Few days ago I published a post to give my humble support to the PEACE IN PALESTINA. Soon many comments started to arrive. Some people didn't want to see that kind of post in a coins blog (is there anything more important than peace and harmony?). Other people gave the old arguments of their right to defend themselves (sorry? self-defense? killing kids and women with weapons and resources thousands of times more powerful than the oponent?).
The war in Palestina (and, of course, everywhere) must stop NOW. Religion is not a reason for killing people (if your religion tells you to do so, you'd better abandon it). Frontiers are not a reason for killing other human beings (if your nationalism needs that, you'd better become stateless). THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON FOR KILLING.
When I started collecting coins many years ago and doing mail exchanges with other collectors, I met hundreds of people from the entire world. Almost all were great people, we became good friends. People from many different ages, countries and religions. I felt very proud and grateful for having met all this partners. I have learnt a lot from them, about coins, geography, politics, languages and human relations.
Lately I have been feeling sad, upset and dissapointed. I see people doing horrible things to their neighbors almost everywhere in the world. And what is even worse, too many people just look the other way. Under this reality and present, it is hard to find the daily illusion to talk about coins. But I am hopeful that someday soon I will be able to post a note thanking both sides of the conflict for having reached a real and permanent agreement of PEACE IN PALESTINE.
You may think you can't do anything, that you have no voice, but YOU DO. Just believe in it, treat your neigbor in the same way as you'd like to be treated, and, as someone good and wise said: