The dawn must come.

The dawn must come.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Ecchoing Cycles!

By: Ahmed M. ElNahhas - Siena, May 24th 2017.
All throughout their history, many Arab Kings (tribe and clan leaders) have seeked for, and depended upon, foreign help! The relations between Arabs and the Sasanian Empire in Persia is a brilliant, yet shameful, example.. Just have a closer look at the disastrous effects from the disintegration of the Ayyubid State right after the death of Salahuddin, and you’ll notice the many similarities of how and why Arabs are in their present state of division.
When the landlords hire mercenaries to protect their interests and, in that scope, do the fighting for them, it has almost always ended up that mercenaries took control and toppled the landlords.. The Memelouks (literally: slave soldiers) did precisely that, seizing power over North Africa, Egypt, Sudan, Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Hijaz and Yemen from the grasp of the Ayyoubids.

The Ayyoubid Empire

I’ve been thinking about that while watching Trump’s visits to KSA, Palestine and Italy; listening to related talk shows and the opinions of all pros and cons.. Allow me to say mine.
When he released his slogan “America First”, and when in many interviews and rallies has bluntly declared: “…Iraq and the Arabs must pay and they will pay trillions of dollars…” promising to acquire total control over Iraqi oil reserves; he wasn’t joking.. He was, and is convinced that the Arabs must settle the bill for the many “SACRIFICES” the US have gone through to calm the region’s troubled waters.. He did believe what he was saying, though forgetting that his America have always, since WWI, aimed and plotted just for that.
Well, if he truly believes that, it is his privilege; the problem is when the Arabs prove to follow such belief.. By donating 100million dollars to the Ivanka Trump Foundation, also by buying American weapons for billions of dollars. The tragedy is the Arabs themselves.. They asked the help of the US to liberate Kuwait from the grip of Saddam Hussein, overlooking the fact that it was an American scenario carefully written before hand, and executed to the letter by the then American ambassador to Baghdad, April Catherine Glaspie, and an egocentric arrogant Saddam fell in the CIA trap.
It was always the Arab oil (in KSA, Iraq, Libya).. Since the Arab Oil Embargo of the 1973; the Us and its’ allies were attentively planning and aiming at the full and total control of Arab and Middle Eastern resources.. They were just waiting to create the right moment.. The moment when the Arabs are in a state of total political chaos and social disorder.. What better moment than now as the oil prices are in their lowest levels since decades.. Very convenient for a deal.
Now Trump has found his chance and is loudly playing that tune.. His western allies are singing the chorus lines.. And the Arabs are the audience who’s paying an extremely expensive ticket to stand by idly, echoing the tune while watching the fireworks flaring all over their skies and burning their fields.
Same is happening again, only the modern versions of our time’s Al-No’man(s) are not kissing the hands of 'Khosrow II' or 'Yazdegerd III'; they have been systematically delivering their nation’s destiny to the New Empire's mercenary forces.

Pass On The Word.

Monday, 22 May 2017

It happened once.. And it’s happening again!!

By: Ahmed M. ElNahhas - Montopoli, May 22nd 2017.

Like every morning, I sat in the garden enjoying the first warm sun rays and read the news; my eyes at once caught that political cartoon on the first page of ‘La Repubblica’! It shacked me strongly, resuscitating sad old notions and memories.. And very much interlaced with our region’s most actual grievances.. Allow me to share them with you.

Just a century ago, an intelligence memo written in January 1916, by T. E. Lawrence (in folkloric jargon Lawrence of Arabia), described the Arab Revolt (or Great Arab Revolt began on June 5, 1916, and was declared on June 8 by the Sherif Hussein bin Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks) as “…beneficial to us, because it marches with our immediate aims, the break-up of the Islamic 'bloc' and the defeat and disruption of the Ottoman Empire, and because the states [Sharif Hussein] would set up to succeed the Turks would be … harmless to ourselves … The Arabs are even less stable than the Turks. If properly handled they would remain in a state of political mosaic, a tissue of small jealous principalities incapable of cohesion.
Now.. In our quest to understand the present, and in view of Lawrence’s memo highlighted contents, let us recapitulate the historically ascertained facts:
a)      On November 9th  1914, the first week of the Great War (WWI), the British Crown had to cut a deal with the rapidly growing Zionist Movement regarding the Palestinian Matter.. Shortly documented into an official letter known as the “Balfour Declaration”.

