“CITTÀ IN MOVIMENTO”
Caserta e i Diritti dei Migranti
Il forum della cultura si svolge a Caserta cornice d’eccezione la cappella Palatina,ospiti Massimo Cacciari,lo scrittore istraeliano Abraham Yehoshua e gli alunni del liceo classico-scientifico A.Manzoni.
Il tema del dibattito è il concetto di patrie. Cacciari riflette sulla evoluzione della società e di come questa sia influenzata dalla politica e dall’avanzare della globalizzazione. Un’unione di tutte le società ed etnie porta ad una “Geosocietà” in cui “l’essere-ci” non significa uniformarsi ma “mantenere la propria identità, riconoscersi nella diversità”. Lo scrittore Abraham Yehoshua ha idealizzato, nei suoi romanzi, una società aperta dove tutti vivano in una condizione di rispetto reciproco e tolleranze interculturali, soprattutto, dal punto di vista religioso pur conservando il legame di Patria necessario ed indispensabile per ogni individuo. Il fenomeno della globalizzazione ha assunto oggi un grosso peso, essa rischia di determinare massificazione, omologazione, è, invece, necessario rispettare le identità culturali al di là delle barriere sociali, politiche ed economiche.
Vincenzo Cicala – 3^A Classico
Caserta and migrants’ rights
Intervista in Lingua Inglese
Last Saturday 10th May, a group of students from “A. Manzoni” High School had the possibility to take part in the International Conference entitled “Geopolitics, cultures and migrants’ rights. Conversation about Homelands” held at the Royal Palace in Caserta.
Protagonists of the debate two well-known intellectuals deeply related to the subject of the discussion, Massimo Cacciari, an Italian philosopher and representative of our country at the European Parliament and Abraham Yehoshua, famous Israeli writer who, thanks to his own origins, has often addressed the issue of Arab-Israeli conflict.
During this unusual meeting, the students asked a lot of questions about the concept of Homeland and Globalization undertaking an interesting debate with both the famous speakers.
In particular, to the question: “How do you think nowadays globalization has influenced the concept of Homeland?” Mr. Yehoshua answered: ”The concept of Homeland is very important, and it’s fundamental to cultivate a love for his own country. The notion of Homeland is important in a period of globalization because all the countries are likely to conform to each other and may lose their own identity. The cause of this situation is above all Internet, which leads to a sort of “Americanization” of society taking the models directly from the Net. It is really important to defend oneself from this kind of individual’s manipulation through the love, the respect and the knowledge of one’s own country”.
To the question: “Do you think there are any positive aspects about globalization?”, Mr. Yehoshua answered: “I am absolutely opposed to globalization! We must oppose to this process in which only the branches of Capitalism are settled: businessmen who are interested only in money at the expense of weaker people. We must focus the real needs of our countries, the love for our homeland to have a deeper relationship with people we usually spend our daily time with. We think more and more about New York stars but we forget the merchant who lives next to us.”
Students finally focused their attention on the different ways of understanding the word “Homeland” all over the world especially in relation to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Mr. Yehoshua so explained: “For the Jews the love and the link with their own land are very important because they have got no real “Homeland” being spread all over the world. They live in a territory, and they must respect it, but they must respect Palestine too. The Palestinian territory is large enough to accommodate both Jews and Arabs: there should be a pacific coexistence because it is not possible to go to a territory taking possess of others’ country by force!”
These are the words of the author of Sephardic origin on the dangers of globalization and the Palestinian issue. Here he intended to call everyone to a recovery of the healthy and traditional values of attachment to the family environment, unique place of personal affections to avoid getting lost in a world too wide and therefore “impersonal”.
Federica Persico – 5^F Linguistico