Former PM Dacian Ciolos warns and sends a message to the civil society, whose main mission for the next two years should be the dialogue with “the two divided parts of Romania”. “I believe that the need for transformation is so great, and we are so far from what we can be as a society that if we do not all assume, from the rulers to the servants, a joint effort to place the country on a normal path, we will be carried again into one direction or another, guilty victims of the currents around us” Dacian Ciolos underlines.
“I hear more and more politicians blaming the so-called internal or external occult forces that are trying to affect the stability of the country, invariably considered to be the same with the stability of the governing parties and with the intangibility of their leaders.
They are doing this either because of their inability to propose something coherent to a society which wants more from its political leaders, or because of the instinctual tendency to block developments that could mean less influence for them, less power or a limited access to resources. These are scenarios with which a lot of people in good faith unfortunately resonate, people who think that simplistic, prefabricated answers, which are lies many times, are valid mainly because they correspond to their own fears.
Because of the manner in which reforms were made in Romania, one part of the society was constantly affected by the negative consequences, by the uncertainty and unpredictability caused by the change. There are people who do not live well at all. This fear of change, systematically fueled by politicians who are irresponsible or who simply are not capable to manage the reforms necessary to bring positive results, was electorally speculated, used and fueled in a cursed circle of fear and underdevelopment.
Another part of the society is waiting for a fundamental change in the approach of governing the country, a structural evolution of the general welfare, not only in economic, but also in moral terms. A legitimate wish for normality, for the health of the social and political environment, which this part of the society is assuming and demanding more and more loudly, including in the street.
These two parts of Romania are used by those who want to rule the country by antagonism, saying that one is left and the other is right, that one is conservative and the other is progressive, that one is retrogressive and the other is the adept of the TFL (Tinerii Frumosi si Liberi – the Beautiful and Free Young People – e.n.), that one is religious and the other is secular, that one is national and the other is damnably led by foreign interests, or other simplistic kinds of labeling to justify and fit these trends into squares.
I believe that the need for transformation is so great, and we are so far from what we can be as a society that if we do not all assume, from the rulers to the servants, a joint effort to place the country on a normal path, we will be carried again into one direction or another, guilty victims of the currents around us.
A remedy for the above mentioned issues involves a necessary dialogue between the two Romaniasa. I believe this is the main mission of the civil society in the next years. Otherwise, I doubt that there will be any fundamental change in the approach of the political class in the coming period.
I also don’t think that by continuing the political confrontations and conflicts, we can expect a structural evolution of the society. New political parties or a reformation of the existing ones would be useful only if those who are demanding them will assume this direct dialogue with their close persons, with their neighbors, friends, as well as with people who don’t share the same trend and the same bubble with them. We must make this step together, as a society, to be able to hope that, at a certain moment, there will be a different way of making politics in Romania” Dacian Ciolos wrote on Facebook.