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I DREAM TO REBUILD SOUL OF MY NATION

I live in not so big country in the center of Europe. Europe is beginning from Atlantic ocean at the West and ended before Ural mountains at the East. And in the middle of this way my place is situated. My country is old, but my country is young: we have great history in the past, but for last 300 years we were under Russia and our independence is 20 years only. But our freedom and independence is more on the paper than in people mind: most of us speak Russian language.
You can say: that is not important what language to speak. But language form the soul of nation. If you want to assimilate little country, the first step is: stop national education, make kids to study on the language of occupants and make all official papers on the language of occupants. The second step is: kill or isolate active clever people trying to defend national idea. The third step: wait for 3-4 generations.
All this steps made Russia in my country. And now we (active clever people, grandsons of those who was killed or isolate) try to return the soul of nation – Belorussian language – to upbuild our culture.
How to do it? The first step is: to show that people speaking Belorussian have no horns, hooves and tails, but have activity, positive, education, knowledge and great energy to change our life. And I try speak Belorussian any places I go even all people there speak Russian (and I know another people doing this better than me, I love them).
The second step is: if kids understand Belorussian in the childhood, they will never afraid to live in Belorussian (not Russian) country. And I am writing stories and poems for kids, and my own kids speak Belorussian from their born and people around them smile and try to answer Belorussian words.
And the third step is to have power. Real power. And we go to the streets to electors, because it is time for my country to make a CHOICE – to be Lukashenko's dictatorship or not to be.
Have our people great force to change their life? I hope. I don’t know. But I do my steps: one, two, three. Belorussians! Let’s do this together!

Comments

ShukThi's picture

So well thought-out..

Lenka1st!

I love your article. I feel ready to jump in with you, after reading it, and helping your country-folk regain their sense of nationalism!

It is great that you are abe to clearly see the processes by which imperial and colonial regimes grab power and assimilate a country. And your solution is equally clear cut, simple and achievable.

It would be great if you could also talk about where you see Pulse Wire in this solution. Keep writing. It is powerful!

ShukThi

lenka1st's picture

ShukThi, thank you very much!

ShukThi, thank you very much! Pulse is great, but i do not find active girls from Belarus here. But i love all of you! Good luck!
Lenka

Я твайго не вазьму, я свайго не аддам! - I shall not take your, i shall not give my.

giftypearl.abenaab's picture

Powerful and strong Voice!

Dear Ienka1st,
Thank you for sharing this powerful post. You have a strong voice of nationalism and change!
I have learnt about your country and what you desire to do for your country and its people.

You are strong and powerful. I am longing to hear more of your voice, your stories and poems for kids too!
Keep sharing your VISION on Pulsewire, connect with community members and explore.

All the best

Gifty Pearl Abenaab
Founder
Greight Foundation
www.greightfoundation.org

JessiSchimmel's picture

You are so right!

Language is at the heart of nationalism. You're idea about raising kids to speak and understand Belorussian is very powerful. Just as the Russians took generations to suppress your country, it will probably take generations to rebuild it. But with people like you and ideas like yours, it will happen!

Keep up the good work!
Jessi

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