An old man view of the world

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We old people are usually concerned about many things, because we have seen too many nasty things happen during our lives, therefore we always look around for signs that could tell us, if something could happen that would affect our lives in a negative way. People have to understand that we old people do this because we fear for the worse, our own lives have taught us to be alert, in order to prevent nasty things happening to us again, so there is nothing wrong for doing that.

Now, because old people are concerned for themselves, they would also feel concerned for other people as well, so, they believe that their role is that they have to look around, at what is happening in the world recently, and try to compare yesterday events to today happenings, in the hope that they could be able to see what is going to happen next, it is a sort of getting ready for the worst. This does not mean that what they see would really happen, but it might have a good chance that it could happen, therefore, they would like to warn the people around them about those concerns that they have.

As I have said above, we old people worry too much and are usually concerned about many things. In my views as an old man, I am looking at the world today, and while I look at what is happening today, I don’t like it at all, because what I see is uncertainty all around us, so, I think that the world is going mad these days. For this reason, I feel that the human race that was supposed to know how to behave these days in the 21st century, it is not doing what we are supposed to do. Some of us might think that we have reached the age of reason and we know everything that we need to know, but from what is happening in the world these days, I am sure that most of us have not reached the age of reason; because the age of reason is when people don’t make many mistakes any more, and also they have learned how to live peacefully, with all the people around them.

So, what is wrong with humanity I would like to ask? You see! When we look at the news on TV or read a newspaper, or the news on the Internet, it is almost impossible to avoid to see the violent things that are happening in the world these days. What hurts most is that humanity is doing this to themselves, as if they don’t know better.

One of those bad news that we don’t like to hear at all, it is about the terrorist news that seem to happen very often. We know that the bad and violent news are reported more often than the good and normal everyday news. Because they have happened and the public needs to know. But really, we are becoming tired of all these bad news, because most times they are so ugly that one wants to switch off the TV, throw away the newspaper and turn off the computer.

So, my dear readers, I have to say that as a human being my heart is crying, my heart is crying because there are so many wrong things going on in the world today, so, I believe that we have to try to do something positive to stop this violence; if we are not able to do anything that could help, we need at least talk about it, in the hope of finding a way out. Who knows somebody might come up with a solution.

What we are writing about are things that are happening everywhere in the world, the world seems to be at war but at the same time there is no real world war going on, of course there are some real wars going on, but not large enough to be called world wars, so, I am concerned for the entire world, because these things can escalate. Therefore, one does not know how we all could end up one day. There are some people that think that this is the beginning of the third world war, some other religious people might say that this is the beginning of the end of times, as it is written in the last book of the Bible Revelation. But I don’t see it that way, however I am concerned about it.

Anyhow, I am concerned about the entire world about what is happening these days, I am concerned about this peaceful country of Australia, because it would not be peaceful anymore, since Australia cannot avoid to be involved, in a way or another, and I am also concerned about my native country Italy, because Italy seems to be in the front line, so to speak, as there are thousands of illegal emigrants arriving to Italy continually.

I know for a fact that in Italy there have been many wars in the past, as it has a long history about them, so, I fear that something might be happening again soon. You see, today there are a lot of refugees coming in, now, this event might not seem very important to some people, but, the views of this old man that is writing this article is that: they seem to occupy the whole country and we Italians are letting them in and welcoming them, even if some of the Italian people are concerned.

Anyhow, I don’t see that this peaceful welcoming is going to last very long, because most regions of Italy are not rich and will not be able to sustain all these refugees or illegal emigrants whatever you want to call them; therefore, if this refugee’s problem that we are witnessing today keeps going on, there could be another violent story that could soon unfold in the future in these regions of Southern Italy, therefore we just wonder, if history is going to repeat itself again, and some violent events are going to happen again in these regions of southern Italy, so we should be concerned what is happening.

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We should be concerned

We should be concerned, because there is this movement of people that could be considered like a Biblical Exodus. You know what I mean, the Jews left Egypt to go to their Promised Land, in their way they had many problems, one of their biggest problems was that they had to fight the people that were occupying their Promised Land, so, in the process many people were killed. Now that is just one example of what happens when a large number of people move from one place to another; of course there are many more examples if we read our human history, but, I believe that with this example, I have explained my point of view.

Now that I have explained my main point of view, we can say that today we need to be concerned about what is happening; because what has happened in the past, can happen again easily, therefore, we have to view and treat this refugee problem with caution. Because history tells us to be concerned. Not only in some regions of Southern Italy, that happen to be in the front line, but perhaps the entire continent of Europe, as there are too many called refugees that arrive from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, so, as an old man I am concerned.

Some people might say that today refugees is a worldwide problem, even though this looks like a worldwide problem, I would like to tell my own country people that what I see coming worries me. You see, today I am viewing all these happenings from the land down-under here in Australia. Now because I am so far away, my point of view might be different from what the people of Southern Italy are seeing in their own country, but at the same time it is always good to have a different opinion.

In order to understand what I am worried about, it is necessary to know a bit more about this region of Southern Italy and the inhabitant that have lived there and are living there. You see this region is not rich, the only thing that it is going on there is wheat farming, for those people that own enough land to do that, there is also some mixed farming going on for their own use; there are a lot of small farms that would be able to sustain the native inhabitant only. We have also to say that there are times when these small farms do not produce enough and people have to leave the farms and go to work somewhere else, if and when they are able to find another job, even if they have to go to another country. You see this is the main reason why I left our small family farm in Southern Italy and migrated to Australia.