b)     The immediate result of WWI (according to the outcome of Versailles Peace Conference 1919)  was the designing of new borders based upon the Sykes - Picot secret agreement, set to define newly invented controllable entities (to become later pseudo-states) without any concern of demographic structure and regardless of ethnic, sectarian, religious and cultural differences.

Sykes - Picot Map

c)      The Western Empires Colonial interests were clearly displayed in their fervent pursue of all types of the region’s main resources monopolies (maritime, agricultural, industrial, mineral mostly OIL)!
However, things have slightly changed at the closure of the Second World Massacre (WWII).. Independence Fever swept all over the Western Empires territories in Asia, Africa and of course that freshly designed Middle East; and as a result the risk of losing the generous benefits that they have already enjoyed, added to the heavy financial burdens of the conflict itself; required a totally new approach: Containment.
That was the preaching sermon of the rich and muscled new comer’s growing ambitions, the United States of America, to convince the exhausted Empires to let go temporarily their grips on the colonies, in order to regain economic health; inspired by Woodrow Wilson’s 14 points, they all sat to exploit and establish new goals followed by related strategies, tactics and plan of executive actions.
Meaning that they had to accept, compromise, deviate, manipulate, negotiate, and tackle those invented entities into trivialities which will consume energy but mostly MONEY.. Hence, the necessity to invent new means of control: ‘International Bank for Reconstruction and development’ (the World Bank), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Just look at the paramount promptness in forecasting and planning; these two financial institutions were the fruit of the 1944 Bretton Woods accords; and yet both are still managing the entire 3rd world’s destinies in Asia, Africa, South America, and recently parts of Europe itself.
Following the success of ‘Containment’ policies, a new phase must spin ahead: Hegemony! Tools of which were nothing but the initial minutes present in the above 1916 Lawrence’s intel memo.. The oldest dominion principle conquerors have ever invented: dīvide et īmpera the Latin for Divide and Rule. So, here we are.. throughout the last 5 decades we have witnessed an exagerated acceleration of “cause and effect” excuses, even lies, invented just to do that.. Like:
  1. Nominating “Mujahedeen” the Afghani War Lords and financing, arming and training them; in order to attract most Arab and Muslim frustrated, and mostly ignorant, youth to join the conflict.
  2. The theatrical presentation of the Anthrax Phial by Colin Powell at the UN Security Council, used as an excuse to invade Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein. 
  3. Infiltrating (by means of local assets) the ranks of the middle eastern anti-corruption opposition movements to enhance the national, tribal, sectarian, religious and cultural divergences as to ignite endless and most consuming conflicts.
  4. Same tactics were also used to split the Horn Of Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, the West Afriacn Nations, the African Great Lakes Nations, and Central African States; and the turn came to hit the Sudan, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Mauritania…etc.

Once those two phases have matured their fruits, the final step must be: Redrawing the Middle East”!

The map was prepared by Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters. It was published in the Armed Forces Journal in June 2006, Peters is a retired colonel of the U.S. National War Academy. (Map Copyright Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters 2006).
Now, The newly appointed US president has just sold billions of dollars worth of arms to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia!! Not to protect itself from foreign agression or domestic terror organisations; but to continue its bloody war in Yemen.

Congratulations Arab Nation, we're now borrowing money to buy their weapons to kill each other!

Got the picture now??!!

Pass On The Word.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Terror.. The other Side of War On Terror!

