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This is an old man view of the world
Today world happenings point out that Southern Italy could be about to see another invasion of its territory, this time it is not going to be like the old times, when people fought many wars in order to gain control of some territory; you see today we the people that believe in democracy and humanity let these people in our countries with open arms as brothers, but the question here is: are they going to be our brothers in the future, or are they going to turn nasty as they are nasty in their own country and instead of living in peace with us are going to overrun their new country with their violent ways, as they have done in their own country?
I am an old man now and when I look at the world and see what is
happening, I think that the world is going mad these days; I feel that the
human race that was supposed to know how to behave these days, because we are
supposed to have reached the age of reason does not know what to do in these
hard times; so, what is wrong with humanity I would like to ask?
Looking at the news on TV or reading the news on the Internet is almost
impossible to avoid the terrorist news that is happening just about every day.
I know that the news are news and most time the bad news are more important
than the good news to tell the people, they are important because they have
happened and the public needs to know, but really we are becoming tired of all
these bad news, because they are so ugly that one wants to switch off the TV
and turn off the computer.
So, my dear readers, I wish that I could have been writing happy news,
because that is what most of us would like to hear; instead I am stuck with
these bad news that seem to surround us around. I have to say here that I feel
within myself that my heart is crying my dear readers; My heart is crying
because there are so many wrong things going on in the world today, so forgive
me if I try to write what I see is wrong and still going on, because I would
like to say what I feel into my heart, while I am writing this article. You see
by writing this article I might feel at least that I have tried to warn the
people what I see could happen next, I would like to say a few things here,
because there are very few people that say anything positive, or at least
suggest anything positive about what is happening in the world today, so some
discussions could become helpful to say the least, who knows somebody might
come up with a solution, so let me write my painful article the best way I can,
even if this article may not appeal to a large section of our readers, because
these days readers like to read easy stuff and not this sort of article that is
going to make them think about the world and what is happening.
As you will see from the following paragraph, this article is about the
world present history that is just happening these days, so even though I have
named this hub, an old man view of the world, this old man needs to attach this
story to a particular region of the world, in order to make his story real. Now
as it happens I have written a few hubs about my native town of Genzano di
Lucania and also about the second castle of this town called, the castle of
Monteserico, which has a real history of its own, sense this castle was the
castle of the Normans and Robert Guiscard duke of Southern Italy in the year
1047 or there about, it was also the castle of another famous person Fredrick
ll that owned this castle around 12 century in Southern Italy.
We have to say here that the events and wars in those past times were
very violent, so there have been some violent happenings around this castle.
Today again history is taking its course and something might happen again
around these regions of Southern Italy, because there are so many illegal
emigrant coming in, and the view of this old man that is writing this article
is that: they seem to occupy the whole country and we Italians are letting them
in and welcoming them with open arms, but I don’t see that this is going to
last long, because most regions of Italy are not rich and will not be able to
sustain all these emigrants, so is this event of what we are witnessing going
to be another violent story that could soon unfold in the future, we just
wonder, if history is going to repeat again.
Italy modern history
The refugees from Tunisia
Another boat full of refugees
So, dear readers, make no mistakes and think that the subtitle of this
article says it all, and everything that we are going to talk about in this
article belongs strictly to this region of southern Italy, no, dear readers
what we are going to talk about here is a worldwide problem, but above all I
would like to tell my own country people what I see coming, in the hope that
they would be able to see the other side of the story, you see from down under
here in Australia we might be able to see things that are not very obvious to
those that live in southern Italy, and also those people that by their actions
cause history to be written, after all these people are forced by circumstances
to run away from their native countries, but the question here remains; could
this running away be prevented by doing other things one needs to ask?
The idea of writing this article, is that we were writing about the past
history of this regions of southern Italy, because I come from this region, and
therefore there are lots of times that I go back to talk about it, but today we
are going to talk about what the future could hold for this region, because
there are some historic things happening presently.
I believe that there is a link between the past the present and the
future, so, let me explain the link that already exists here; as you all know I
have been writing my life story in Hub Pages and also some of the history of my
native town of Genzano di Lucania; and then, recently we have written about the
history of the castle of Monteserico, so we have looked at some of the good
things but also the bad things that have happened around this castle and also
about Genzano town. Now having seen what has happened in the past, our minds looks
at the present times and tries to forecast the future, we know that our human
history keeps going on indefinitely, so, we wonder what the future holds for
us; here I have to say that there are a few negative signs for the future of
this region, which we will be trying to explain as we keep on writing this
Now; they say that it would be better not to say anything unless you can
say nice things to the public, but what about saying things that might help
prevent some catastrophic event in the future, because we see this danger that
could be coming, but people of this region do not seem to see it and they
completely ignore it. I know that by saying this I might be called many nasty
names for starting this unpleasant conversation, but so what, I believe that I
would not do the duty of a good citizen if I don’t speak out.
