Skip to main content



Once upon a time there were wild animals strolling through the cities and the vegetation recovering from the continuous deforestation.

The air was breathable, the skies were clear and quiet and silence reigned all around.

Pollution no longer existed, there was no need to alternate the plates, nor even drive.

Bread was made in the house and kept tight, even if the social distancing imposed the opposite, and from the balconies rose popular and choral songs.

In short, he looked at the future together, essentially for two reasons linked to each other:

First: The future existed, and it could only be anti-capitalist, environmentalist, perhaps even socialist, but still to human measure.

Second: the present was too scary.

It’s not a fairy tale, nor the plot of a horror film, it’s March four years ago, and we were in the middle of a pandemic lockdown.

And from there, perhaps it was confirmed with the necessary clarity that Darwin was right, and that the species that survives is the one with the greatest ability to adapt.

In the case of the animal kingdom, the capitalist one.

It adapts to anything, economy of war, epidemic, reconstruction, destruction, new reconstruction and so on.

Suffice it to say that a dozen atomic bombs would be enough to destroy humanity and that, since its invention, man has been able to produce (and sell!!) over 70,000*

When it comes to doing things right.

Be Foresight.

Of course, it is not that we can go back to the whole is for everyone, as if we were still hunters and gatherers (although there were no news of wars at the time) but also the idea that 10 heads govern over 7 billion bodies seems a little unbalanced..

What to do?

Well, talk about it?

Write about it?

And then what?

What can I say, the second is fundamental: will the future really exist?

Because I have the impression that a certain mass distraction has been going on for some time, and I don’t know if something can get into it, but I know that at birth the newborn closes his eyes on the physical and inanimate world (fantasizing about making it non-existent) because that world made of cold light and noise would kill him, but then just for that seeks and hopes well that there is another human being who can take care of him.

That could save him, we could say.

And since, apart from wars, religion is spoken less and less, the Pope no longer listen to even the USA and Germany and statistics in the world increases the number of atheists, it is as if close your eyes on climate change, wars, inequalities, infectious diseases (see: no vax) or mental diseases (see: news facts, maybe you were looking for: certain psychiatry) was a reaction of hyperdefense but which gave rise to no hope that human beings together can be able to oppose, resist and face what, rightly, frightens them or rather the anguish.

And anxiety can be quite a problem.

If one fears to have a serious illness and does not go to the doctor for the terror of diagnosis and consequences (suffering, invasive treatment etc.), in case he is really sick, it would be just the same “anguish to know” to bring him where he fears most…

Are we really experiencing collective blindness?

It seems to me that in addition to those fought on the ground there is a war, so to speak more silent, generational, with young people who don’t care about the colors, the homeland and ethnicity, and a certain policy that instead is so distressed by the “loss of borders” from trying to strengthen them as much as possible, as if their own integrity depended on them.

Like they’re terrified of falling apart.

To break up.

To extinguish.

It is as if globalization, in which borders are becoming increasingly thin until they disappear, like the polluting dust during lockdown, had triggered the opposite reaction, that is, the return of the most ignorant and destructive nationalisms.

How is this trend reversed?

I would say maybe first of all thinking about it, together or alone, instead of believing it.

Taking the time necessary to deepen the reality in order to regain the ability to imagine the future.

The Egyptians maintained that the past is ahead and the future is behind, because the past you can see and know, while the future is not..

And I don’t know if it’s just a matter of being able to be careful, maybe it’s more of something about staying… present!

Knowing the past, recognizing it, can it help not to repeat it?

After all, even in front of the worst horror movies you can’t help but peek..

Marco Randisi

*Source: Annalisa, singer, actress, physics graduate..


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Credits by: Arthur Ogleznev