Is This What We've Come To?
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

By "we" I mean humanity.

In Italy, some Gypsy girls drowned on the beach. The other beachgoers... chatted on their cellphones, frolicked in the waves, and got a tan, even as the police placed the girls in coffins and carried them away.

Gypsies are hated in Italy. They are seen as theives, moochers, scammers, untermenschen. The government has recently passed laws requiring all of them to be photographed and fingerprinted, catalogued in the official State records (men, women, and children, whether they've been accused of a crime or not.)

Eternal rest, grant unto them oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them. And may they rest in peace, Amen.


posted by Milehimama @ Mama Says at 7/22/2008 06:06:00 AM | Permalink | |