By: Ahmed M. ElNahhas - Firenze, May 21st 2017.
Since its ratification in 1929/31, the “Treatment Of Prisoners Of War”, known as the “Geneva Convention”, prevailed in defending the rights of those unfortunate soldiers, or civilians, caught in the custody of their adversaries in any belligerent conflict between two or more nations.
Whereas article 81 states that “…individuals who follow the armed forces without directly belonging thereto, who fall into the enemy's hands and whom the latter think expedient to detain, shall be entitled to be treated as prisoners of war”. This provision covered military support contractors, civilian war correspondents, sutlers, etc.
Yet, at the distance of 86 years, things have drastically changed.. POWs are no longer considered, or treated, as such; but simply and solely they are TERRORISTS, of whom and with whom anything goes.. Torture.. Humiliation.. Rape.. Have all become integrant chapters from the new book of “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques”! Today studied, tutored and trained all over the world!
Just consider the scandalous cases of Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib; where those ‘techniques’ are used, not to get from the prisoners information (already by itself an unacceptable practice) yet may help saving the lives of compatriots; but simply to humiliate the enemy, with no other reason.
Emergency Response Division (ERD) commonly nicknamed “Dirty Brigades” is a special Anti-Terrorism Task Force especially chosen from the ranks of Baghdad Army, and highly trained on modern Interrogations Techniques by American and Italian “Consultants”!

Here is how they operate.. As the battle for Mosul is still roaring, ERD operatives exercise their own developed versions of the “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” they have learned on Mehdi Mahmud, a civilian from a small village that was under DAESH till recently, whom they suspect being DAESH (ISIL) collaborators!

PS: To know more about the enhanced interrogation techniques, click here:

Thursday, 23 July 2015

No Past.. No Future. Not even Present!

By: Ahmed M. ElNahhas – Pisa, July 22nd 2015.
The traditional/conventional, yet liberal, environment in which I was raised, has been the crucible where  the fundamental social and religious values melted together to forge the person I have become. Values like family, love, tolerance, respect, integrity, honesty, mercy, loyalty, solidarity, independence and reason; have outlined, among others, the untouchable boundaries of my mind’s Liberty and Freedom. Accordingly, we (my generation and I) lived by the code: my liberty ends where yours begins.. Simple and practical.
Today instead, things have drastically changed.. Every known value to my aging brain has turned into its precise opposite, and I can’t recognise my stand anymore, because the gap separating Conventional from Modern is dangerously widening.
Every decade new standards are being set and re-set to establish new modifications to the existing measures. Why? To meet the new Demand.. The frequent modifications could be justifiable in the fields of scientific research and discoveries; but not in moral, ethic and ideal Principles and Values.
Example: the Medical Society can modify in + or – the parameters measuring the diagnosis and therapy for a certain pathology, but only as a result of a thorough scientific research, or in light of new discoveries, not based upon a debatable Market Research.
Also the decreasing of an established measure of pollution for political reasons cannot be justifiable or even acceptable, because it affects negatively the health standards of a given population against the positively growing benefits of an industrial lobby.
Things became worse when such modifications began to show on moral, social and political Values and Principles.. A trend which started earlier in the 17th and 18th centuries  as a Populist Demand to conquer and defeat the Absolutistic dominion of Monarchic and Religious Institutions over every aspect of the commons’ daily life; but soon after the Great Revolutions that trend turned upon the essence of existence itself: Family and Gender.
Only in the past seven decades, terms like Freedom and Liberty have suffered the consequences  of many modifications, procuring them the kind of elasticity, and flexibility, that allowed them to include Dissoluteness, Disintegration, and Libertinage! Thus, in today’s New Globalised World Order, sacrosanct Conventional values as Freedom of Expression and Civil Rights became the safe haven for Pornography, Civil Unions, Same Gender Union and Marriage, Free Safe Sex, Abortion.. Etc.
When Modern became synonym to Progress, the Conventional and Regress became one!! Henceforth, everything became appetisingly feasible and acceptable with no limits or barriers of any kind: Moral, Ethical, Social, Traditional, Political, Economic or Religious. Because all of these have been absorbed by the term Modern Civilisation.
Conventional as I am, I refuse that Civilisation.
Pass On The Word.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

It’s time to throw away the crutches.. Forever.

