Fiddling While Rome Burns

 

By Maite Pepper

Yesterday, after the triumph of Argentina over the Netherlands, the horns for celebration rang out throughout Buenos Aires.  How ironic: the people of a certain place in the Middle East were hearing a similar noise.

Where are the Argentinians who rend their garments and proclaim “For truth, memory, and justice!”?  It’s all just talk.

Memory, people, memory!  But of course, after all, it became just an ordinary word.

History also repeats itself for others.  Today, we are all Palestinians.  These days its not about who is the best player in the world, but about who is really human.

A World Cup that shits on everything.

HERE IS SOMEONE WHO SHITS ON THE WORLD CUP!

Keep celebrating.

maite

Maite Pepper is a writer living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Translated from Spanish by Joseph Orosco

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