greetings to political prisoners for the Freedom Day!
March 25 will be the next anniversary of
the establishment of the Belarusian People’s Republic. This day is celebrated
as the Freedom Day… This day is special for our country. It symbolizes
Freedom, statehood, independence, pride in our nation. Unfortunately,
the current authorities do not consider this day a national holiday. And
that is not surprising: we don’t really have Freedom; our national language
is being eradicated further and further; our independence becomes rather
relative; and the pride… actually, what should we be proud of? Therefore,
this holiday has rather turned into a symbol of love of freedom and struggle
Who could be the genuine heroes of the Freedom Day nowadays? No doubt,
political prisoners. Those who suffer for their beliefs… That is exactly
these people who have put their beliefs and views ahead of their personal
well-being, health, financial prosperity. That is exactly these people
who have tried to at least somewhat change our country, turn it towards
the civilized development. Today, the system is trying to crash them.
But it’s hardly possible to crash someone whose understanding of freedom
is not limited by the bars above their head.
The Freedom Day is their holiday and we appeal to you to send the greetings
on this occasion to all the political prisoners. Today Your cables, post
cards, letters give powerful moral support for everyone who are suffering
for their beliefs. Our Generation has been doing that since the very day
when political prisoners appeared in our country. Hence, we would like
to cite an abstract from the Nikolai Statkevich’s letter in response to
the Our Generation’s New Year postcard: “To be honest, usually I don’t
read the printed text on the postcards. It is interesting what a person
wrote and created themselves. Therefore I almost missed Your amazing poem
as I thought it was a mass production postcard greeting. But then my attention
was attracted by this funny little Dragon. I looked at it carefully and
only then understood that You made the entire card yourself. And that
was indeed nice."
"Nashe Pokolenie" cards