Its a funny thing when the EU Justice Commissioner and Fidel Castro say almost the same thing, both of them have equated the deportation of the Roma from France with the actions of the third reich.
Now, that seems strong and France has taken great offense, but there seems to be this note, this memo, memorandum that has not been directly quoted and was not supposed to be seen that somehow made its way into the hands of the Commissioner and moved her from “it’s ok” to “this is horrific.”
And Fidel, it would seem, is beginning to care a little bit about human rights. Then again Cuba is undergoing a really interesting change. There is an indepth thing on the BBC about it that I recm’d you read should you be interested. In essence, they are not “dumping people from their jobs” and this is not (along with some other moves) a sign of democracy and free markets coming to Cuba.
It was the Mexican Independence day. Quite a few cities canceled their celebrations for fear of violence from the drug cartels.
But sometimes, the reasons for changing remain the same.
I wrote about it a bit in Disco Vivo and included the quote from Einstein that “the same mind that created the problem cannot fix it.”
Learning to think differently, learning to become a different person is no easy task. We go on and on about the core of a person remaining the same, but is that really true? I am beginning to think that we always possess core elements that can be emphasized or deemphasized as we go. But that a person, their character and nature can evolve greatly. I am beginning to think it is deeply unfair to say to someone that there is something about themselves that cannot evolve…
and I say evolve rather than change because “change” is a scary word for many people and an oft abused one.
When you evolve you remain related to what you were before, but you become different.
You do not always evolve up.
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