Latviešu intelektuāļi ir iebiedēti. Es turpinu izmantot personvārdu “latviskošanas” tēmu savam vēstījumam. Vai ‘latviskošana” ir lingvistisks fenomens? Es uzskatu, ka ar valodu “latviskošanai” nav nekāda sakara. Tai ir sakars ar ultrakonservatīvo vājprātu, kas ir postošs, indīgs, nāvīgs latviešu valstij un latviešu identitātei. Kā tas tā sanāk? Par to šajā ierakstā. Es ļoti ceru uz latviešu intelektuāļu uzmanību.
Is Putin popular in Russia? Hard to say since no opinion polls in Russia are trustworthy, no truthful information is available in the mainstream media, and regular people would rather abstain from sharing their genuine opinion, because it is not exactly encouraged. As most other quiet people, the Russians are not quick to protest. They are resentful. Will the Russians ever come to resist Putin because he is making them unhappy? Yes, when they see it is ok to resist openly.
“If a Russian in Lithuania, Latvia, or Estonia speaks the local language, can he be integrated into local society?” This was a question on Quora that I answered. Here it is. Stop the mantra, there is no integration—in the Baltic societies. We are speaking about two historical linguistic communities that need to start opening up to each to speed up economic and social development.