By: Ahmed M. ElNahhas – Castelfiorentino, July 17th 2015.
The western Judeo-Christian civilisation, have always treasured fear and doubt from a possible re-unification of the Muslim World; therefor it has done everything in its might to keep the Muslims divided and torn apart.. Due credit must be acknowledged to the Muslims themselves.
Ever since the age of the Great Discoveries and the rise of Colonial economies, the Western Empires have spared no effort to further inflame every type of political, social, tribal, religious, cultural, sectarian or ethnic differences, even rivalries.. The examples are numerous and mostly are of public dominion and rather easily traceable.
It must have been Dr. Martin Luther King who said: “No one can ride on your back unless it is bent”!!
Hence, I see fit and coherent to the subject, these coming lines extracted from my book “Requiem For The Dream – A Cry for Indignation calling for Commitment”:
Two years before the bloodiest massacre in recent history, known as “The Great War” (otherwise commonly referred to as WWI) could come to an end; just few months before the secret meeting took place, in which the first draft of the “Sykes & Picot Accords” was presented, for approval, before the British Crown’s Prime Minister and his French counterpart; and perhaps even unaware of the two empires’ plot to define their proposed spheres of influence, and to equally split the Provinces (Welayat) of the Ottoman Empire (the last official Muslim Caliphate); precisely in January 1916, T. E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence Of Arabia) described, in an intelligence memo, the Arab Revolt as “beneficial to us, because it marches with our immediate aims, the break-up of the Islamic ‘bloc’ and the defeat and disruption of the Ottoman Empire, and because the states [Sharif Hussein] would set up to succeed the Turks would be … harmless to ourselves … The Arabs are even less stable than the Turks. If properly handled they would remain in a state of political mosaic, a tissue of small jealous principalities incapable of cohesion.
Michal Korda, Lawrence’s biographer, while analysing the outcome of 1919’s Paris Peace Conference, wrote:
“Indeed, it is typical of Lawrence that he managed to get Prince Feisal, the leader of the Arab Revolt, and Chaim Weizmann, the Zionist leader, to sit down together in January 1919 and sign an extraordinary agreement (largely drafted by Lawrence himself) that would have created a joint Arab-Jewish government in Palestine, with unlimited Jewish immigration. Feisal conceded that Palestine could contain 4 million to 5 million Jewish immigrants without harm to the rights or property of the Arab population, a number not greatly different from the number of Jews living in Israel today”.
I don’t know why the issue have suddenly overtaken my thoughts the very moment I saw the untactful act, yet spontaneous, by which Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, tried to comfort the weeping Palestinian child fearing deportation.
Is it because the hawkish New Conservative Right is winning grounds every moment all over the globe, and crushing along its path every Human & Civil Right; using new tools like Financial and Economic hegemony to break, conquer and colonise the ‘Other’?
Perhaps even the way Germany’s deep sense of guilt, combined with Jewish chronic paranoia, have always seasoned most of Europe’s political and economic decisions?
Or maybe is it that we, the Arab/Muslim populations, were unable, or just reluctant, to question our choices?
One reason equals any other.. The bitter fact is that we have been hanging the tragic consequences of our choices on ignorance and poverty - and using them the way a differently able person stands only bearing upon crutches - though knowing that they are only excuses.. Forgetting that the very few moments of glory which sparked for a short while through our long history, have shone bright when the ultra-majority of us were ignorant and poor.
Pass On The Word.

PS: This morning (July 18th) German media reported a high level governmental official saying that the Palestinian child is speaking perfect German language and seem well integrated within the society, and it is for such individuals that the emigration laws and asylum norms must be reviewed. Some are interpreting this as an official PR spot to clear Angela’s much criticised act.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

EU Nav For Med.

By: Ahmed M. ElNahhas – Montopoli, June 29th 2015.
On May 27th , under “Humanity? A hopeless case”, I wrote: “Parliaments and Governments do not hesitate for a glimpse of an eye while voting for a war; and their financial and logistic contributions are ready at a moment’s notice.. But when it comes to saving lives (others of course) they take all the time in the world, and the topic on top of their agendas’ priority list becomes Domestic Unease and Security Hazards.

