Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Stories to think about the poor

Suddenly here’s the unexpected miracle: the aggressor focuses on the assaulted, whose flames of truth reveal the familiarity of flesh and blood, misfortune and pain.
From that instant life takes back the natural course, the two contenders become one body, tight in an embrace of hope and courage.
It will allow them to perfectly distinguish friends from enemies.
This is what happens.
When the poor see…

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Moral stories about Humanitarian Aid

Setting aside for a moment the famous dictates of the philosopher Agostino,
deservedly practiced by Martin Luther King, about nobility of disobedience to a norm considered inhuman, where you find yourself foraging someone, always remember to check his criminal fed. Note to listening Christians: see it as a sort of unavoidable amendment to the famous, evangelical Works of mercy, on quenching and feeding the derelicts.
For all the others, just remember that, period.
Nonetheless, everybody knows how the laws for anyone work.
Wait a minute… but, each law, shouldn’t be for everybody by definition?
I must think about that later.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Stories to think about: without words

In the future, hopefully far...

“I'm sorry, Mary, but there seems to be a serious problem, here, and it's not just about us. Apparently some kind of virus has infected the global system and the transmission of images and videos is suspended, as well as the audio files.”
“What should I do now? Is it possible that I cannot let my parents know I'm waiting for a baby?”
...
“Come on, Mary, don’t cry like that...”
“Yes, Mommy, don’t cry, please...”
“You make it easy, you! I already know that my mother will weigh this forever, a year at least. I’m already hearing her: I was the last one to see my nephew’s ultrasound. She will repeat that eternally to relatives and acquaintances...”
“Don’t exaggerate…”
“I’m not the exaggerated one, here, she is.”
“What?”
“Exaggerated.”
“What does it mean that grandma is exaggerated, Mommy?”
“Lisa, stop it, please…”
“She said that her grandmother is a little apprehensive, honey, like Mommy too.”
“Conrad?”
“What?”
“Could you avoid talking about me as if I weren’t here?”
“Sorry.”

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Stories to think about poor and poorest

Immediately a mathematical perspective emerges with phenomenal simplicity, sheltered from a crystalline and perhaps virtuously childlike lucidity, not yet corrupted by the illogical powers. The three billion and eight hundred thousand face each other, perhaps not at the same time, and take without further discussion the most convenient decision for all of them: encircling the small group of the forty-two, forcing them to redistribute the inevitable maltreatment to the robbed ones.
Because this is also obvious, do we want to say it loudly?
You cannot be billionaires without having others stuff in the bag.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Stories to think about climate change and Tom

"Tom, do you want to stop for a moment to listen to me?"
He could not consent to the request and then, demonstrating a passionate dedication to the cause, you could tune into his incessant escape from the present reality, or inability to focus on the actual concreteness of the facts, and swinging to the rhythm of his own fluctuation, you could let yourself go to a heartfelt outburst.
"Tom, do you understand that it’s you and me, with our dull and selfish choices to provoke the unnatural rise of temperature? How can you accept to live the time you have left in such a stupid way? You are resigned, like a prisoner who no longer sees any salvation on the horizon, condemned to always see the same image beyond the glass, admiring the fortunate life of those who take advantage of your surrender."

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Stories to think about Trump and shithole countries

So, let’s jump to the modern era, to the well-known copper and porcelain shitholes, more or less decorated, according to taste.
Flavors that led, for example, to do your personal job outdoors, to fertilize the soil, see Denmark.
In the sixteenth century, instead, the underground shitholes spread, always outside the houses and still to satisfy the need to help agriculture.
Nonetheless, let us now come to the first examples of modern shitholes, the cups with relative flush.
They come from the genius mind of Scottish Alexander Cumming in 1775 for design, and three years later for the realization to English Joseph Bramah, the latter considered one of the fathers of hydraulic engineering...

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Stories to think about: I made way for others

The road needs me.
The road needs me.
Myself and what I've been.
I’m one of those who walked because I found land underfoot, and was thrilled thanks to trips worth the price more than the arrival itself.
One of the many who could enjoy a free and silent sacrifice.
Photo: BBC India
Someone who one day has touched with a hand what the previous day was as light as air.
Because someone else, before him, where before there was emptiness, saw a line between two points so different and far from each other to remain lonely forever.
Therefore, today and tomorrow...

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Myself and what I've been.
I’m one of those who walked because I found land underfoot, and was thrilled thanks to trips worth the price more than the arrival itself.
One of the many who could enjoy a free and silent sacrifice.
Someone who one day has touched with a hand what the previous day was as light as air.
Because someone else, before him, where before there was emptiness, saw a line between two points so different and far from each other to remain lonely forever.
Therefore, today and tomorrow...

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