Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What keeps us irresponsibly silent?

Barbaric Crimes against humanity and Genocide of human children - “Duplessis Orphans” of Canada!
What keeps us irresponsibly silent?

By Federico Mayor Zaragoza
Where are the voices that were announced so much? The voices of the marginalized, of the forgotten, of the young people whose future is darkened even more by a handful of currencies, of the academic, scientific, artistic communities ... that should be at the forefront of the great popular mobilization that today is imperative and urgent?

Only women, fortunately, seem to have understood that now, in the face of potentially irreversible processes, the time has come for "We, the peoples," as enlightened as prematurely enunciated the Charter of the United Nations ...

They will be, as predicted by Nelson Mandela, the "cornerstone" of the new era. But for these new times to become reality, it is necessary to act without delay. Faced with the global challenges that threaten humanity as a whole -nuclear, extreme poverty, climate change- we can not postpone our reaction ... because tomorrow may be too late.

Barbaric Genocide of human children - “Duplessis Orphans” of Canada!
I never tire of repeating that it is inadmissible ethically that more than 4,000 million dollars are invested in arms and military expenses every day, while thousands of people die, most of them girls and boys from one to five years of age. And yet, what a shame !, not only have not investments in defense decreased but, at the request of President Trump, have been increased ...

And in Spain the government has hastened to announce, without there having been immediately followed by a large protest, which will increase by 80%!
Faced with the global challenges that threaten humanity, it is necessary to act without delay

On the other hand, the proposals to carry out the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and the Agreements on Climate Change that would allow the great transition from an economy of speculation, productive relocation and war, to a knowledge-based economy have been slowed down. a global, human and sustainable development.

And silence.

The unusual President Trump has announced with great fanfare that he will not put into practice the measures that would prevent a further deterioration of the habitability of the Earth, so wisely promoted and subscribed by his predecessor.

And silence.

In cyberspace, where there must be millions of "whatsapp" and "twitters" to warn the Republican President of the United States that if it continues to seriously affect the future of humanity we will stop acquiring American products ...

And silence.

Trump further marginalizes the United Nations and reinforces the nonsense of the plutocratic groups (G7, G8, G20) invented by the Reagan and Thatcher neoliberalism ...

And silence.

When more urgent is a new concept of security, and work, and lifestyle ... When it is essential to invent a different future and remember each day that the coming is (still, perhaps already for a short time) to do ... we look on the other side, the governors appear discouraged and submissive, the media, almost all the voice of their master, are engaged in distracting the staff ...

And silence.

Here is what I wrote in Berlin on October 22, 2011. Today is much more, much more, timely:

"I pretended I did not know ... and now I'm going with my conscience on my back, sleepless night and day.