Right now, when I am writing this, it’s May 7, namely the second day since the electoral campaign of this year has started.
Two days are already gone in the first tour of the campaign, the one dedicated to the local administrative elections (I mention this because most of the people reading this in this moment are probably continuing to be very confuse and indifferent to what these days and this period of the year means or should mean for the Romanian people).
The major symptom of the start of the campaign is the uniformity leading to the annihilation of any concept or idea related to the “electoral campaign”, as it should be if we consider all the standards, the textbooks and any analysis which compares this campaign with the other local electoral campaigns in the previous years in Romania. We have (do we, for real?) a total atypical campaign, completely different of anything we knew or believed that we know until now on this matter in Romania. And this is not only because this campaign is apparently almost inexistent, formally speaking, but also because its nature supposes a totally special model, which is even invisible for an inexperienced viewer, who is not careful to the details; some details are obvious, but they are far away to be assimilated to the purpose and the interest of an electoral campaign.
While the electoral campaign seems not to be interesting for anybody for the moment, the thing that captured the attention of the Romanian public, continuing these days to fill the “first page” of all Media and social opinion sources, is the Hexi Pharma scandal.
In a few words, it’s about the scandal which was started following the investigations performed by the sport journalist Catalin Tolontan in the underground of one of the biggest and most important distributors of pharmaceutical disinfectants in Romania, bringing to light criminal irregularities related to the whole Romanian health system of the last 27 years.
Under normal circumstances, I would say this revealing and exposing in a full flagrant of the entire mafia network existing within the Romanian health system (not from now, and not only regarding the counterfeiting of some disinfectants) represents a real benchmark on the long path of the difficult road towards the place Romania has to finally reach in order to really fit to the chapter called “democracy” and to have a place on the list of the countries which really prove to make a progress, to be transparent, politically correct and to have a state system which is really clean and “disinfected” of corruption and mafia.
I say under normal circumstances because everything happening in this moment (and I am not talking only about Hexi Pharma) is far away to be normal or close to normality.
I’ve wondered myself what’s the point to create such a national hysteria, related to an issue which is not sensationally new and cannot be a revelation of the moment, but a chronic symptom, trodden and well established in Romania, together with many other calamites and national dramas running for 27 years on the same background of political and economic corruption and anarchy, while each of us should totally focus on the political offer corresponding to the next 4 years in the matter of country management?
Because, let’s face it as lucid and pragmatic as we can, misery, infections, total lack of medicines and quality sanitary materials in the Romanian hospitals, the huge octopus of the white mafia, well maintained and fully connected to the local political mafia, inhumane conditions in which the employees in the health system are working, and lethal conditions in which most of the Romanian people are hospitalized and treated in any of the country’s hospitals is not new (!), so these topics cannot suddenly trouble the Romanian collective mental in this moment, after 27 years since all of us are facing this hallucinating reality.
However, stepping back and staying lucid and in common-sense, any person who is careful and interested may clearly and easily see how things are related between them in a diagram worthy of a conspirational scenario.
In the beginning, I would like to suggest you to do an exercise of returning back in time. More precisely, to the Colectiv moment and a little bit before that moment, not much, just until Klaus Iohannis was established on the Cotroceni seat.
The scandal of the Colectiv drama brought to light for the Romanian public opinion, which was saturated and suffocated by a completely anachronistic political class, overwhelmed and totally hostile to any kind of democracy and normality, a reality which had to be highlighted with the price of human lives and that reality is: “In Romania, corruption kills!”
On his turn, Klaus Iohannis took shape and formed on the fly as president of Romania on the same supersaturation and agony background which Romanian people have accumulated over more than twenty years of carrying on their shoulders the same corrupted political class, an aberrant one, which is completely hostile to this nation.
The “Colectiv” drama, added to “Klaus Iohannis” formula, have accumulated a result and a source of outbreak which led with a precision of a millimeter to the predetermined and well calculated path of those who have now checked one more vital point which completes the unseen “treasure chart” publicly called “The change of the political class”.
