Monthly Archives: February 2014

Three Little Pigs (English translation of Che Fine Hanno Fatto I Tre Porcellini)

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I realize this post may seem overdue or even obsolete. But considering that our particular moment in history tends to suffer historical amnesia, it seems appropriate to reexamine the story of the “Three Little Pigs”. Bear with me, ultimately this is a matter of bearing witness.

In my last post, I suggested that, as in Nuremberg in 1947 a special tribunal be set up to judge accused catholic bishops for their crimes against humanity (covering up the abuse of children by many priests -and some-nuns- over the years). Many of you approved of this idea -and for that I thank you.

But it doesn’t end here.

In this crazy world, there are war criminals that are out enjoying the perks of the high life, despite the fact that they are -at least in my opinion- stained with crimes against humanity. And yet they got away. They are free. Respected. Revered.

In this case I am referring to three dark souls who have used fear and deceit to lead the world astray. They have shaped a society that plays exclusively to their interest and is shackled to the power of the arms and oil industries.

These men have, under the pretext of protecting us, contributed to the death of hundreds of thousand of human beings -soldiers and civilians.

They triggered a downward spiral of the world economy that caused the biggest financial crisis of the last ninety years (more victims).

They violated international law, invading countries without any actual evidence.

They created illegal prisons where the “innocent until proven guilty” are tortured.

They willfully ignored the Third Geneva Convention and the War Crimes Act.

In 2004, in Rasul vs Bush, their own Supreme Court ruled against them: declaring that all prisoners have the right to fair trial.

So, as I did in the case of Catholic Bishops guilty of hiding the crimes of pedophile priests, I ask myself, “Is it not right to bring these men, whom I consider to be responsible for unjust war, violations of international rights and actual crimes against humanity, in front of a tribunal?

I am referring of course, to George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.

But let’s not forget that this band of three -or as I like to call them- “The Three Little Pigs”, rely on several wretched and willing accomplices -namely, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Paul Wolfowitz and the ineffable John Yoo.

I am not crazy. I know very well that this will never happen. The Three Little Pigs will finish out their lives in peace, celebrated by their servile assistants, jesters and lackeys.

Perhaps.

Ultimately, it’s a matter of bearing witness.

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Che Fine Hanno Fatto I Tre Porcellini?

war-criminals-rumsfeld-bush-cheney-politics-1366279271 Mi rendo conto che questo mio post puo’ sembrare obsoleto dunque in ritardo. Considerando  pero’ questo nostro particolare tempo storico tende per certo ad avere la memoria corta mi e’ sembrato giusto parlare ancora una volta dei tre porcellini. Abbiate pazienza che in fondo si tratta solo di memoria storica.

Nel mio ultimo post ho suggerito l’idea che per i Vescovi cattolici (quelli colpevoli sia chiaro) sia istituito un tribunale speciale, una specie di Tribunale di Norimberga dove essi vengano giudicati per crimini contro l’umanita’. Molti di voi approvano questa mia idea e per questo vi ringrazio.

Ma non finisce qui.

Eppure in questo nostro e grande pazzo mondo, ci sono altri criminali di guerra in pectore che bellamente se la spassano (almeno credo) nonostante si siano macchiati a mio avviso di grandi crimini. E l’hanno fatta franca. Sono liberi. Rispettati. Riveriti.

In questo caso mi riferisco a tre anime nere che hanno contribuito a creare un mondo peggiore, basato sulla paura e sulle ombre. Hanno creato un mondo particolare  che gira esclusivamente intorno al loro interesse che e’ legato alle grandi potenze industriali del petrolio e delle armi.

Hanno contribuito alla morte di centinaia di migliaia di essere umani, civili e militari con la scusa che volevano proteggerci.

Hanno innescato una spirale verso il basso di natura economica che ha causato la piu’ grande crisi finanziaria degli ultimi novant’anni.

Hanno violentato il codice internazionale attaccando paesi senza alcuna prova effettiva.

Hanno creato prigioni illegali dove si torturano i detenuti i quali sono fino a prova contraria innocenti.

Hanno deliberatamente ignorato LA TERZA CONVENZIONE DI GINEVRA nonché il WAR CRIMES ACT

Addirittura la Corte Suprema degli Stati Uniti nel 2004 (Rasul Vs Bush) ha giudicato che i prigionieri hanno il diritto legale di essere “giudicati” da una corte imparziale.

Dunque come nel caso dei Vescovi Cattolici colpevoli di nascondere i crimini dei preti pedofili, mi chiedo se non sia giusto portare quelli che io considero i maggiori responsabili di guerre ingiuste e di aberrazioni del diritto internazionale e di veri e propri crimini contro l’umanita’ davanti ad un tribunale. Mi riferisco a George W Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.

Non mi dimentico e’ chiaro di quelli che sono stati parte integrante e volenterosa di questa meschina “banda dei tre” o come a me piace chiamarli i “Tre Porcellini” e cioe’: Condoleza Rice, Colin Powell, Paul Wolfwitz e l’ineffabile John Yoo.

Non sono pazzo. So benissimo che questo non accadrà. I tre porcellini finiranno la loro vita in Santa Pace, onorati da servi, giullari e laccaculo.

Forse.

In fondo si tratta solo di memoria storia.

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A Nuremberg trial for Catholic Bishops?

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Today the United Nations Committee on the Right Of The Child released a report accusing the Vatican of covering up many decades of sexual abuse of children by priests.

The Treaty of Rome (July 17,1998) affirms that: ” Crimes against humanity are particularly odious offenses in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of one or more human beings and that they are not isolated or sporadic events.”

What about the crimes of sexual nature against children committed by Catholic priests? In my opinion these crimes are not just horrible, aberrant acts committed by sick people but true crimes against humanity. Destroying the innocence of children should be considered a crime against humanity.

Some of the priests have paid for their crimes, but what about the Bishops who have covered up the of the sexual abuse?

Should not they as leaders pay a price?

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God, He Was Good

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…and now is gone. One of the best around. An actor. No handsome. Not Athletic. But you believed what you saw on that screen.

Thank you, Philip.

God, you are good.

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