"EFFECTIVE REMEDY AGAINST OBSTINACY OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO ENQUIRE"
"Giulia, there's Claudio for you..." (referring to a typical expression of an Italian trash TV Show entitled "C'è posta per te", "There's a mail for you").
Cartoon by ONOFRIO RUBINI.
The viral hashtag #MeToo bandwagon, which is since October 2017 being used massively by women in order to denounce sexual harassment, is here HIJACKED to make a more relaxed statement about the inequality of the sexes with regard to harassment. By going back to the archetypical situation associated with whistling : construction workers wolf-whistling after a sexy woman passing by... Why do we not see more women whistling in the streets at sexy men? Because women are generally more respectful (or inhibited)? And would both situations be always and equally reprehensible?
The French President MACRON is here a puppet manipulated by Adam Smith's "Invisible Hand", and wearing the red heraldic shield of his first launching platform, the ROTHSCHILD investment bank. He pronounces his favorite catch phrase: "I'M NOT SANTA (I'm only his elf)", i.e. France cannot spend more than it receives in taxes. Meanwhile hordes of big French tax 'avoiding' firms, disguised as burglar Santas, are ON THE MARCH (=name of Macron's movement) -unhindered- to their first station : tax haven Switzerland ... LaFranceEnMarche...vers les Paradis fiscaux.
The TUG of WAR between Spain's PM Rajoy (left) and Catalonia's President Puigdemont (r.), in front of Barcelona's Sagrada Família, where a "CASTELL" (acrobatic human tower) of 9 levels has just been achieved. But the tight rope cuts the tower in two and makes people fall down. Rajoy is based on a Guardia Civil bus, under a Spanish flag that claims: MY LAWS MAKE THE PEOPLE. Whereas Puigdemont is standing on 2 ballot boxes under a Catalan flag that claims: MY PEOPLE MAKE THE LAWS. In the middle, on the basis of the human tower, is a reference to Thomas Paine's 1776 pamphlet "COMMON SENSE"...
The breaking away of 'Catalu---nya' from 'Espa---ña, is presented as a scenario for the planned sequel to the Hollywood 2015 blockbuster 'San Andreas', where a giant earthquake split off California from the rest of the U.S. along the San Andreas fault... .
Above the movie poster is a 1st map of Spain floating in the sea, with Catalonia still attached via an umbilical cord of onrushing Guardia Civil buses: TENSION BUILD-UP... Beneath is a 2nd map (...BREAK!) where Catalonia has cracked off. Catalu-nya is renamed CASTELLu-nya. And ESPA--- remains afloat, a bit smaller.
In India, the sages had propounded 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam', which means the 'The entire world is one family'. We need to apply this simple yet powerful concept by not building walls of hatred but by extending hand of friendship.
'Sustainable Peace', is possible if we seriously look at the havoc and untold miseries we are showering on innocent little children globally. World Leaders need to adopt a child centric approach in their policy making. Unless there is a tectonic shift from power aggrandisement to a more holistic and humanitarian one, we will be going in circles.