It was exhausting just to think about it: from New Zeeland and Australia, across Europe, over the ocean, from coast to coast in North America, closing the circle in Hawaii!
Dozens of cities, tens of thousands of protesters, all with one cause: reunite the Bodnariu children, address the many abuses committed by Barnevernet of Norway against families, Romanians and many other nationalities!
It is true, many in the media are still reluctant to embrace the cause. Not yet, anyway! But, I believe, History will!
This is going to be a classic example of a people with a destiny! Romania is one of the most disadvantaged countries in recorded history. Geographically located at the crossroads between great, agressive, conquering empires, our country was always paying a high price for that prime location! It was hard to survive there!
Then, as Romania started to affirm itself on the world stage, World War II came! Then, Communism and Ceaușescu!
Hundreds of thousands of Romanians flew the oppressive regime! And after the Revolution that overthrew that system, immigration swelled into the millions for economic reasons.
All over the planet, in most countries of the free world, before long, you are going to meet some Romanians! They keep in touch with their relatives back in the native land, they know what’s going on there, they established churches, publications, media outlets, TV and radio stations everywhere they went!
Also, many Romanians are very conservative, traditional and Christian in their beliefs, some even in their lifestyle.
The Bodnariu Case was the catalyst that united us in a common cause and inspired us to witness for the values that represent us!
When the Norwegian Minister Madame Horne said that the system will be firm and not crack under the international pressure, I couldn’t help but smirk… not in a condescending way, but – I confess – feeling pity for her ignorance.
We come from a country so dominated by a tyrant, we thought he will never be overthrown! A few days before his demise he was as in control and defiant as ever!
Yes, defiance, that’s the right word to describe Madame Horne’s attitude! But under that facade, the system is cracking and soon will crumble to dust! You know why? Because this is the predictable outcome of every oppressive system!
Madame Horne, Barnevernet and Norway, we’re on the right side of History! But you, you’re on the other side…