He who won (2005)9:12
This piece has been inspired by a reflection on the difference between the ancient and the modern cult of fighting and winning. From being an individual expression of social and shared values, the profile of modern hero has changed to being the expression of complete impersonal power. The ideology, the party, the army, the church, a sense of injustice and sometimes rationality, in the past mainly compelled people to think of the “rightness” and of the “convenience” of a war. Nowadays, all that is needed to begin a war can be a lie, especially when it is declaimed by an influential person. Thus it is, that, instead of making war on the liars, people end up making war on truth. In that way human beings (the so-called “kings of creation”) risk discovering themselves to be liars. Due to this, the only chance of truth being recognised may depend on non-human beings surviving the inter-racial wars promoted by humans. In fact they do not know the difference between truth and lie and, what is more striking, they have often demonstrated a greater sense of humanity than those who are entitled to have it.
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