In Romania there is a “disaster with the epicenter at the village” / Disappearance of the peasant is equivalent to the disappearance of Romania
An essential component and ample of Romania unrepresented – and that neoliberal elite despised with the same fierceness that have manifested communists – is established by the Romanian village. If in the communism had been alienated from the ground through collectivization (which destroyed the village and spiritually, because the order after the work was one in harmony with the Orthodox faith) and through forced displacement from rural to urban areas to become “production units” in the vast industry, today to the peasants were given the “gift of freedom” to become “strawberry pickers” to leave their ancestral hearths and country; being deprived of any means to work the land and to live honest from the work of their hands, they are forced to emigrate en masse and sell the lands they own. Taking into account that the peasant’s is the “keeper of the national territory” as was defined by Rebreanu, spiritual and identity of our fund, and the only one who can provide healthy food for the entire country, is equivalent to the disappearance of Romania.
But this it’s a problem of the non-issue for the our “elected”. In the conditions that we have – as experts say that know better the realities of Romania, as Acad. Yvan Allaire and prof. Mihaela Firsirotu – a land of superior quality that can allow the direct switch to the practice of organic farming, which at us should provide immense opportunities (and few countries are able to pass on such agriculture), is sells on nothing this fundamental resource, even if “There is no gold in the world to equate the price of the ancestral land.” (Nichifor Crainic). The fact that the earth can not be treated as commodities proves a prominent American economist, John Medaille in the book translated into Romania, towards a truly free market, which went unnoticed by the so-called “economists” from us, apologists of “laissez-faire” neoliberal acquis. Furthermore, we import 80% of food, mostly poor quality, when, if they had supported small producers and agriculture bio, Romanian peasant and to the mode of production on a human scale, Romania would have excelled in an area that constitue the point of Strengths and we would secure stability in times of crisis and food sovereignty.
Romania is the last authentic rural civilization of Europe. It is an agricultural legacy whose uniqueness we will not see again. Yet our strategies appear to have advanced to the politics of “laisssez-faire” from the nineteenth century.
… I have with me a photocopy of a rare book. It was written in 1921 by another Irishman, sent here by Horace Plunkett. It’s called cooperative movement in Yugoslavia and Romania – lessons for postwar reconstruction. Once small producers in Romania have been a model for Ireland in the transition period.”
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Romanian peasant and village
The village is not just shady grove streets and houses with farmyards comprehensive, nor does mean only villagers, people who call themselves peasants; beautiful name which means sovereign, master of the earth free man in and out, that man with a wonderful heart, with faith in God and living and working, not at order, but a special love towards the land, house, family and his village, the village mean, therefore, an area rich in traditions, songs and traditions in industry and humanity, endowed place full of moral and spiritual treasures. True inhabitant of the village, the villager, peasant, is an honest, upright, God-fearing and shame to men. Now, this man must be sought. Conditions (political, Editor’s Note) who hated the village and provoked the villagers, that the peasants, pursued not only the demolition of villages, but primarily, and especially the demolition of the soul, a beautiful image of the Romanian Peasant. (…)
Something happened to us, not only peasants but also the workers and intellectuals. We do not rediscover us, sometimes nobody recognize us, it seems that we are not us. The farmer no longer has the beautiful face and great of peasant. The worker is no longer radiant face and steadfast of worker. The scribe has not seemed noble and spiritualized human face that has thinned and purified creation through study, reflection, labor. (…) “Until it is day”, as he said the Savior of the world, with eyes turned towards God, to work in close drive to rebuild our lives outside, but to restore also the inside, for the restauration of the villages, towns, restauration of the country, but especially to restore our thinking, soul and our moral life, spiritual, intellectual and social.
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