July 1, 2009 In Romania there are too many abandoned children again, but Michael Jackson is a more important issue
During these days, when the media try to distract people from the fundamental problems of the crisis and draw our attention to the death of the "King of Pop" Michael Jackson - with high intensity and permanent influence on our emotions - we once again have to watch how easy it still is to mislead the masses.
There are millions of people succumbing to moaning and sobbing, organizing solemn vigils, because their "figure of light" has disappeared into the dark. This figure of light, who permanently hit the headlines with horrible stories and whose family permanently was in the worldwide gossip columns.
Of course, everybody is free to choose his idol and run after him. But if at the same time fundamental problems are no problems anymore or become minor matters, then we have to wake up.
In Romania media delight in looking for issues leading people to believe in peace as well. But even in Romania, the country where we have been doing humanitarian work for 20 years, the real problems should remain in the focus.
Of all 27 European members Romania has the highest inflation. The European commission has named the groups in Romania, which represent the top of corruption: the politicians, the police and the doctors. And for the average citizen there is no chance of even the slightest improvement. And of course the children are hit hardest once again and still more the poor children. The state secretary of the National Agency for Child Protection in Romania, Iliena Savu, has announced that the number of children who are again abandoned by their families, has currently increased to 100 per cent. This means the same horrible situation of the street children we had in the year of the revolution 1989.
The intake capacities of the placement centers are exhausted. Parents bring their children: "Take them, we are not able anymore to feed them." The UNO recommends international adoption again, knowing that in this corrupt country the children are again - as happened before - turned in to corruption and callously sold. At the same time the UNO recommends the creation of two further institutions: 1. the ombudsman for children's rights and 2. youth courts.
Dear UNO, it seems as if you do not have any idea of this country. The Romanians are just waiting for such kind of suggestions: further bureaucracy and further reams of employments at the children's expense. Money which would be urgently needed for the children' centers.
These days e. g. our foundation has once again been submitted to bureaucratic harassment. Because the die-hard communists have always deeply detested our education of the last 20 years for the individual against the collective human, our children are submitted to psychological ploys. The social assistant of the administration of child protection in Brasov, Bladusia, "asks" and "motivates" our children to switch to a public home, where they would enjoy more freedom than in the home of our foundation. The children who were taken in by these lies end up in a home with barred windows, where half of the children are mentally handicapped. They are not allowed to leave without a permit, not to mention the rest of the disastrous inhuman conditions. Some of our children have been taken in by these false promises and are not allowed to come back.
To me these 20 years over here could not make obvious why Romania should be in the European Union. Which interests is it actually all about?