Dalle Mie Finestre

 

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Apro una finestra e vedo la gente che a Gaza corre a nascondersi. Ne apro un’altra e osservo persone impaurite che a Tel Aviv cercano rifugio dai missili di Hamas.

Se guardo ancora più lontano vedo bambini che vengono usati come scudi umani a Damasco, solo che in questi giorni se ne parla di meno. Dalle mie finestre vedo qualcuno che a Chicago spara a una ragazzina davanti alla sua scuola. Cosi’ senza motivo.

Le mie finestre sono grandi e danno sul mondo. Le apro ogni tanto per cercare la luce e far entrare aria nuova ma troppo spesso vedo una bambina che corre a nascondersi da qualche parte (come la bambina dal cappottino rosso del film di Spielberg, ricordate?), che ha perduto i genitori uccisi da granate e missili costruiti da noi, gente perbene, che viviamo cosi’ lontano da quelle strade polverose e piene di buche, anzi crateri.

Non illudiamoci: le armi che stanno uccidendo i bambini in Israele, in Siria, e in altre parti dolorose non sono costruite a Gaza oppure nel Mali, non vengono dalla luna. Sono frutto della nostra tecnologia e del nostro mercato. Solo che noi ce ne dimentichiamo spesso.

Dalle mie finestre vedo le nostre mani sporche di sangue.

Solo che noi ce ne fottiamo. Oh yeah.

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12 responses to “Dalle Mie Finestre

  1. Gina

    It’s not that nobody cares. It’s just that various governments are working through what they can do without it escalating into a war out of control.
    It breaks my heart for the many lives lost. Protesting, shouting and begging our government to intervene appears to reach deaf ears, but it is not so. Behind the scenes there are negotiations going on; it is difficult to know for certain what these negotiations are (we’re not always privy to these things), and we all want peace and stability in Gaza and its surrounding regions. The senseless killing must stop and it must stop right now. We all want this! No more blood lost. Please!

    • Gina, your point is well made indeed. Thank you! I know that many do care. Yet, we still (at least I feel that) are oblivious that regardless we are PART of the process. We allow weapons to proliferate. We by them. We sell them. We accept them as part of our culture and than we tell around that we are surprised about war and violence.
      I do appreciate your input and I hope to read more of you in the near future!

      • Hello Gianfranco! Thank you for visiting my blog; I really appreciate it. My feelings about peoples not seeming to be able to consider one another as equally important as members of their own groups stems to a global lack of self-awareness and self-love. It is a long road to self-knowledge and self-acceptance, and it is truly the only way to find the love and compassion to embrace others fully and to accept them as equally important as ourselves. I think we all have trouble really loving and accepting others because our own hearts are full of shadows. The group mentality is such an old one, and it persists in creating wars. As long as we see other people as “other”, such as members of other religions or nationalities, we will not create peace. The purpose of my blog is to do my little part to help this process along…

      • Thank you Rebekah for your words but more for doing your share with your blog and I am sure with your own life…

  2. M-R

    Hai scritto bene e con grande emozione, Gianfranco …
    So che sia un’ uomo pieno di tristezza per le vittime – i miei complimenti ! Sono abbastanza vecchia per aver perso il tuo ottimismo: non credo più in ‘umanità’. Niente cambierà.
    Ciao bello.

  3. Joel Bookman

    Well said, my friend.

  4. Bello, fa piacere leggere parole meritevoli di essere lette ogni tanto!

  5. Well said, Gianfranco. You are (beautifully) voicing the opinion of millions across the globe. Bravo.

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