Donald Trump behavior during #blacklivematters protests says it all
When you incite hatred and violence, when you use police and military to crash minorities, when you are supposed to lead a country and instead you lobby for power and money. It is there, right under your nose.
A Minneapolis police officer chocked to death George Floyd kneeling on his neck, while three other colleagues were holding him still and he was screaming “I can’t breath”.
We coexist with this day-to-day banal evil, made of good family guys, good neighbors, good citizens that are, instead, beasts and monsters inside, and can kill without being sent to prison because they stand on the rightful – since more powerful – side of the race fence.
I was supposed to prepare an illustration for an editorial cartoons contest this afternoon, but I got the news that Ezio Bosso, Italian composer, musician and orchestra director, passed away.
Then I remembered what a friend of mine and cartoonist, Tjeerd, told me about editorial cartoons: “If the news you read makes you angry, that’s what you need to draw about.”
Bosso had been affected by an aggressive degenerative autoimmune disease for a long time, but he didn’t stop playing, composing and directing. He talked often about the power of music to unite people and demonstrated, with his job and his passion, that human will can overcome the hardest obstacles.
Obviously I never met him, nor I can fully appreciate his music – although music is definitely important for me. What is more important though, is the example he gave to all of us.
Bosso’s departure definitely made me angry, and sad, most of all. The world is a bit more of a lonely place, without him.
Ungarian Prime Minster Viktor Orbàn, which just obtained full power of ruling his country by decree, with no end date, shows us what the coronavirus emergency is for certain politicians – or aspiring dictators: just a game of thrones.