Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 22nd, 2009

The biggest, by far and away, task facing the myriad diaspora Lithuanian organizations that had been formed before 1990 was, after Lithuania regained its independence, figuring out how to integrate the new wave of immigrants into the diaspora society. Many casual and lazy prognoses about the difficulty these organizations have faced since 1990 blame the […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 18th, 2009

It was probably obvious to everyone that when I wrote yesterday about news in the works, I was guaranteeing myself a post on the same topic again today. And so it has been: the workgroup created last year by president Valdas Adamkus has presented their recommendations to the Seimas about dual citizenship. (In English) And, […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on July 11th, 2008

Well, it’s a good thing I decided to wait until after Šokių šventė to weigh in on the Seimas’s passing a nearly certainly unconstitutional dual citizenship law, since President Valdas Adamkus just vetoed it. About the veto I do not have much to say, since the article I read is only filled with Regina Narušienės […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on June 18th, 2008

The beforementioned response from PLB to the question of citizenship remains a complete mystery to me. I eagerly want to play a game of “find the subtext” in pulling apart the various moves in Narušienė’s statement, but the subtext that emerges is so grotesque and offensive, that I do it only hoping, sincerely, that I […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on June 18th, 2008

As I mentioned in the last post, a more detailed interview with me (and a neat photo!) appeared in on Monday. It was since picked up by delfi and alfa, and my comment about envisioning Vilnius as a Disney World Fantasyland even ended up being the “dienos citata” at delfi. So that’s that. So […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on May 14th, 2008

Yesterday instead of working on my dissertation proposal, I threw together an 1100 word column for Amerikos lietuvis. It’s not very good, so I told them just to look at it and tell me if they wanted me to clean it up. Furthermore, it’s almost unreadable from dripping with irony, for which I cannot really […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on May 7th, 2008

R. Narušienė. (AL) My lack of faith in my intuition about the dual citizenship issue has sort of encouraged me to keep my opinions wishy-washy and indirect—to criticize with glancing shots. In my previous post, for example. I have to asterisk the most important point out of diffidence. The wariness was the result of the […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on May 6th, 2008

This… This is why people who are intelligent, self-aware, and young have absolutely no desire whatsoever to volunteer to help out with Lietuvių bendruomenė… PLB chairperson R. Narušienė is stooping to the some of the most depraved spin and propaganda imaginable in trying to boost the popular support for overturning the Lithuanian Supreme Court’s decision […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on April 23rd, 2008

[Surely you have probably received an email encouraging you to sign the Bičiulystė e-petition asking the Seimas to grant dual citizenship to NATO member nations and Australia. I think the petition is junk in its reasoning (and in its practice, but that is a different issue). Amerikos lietuvis asked people to write in with their […]

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