Whatever happened over hundreds of years of modernisation of Western Europe starting with the Industrial Revolution, was sadly compressed, in highly-centralized communist Romania, to less than a decade of brutal forced migrations: the communist regime has turned millions of poor, illiterate yet self-governed farmers into urban semi-illiterate, alienated, brainwashed labor force. This sudden change has set astray Romania and perverted its social fabric. So much about the social division of labor, the process that shaped the western capitalism as we know it!...
The sheer complexity of all the unintended yet contiguous, associated phenomena is still overwhelming us all; we experience bits of it, every now and then, here and there: the neurotic, disrupted, largely immoral, unethical society, and the disgusting urban decay that led some of us search a better life overseas, they are all by-products of past social ruptures. Societies are palimpsests, truly.
And yet, there is much hope, indeed! Arguably all friends I left behind fared much better than I ever expected. Above all, they kept clean and worked hard, they made it trough and have eventually surfaced against all odds. Hard work pays off; and yes, good fun they have, too, this lot. This silent yet soon-to-be-heard throng of visionary, educated and determined Romanians will shape the future of their country. Romania is changing for the better as we blog!
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