We know that a few things might have changed since I left Italy, but if they have changed it is not a great deal, as there are very few industries of any sort beside farming, so the way of life over there is very much the same as it was in the fifties when I was there. As you can see from what I have said, this region of southern Italy could not support any outside people that would like to come there and stay there, and that is one of my concerns.

But as we have said already this would also apply to several other regions of Italy and indeed the entire world. We really have to think about what we need to do next, so whatever concerns I have for my native town of southern Italy and the entire country of Italy, they are also concerns for the rest of the word and above all the western world, since that is the place where these refugees are moving to.

Now, these refugees seem to believe that they are the only people in the world that have got problems, but even in Italy there are many unsolved problems, which I am going to point out here-under, just to explain a bit more my views overall. You see, Italy is over populated already, if we compare the resources and capacity that Italy has, and that is one of the main problems over there.

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Map of Italy close to North Africa

The Italian peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea including Sicily and other small islands come very close to the African continent, that is one of the reasons why illegal emigrant use Italy to go to the continent of Europe
The Italian peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea including Sicily and other small islands come very close to the African continent, that is one of the reasons why illegal emigrant use Italy to go to the continent of Europe

Italy position and population

The Italian peninsula in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea makes it easy for the refugees to come to Europe. We believe that this is the main reason why so many refugees or illegal emigrants arrive in Italy every day, and sometime even thousands of them can come in just one day, other times just a few, but it is a problem that might never end, unless we of the western wold are able to find a solution. Therefore, we should be concerned about it, since it might bring lots of other problems.

We have reasons to believe that Italy cannot cope with this incoming of refugees for long, so, something might happen that will show us this weakness soon. What is happening now is this, Italy accept these illegal emigrant or refugees on humanitarian grounds, they even go to help them when they get in trouble in their boats on their way to Italy, but there are just too many of them arriving every day; so it is a never ending problem. Most of the western world is worried about these refugees’ issues, but they don’t know what to do to stop them.

Let me point out this to you briefly, since I have written the first part of this article, there have been several terrorist attacks that involves illegal emigrants and refugees, but that is not all; for instance, today on the Italian news, we have seen the eternal city of Rome full of uncollected rubbish in the streets. This is another problem that the refugees will produce, since there are more people, there will be more rubbish. Now the rubbish can be collected, but where to take this rubbish will be the problem of the future. We will talk about this when we come back to this in a few days.

Today I am editing this article, so, I can add other things that have happened since last time I wrote this article. There has been an earthquake in central Italy, where near three hundred people have died. At the same time, in a few days about 15 thousand refugees have arrived in Italy. It is very warring, therefore, I feel sad for the Italian people, since they have to cope with this other disaster. So, in the world there are also more problems every day, that is all one can think about.

The Italian problem of today

As we have talked at the beginning of this article, there are many illegal migrants in the world today; they are illegal migrant because they forcefully go everywhere, even when they are not wanted at all; here I am afraid that I have to say that when they do this forceful migrating they could easily upset the way of life of the people that are forced to receive them against their will; but let us see what could be the causes of this migration, and then extend our search to what could be the outcome of this forceful emigrants that come in unwanted, because I am worried that something nasty might happen in southern Italy soon.

The causes of this unwanted illegal migrating, it is that these refugees are in search of a better life, there are many reasons for that, but above all of them is poverty, sometimes poverty is so bad that people could even starve to death, now that is really when people are very poor and they are forced to find a way how they would be able to feed themselves; here the rest of the world that are better off should really try to help them and there is no question about it.

But on the other hand there are people that are not that poor and they want more because they are greedy, they may start to believe that the rest of the world is better off than they are and therefore they want to grab whatever the others have, and this seems to be the main problem that the entire world is facing today.

Anyhow here we want to talk about the Italian problem, mainly because I am an Italian that has emigrated from southern Italy, and therefore in this article I would like to talk about Italy and my native town and the surrounding towns and countryside. So we would like to start thinking and imagining what could be like in the future to live in southern Italy, in these towns with all these new migrant coming in. But first of all who are these emigrant we have to ask and why they are migrating.

This is the main thing that worries me. These people that are arriving as refugees in Italy and other parts of Europe, they don’t seem to me that they are not able to feed themselves well, in their own country of origin. So, feeding themselves does not seem to be the real problem for these people. Therefore, what other problems they might have one should ask.

Before we are able to answer that question, we would like to define the sort of refugees we are talking about here. There are at least two types of refugees, the real refugees are those people that are forced to run away from a natural disaster or war. The rest of them are not real refugees, they are illegal emigrants that are looking for opportunities to live a better life.

Now, there is nothing wrong for people wanting to live a better life, if the better life they are looking for is hard work, and this hard work is easily available in the country they emigrate, but if they are looking for a better life, just because they believe that the people in the country they have emigrated are better off, just because they have heard that in their country of origin, then there will be great problems. These problems that they could cause, it is the reason why I am concerned.

We could say many other refugee’s things, but we are not going to, as we are stopping here and leave our concerns to the Italian people that are still live there. I feel that at least I have said what I needed to say about my concerns.

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