Google Forgotten Country
Mikho is telling a neighbor of him: - I saw you at the market yesterday!
- Then why didn't you talk to me?
- First I decided to call you but then I thought to myself: Fuck him! and didn't call...
That's the way it often happens at our side.
First we asked France for help - you surely remember the story of Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani's visit.
France, like Mikho, first thought of giving a hand and then said "Fuck them!"
Afterwards we asked Russia for help.
Russians are people of business - they didn't just think "fuck them" but broke in, they did what they thought of.
Time has changed now and while it took Sulkhan-Saba years to arrive in France during the 2008 war Sarkozy was already here when Russian troops arrived from Gori to Tbilisi.
But nothing has changed in terms of attitude - everybody is still looking at us the way Mikho did in regard to his neighbor -he did love him, would go and greet him warmly but fuck him ...
Now let me explain what made me write this letter - I am going to be precise and short: why doesn't iGoogle include Georgia while Yandex includes Abkhazia and South Ossetia?
You can check if you don't believe - sign into your personal account on Google and try weather gadget or any other wherever the region needs to be indicated and try to indicate Georgia if you are cool enough! There is Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Burkina Faso and Djibouti, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad and many more - but no Georgia available. They would have included it, why not, but Mikho's neighbor's effect is undefeated thus far.
The list includes only Tbilisi, curious to know in which region? Russia, CIS and Baltic countries.
Let's take it as users not as Georgians: why does yandex.ru include occupied territories? Just for being Russian? Correct, yandex is a Russian company and it's a natural thing their website mentions Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states.
It's clear Russia is allied with separatists and recognizes their independence but isn't West our ally? Why doesn't Google recognize us?
It gives a very interesting indication - however hard we try and burst into pieces we are not even Mikho's neighbor - they know we exist but where and how they don't know and don't even care.
While today Google can be considered as the core of exchange of information worldwide. Being unrecognized by Google may make us think that our "lighthouse of democracy" is twinkling low and the light cannot reach thereto... who knows...
That's how the things are... our TV companies pride that Georgia is making progress, economy is prospering, Gldani Disneyland is far better than the one in California and Tbilisi TV tower is superior to Eiffel and Donald Tramp is going to enter Georgian market but citing the initial source of all abovementioned - vain expectation!
Today's world as well as of the past couldn't care less our progress or regress. The children having earlier witnessed the horror of war go to Gldani Disneyland now and Donald Tramp is going to enter Georgia but some day he will think over and... Mikho's immortal doctrine will be launched again...
I don't mean that the separatists recognized by yandex are superior or the recognition itself is better but there should be a reason for forgetting and omitting us in the Google list.
Probably we don't deserve it! We don't deserve and that's it!
By the way I have a question: Google refused to accept us and will NATO do?