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February 18, 2015 at 12:13 am

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In my humble opinion

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December 10, 2014 at 10:52 am

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They won’t grab me never ever…

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May 18, 2014 at 7:32 pm

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Constructing the original sin

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“Zionism, be it right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-long traditions, in present needs, in future hopes, of far greater import than the desires and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land”. (Arthur James Balfour, British Secretary of Foreign Affairs, August 11, 1919, cit. by Rashid Khalidi, The Iron Cage, p. 36; footnote #15, p. 234) 
Note that, in Balfour’s view, the “ancient” land of Palestine did not belong to the Arabs who constituted the majority of its population; these Arabs just happened to inhabit the country at that moment in time, and they did not have lofty “traditions”, “needs” or “hopes” like the Jews; by contrast, they had the far baser “desires and prejudices”. (Ibidem, p. 37)

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October 31, 2012 at 10:23 pm

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At the edge of the world

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Perhaps, sooner or later, they will understand they have jailed their people and their minds into a brand new cage. Really, a glimpse to the newspapers is enough in order to focus this suicide attitude. The exasperated need of security, effective or presumed, and the subsequent closure, first, towards the nearest people, has brought them to the extreme consequence of appreciating the fact of being at the edge of a world that arguably is walking a decisive path in the opposite direction. It’s not a dream, it is a nightmare.

The recall to the racial laws – that we argued forgotten forever – makes us feel a shiver. The mere think to human beings, marked as different for their skin, sex, religion and stuff, makes us unconfortable, because our inner feeling has walked centuries in the last sixty years. The fact is we now look at ourselves mainly as humans, without any differences, and if something leads us to different patterns, the reason rests on a series of issues (as economy, technology, politics and greed), that are anything but related with race.

So what? So it is rationally unacceptable, today, any kind of generalization, based on our limited knowledge of different peoples, or, worse, on the rooted disrespect that we inherited from a sort of anacronistic believe. Under this aspect, “religion is (not) the opium of the people”, at least, because opium might have some positive collateral effects, while religion has none, or, if one, is that of creating an illusion. In fact, in the quotation, Karl Marx is saying that purpose of religion is to create illusory fantasies for the poor.
I wish it were only this! On religion issues, peoples have massacred each other for millennia. A fancied legacy coming from divinity, or her alleged lenience, always brought us nothing, except resignation. Sometimes, destruction and grieve.

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June 4, 2012 at 10:10 pm

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pipistup69X58Here I am and I’m certain you weren’t missing me at all, but since you’re here too, the least you can do is read this post, say oooh and leave a sharp comment to show how clever you are. See you next time, this blog is still under construction.

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November 20, 2005 at 9:21 pm

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