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No Easter Eggs.

children-lidice-4[6] (children’s war victims memorial in Lidice)

According to the United Nations children’s agency 14 million children are suffering because the war in Syria and Iraq.

No Easter eggs for them.

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The Highway of Tears

 

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They really have no voice.

In the northern region of British Columbia, Canada, there is a highway that has become known as the Highway of Tears.

If you drive there, and you forget the high trees, dense forest, and majestic mountains peaks that you can see in a distance, you will realize that you are driving on a strip of road that, since1962, has seen the disappearance  of 582 women and girls.

The missing women and girls are all indigenous.

Almost forty percent of them disappeared after the year 2000. No one knows why; the Government of Canada does not investigate. They have just vanished, evaporated into the thin air of this isolated part of Canada.

We have committed so many crimes against the indigenous population. We have killed them. Ignored them. Stolen from them. Humiliated them. They have indeed became a marginalized footnote in history. Just like these 582 women victims of violence.

At least let us try to remember them

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Rwanda, 6 Aprile 1994: let’s not forget.

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Venti anni fa, (il 6 aprile 1994), abbiamo tutti scoperto un paese che risponde al nome di Rwanda.

In pochi mesi mesi le milizia aiutate da civili dell’etnia predominante, gli Hutu, hanno perpetrato il genocidio dell’etnia rivale, Tutsi. Hanno massacrato uomini donne e bambini. Senza risparmiare quegli Hutu che cercarono di nascondere e aiutare quelli dell’etnia nemica.

A colpi di machete, li hanno sgozzati, tagliato le loro teste, smembrato i corpi. In un parossismo di perfetto odio razziale. Naturalmente pochi mesi dopo i Tutsi hanno cercato e trovato la loro rivincita.

Ancora sangue. Ancora genocidio.

Venti anni dopo, Attenti al Lupo, vuole ricordare le vittime innocenti di entrambe le etnie, così che il loro sangue ormai disseccato non sia perso nel tempo.

Venti anni fa e’ accaduto l’ennesimo genocidio e forse ancora una volta Dio ha pianto.

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