First they came for the communists

First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me–
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Martin Niemöller [en] … [it]

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“Prima di tutto vennero a prendere gli zingari, e fui contento perchè rubacchiavano.
Poi vennero a prendere gli ebrei, e stetti zitto perchè mi stavano antipatici.
Poi vennero a prendere gli omosessuali, e fui sollevato perché mi erano fastidiosi.
Poi vennero a prendere i comunisti, ed io non dissi niente perchè non ero comunista.
Un giorno vennero a prendere me, e non c’era rimasto nessuno a protestare”

RedTurtle

culture integration

I look at my country, the racism increasing, day by day. I cannot understand why my country is taking again the path to fascism and intollerance. I cannot…

Here, in the current company I’m working for, there are people from everywhere in the world. This months many colleagues are fasting and praying for the Ramadan. I’m surprised how they can afford to eat and drink after 20:00, sleep 6 hours between 2a.m. to 8a.m. and be perfectly doing their job. Cause they do, and they do not drink a single drop of water all the day long till the evening.

In my family we used not to eat meat during on Good Friday during the Lent. Now I’m not used to it anymore (I’m Agnostic), but… it is astonishing how my muslism colleagues respect their traditions.

We are all together in the same office, and we respect and collaborate together to do our job tasks.

Why the world cannot be like this office?

Why religious wars?

Why intollerance to foreigners?

Why? 😦

minimalisti

ok… ho appena preso uno schiaffo morale da un mio amico violinista… Giovanni Allevi è legato a CL, ebbene sì… 😦

fastidio e pessimismo all’ennesima potenza… pare che ce ne siano altrettanti molto più bravi ma meno conosciuti a quelli come me… per cui da buon musico-ignorante, ho preso carta e penna e mi sono fatto dare un po di nomi:

Philip Glass
Michael Nyman
Terry Riley

aggiungo anche questo sito trovato or ora… Musica minimalista

buon ascolto

(dove ho messo i cd di Allevi? devo fare un rogo votivo… ) 😀

religion & culture

May am I too much fondamentalist against Catholics? No, I’m not, at least not against the religion by itself, but against the Church. In the last 20 years, cause my mother is a teacher of religion after she retired from german teaching, I’ve been sent to summer camps by nuns, and I passed the last year of high school hosted in an hotel (managed by some priests) for rich guys (was supposed to be a place to give help to poor people)… I met 2 young good priests, but I also met many people devoted to “god money”, and not to what they where supposed to be.

I also hate fiercely the movement “Comunione e Liberazione”, which has reached in Italy a strong political and economic power… and people belonging to it are most interested in the power achieved by belonging to this “group” than to the religious background of it.

What I want to say with this post… some weeks ago I wrote a sentence very strong about how some people pretend to interpret the Bible and the Koran. Was not against the believers of the religions connected to those book, but against their hierarchies, and the fanatics. I believe in a world where everyone could be able to believe and practice his own religion without facing fights or prejudices, and a world also where people like me are able to NOT believe at all, without being pointed out as comunists or something else. By the way, I’m agnostic. And… I envy who believes… at least who believes has something to hope of… he/she has at least a path… a sort of explanation of life.

By the way… even if you are a “ciellino” (the term we use in Italy to point to someone which is part of “Comunione e Liberazione”), don’t feel angry about my post, if you are disappointed, reply or come to me if possible, and we will discuss about it. I can argue, at least… and you?