Will David get his sling and fight the Goliath mob or will he too will succumb to the modern bullies? . . “That violence is not practical. If my fellow men believe that the force of the combined tonnage of their muscles is a practical means to rule me — let them learn the outcome of a contest in which there’s nothing but brute force on one side, and force ruled by a mind, on the other.” Ragnar Danneskjold – from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. . . See you next time… if David will stand! .
This week I chose the print to express all my discomfort and rage. When we are facing communist destroyers, to react with beauty is not enough. I felt the need to express myself clearly. I’m pissed. I’m pissed at the ignorance in the world. I’m pissed at the people destroying symbols of freedom. I’m pissed at people destroying monuments and culture. I’m pissed at the silent people giving power to the destroying force of ignorance. I’m pissed at the people accepting with cowardice ignoble requests made with violence. We accepted without reacting properly when the Taliban destroyed the Bamiyan Buddhas. I was pissed then, and I’m pissed now that the same mentality is doing the same thing here. I’m pissed at people pretending I have an original sin just because they say so. Let me be clear: I do not accept the concept of an original sin and I do not support any group that uses violence and destroys the beauty in the world. . . . In front of this there is only a phrase coming to my mind: “Who is John Galt?” .
There are moments in history when we must very carefully chose our heroes. We have to be careful to not transform victims in heroes and vice-versa. Victims need to have justice, but heroes deserve to be remembered and be honored as examples for our lives. hero:1. a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. victim:1. a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action. If we confuse the terms and forget the values that make a person a hero, we will have more and more victims. To have no victims we need real heroes to follow. . . . If you want to read the great story of Placid Lassie, take a look at the Tunison Foundation website. See you next time! .
A good photograph is not just an image, it also needs to be taken with some ethical principles. “Urbex”, an ugly label shortening Urban Exploration, must be done following good practices with respect for people and their properties. Here a little story about ethic and friendship. . . . This image won an Honorable Mention at the 14th Black and White Spider Awards in 2019. See you next week! .