What is a "local"? The first reaction — it is a characteristic that is entrenched in the public, but unofficial parlance, against a resident of the east, or rather south-eastern Lithuania. Ongoing debate — Pole he or Belarusian, or — even banal — Lithuanian denationalized. We bring to your attention an article in the Journal of Darus Radkyavichusa Kelias.
Increasingly, however, it seems that the virus "tuteyshastsi" permeated all Lithuanian cultural heritage. It is split into individual parts that are hard to imagine in one wholeness. We poked fingers in Vilna Lithuanians, and yet we all have cultural roots. Never mind that at the beginning of the twentieth century, we are ethnically cleansed, identified new ethnic boundaries litovskastsi. I. .. become a society pavzhyvelav or demi.
Man is not born spiritual. So it becomes a living and being improved. As a nation and its cultural and spiritual heritage may be purchased only by long centuries of transferring the experience from generation to generation.
Two hundred years of occupation formed the archetype that prevails to this day: Lithuania — a small country that can not have an impact not only in the world but also to neighbors. Repeat to us that the current leaders of the country? Lithuanians have to be pragmatic, adapting to Realpolitik. Like, Lithuania can not change anything because it is too small to influence the decisions of the European Union. It would be even better if modern Lithuanians live with it, but it's their right to delegate only the leaders who defend those rights.
And these truths to prevail in the last pagan country? With thousands of years of history?
As was the place of the local Lithuanian
Cause-and-conquer, that we really do not know anything about paganism, nor about the culture. We thousand years just because it's so decided to Christian chroniclers. Representatives of religion, which was the first znishchalnitsay Lithuanian heritage, Lithuanian ethnic history and its pre-Christian spiritual leaders.
Ever raised the question of why start Lithuania depends Kvedlinburskih annals? A can of Lithuania knew before — in the pre-Christian history? Which of navukovtsvav except completely ignored "wheel Lithuanian historians" representative of the Lithuanian nobility and intellectuals interwar Česlovas Gedgavdasa, asked this question?
Interfere with the same subconscious fear, religious taboos, only this time in front of the hierarchs of the faith imposed on Lithuania with fire and sword, and to their influence. The pagan roots of the destroyed church, the second blow struck imperial Russia. And so instead of free Lithuanians who understands its value and has deep historical roots, was a humble, fearful the local, which has struggled to survive and do not know his past history, has no spiritual leaders.
Maybe because Vidunas, Stasis Shalkavskas looking litovskastsi cultural roots as much in India? Somewhere it is necessary to find the support and energy for spiritual renewal, national awakening, the creation of the national heritage.
Lithuanian threw Radziwill, Chodkevičiai, Pacov
Lithuania — a country litovskoyazychnyh. It is formulated Jonas Basanavičius historical basis of modern Lithuania. Or third, after the Russian Empire, a form of cultural genocide. The project Basanavičius full Lithuanians were those local, which at that time was said or later elected Patriarch of the specific dialect of the language of the nation. Cockroaches yatsvyagi, Belarussians, Ukrainians were pushed beyond the limits of this neoplasm. Togo tumors, which rejected the traditional shmatetnichnasts Lithuania and not less than the traditional Christian dvyuhkanfesiynasts.
Byzantine Christianity, there is no place left. Neoplasms, which adorned himself some African national flag colors. Outside of this state were pushed even Radziwill, Chodkevičiai and Patsy, as they were not "real" Lithuanians, do not even aukshtoty they were Lithuanian. From a spiritual exile of former Lithuanian magnates who had on these lands their roots disappeared essential roots traditions ON, intelligence and possible spiritual leaders.
You can guess that just thereafter there were contradictions between the people who have lived here for centuries — Lithuanians, Jews, Poles and Slavs motley origin. A new core of the local culture of Lithuania, as the last "pagan" inherited nobility ON and its historical memory, failing to properly form, were finally destroyed by the Soviet occupation, deportation to Siberia, the destruction of historical sources, the creation of the Soviet people and the removal of other "local" without the historical and cultural roots, the Small and the Great Lithuania (present Belarus and Ukraine)!
The new multi-ethnic multi-lingual Lithuania
Lithuanian mentality is damaged, her spirit is weakened and limited home-country-world linguistic uniformity. "Rural order" — a legacy of the missing tribes and their leaders. More advanced people, sooner or later it is abandoned, moving to the more modern cities, where previously dominated by representatives of nomadic peoples (Jews, Armenians). It may not be out of place in this world to evaluate the processes of mass emigration of Lithuanians to the West? Our people are moving to these cities: London, Dublin, Chicago, New York, who have their spirit and heart, and not the empty "living space" previously destroyed traditional residents.
Even if it is stored as the Ethnographic Museum, the village will die if the Lithuanian society will not come back again to shmatetnichnastsi, multilingualism and Nevydumannye paradigm of tolerance. It is such a full and decent respect for the idea would be interesting for all of Europe. And not in a narrow cage zamknenasts random geography.
Losing yourself a legacy, let us help bring her even to their children. Let us teach in school, Latvian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian languages. Our numerous universities could be open to representatives of the peoples of ON. And our president, following the example of his predecessors, could represent the interests of Europe's cultural heritage of the Great Lithuanian, announcing to the future integration of the historically close peoples of the East. And no matter that today they are not rich and nevplyvovyya.
Or we imagine how the cultural and intellectual center could become a modern Vilnius and Lithuania? The work would be enough most ossified supporters Realpolitik, a hardened cynic geopolitics and pragmatic: they now could start counting future jobs.