I’ve grown quite tired of the press these days.
After the facts of London, just like after those of New York some years ago, and as in general in the last few years, the subject is only one: terrorism.
I usually don’t talk of what is said in the news, other than those in the IT world.
But this time I can’t keep myself, and I must speak.
The governments and the media are quite good at getting into what is a chain of violence that calls other (new) violence, as we’ve all seen.
Now, of course I am sorry for the victims, sure.
But I am also sorry for the victims of the Iraq war, for the innocent kids that die of hunger every day in third-world countries, of those who die from AIDS in Africa.
News are full all over of “we will catch them!”, and everybody here is scared that there might be attacks in Italy too, while other people say “I’m not afraid!”.
Just like the previous “United we stand”, this is quite childish counter-fight. Sure, they are not afraid. So am I, but in a different way… I am not afraid of dying, and when the Lord will take me it surely will be the moment it had to be; no sooner, no later.
But that “I am not afraid” that people say, they say it to stand against the attack, to show that they’re united AGAINST the terrorists, that they’re AGAINST those who are AGAINST THEM, in turn. This is a vicious circle.
We built a world of injustice and slavery for the third world. Every time they democratically tried to raise their head, we pushed them down.
Even when they did nothing we have attacked them.
And now some of this third world is SERIOUSLY rebelling against us.
Now what ?
What do we say to them ? “we will catch you, we are not scared of you, you moron!”.
Now, I am not sure this will actualy help anybody. Quite the opposite.
But it seems to be the mainstream reaction.
I take the train very often to come to a customer, and what I see now in the Station of Rome is that it is so messed up and slowed down that you don’t wanna know: extra checks, special numbers to report “suspects” you might have seen, all sort of preventive measures…
…while all of this is understandable, it is sadly short-termed, and not useful in the long run.
The media, the governments: they should really be talking about HOW TO GET INDIPENDENT FROM PETROL.
After all, after they conquered Iraq, and the price of petrol keeps going up, we keep getting attacked by terrorists.
Why haven’t the governments and the industry concentrated on sellilng electrical cars and using alternative sources of energy: wind power, solar power, etc.
All of THIS development keeps being too slow, but that WOULD make a difference.
A difference of a CLEANER world (from the pollution that’s killing us anyway), and maybe with LESS blood, with less wars.
Less petrol, Less Blood, less Terrorists, More Life.