Romanian Newspaper Article

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    From a Romanian Newspaper Sept. 11



    We rarely get a chance to see another country's editorial about the USA.
    Read this excerpt from a Romanian Newspaper. The article was written by
    Mr. Cornel Nistorescu and published under the title "C"ntarea Americii,
    meaning "Ode To America") on September 24, 2002 in the Romanian
    newspaper Evenimentulzilei ("The Daily Event" or "News of the Day").




    An Ode to America

    Why are Americans so united? They would not resemble one another even
    if you painted them all one color! They speak all the languages of the
    world and form an astonishing mixture of civilizations and religious
    beliefs.

    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, and the secret services that they are only a bunch of losers.
    Nobody rushed to empty their bank accounts. Nobody rushed out onto 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 their flag over the
    smoking ruins, putting on T-shirts, caps and ties in the colors of the
    national flag. They placed flags on buildings and cars as if in every
    place and on every car a government official or the president was passing.

    On every occasion, they started singing their traditional song: "God
    Bless America!" I watched the live broadcast and rerun after 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 gave his life fighting with the
    terrorists and prevented the plane from hitting a target that could have
    killed other hundreds or thousands of people.

    How on earth were they able to respond united as one human being?
    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 no money 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 with the risk of
    sounding commonplace.

    I thought things over, but I reached only one conclusion...Only freedom
    can work such miracles
     
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    It was great while it lasted. I find it sad that people can't act that way unless there is a tragedy. Even the politicians came together as one.

    Great article.
     
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    Excellent article... freedom truly is the beacon that shines out in a dark world.

    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    Great post Jack!!...:)
     
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    Well, it was a pleasure to read something that most of us can agree on and that's the freedom we have and yes unfortanately a tragedy had to happen to show how we can come together as one, but, you see in that, that we can come together if needed.

    Great article!
     

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