I am working on a series of articles about discrimination. I do it a year ago and I am still not done, I am generally too busy. I need time to elaborate the topic, the research works take a lot of time.
What type of discrimination is it I want to talk about so much? Racism? Genders? No. An issue much less known: ethnicism. What is ethnicism? Discrimination based on a certain person’s place of origin, nation, county or language. As modern media and press is dominated by Western European and North American news-telling it is not a miracle that hardly anybody has heard of ethnicism as an issue. Though they should….
Ethnicism is strongly present in Western Europe against Eastern or Central Europeans (WE, EE, CE). Why? Because of their alleged poverty and alleged lack of human/cultural values. News of humiliation of CE/EE workforce in Western countries hit my ears from time to time. This unfair deal, these inequalities inspire me to dive deeper and do research.
The days keep flying by and we arrived again to the end of a year. Time had come to draw conclusions, to calculate the results, to count all the pros and cons, the successful and the sad moments.
Altogether I think this was a good year for me, though with no breakthrough events. I did not publish another book or sell a script, and I haven’t switched to a new job either. But I learned a lot, so I feel, about myself and about human nature in general. I was building daring plans and though none of them was particularly successful so far I think things are not altogether lost (or any hopeless). I look at this period as though it was a kind of preparation.
The highlights of the year in a nutshell: the birth of my little nephew, visiting Rome, battling with aquarium disaster, touring lavender fields near the Balaton, having a holiday in Poprad, getting flowers, completing puzzles, trying+buying Beyond Burger, making new friendships, seeing Transylvania, baking approved muffins.
I wrote a study about local turtle’s status (Emys orbicularis), plus drafted a project on how to save unwanted turtles and local turtles with one move. This was the most important thing I did, I guess. I do not have a firm yes or no from the interested association, but, whatever their reply would be, my plan is more expert now, more elaborated than it was. I keep working hard to make it come true – to build that turtle sanctuary with a vegan guesthouse. This is my goal for the next year.
Oh, well, I also want a house for myself where I will have enough room for my turtle daughters! 😀
Recently things came into motion around this project, making me truly happy. At 25th May there will take place a Turtle Day in the Tropicarium (Campona shopping mall, Budapest). I hope to meet people who love turtles as much as I do and would be ready to work with me to make this turtle sanctuary dream come true! 🙂
The Recovering Memories book’s Hungarian version is finally out in ebook format as well. Also, the Somebody died and so I can live book (in Hungarian Valaki meghalt és én élhetek) is available as an ebook.