Desperate refugees at large.. Circled in red are the floating corps of the dead. 

Today, while trying to put some order into my study, I stumbled over several pencil written notes dated 23rd of June – apparently left to remind me of topics that I should follow on yet, for a reason or another, they were doomed to sink deep in my fading memory – reporting the headlines of some important news about EU’s debates over its urgent issue of the moment: REFUGEES!
To my astonishment, that day I surprisingly discovered, that 14 nations of the European Union have decided to unsheathe their swords to defend I don’t know what from the “Clear and Present Danger” called: REFUGEES! They are deploying their submarines, battleships, missile launchers, helicopters, and drones; all under the command of Italy (with its Hospital Ship and one thousand infantry soldiers)!
Commenting on that decision, Mr. Furio Colombo said that it’s an operation with scarce fantasy typical of European Vertices; and going through the recent history of that Biblical Exodus, caused by the twelve conflicts roaring about every corner of the region and bleeding its already lamed economies; he examined the steps that, over the past few years, Italy (alone without EU help or support) has taken to face the refugees phenomena:
Ø  First it was operation “Mare Nostrum” aiming to save lives of human beings fleeing danger and crossing the Mediterranean on fishing boats, tenders and fortune vessels.. It saved about 5000 souls!
Ø  Opposed by the Right block in Parliament, the operation was aborted leaving the floor to another plan code named “Triton” that didn’t count at all and saved no one.
Remained the question of what to do regarding those who have already landed and, whom against their own will, were obliged to be locked up surrounded by high fences in the ‘Housing Centres’ (the cool name for concentration camps) waiting for the outcome of useless endless talks and negotiations inside the corridors and counseling rooms in Brussels and Luxemburg; out of which Italy got nothing.
So, there is nothing left but to make war.. Not against the Human Traffic Lords on both sides of the sea.. Not against the corrupt officials here and there in Africa, Asia, and Europe who are lubricating the gears of their new ‘Gold making Business’.. Instead, Europe’s deployed fleets did not cast to plough the Mediterranean waters to save the refugees lives, but to sink the boats that transport them!!!
And the submarines??? Maybe their commission is to verify the collective deaths by drowning!!!
But how to justify a combat naval fleet and why the command to Italy? Colombo answers:
“On one hand, assigning the command to a conceited Italy, who obtained nothing in the first place, leaves the impression that it won everything; even Italy’s Minster of Foreign Affairs declared that the decision is a success.
And on the other, it specifies between the lines of many communiqués that: a) Libya will not be attacked if it doesn’t want to!! b) No war shall be launched if the UN will not give the go!!! c) It is allowed to make the bolds in open sea in order to hit the traffickers!!!!
Indeed, but the traffickers are never at sea.. Only the sailors.. Yes, but they are as well criminals, and we will sink them.. And the refugees? Either will go down with boat along with its sailors (an event verifiable by the submarines); or they will survive and land on Italian soil so that we’re back to square one.
It is a pity that the image of Italy is used for such a macabre game”.
Furio Colombo’s argumentations, though sarcastic, are much convincing and I agree with him. To conclude, I will quote myself repeating what I said two days ago:
As today’s world is swerving towards ‘Right’, and National Parties from every colour are winning grounds all over the globe; dividing and discriminating entire populations has become a cultural vogue rising over many racial, ethnic, sectarian and religious perceptions all commonly blinded by the “US vs. THEM”  spotlights; unable to see the fading “TOGETHER” candlelight.
Therefor, an inevitable “Regression Backward is likely the most logic opposed reaction to cripple our existence. I think that many tangible present facts do support this conclusion of mine.
Pass On The Word.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

God Wish It!?!