The “Colectiv” event has opened one of the most important chapters in what we now can call the reconstruction of Romania on the non-democratic grounds. Through the opened door by the Colectiv drama, the whole Romania is supposed that have stepped to a new area and a new look of Romanian democracy.
The drama of the people killed in the deadly incident at Colectiv succeeded to animate the so lazy and indifferent public opinion in the last 27 years, rising a new social movement, which now surges and foams to any battle cry coming from the Media, just like the arenas surge and cheer or boo at the order of the head of audience on a sport stadium – the facebook-drama movement.
Dozens of journalists from all over the press and media at all levels are starting real national “bullfighting” games in the virtual world in key moments and in extremely well calculated time points.
We can find these opinion-makers and creators of ad-hoc street movements in almost any meeting born “spontaneously” from the foamy waves of virtual world to pour on the roads of Bucharest and other cities.
By its nature, the deontological code of the journalist stipulates that he should stay out of any political influence (theoretically speaking).
Actually, things seem to be totally different, and the interference of the politics in Media and of the Media in politics and in any substrate having this name is not a surprise or a taboo topic anymore.
The ones that killed at Colectiv were indifference and corruption. Subsequently, Media discovered that the killer has more faces, one of them consisting in the hospital infections and a poor management of the specific case law for the patients with major burns.
Having the support of the Media strong shooting, the attention of the public opinion, terrified and horrified by the death of the 64 young people and by the unimaginable torments and the endless agony through which the survivors went and still are going through after that disaster, was constantly oriented in an organized manner from the proven monstrosity of our political class, to the hideous face of the Romanian health system, which stole for good the chance to life of those young people through the same corrupt, infected system (literally and figuratively speaking) by the mafia virus. It’s the same mafia having deep roots graved in politics.
Today, when we are 7 months far from that moment and in full electoral campaign, Hexi Pharma scandal lays just like the following important piece in the huge puzzle from behind this entire show of light, sound and smoke (what a sad irony!).
We know that nowhere in the world, no matter how powerful and important is the Media in this quality of the fourth power of any democratic state, or how motivated is a journalist from the deontological and patriotic point of view, regardless the part of the press from which he comes, nobody is able to start an large investigation, which involves all the state mechanisms and deeps to the roots of its structures, blowing up the whole political and economic power of that state from bottom to top, without having the participation of all the actors involved in that scandal, especially of the incognito group of interest and power which are behind that scandal and behind that journalist and Media corporation.
Because, isn’t it, if you fight a dragon, you must be at least Prince Charming or a little kite, to be at least 50 percent sure that you will be able to face the beast and to stay alive and to be a winner.
Apparently, and only apparently!, Hexi Pharma scandal isn’t related at all to the electoral campaign. Actually, the whole electoral program of the current campaign is drawn on the same canvas on which Hexi Pharma Gate is embroidered right now.
Who has the interest and what is that interest in directing today the entire attention of the public opinion and of the electorate to the half measures of the Hexi Pharma disinfectants, and not to the “electoral nothing” which I was speaking about in my previous article, and which is more obvious than any time until now?
Who and why must distract the electors in these moments from the reality from behind the current “candidates” and political area where they come from, but, more than this, from who and what is behind each face on the banners, posters, flyers, and behind the TV screens (because Facebook is left behind in this electoral campaign, and this is an extremely important specific feature, which I am going to study in details in a future editorial), when all these candidates should be in a real electoral process, while they are acting extremely “ghostly”, suspiciously silent and veiled for some real pretenders and competitors in a true electoral race?
The answer to these questions is included in the Hexi Pharma episode (too), as well as in all the following replies of the same kind.
And these following replies will not end together with the current electoral round.
Let’s not forget, or, better to be said, let’s remember: Local-administrative elections are the first stage, one of the most important, it’s true, for the way the next electoral phase will evolve and look, namely the parliamentarian elections.
But I will come back for this subject.