Monday, October 30, 2006

Beauty and the Beast

This country in which I am living is beautiful, but sometimes it freaks me out. I can't believe what is happening and how some people interpret things. Last year two Roma women were killed to death in a bombing attack and almost nobody payed much attention. This year somebody who is not Roman but lives in the Roma community beat up another man and the whole country is on the verge of histeria. There have even been some rumors about possible linching of Roma people and they had to be transferred into the center for the asylum seekers.
It's just like the attack of the former journalist Miro Petek. Imagine: somebody beats up a journalist and the police cannot find the person who did it. It's unbelievable. I mean: how hard it is to find this guy(s)? But then again how often does the guy who regularly beats up his wife end up in jail? It seems that it is more probable that the wife will either end up dead or that she will go to jail when she finally stands up for herself.

5 comments:

Xiaoqing said...

Hey Sonja! Finally nice to see your blog and post my humble opinion! :) Do you also celebrate 10/31 over there in your country?

Xiaoqing said...

On a pessimistic note, it is a sad fact not every criminal is punished for what he had done. I mean, sometimes there simply are not enough clues for the police to find the guy.

Sonja said...

@xiaoqing: we celebrate 11/1 as the day of the dead. On this day we go to the cemetary and remember our dead friends/relatives. And I agree, sometimes there aren't enough clues. But then again if someone does something minor there always seem to be enough clues ...
It is nice to see you being able to post your comment:) Please do so often:)Thanks.

xiaoqing said...

Then it is like April 2nd or 3rd in China when we do the same thing. I think we don't have an exact date every year for it.

I like your blog. Keep it up!

Sonja said...

Thanks:) I will.