Dumnezeu sa-l ierte!

“Nu exista sfant fara trecut, nici pacatos fara viitor”, scrie Sf. Augustin.  De felul meu nu urasc. Sunt funciarmente incapabil de ura. Pot fi razbunator, cinic, chiar crud uneori, rareori, dar nu urasc. Si totusi… urasc animalul din om. Pentru mine, constiinta este Dumnezeu. Altfel spus, Dumnezeu este constiinta. Citesc pe net despre moartea acestui tanar baschetbalist american, Hardy Chauncey, doborat de omul-animal Gypsy Gypsanu. Si ma gandesc la faptul ca involuntar iti vine sa zici “ ’tu-le rasa lor de tigani”. Eu consider insa ca, in pofida caracterului lor animalic, neslefuit de civilizatie, nu tiganii sunt problema, ci sistemul. De ce nu reprezinta tiganii o problema intr-o tara ca Germania?  Simplu, pentru ca nu le merge cu nemtii. Unde-i lege nu-i tocmeala. Romania este insa taramul fagaduintei pentru ei. Caci unde s-a mai pomenit in lumea asta sa faci atatea faradelegi si sa ramai nepedepsit? Parlamentul ar fi mai potrivit pentru o puscarie decat pentru un for legislativ… Tiganii nu-s nici mai buni nici mai rai decat romanii. Sunt oglinda fidela a unei societati care si-a pierdut busola, curajul, credinta, common sense-ul. Sunt oglinda ingalbenita a unui loc fara de Dumnezeu, unde dracu’ se simte ca la el acasa. O societate in care nu esti pedepsit pentru greseli ori rasplatit pentru virtuti este sortita pieirii.

Nu cred ca exista pe lumea asta o tara mai toleranta ca Regatul Unit al Marii Britanii si al Irlandei de Nord (Anglia  e doar o tara componenta, alaturi de Tara Galilor si Scotia). Toate natiile pamantului traiesc aici. Poate ca nu este cea mai buna dintre lumile posibile, dar este una corecta, care ofera sanse de… integrare oricui. Nu am intalnit pana acum o autoritate fata in fata. Taxele mi le platesc on-line, inainte cu o luna imi vine insa plicul in posta care imi aminteste de indatoririle mele de cetatean. Am parcat o data la Short Stay (maximum 2 ore) in long de Long Stay, am gasit frumusel amenda de 50 de lire in parbriz. Cu “best regards”! Aici sunt camera de luat vederi peste tot. Cat timp esti om, esti poftit sa te infrupti din belsugul civilizatiei, cand devii animal, esti bagat in tarc imediat. Cu “best regards”!

Noi, romanii, de felul nostru, nu suntem rasisti, pentru ca nu am fost niciodata cuceritori, ci doar cuceriti. O dovedeste cu prisosinta istoria. Noua ne plac codrii, si nu aerul taios al marilor necunoscute . Ar trebui sa nu uitam insa ca nimeni nu este mai presus de judecata, fie ea si tiganeasca.

2 thoughts on “Dumnezeu sa-l ierte!

  1. They seem to have arrived in the Middle East about 1000 AD, some going on into North Africa and others on into Europe. They were an intelligent people, used to living on their wits, who found it easy to impress the uneducated locals by giving themselves unwarranted titles and assuming the importance to go with them. Hence they arrived in Europe as Lords, Dukes, Counts and Earls of Little Egypt, demanding and receiving help and support from those in authority. Claiming that they had been ejected from their homeland, ‘Little Egypt’, by the wicked Saracens, or that they were on a pilgrimage, gained them succour from no less than the Pope himself, who demanded that they be given safe passage in the countries over which he had sway. So they were able to travel in relative safety, and could expect food and lodging from religious houses, as the rich of the time felt that it would assist their standing in the eyes of the church if they supported pilgrims. Having been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land was the ultimate status symbol, but supporting those who had been on one, or were taking part in one was the next best thing. So with their quick wits and silver tongues they were soon under the protection of Kings throughout Europe.

    We know for sure that a group of four hundred arrived in Germany, at Luneberg, in 1417. Their leaders, the ‘Dukes’ Andrew and Michael, along with sundry ‘Counts’ gave, by their dress, the impression of wealth and respectability. While they were well dressed, their followers were anything but. The ‘nobles’ stayed in the local hostelry, whilst the others camped or dossed wherever they could find shelter. As pilgrims, they were protected by a letter from the Emperor Sigismund. Sigismund, Roman emperor and King of Hungary and Bohemia, and son of the Emperor Charles 1V, was renowned as the great leader who had taken the combined armies of Christendom on a Crusade against the Turks in 1396. One of the most far-sighted statesman of his day, he tried to bring about the expulsion of the Turks from Europe by uniting all of Christendom against them.

    Later, having persuaded Pope Martin V that they were on a seven year pilgrimage, they received a letter of protection allowing them free and unhindered access to all Christian countries. They lived off the generosity of the locals, and when insufficient was forthcoming, helped themselves. The ladies soon gained a reputation as fortune-tellers, but as many of their ‘clients’ were relieved of their purses at the same time, they also gained the not unfounded reputation of being thieves and pickpockets. Many were arrested and some executed.

    Similar groups arrived in most of the countries of Central and Western Europe throughout the 1400’s. They are recorded in Italy, France, Germany and Hungary. They roamed far and wide, living the nomadic life, with the men carrying on their trades as horse dealers, musicians amd workers of metal, while the women continued to tell fortunes and to relieve the unwary of their property. Despite their supposed religious nature, they were feared by many, and this built up into movements by governments against them.

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