THE UNWELCOME MEME IN THE LATVIAN MINDSET 1.
Unortunately ever since the Latvians became infected by the Roman meme with the arival of the meme in Latvia), or for that matter Zatler’s Reform Party, et al, raises the question BUT WHAT IF the FOR vote for making RUSSIAN the 2nd official language in Latvi were nevertheless to receive a majority. What would then be the dire consequences to the existence of the Latvian state?
Te first question that is raised is: Whether the Latvian Russian speaking public would try to eliminate the state of Latvia by inviting Russians and Moscow to come and occupy it once more?
During the last few days, the Latvian media is doing everything it can to emphasize the demonstrations in Moscow and Petersburg against former Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin. It is a noticeably directed campaign against all matters Russian.
It the media emphasis on protests in Moscow is based on an ingrown opposition or is directed INTERFERENCE , being interjected and dispersed throughout the publicē organism. Starting an anti bank run for your money is an clever and almost alembracing tactic to rech the orgasm of Spurious Togetherness to those involved on occasion. But sometimes that is the tactic of the despairing of governsment propaganda,
If Latvians could but animate Mr. Putin to retreat before the army ofs liberal Russians in Moscow rushing to invite themselves to Riga, where the number of Latvians of Russian descent would then double.
Never mind, that the opposition of Latvians language to the Russian language is not a pleasant proposition. One may imagine that a
NEW or NEWLY INVIGORATED Latvian Russians Latvia. Perhaps they would call Latvia: THE RESURRECTED LATVIA!
Such a family tree would embrace Latvia with Slavic connections. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavic_peoples already on the periphery of Mother Russia.
It is possible to imagine that a Latvian-Russian or /russian-Latvian may evolve a slavic dialect all its own, perhaps to be known as Rigaslav, a word that sounds close the Chehoslav. Riga in the prefix, because that is the place in Latvia where the Latvian Russians are most concentrated.
What will the Latvian speakiig Latvians do? I mean in an immediate sense if Russian were to suddenly become the 2nd language of Latvia?
Among one of the first moves will be to start teaching Latvian speaking children English beginning with the first or other early grade as in many European countries http://www.antimoon.com/forum/t15458.htm . Since then Russians would not wish to stay behind the trend toward globalization, their children would study English in the same gradēs as the Latvian children. The language in Latvia in the future may, therefore, be called Letingrus..
The competition between Latvians of Latvian and Russian ethnic descent may become sharper, and children in Latvian kindergartens, too, would be exposed to English, at least on the speaking level.
Some well known words of Latvian folk songs, such as begin with „Puht vehyinyi, dzen laivinyu....”, the children would know to sing in English („Blow ye winds where you will,/ Just make sure when you do,/ blow me to Kur-ze-me! ”
Young people, too, before they ever got to learn the words of the song in Latvian would know also through the help of Unity Party in an Alliance with Latvian nationalists will the party’s expense.
„Blow ye winds where you will,/ Just make sure when you do,/ blow me to Kur-ze-me! ”
By this manner alone we may expect many linguistic even ritualistic evolutions and changes. When the children who learn to sing „Kur tu teci, kur tu teci, galīti manu” render the song to their kindergarten mates in England or Ireland as „What’s up? What’s up? You little rooster of mine?” and some Latvian rockers change the words of the song to an unorthodox reinterpretation and sing: „Uz kurieni tu steidzies? Uz kurieni tu steidzies, gailīti manu?” and the Canibal Corpse, a brutal death metal group band, catchhes on and sings: „His ways are super,/ his ways are of nano-mind,/ The chick with me cannot do without him.”
When a Latvian begins to think of the many evolutions the words of Latvian folk songs could go through—the Latvian Russians would catch on, too. Wow!
In my previous blog, I allowed to imagine myself using mimesis and imagining myself in proto-Latvian times, when I sang the Latvian national anthem, to the words: „Saulīt, svētī Latviju,/ mūs dārgo dzimteni,/ apstaro, ak apstaro/ mīs Latviju,” The last punishment that the Latvian Sun Goddess, Saule, meted out was to present her grand-son with a bearskin vest in the heat of the summer.