
Economically, the Georghiu-Dej and Ceausescu years (post WWII to 1989) were devastating to the Romanians' national psyche. Those governments "provided" the bare minimum for the lowest level of subsistence, but the lack of freedom to build private enterprise destroyed their desire to improve their lot in life.
And about those orphans... faced with growing Hungarian and Roma minorities, the Ceausescu regime decided it wanted to add to the numbers of ethnic Romanians, encouraging large numbers of children in each family. He offered additional payments and better apartments to those families with more than two children.. the result of which was hundreds of thousands of children who, after the 1989 revolution, ended up in deplorable conditions in orphanages (converted from hospitals) across the country.
Romania is still digging out from the deep damage the communist regimes foisted upon it, and having a semi-marxist like Ion Iliescu "lead" the first few post-revolution years didn't help matters. He turned out to be little more than "Ceausescu-lite."
Like I mentioned, this sentiment -- a dynamic that seems to be taking place in many countries, including our own -- toward the "lure" of socialism is catching on with young people even more than before. This is unfortunate, because, in the case of Romania, anyone who would want to re-insert the communist cancer into that society has no clue as to what happened there until 1989.
Well, what do you want to do to the Roma? Pojramos?
One other thing we must remember is that for those who lived under communism, they never learnt the basics which we who grew up in capitalist societies know. I live now in Poland and some of the older generation don’t know how to bargain, for instance, they don’t know how to search for deals, they don’t understand banking, etc. So for these, the nanny state may have nostalgia, 20 years later, when even the sickness of the C regime is a distant memory