Thursday, January 19, 2017
MINHA AVÔZINHO MATERNAL - THODDÉ GÕYCAR CONNÊ? - O ÚLTIMO VÉSPERA By A Perira
In accordance with Comunidade Hindu de Portugal - http://www.comunidadehindu.org
Being born and brought up in Goa itself, I qualify to voice my opinion on this "lusofonia" matter since we were residents before the Economic Embargo that began in 1954 and the Invasion of December 18, 1961.
My avô maternal was Portuguese and the other avô paternal was a Goan, they married Goan women, and eventually our family grew to be less orthodox and more liberal. It was interesting as a child to see that there were hardly any differences in their lifestyle. But my older generation in Goa i.e. my grandparents were more into the Portuguese lifestyle than us descendants.
I have to say, Goans are very different from Indians, we have a more broad based westernised culture, quite lively. We have no arranged marriage system or a ‘dowry’ system even though I have Aryan and Indigenous Charddó ancestry, yet some pure caste Goans may have this, they who desire to keep their f*ckall standards and remain in their Dodsworth theoretical world.
Yes, it is totally normal for us to not be associated as an Indian citizen, since our culture is much different from that of an Indian family. We love being Goans. Our Goan identity is visibly quite different from the rest of the Indian Union. Same way it isn't a mirror image of Portugal either. It's a unique mix of various cultures, traditions and religions perfectly balancing and complimenting each other while everyone lives in harmony in our lusofone world; as our annexed country was the Seat/Capital from Moçambique to Timor Leste.
Yes, unlike how pseudo-Goans make you believe on the ills and notorieties, I beg to differ, because unlike Indians the Portuguese absolutely loved Goa and Goans! I can attest to it; Goa was tranquil, bucolic, gorgeous, and very clean and quiet when Portugal administered it. Today it has been ‘invaded’ by many from the Indian continent against Art. 49 of the Geneva Conventions and it is "crazy". We residents were always considered just as Portuguese as I am, reason why it still provides citizenship to any Goan born before 1961, and a big thanks to Dr. Froliano de Melló. Nowadays there are many Goans living in Portugal. Our Prime Minister António Costa is the product of a marriage between a Goan father and a Portuguese mother. He is very Portuguese but also very proud of being a son of Goa; he talks about it often.
But today, Goa isn't Goa, it has lost it's charm and is way away from recognising as the Pearl of the East anymore. Because most of our jobs and educational opportunities are exploited by Indians. Who have been since our illegal annexation trying to fuck our small country big time. We have reached on a situation in Goa where middle class Indians live in lavish bungalows and penthouse suites, and middle class Goans have to suffice with unfurnished apartments or live on a rental basis if so they want to part away from their family. It is very difficult for a Goan living in Goa to purchase a piece of land or a small home unless he leaves Goa for his better prospects.
A common Goan layman without much education mentions that at the time of Goa's invasion there was quite a bit of disappointment with the Estado Novo régime. The nationalist government had a chauvinistic rhetoric, and promised to make Portugal relevant on the world stage again, which however failed in pretty much every case; even then Goans were never against Salazar as such. Having said that, the invasion of Goa by the Indian State was considered illegal because Goa had been a province of Portugal for many centuries before India was a country, making India’s claim invalid. But nowadays, most people don’t really have an opinion on the matter. Everyone has heard of Portuguese India (which was not just Goa). There’s certainly no animosity between Portugal and Goa and I’d say the large majority who comprehend facts have a very friendly attitude towards the Portuguese state even till now and most of them have migrated to greener pastures.
Though there are those few "ANTISOCIAL CHARACTERS" who try to brainwash and convince people otherwise by pitting religions against each other, as also the Ganttia fabricated histories. However we Goans are on the brink of extinction, we will not last very long with the vast migration that has been on the rise since the dawn of invasion on December 18, 1961.
We are definitely Goan! As our culture is unique to either India or Portugal, although I must admit a lot of that culture is derived from the Portuguese. Sort of like 'creole'.
And again I beg to differ from pseudo-Goans, because wherever we Goans have gone, whether Patagonia or Honshu and if asked from where are we, if responded - "eu sou Goês/I'm a Goan"; I say, uptil this very second the standard of respect we get is incomparable to what an Indian will, since the world knows it's a country of Thugs and Cheats. Unfortunately nowadays Goans are studying/learning Ganttia traits towards the demise of "Gõycarponnê".