Paolo Flores D’Arcais’s article published on this morning’s issue of “Il Fatto Quotidiano” entitled “Some proposals against the rot”. An article which, in my opinion, not only suits the ordinary Italian silent opposition, but as well fits perfectly our situation in today’s post-Mubarak Egypt.
Mr. Arcais is engaged in a continuous and restless battle to awaken the dormant power of the people, the ordinary people; those who fight daily to provide a meal for their children and secure a way for their families to survive tomorrow.. Those who have come to live day by day risking to lose everything anytime, and those who have nothing left to lose.. those who despite all odds continue to live respecting the law even though the law is not protecting them, because for a long time the law was concerned only with shielding the deeds and haves of the wealthy and powerful, of the lobbies, of the friends , and friends of friends.
He is engaged in a continuous fight against the root causes, not just the symptoms, of a chronic social pathology named ‘INDIFFERENCE’. A disease resulting from stagnant politic.. The one monopolized for a long period of time by a given political Élite which make its own laws and thus become above all laws, driving the ordinary citizen to a depressive state of impotence leaving him completely powerless and helpless, so that by the end he just accept the “Wrong” as “Normal” and find ways to passively outlive it or even worse to live by it.
To this segment of the civilian population Mr. Arcais is saying:
Here ends the article of Mr. Arcais. And I say if this is the case of a proven western model of democracy, shouldn’t it become a message to those who are waking up every morning hoping that things would change, or that someone would come and change things.. Well my friends, nothing will change and no one will come to change a bit unless WE will roll up our sleeves and start moving things.. By, with and for the law.
Pass On The Word.