By: Ahmed M. ElNahhas – Firenze, June 20th 2015.
When building a wall – of any type: cultural, social, racial or even physical made of bricks, barbed wire or steel – around yourself thinking it’ll protect you from the ‘Other’, in fact it isolates you from all and from everything; and you’ll end up discovering how vulnerable and defenceless you’ve become.
Last week Right Wing Hungarian authorities have informed the EU commission and parliament of its immediate suspension of the Political Asylum treaty, and of its intention to erect a 180km long and 5m high of double folds barbed wire closing its southern borders with Serbian territory!
Moreover, France has forced tens of desperate African refugees to remain on the rocky shores of Ventimiglia refusing to host them on French soil. The official claim is: “awaiting the new EU regulations in merit”!
Austria, Denmark, Germany and the UK are timidly watching and silently preparing similar procedures; while in Italy and since several years , official police records show frequent cases of aggression on “extra-community subjects” by activists belonging to extreme right movements; headed and driven by the xenophobe political party “Lega Nord”* – The North League –  which calls for the elimination of “Parasites that are infecting the society and the race”, and uplifting its tones declaring that “kicking them out is no longer a solution, the time has come to engage bulldozers to eradicate them and their camps from our cities”.
Lega Nord - same as European Skin-Heads, Neo Nazis, and Neo Fascists - has been dangerously embracing the very same tactics practiced in the US by Nationalist Groups of Supremacists and Secessionists, who follow the “Anglo-Celtic” ideology and preach independence and dominion over other ethnic a/o religious minorities.
Preaching ‘Hate’, to support an ideology of racial supremacy, would consequently imply ‘Violence’.. Which always commence first ‘Moral’ (verbal aggression, racial segregation, offensive critics, insults, songs…), then, and for socio-political motives more than cultural, the violence will rapidly shift from moral towards the ‘Material’ (cloths, cars, houses, shops, camps, churches, synagogues…Etc.).. However, it does not stop here; unfortunately it accelerates into ‘Physical’ attacks on the person with the intention of causing maximum harm, having death as a target.
The Charlestone Church massacre by Dylann Roof proves my point, that preaching hate implies consequently all sorts of violence; that are above all unpredictable as well as uncontrollable.. Roof was raised in an environment where the Confederate flag decorates many residential facades and is proudly waved on the top post of the City Hall; and where the notes of Dixie is the region’s official anthem.. In fact, for many southerners, both the flag and Dixie are the symbols of the Confederate Republic of the South.

What’s to be considered carefully here is that, on both sides of the Northern Atlantic, racial supremacy and its sisters nationalism and secessionism are Constitutionally protected: in the US by their worshiped  sacred ‘Totem’ known as the “2nd Amendment”; while in Europe the “Freedom of Expression” articles are the shield.
Also, despite the obvious similarity of the methodologies that are meticulously practiced here and there,  to mobilise the masses and ensure their loyalty, through: manifesting, creating of proper identification symbols (flags, logos, anthems, books, slogans, mottos, oaths, cloths, colours, hair-styles, songs…etc.), rallying, preaching, recruiting, training, educating, misinforming and assaulting; no one sees or admits the identical characteristics that join together all types of extreme ideological, political, racial or religious  Fanatic Behaviour!!
It’s clear that nothing is new under the sun..  Yet it is clearer that history repeats itself regularly in cycles of approximate precision.. So, I can safely conclude that it is much too much clear the ‘Imbecility’ exhibited by many of us.. Those who absolutely refuse to learn the lessons of History.. Or even worse: to categorically deny History itself.
Pass On The Word.

        I.            Allow me to suggest the vision of two films considered as part of Hollywood’s Cult features:
1)       “American History X” with Edward Norton, and
2)       “Mississippi Burning” with Gene Hackman and William Dafoe.
    II.            La storia:
a)       Offer us the possibility to examine all the choices of the past in relation to their economic, political and cultural pretexts of their times;
b)       allow us as well to analyse the consequences revealed from such choices, so that, if wit enough, we would learn how to face the challenges of the present without having to sort out for uncertain improvisations or be limited to only react or just follow the initiatives of others;

c)       give us for last the certainty of being able to reduce into its possible minimum any unseen risk, and to best organize efficient plans optimizing the future

Dio Lo Vuole!!??!!

