Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The problem in Italy: today...


The rest of the world saw this forty years ago. The problem is that Italy is still seeing it.

This photo was taken in Rome last autumn. The junkie kids were having a great time (they even served booze out of a lory). When you live here you see this one constant headline in Rome newspapers: "Scontri a Roma tra Studenti e Polizia." It gets old, forty years old.

Because the sixties never ended in Italy we see that the Vatican has been wounded as a result. Pray and do penance that the year that Italian press and media outlets always talk about - "1968" - will finally come to a healthy end in this country. That it will end on their TV, in their films, popular music, universities, poetry, imagination, journalism, schools of theology and parishes.

3 comments:

Mark said...

Absolutely agree with you...

Except, did you know in Scotland a junkie means a heroin addict (as in the famous film "Trainspotting")...?

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Ah yes. 1968, the year the world ended.

1968 is still with us, but not just in Italy. I'm afraid it is everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Speak of the devil front page news in Rome this morning: SCONTRI POLIZIA-STUDENTI ALLA SAPIENZA DI ROMA!