Gabriele Zamparini, The Cat's Dream I felt dizzy when I read about Bono and World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz talking about poverty in Africa. But the worst had still to happen. I wanted to laugh – but I couldn’t – when I heard George W. Bush talking about the great generosity of US Government to help the developing countries. But the worst had still to happen. I felt sick when I saw Tony Blair and Sir Bob Geldof flirting and preaching on TV about Make Poverty History. But the worst had still to happen.
I thought of Afghanistan and Iraq when I heard UN Secretary General Kofi Annan saying: "On behalf of the poor, the voiceless and the weak I say thank you." But the worst had still to happen.
Then I saw Bill Gates on the stage of Live 8 in London, calling for generosity. But even that wasn’t the worst.
The worst would be let these clowns blind us on the real causes of the problem, in Africa as anywhere else. The worst would be falling in this propaganda trap orchestrated by war criminals and their friends. The worst would be let them win.
This morning I read an open letter by Sir Bob Geldof to the leaders of the G8. Toward the end, he writes: “Today there will be noise and music and joy, the joy of exuberant possibility. On Friday there will be a great silence as the world awaits your verdict.”
Let’s not be silent, neither on Friday, nor on Saturday or on any other day. Let’s not be silent against this clan of gangsters who arrogate to themselves the right to decide the life and death of millions of people and our very survival on this planet.
To keep my sanity I collected a few articles about all this. Take a look!