Letter from three Albanian university students
We are three Albanian university students that took this naive initiative to write this letter in order to portray a message that reflects the feelings and concerns of the most Albanian population which is not compromised by narrow personal interests!
We are addressing you directly, who greatly value the basic human rights of every citizen of every nation, that it’s time to consider the public real opinion and not politicians lies conveyed through official channels of the Albanian government.
In 20 years of “democracy” Albania has always have a fundamental problem: its citizens cannot penalize their government by VOTING, a government that does not govern but occupy.
Albania is a small country, unfortunately invaded by big interests of a group of unscrupulous people and unworthy to represent us. The endless scandals that follow each other, always without a guilty, make us feel paralyzed. The shocking events that keep multiplying, like the latest paradoxical scandal of the local elections, which at least no innocent lives has taken yet, show us how laws are overlooked, interpreted and transformed in the interest of authority.
Without knowing whom else to address and without being able to tolerate this inability to change things anymore, we are addressing you desperately. The past shocking events have demolished the walls of a fragile Albanian democracy and are destroying our dream to become part of the large European family, whose we geographically belong, but which realistically are so far from.
Bearing in mind your love for democracy and freedom, as well as the dedication you have shown towards our country, we are kindly asking you not to apply double standards in your values where in principle you support people’s rights and freedom, while on the other hand indirectly support a government that does not implement democracy.
Perceiving the situation very tense, we kindly ask you to have a decisive intervention to avoid that Albania goes toward a civil war that would cause a lot of pain and destruction of the dreams and the future of innocent people.
You cannot ask us to be silent and patient, and to have faith in our democratic institutions when it’s evident the intrusion of authority; we cannot risk losing our freedom having suffered 50 years of one of the most brutal dictatorships of the eastern bloc.
It is now more than ever that we need your help and a real and well-timed intervention which will support the Albanian people that have suffered enough, and which will not provide an alibi for a reckless and irresponsible government.
In these dramatic moments that our country is going through, we only ask you to be appalled and to react in the same way you would react and be appalled if these shocking events have taken place in your own country and not somewhere in a small and backward nation. Now nevertheless, this small nation of “deluded”, Albania, wants the forbidden dream of the real democracy to become true, that’s why we ask you not to abandon us in the hands of bloodthirsty politicians. We ask you to be clear, precise and straight in your declarations for the democratic values.
We don’t ask you to be partial, but it seems important to underline, that your tactic to be impartial encourages the part that is wrong to continue to persevere.
We ask you to put aside diplomacy, when dealing with a government that interprets it in the same way it interprets its laws, transforming them according to its interests.