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Democracy is under siege: spoken word poetry

Stories and News No. 1232

Democracy is under siege. Because democracy is a risk.

Freedom House, the well-known organization, says so. The human history of every nation says it too.

Because democracy is the power of the people and the power of the people is the people in charge. And the people are not just citizens, ministers, undersecretaries and deputies.

The people are all or none, even those who are never mentioned in happy stories.

It happens that the French government declared the far-right group Generation Identitaire illegal and the far-right AfD party in Germany was placed under legal surveillance.

Because the French and German democracies are under siege. Because democracy, everywhere, is a risk.

But then – even if it could disguise itself as a pro-European and moderate government party - Salvini's League, which ever says the same things as the aforementioned parties do, should also be monitored and declared illegal.

Because in France or Germany it would be completely normal.

It happens that the International Criminal Court opened an investigation for alleged war crimes by Israelis and Palestinians, since every path to reconciliation has now failed.

But this does not prevent Netanyahu from once again playing the anti-Semitic card.

This is why democracy is under siege. Because democracy, for some, will always be a risk.

It happens that on the upper floors there were discussions and arguments between those who want to produce their own vaccine and those who prefer the strategically closest country’s one.

Between those who want it first and those who do not want it at all, while there are still 130 nations in the world that have not yet seen even a poor dose.

It also happens that Israel accused Iran of an environmental attack. At the same time Iran accused Israel of lying.

While the sea and every vulnerable life that depends on it, human or animal it might be, will pay the bloody penalty as usual.

It happens that because of Covid-19 the dead are many everywhere. But the most dangerous variants of the virus are all government leaders.

Among those who are no longer, like Trump, are those who, like Bolsonaro and Boris Johnson, are still on their place, fat and gloating.

Democracy is under siege. Because democracy is a risk.

Freedom House repeats it every year with its press releases. We are reminded every day by the rights of the unfortunate ones who are trampled on in silence.

Because democracy is the power of the people and the power of the people is the people in charge. And the people are not just political leaders and documented citizens.

The people are all of us or none, even those who for the world will always be negligible illegal human beings...

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