Thursday, June 05, 2008

Editorial from a Romanian newspaper by Cornel Nistorescu

Editorial from a Romanian newspaper by Cornel Nistorescu
(with thanks to Connie Perry for supplying it)

"Why are Americans so united? They don't resemble one another even if you paint them! They speak all the languages of the world and form an astonishing mixture of civilizations. Some of them are nearly extinct, others are incompatible with one another, and in matters of religious beliefs, not even God can count how many they are. Still, the American tragedy turned three hundred million people into a hand put on the heart.

Nobody rushed to accuse the White House, the army, the secret services that they are only a bunch of losers. Nobody rushed to empty their bank accounts. Nobody rushed on the streets nearby to gape about. The Americans volunteered to donate blood and to give a helping hand. After the first moments of panic, they raised the flag on the smoking ruins, putting on T-shirts, caps and ties in the colours of the national flag. They placed flags on buildings and cars as if in every place and on every car a minister or the president was passing. On every occasion they started singing their traditional song: "God Bless America!".

Silent as a rock, I watched the charity concert broadcast on Saturday once, twice, three times, on different tv channels. There were Clint Eastwood, Willie Nelson, Robert de Niro, Julia Roberts, Cassius Clay, Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Silvester Stalone, James Wood, and many others whom no film or producers could ever bring together. The American's solidarity spirit turned them into a choir.

Actually, choir is not the word. What you could hear was the heavy artillery of the American soul. What neither George W. Bush, nor Bill Clinton, nor Colin Powell could say without facing the risk of stumbling over words and sounds, was being heard in a great and unmistakable way in this charity concert. I don't know how it happened that all this obsessive singing of America didn't sound croaky, nationalist, or ostentatious! It made you green with envy because you weren't able to sing for your country without running the risk of being considered chauvinist, ridiculous, or suspected of who-knows-what mean interests.

I watched the live broadcast and the rerun of its rerun for hours listening to the story of the guy who went down one hundred floors with a woman in a wheelchair without knowing who she was, or of the Californian hockey player, who fought with the terrorists and prevented the plane from hitting a target that would have killed other hundreds of thousands of people. How on earth were they able to bow before a fellow human? Imperceptibly, with every word and musical note, the memory of some turned into a modern myth of tragic heroes. And with every phone call, millions and millions of dollars were put in a collection aimed at rewarding not a man or a family, but a spirit which nothing can buy.

What on earth can unite the Americans in such a way? Their land? Their galloping history? Their economic power? Money? I tried for hours to find an answer, humming songs and murmuring phrases which risk of sounding like commonplaces. I thought things over, but I reached only one conclusion.

Only freedom can work such miracles!"

This article was written by Mr. Cornel Nistorescu and published under the title "Cîntarea Americii" on September 24, 2001 in the Romanian newspaper Evenimentul zilei ("The Daily Event" or "News of the Day").

Despite the efforts of the multiculturalists and the hate-America radicals (who in their sicknesses delight in tearing down the greatest country the world has ever known) to divide us and to throw away the products of the sacrifices and work of our ancestors, they will NOT divide us; and we WILL teach our children and our grandchildren to honor and love their country.


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At 9:00 PM, Blogger Exposing Islam said...

Sure we were united after 911. But the country is slowly spliting apart it seems. As for the freedom, it has hit the point where there is just too much of it. We are paying 100's of billions of dollars each year to support illegals. We have Islamic preachers of hate in our own backyard. Turning our own citizens against us. There has to be some kind of rules here. Absolute freedom will exploited. We are rotting away from with in.

At 4:18 AM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

A reading of my site would indicate some agreement with you, but a reading of our history would indicate that the tearing apart and dissention has happened over and over again here since the Revolutionary War. So many times in our history, the determination and courage of one man has turned the tide. I believe that is going on right now, and that President Bush is that man in our present circumstances.

At 4:20 PM, Blogger Exposing Islam said...

The problem is we have never let in so many people each year. We have laws on the books saying how many people can come in from other countries, but we do not enforce them. If this massive immigration does not stop, the country will change for the worst and not recover.

At 4:23 PM, Blogger Exposing Islam said...

I voted for Bush but he is one of the problems here. He does nothing to stop the illegals from coming in. He lied about the fence. That was just a pre-election con for conservatives. He also is CLULESS about the Muslims here. We have dozens of Mosques preaching hatred to us right here. Pro-Hezollah rallies and more. Muslims in America are acting just like they do across the world. It is nothing but wishful thinking that they are different then Muslims from the rest of the world. They do not belong here.


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