So what are you talking about you would ask and why it seems to you that
you have to speak out and for what reason?
To understand what I am going to say next, it is necessary to know a bit
more about this region of Southern Italy and the inhabitant that have lived and
are living there. You see this region is not rich, the only thing that it is
going on there is farming; there are a lot of small farms that would be able to
sustain the native inhabitant only. We have also to say that there are times
when these small farms do not produce enough and people leave the farms and go
to work somewhere else, if and when they are able to find another job. You see
this is the main reason why I left our small family farm and migrated to
We know that a few things might have changed since I left Italy, but if
they have changed it is not a great deal, as there are no industries of any
sort beside farming, so the way of life over there is very much the same as it
was in the fifties or there about. What I want to point out with this article is
that this region of southern Italy could not support any outside people that
would like to come here and that is the worry that comes to my mind, so let me
explain what I mean, because I think that this is a real problem for this
region of Italy. But as we have said already this would also apply to several
other regions in the world, so whatever warnings that this article may suggest
they are also warnings for the rest of the word and above all the western world.
The Italian problem of today
If you have paid attention to the news, you must have noted that there
are many illegal migrants in the world today; they are illegal migrant because
they forcefully go everywhere even when they are not wanted at all; here I am
afraid that I have to say that when they do this forceful migrating they could
easily upset the way of life of the people that are forced to receive them
against their will; but let us see what could be the causes of this migration,
and then extend our search to what could be the outcome of this forceful
emigrants that come in unwanted, because I am worried that something might
happen in southern Italy soon.
The causes of migrating in search of a better life are many, but above all
of them is poverty, sometimes poverty is so bad that people could even starve
to death, now that is really when people are very poor and they are forced to
find a way how they would be able to feed themselves; here the rest of the
world that are better off should really try to help them and there is no
question about it.
But on the other hand there are people that are not that poor and they
want more because they are greedy, they may start to believe that the rest of
the world is better off than they are and therefore they want to grab whatever
the others have, and this seems to be the main problem that the entire world is
facing today; anyhow here we want to talk about the Italian problem, mainly
because I am an Italian that has emigrated from southern Italy, and therefore
in this article I would like to talk about Italy and my native town and the
surrounding towns and countryside. So we would like to start thinking and
imagining what could be like in the future to live in southern Italy, in these
towns with all these new migrant coming in. But first of all who are these
emigrant we have to ask and why they are migrating
The emigrant problem
People that emigrate are usually poor people that happen to live in a
poor nation, the reason that their native towns and their nation are poor have
many reasons, but above all the poverty is lack of good management of the resources
that they might have; but sometimes this may also be due to changes that are
unavoidable. Now, in general terms we believe that if a region has been able to
provide for a living to a certain number of people for a very long time, the
same region should be able to provide that same amount of people indefinitely,
if that region has good management and the people that live there try to do
Therefore our views are that those people that live there are not the
best people that are able to plan ahead for themselves, in such a way that they
could support themselves, so they slowly find themselves that they are becoming
poor. Because they are becoming poor they start looking around and see that
some of the other people are better off than they are; now they do not ask
themself why the other people have been able to have a better standard of
living, they only see that they would like to have that higher standard of
living, at least that is what they see, or what they believe the world owes
them just because they are living in this world. So when people emigrate in
great number most of them emigrate because where they are they are not able to
look after themselves.
Now the main problem that these emigrants have is going to stay with them
with the rest of their lives. We have to admit here that a few of them are
going to be able to look after themselves if they are offered a good chance.
But when they emigrate in bulk wherever they go they are going to bring their
own problem with them, so the nations that are forced to accept them should be
very careful that they do not end up like the emigrant themselves, and
therefore one day their own people are going to emigrate, because they have
become poor just like the emigrant that they were supposed to help; I hope that
I have explained myself clear enough. Now let us see what their problem might
have been and the reasons why they have fallen behind the rest of the world.
What could be the reasons?
First of all when we look at the illegal emigrant in Italy we see that
today most of them are African emigrants, this makes us think that perhaps it
is the changes of temperature that has impoverished these countries to the
point that people have to go to live somewhere else. Therefore first of all, it
has been humanity themselves that have brought about this problem, so, if that
is the case than we have to be reasonable and we have to help those people that
emigrate the best way we can, after all it was us the rest of the world that
has caused this global warming; but is it possible that there are several
reasons why these people emigrate.
The second in line is the political scene; people belong to one party or
another, they struggle for power, the struggle becomes so great that they end
up in violence and wars, so there are refugees that run away from their own
country, who is to blame here would be hard to say because both sides blame
each other; but the rest of the world end up that has to help those refugees on
Why these wars are started is really unbelievable but they are started
anyhow, as we know these days there is this war still going on in Iraq, and it
is one of the most horrible wars that the world has ever seen, it is so bad
that it is hard even to talk about it.