It’s disgusting, that’s what it is. Remove culture and what you’re left with is war. Love each other instead. It’s all we’ve got.
In a way, the internet has made it clear: people are ugly. Better yet: without guidance, culture, restraint, and under a relative shield of anonymity, people turn back into beasts which they were to begin with. One needs to only look at the comment section under any burning issue.
Much more has become clearer than clear: politics does not work. Politicians are puppets. Masses are led. And what we are led into is war.
The way we are being divided, turned against each other, our blood made to boil with counterexamples, enemies pinpointed, the Other embodied. War!
Instead of declaring war on capitalism we buy their concepts. Instead of uniting we further divide.
Slovenia and Italy are in a diplomatic conundrum. I don’t follow it closely because it makes me sick. It’s got to do with what the Partisans did to Fascists (and not only them?) after the war was won.
Even if you win a war, it will haunt you. Wars have no winners.
The victory is when there is no war.
Much luck with that. We are going to need it.
In the photo part, images from two family trips to the areas next to the Italian-Slovenian border which was hard won and is sometimes loose, sometimes random and sometimes unfair, and of various war memorials in the region. If anything they teach us what happens when you stop getting along.
(I had a look what the matter was: European Parliament President Antonio Tajani ended his speech at the ceremony commemorating Italian victims in Bazovica near the Slovenian border by saying: “Long live Italian Istria, long live Italian Dalmatia.” Not only Slovenians, Croatians will kick his ass too.)