Quando si costruisce un muro - di qualsiasi tipo: culturale, sociale, raziale e anche fisico che sia di mattone, di filo spinato o d’acciaio - in torno a se pensando di proteggersi dall’atro, di fatto si isola da tutto e da tutti, e infine si scopre vulnerabile e indifendibile.
Dalla scopa di Maroni siamo arrivati alla ruspa di Salvini! E dopo?? La Bomba Atomica??? La Lega Nord sta pericolosamente seguendo gli schemi adottati da tanti gruppi nazionalisti Americani; e anche quelli degli Skinheads,  Neo-Nazzisti e Neo-Fascisti Europei. Gruppi di suprematisti secessionisti e nazionalisti che si rifanno ad un ideologia “Anglo-Celtica” e predicano l’indipendenza e la dominazione su altre minoranze etniche e/o religiose.
Predicare l’odio, in sostegno dell’ideologia suprematista raziale, comporta di conseguenza la violenza. Che comincia sempre prima ‘Morale’ (aggressione verbale: segregazione razziale, critiche, insulti, canzoni…) e poi, per motivi politico-sociali più che culturali, si precipita velocemente verso il ‘Materiale’ (abiti, macchine, case, negozi, campi, chiese, sinagoghe o moschee…ecc.). Però non si ferma qui, purtroppo finisce con l’aggredire fisicamente le persone con l’intenzione di fare più danni possibili; con la morte come traguardo.
L’ennesimo esempio di Dylann Roof ne è la prova: primo, che la Lega di Salvini sta seguendo le soliti schemi suprematisti; secondo, prova che predicare l’odio genera ogni tipo di violenze, che perlopiù sono incontrollabile e imprevedibile. Roof è cresciuto, come spiega Giampiero Gramaglia sul Fatto Quotidiano, in un ambiente che “sventola la bandiera Confederata che evoca la Guerra di Secessione, quella di abolizionisti contro schiavisti, del Nord contro il Sud, la guerra di Lincoln contro Lee”. Dove la bandiera come simbolo è sempre “abbinata con le note di Dixie, l’inno non ufficiale della Confederazione Sudista”.
Tutto tutelato costituzionalmente: in America con il loro ormai sacro adorato ‘Totem’ cioè il “Second Amendment”; mentre l’Europa si nasconde dietro l’elastica stoffa della “Libertà d’Espressione”!
Malgrado l’assoluta similitudine delle loro metodologie meticolosamente praticate nel: manifestare, creare i propri simboli (bandiere, inni, libri, logo, motto, giuramenti, colori, abiti, conciature… ecc.) predicare, reclutare, formare, educare, disinformare ed aggredire; nessuno vede, o ammette, l’identicità accomunando tutti i tipi di fanatismo: ideologico, politico, raziale o religioso.
Chiaro che niente è nuovo sotto il sole.. Ed è più chiaro che la storia si ripeta manifestandosi in cicli quasi precisi.. Di conseguenza, posso concludere che sia molto, ma molto chiara l’imbecillità esibita da gran parte di noi.. Quelli(e) che rifiutano di imparare dalla storia.. O peggio ancora: di negarla.
Ahmed M. ElNahhas – Montopoli, 20 Giugno 2015.

        I.            Permettete mi di proporvi la visione di due film ormai cult del cinema Hollywoodiano:
1)       “American History X” di Edward Norton, e
2)       “Mississippi Burning” di Gene Hackman.
    II.            La storia:
a)       ci offre la possibilità di esaminare tutte le scelte passate in relazione con i pretesti economico-politico-culturali dei loro tempi;
b)       ci permette peraltro di analizzare le conseguenze che si sono rivelate da tale scelte; e, se siamo abbastanza svegli, impareremo ad affrontare le sfide del presente, senza dover ricorrere ad incerte improvvisazioni o limitarci al solo reagire o a seguire le iniziative degli altri;
c)       ci da infine la certezza di poter ridurre al minimo i rischi imprevisti, e organizzare al meglio i piani più efficaci ad ottimizzare il futuro.