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Monday, 29 July 2013

Steeling life isn’t a crime!

By: Ahmed ELNAHAS – Montopoli, July 29th 2013.
Looking for a definition to ‘Theft’ as a criminal act, or ‘Thief’ as a criminal person, one would be going through which ever Penal Code in the world to find it defined, more or less, as “..whomever seizes or take possession of the movable things of others”.. Giving it a thought, the ‘good’ we’re talking about, life, could possibly be defined as movable thing? Of course no; the code would add something very important “It is also considered a movable thing the Electric Energy and any other energy of economic value”.
Try and ask your lawyer friend and he, rising up his shoulders, would reply: “Of course no, this kind of theft is not foreseen by any code. Not always there could be a Penal Responsibility.. Maximum it could be social, moral or political.. Supposing that such responsibilities exist anymore in our society”!!
Nowhere in any law this crime is, or will ever be, provided for: The Theft of Life.. Not Homicide to be clear, but the subtraction of energies of ideas, of enthusiasms, and of hopes.. These are being systematically taken away.
If you are over forty five years of age, then you’ll know what I’m talking about; for you have certainly passed one day out of two trying to outlive the controversies and hatred that have humiliated your impulses and ideals; a day consumed in self defence against those who worked their best to shred the country into small insignificant pieces, while you wanted to open up and overlook the whole world.
Then you’d look around and see your mates obliged to migrate.. Or lean down the head to crime, corruption and political patronage.. Even to renounce undertaking any exploit or venture.. Dignity have been stolen, yet even this isn’t an offense punishable by any law!!
You’ve definitely experienced that without a recommendation, a business card, or an affiliation you couldn’t have the chance to become a professor, a director or a manager.. Isn’t that a theft of merit, of commitment, of occasions?
Maybe even you have seen architects friends of friends constructing buildings and high rises out of norms who’ve been convicted, imprisoned or at large, though leaving you without land, air, and horizons!! You have certainly witnessed the flourishing careers of journalists champions of silence and complicity; while others, more skilled, honest and free, are plodding along.. And that is not theft??
They have stolen my life and yours as well, even if you didn’t realised it yet.. Maybe it is not a crime.. But the thieves are still out there.. Unpunished!
Pass On The Word.

NB: This article is adapted from Ferruccio Sansa’s editorial on today’s Il Fatto Quotidiano.

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