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European Spring 2012

I decided to write this article about civil war threats in the Europe, because interesting processes are starting in the our society. First of all, dear reader, look at the two EU poles, -- North and South. “Hot” south and “cold” north, isn’t it obvious? Today, no! And I’m gonna prove it, that north is even hotter than south. (Talking about south, I mean south EU countries like Greece&company).

We all know, that the south is already burning today, but the situation isn’t any better in the some northern countries. Let’s take a look at the little and “calm” Baltic states.. They look so cute, that no one in the West even thinks these “sisters” can do something destructive in the EU, but the reality is awful.Today, Latvian government, especially political parties, that form the main coalition (The Unity+VL+Zatler’s party = around 56% of votes in the Parliament), trying to destabilize the situation in Latvia, Baltic states and the whole European Union. The reason is easy, -- money and huge credits they don’t want to pay back to the International Monetary Fund. By the way, the sums are really huge, -- it’s around 2-3 billions of bucks.

Political party “The Unity” and their neo-nazi friend Mr Dzintars, leader of the nationalistic political party VL, that support rehabilitation of Fascism in Europe (16th march fascist marches, etc) thought out “great” idea.

“Let’s close all non-Latvian schools”, -- said Dzintars with the smile on his face. His partners from the Coalition supported him and they started to gather needed signatures for the Referendum. People of another nationalities were forced to defense themselves and fought back, starting to gather signatures for the referendum about making Russian language the second official language in Latvia.

The fun part is that nationalists totally failed, but the initiative about Russian language found interesting reflection in the society and people supported it. No real surprise here: Russian is the native language for every 3rd citizen of Latvia and most of the Riga population by fact considers it as their native language. Around 200,000 people (the population of Latvia is 1,9M) supported the idea of Referendum and put their signatures under the law project.

This fact didn’t stop Latvian nationalists and they didn’t start the dialogue with the Russian-speaking community. Now the conflict is escalating, our government even spends money from budget to force people vote against the Russian language and non-Latvians in Latvia. The ads are really evil, for example, yesterday (14.02.2012) Latvian radios StarFM and Skonto translated advertisments "Nelausim NELIESIEM atnemt musu valodu". (We won't allow bastards to take away our language). Who they call “bastards”, the organizers of the Referendum or all non-Latvians, even I can’t understand. What will nationalists do next, maybe they’ll buy some mercenaries and order them to shoot out non-Latvians? Is that the European Union we voted for in 2003 and what future are preparing Latvian nationalists for the EU isn’t clear, the one thing we know, -- they work destructive, -- that's a fact!

I just hope the Latvian politics won’t start another one “Greece”, and their evil deeds against other nations and nationalities won't transform into the European Spring 2012.


Street Talk

Aleksey, Thanks for the education. Whew! Changing languages and what languages are used in school is an emotionally charged thing. Attempting to do so even in the best of times would be difficult. Best wishes with that -- the struggle may well create internal conflicts that upset each person enough to bring out the worst. The same with paying down debt. Austerity measures create pain. People need time to come to terms with and accept change like that. In any case? People who are working are overloaded, working multiple, "Jobs!" People who are not working are in survival mode. To survive, unemployed folks will move toward doing or trading something -- outside of the job market, outside of the economy. No idea what! However, survival creates innovation. People with those official, "Jobs!" are getting squished out of their lives. Time starved two or more income families with and without young children are afraid to spend. Yet in need of "buying back their time" in some way. Something will pop eventually. Plus, the Internet makes it easier to work independently and find your own market with individuals in many locations. blessings, Cynthia

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  about 1 decade ago
Kyle  

A European Spring looks as though it is already happening. Greece is not going to be able to pay down their debt, creditors are just going to have to bite the bullet and hopefully they get a new government that enforces tax laws. Many of the EU countries are going to follow when they are forced into austerity measures. Spain and Portugal likely being the next. I know if our unemployment numbers were similar to that of many of the established EU countries there would definitely be a "spring" here as well.

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  about 1 decade ago

Crysis is like the chain lightning :/

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  about 1 decade ago
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