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Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Romanian issues revisited
We have no problems. We have no important situations to discuss. We have nothing to criticize! This should be the slogan dedicated to our country’s promotion

Andressa has written a very interesting post here. It is in Ro only and it criticizes a so-called pop star and in a more general view, what’s happening on the Romanian music scene. She is, in my humble opinion, right to dismiss all fake videos with no voice backup (Live performance? I don’t do that, I can’t sing really!), no real choreography and no style what so ever. Plus, everyone is entitled to an opinion, for Christ’s sake!

Well, one reaction to her comments really surprised me. It said something like: thank God we are good and smart to criticize others…Well, this is one of our major problems: us, Romanians, do not take criticism that well. Better shut up, have no opinion on any matter and let it flow (or flor Sim?). Do not say anything, opinions are not welcomed (this suddenly reminds me of certain emails I received after daring to have a personal opinion on a Cioran book on this site…). If you put a little critical spirit in it, beware! We will not come with actual facts, we will explain you that the world is not as pink as you thought it to be and we will show you how wrong you are: no real arguments!

Oh, and people…MTV awards? Romanian style? C’mon! I am sure you can do better than that!

Well I criticize. Everything. Myself, my life, my friends, my family, my company, my home, my city, my country, Europe, the World for crying out loud! Didn’t anybody hear of constructive criticism??? Any type of criticism can help: to re-evaluate a situation, a state of being, a fact, whatever…Even if the criticism was based on nothingness, periodically re-evaluating our beliefs can only be of help!

Who knows, I might even get to love Keo one day (man, he’s in desperate need of a better alias!), maybe even Andressa will get to be a fan! But that will never happen to anyone (get to be a fan/get to have fans/followers/admirers etc), if the first thing we do is reject all criticism thrown at us!

posted by Alina @ 5:37 PM  
  • At 6/09/2006 4:46 PM, Anonymous open eye said…

    About an old issue... You did not post here your opinion about Cioran, but you EVALUATED him and that's different...Can you understand this difference? Some of your ancestors used to say that : "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi!"

  • At 6/09/2006 8:39 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    I do do you manage to have an opinion on a book/person/situation without evaluating it first...Maybe you should not even read the book, you should just guess what's it about and then have an opinion: I guess it is a good book!

  • At 6/10/2006 12:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


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