8, Август 2011
*sigh* So here I am in the middle of the night, unable to sleep. This is ridiculous!
Lately I have been plagued by the announcement that Putin wants to annex Belarus back into Russia. No. NO no and no. They /say/ it's up to the people, and what they want. I am terrified it will become purely political, and I will lose any say in this.
I have no desire to unite with my brother. I can't lose my country. I can't lose my people. ....I can't lose Estonia. I am finally on my way to being a happy healthy person again, and now this? I suppose this is one time I will agree with Lukashenko. He doesn't seem keen on the idea either.
Only time will tell I'm afraid. I just don't want to lose what I have finally gained...
6, декабрь 2011
*shudder* They are talking about re-instating the death penalty. I just....
In my time under Russia during the Soviet Union, we followed the laws that they created. Therefore, we abolished the death penalty since they did. Now, they are having discussions of bringing it back.
In April, there was a bombing on the Minsk Metro that some believe to be an act of Terrorism. 15 people died and over 200 more were hospitalized. They have detained the men they think are responsible, and now they are calling for the death penalty! They haven't even proven the guilt of these men, and yet they are willing to put them to death!
I am between ill and appalled that they would suggest the return of the death penalty. How does killing someone make up for lives that were lost? Two wrongs do not make a right.
8, май 2012
Litesound will be representing us in Eurovision this year with the song "We Are The Heros."
No matter how many times I've listened to the song, I can't help but be struck by the fact that it's in English, and it's a pop song. It has a nice message, but I'm getting bored with the direction Eurovision has taken. It's all about loud, flashy, and English.
Oh well. I'm proud of them anyway, but I wish Eurovision could turn around and be more about representing the country as an individual, rather than being stereotypical and "Americanized."