Freedom

Freedom

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Facebook will not delete the picture heading this post, eventhough it is contrary to its Terms of Use. A few days ago it did so with the picture which passed into History as the icon of the failure of the United States in the Vietnam War. World’s biggest social network erased a post from Norway’s main newspaper, Aftenpoften, which had this photo as an example of pictures which had changed our conception of war. The next morning, the editor-in-chief put the picture into the newspaper’s printed front page with a white, big «Dear Mark Zuckerberg» printed on a facebook-blue background, and flooded Oslo with it. The Prime Minister Solberg and the rest of the politicians went further and, together, they published the picture in their personal profiles; Facebook also deleted those posts but, under the pressure of the international media, it gave in and backed down. Continúa leyendo “Freedom”

We do not deserve such pain

We do not deserve such pain

One hundred and twenty nine people (by the moment) died this weekend in Europe’s heart. «The war in Paris», said Le Figaro’ headline. After terrorists chose United States’ political, military and financial power –World Trade Center, Pentagon and, we will never know, Capitol Hill or the White House– fourteen years ago to crash passenger aircrafts, on Friday we saw how they chose football, theatres and restaurants on the beginning of a weekend. Fourteen years ago they achieved to terrify us attacking the power. Now they have done so, attacking our lifestyle. Our forms to understand happiness: music, joy, sports. Continúa leyendo “We do not deserve such pain”

«Decisions are made by those who sow up»

«Decisions are made by those who sow up»

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Just start writing this post took me three hours, and two hours and a half to write it. On that time, usually, I could write four or five posts with scathing criticism against the prime minister or the new Spanish parties. But this one is not one of those posts. Before I start writing, long before, I decided not to use the picture which has provoked me to write this words, because I don’t want to feel again the pain which it caused to me the first time I saw it. I am aware that I will not forget that picture; as many others who yesterday raised our voices just for condemn the simple fact of having Aylan in our screens; in all of our screens. Continúa leyendo “«Decisions are made by those who sow up»”