I am posting these writings on the Mafia and the Italian mind – see 1, 2 and 3 – also because I believe that any fight against organized crime, wherever it exists around the world, must be engaged first of all at a cultural level.
As regards Italy I am convinced that the Mafia, the Camorra and the Ndrangheta stem from our most ancient roots, as I will try to demonstrate in my next writing.
This being a blog on our heritage we must nonetheless reject those elements of it that are against improvement in our lives in the present situation.
I had recently shown a picture of a mural painted by Sicilian students. It bore the words:
“La lotta alla mafia deve essere innanzitutto un movimento culturale.”
["The fight against the Mafia must first of all be a cultural movement."]
These Sicilian students have well understood that the fight is not only a question of law and order but also one of changing the mentality of the people.
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