A friend died who leads me to reflect on the indifference of the media towards life and death, when they are not itchy show

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A FRIEND IS DEAD THAT CAUSES ME TO REFLECT ON THE INDIFFERENCE OF THE MEDIA OF COMMUNICATION TOWARDS LIFE AND DEATH, WHEN THEY ARE NOT PRURIGINOUS SHOW

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“We are surrounded by ignorance, bad faith, lie, and what is serious is that they know it and do not waver. Just like a Nazi or Communist official must have been "

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Ariel S. Levi Gualdo

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Luigi Amicone (Milan, 4 October 1956 – Monza, 19 October 2021)

Thursday, 21 October Luigi Amicone's funeral took place in the cathedral church of Monza, died just 65 year old. In front of him he could have another twenty years of life to live, according to today's statistics on the average life span of the Italian man, which are not few. His death was announced to me early in the morning, Tuesday 19, by a confrere of the Diocese of Milan, raised in the ranks of Communion and Liberation, the Movement founded by the Ambrosian presbyter Luigi Giussani.

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Luigi was not a longtime friend, but a sincere friend with whom it was a pleasure to talk. several times we met between the 2019 and 2021 to various television programs on the Mediaset networks, once we even got into a fight on the subject of Our Lady of Medjugorje, known as Madam, on which I have always had deep reservations. And then, the debate ended and the live cameras closed, he told me:

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«Ariel, I respect you as a man of faith. And men of faith I recognize them, they are necessarily tough like you, I think I can say this because I was a pupil of Luigi Giussani, which was not a waffle at all ".

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After receiving the announcement of his death, shortly after, I turned the phone over in my hands, I opened the whatsapp on contact Luigi Amicone and for a few minutes I retraced various memories that have remained etched in the archive memory:

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«Luigi, you were splendid on the program Fifth Title su Rai3, a warm greeting and a warm wish " (23.03.2021)»

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«Thanks Ariel, I almost want to ask one of your intelligence: do journalism! We are surrounded by ignorance, bad faith, lie, and what is serious is that they know it and do not waver. Just like a Nazi or Communist official must have been " (23.03.2021)

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I remember then, with love and fun, an interview last summer, while Luigi was in his holiday home in Sardinia, in the Sassari area, I, on the other hand, on the other island, in my holiday home in Syracuse's Ortigia. Commenting on some pages of my book And Satan came triune, in the part in which I analyze the problem of lobby gay ecclesiastical, mi said:

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"Knowing the environment, I guess what they did to you in retaliation, after you have written these pages ".

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Continuing on that delicate speech I burst out saying that the Vatican City State is the country with the highest percentage of gay population in the world. He laughed and replied:

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«I don't care about this sentence, at the first opportunity that presents itself to me, I sell it back immediately ".

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Soon said, the opportunity presented itself a few days later, when in external connection from his home near Sassari he participated in a program on the Mediaset networks, where during his speech he began by saying:

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«Let alone if we Catholics can be surprised by the Zan bill, when the Vatican City State is the country with the highest percentage of gay population in the world ".

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I call him amused on the phone the morning of the next day, first I tease him for how he was tanned, wondering if the Sardinian sun had taken it all as he did, then I begin:

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"Ah, how happy I am to have done the gray eminence behind you!».

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he replied:

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“But don't bullshit, "behind"? You are a life spitting in everyone's face, for this you will never become a Most Reverend Eminence ".

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Luigi made me think, not so much about death, mystery on which I am used to meditating every day, aware that my heart, like that of anyone, it could stop beating at any moment, suddenly. I also wrote a book about death, dealing with the hindmost in the form of a narrative, which will soon be printed.

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With its sudden disappearance Luigi led me to reflect on the relationship of contemporary society to death. This is what I intend to reflect on now, including the report, or rather the non-relationship or the denied relationship of the mass media with death, where death is not a spectacle through which Gianluigi Nuzzi, efficient Network gravedigger 4, transforms crimes and deaths into spectacles, in fiction which does not stimulate at all to reflect on man, or on the psychological violence that leads certain subjects to the most violent heinous crimes, but which only stimulates morbid itching.

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As a professional Luigi was not a journalist for a local newspaper that tells the facts and events of a provincial town, of those who on death are usually remembered in their locality by colleagues and fellow citizens who have read their articles for years. Luigi was a reporter for the national press, founder of one of the main Italian Catholic magazines, the monthly Times. Has been, as I told a little earlier, a so-called television face representative of the Italian Catholic culture, with acceptable or unacceptable positions within the Catholic world itself, but who has made great contributions in many years of profession. This is why he has been a guest for years in the television debate rooms of all the main Mediaset and Rai programs, because he had opinions to express and knew how to express them, shareable or not whether they were by the other opinion leaders present, because it is precisely on this that the debate is based.

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I would have expected, I don't mean prime time or opening, but if anything, at the end of the various journalistic or so-called in-depth programs talk show, that only one of those who have called him and often had in theirs parterre as a columnist over the years, before the final theme he said: «My colleague Luigi Amicone passed away on Tuesday, our editorial team joins its family members in condolence ". A message of this kind would have occupied a space of approx 7 from 8 seconds to close a program in which if anything, Giorgia Meloni or Matteo Salvini had made a monologue by 30 minutes without any commercial break, which is only valid - in an unavoidable way - when other guests and opinion leaders speak. No one has dedicated a few seconds of memory to a colleague who is anything but unknown, in a world of communication in which cynicism and indifference reign supreme, where what is presented as a sensitive human interest is not such, but something wanted and studied on the cold basis of audience ratings. Or does someone seriously believe that that bubbly conductor really cares about something poor and modest people who find themselves with their houses occupied by swindlers that no one can hunt and who do not pay rents.? And note: it is not, this my, a process of intentions, which would also be a serious contradiction in terms with my theological training and with my previous and now distant juridical training. It is simply a fact, you just need to know the televisions, the editorial offices of newspapers and especially those who work within them.

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No, naive souls, certain themes do not arise from the desire to defend the rights of the weak, everything comes only from pure and cold criteria dictated by the ratings. Because if that dedicated block in that talk show to the squatters of houses did not raise the ratings of commercial television, which stands as obvious as it is legitimate on advertising and audience ratings, you can rest assured that this thoughtful champion of justice and defense of the weak would not hesitate to talk about the depth of the whale's ass in the next installment, if the whaling colonoscopy did more plays.

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The indifferent cannot be sensitive, he cannot love justice and truth by making himself champion of the weak, because wild utilitarianism or hypertrophic narcissism support the mental and social system of indifference, which end up making the information world a world of deformation and often of manipulation, all for political purposes, economic and subliminal address on the masses.

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Turning to various television programs I met two people who I consider friends and who are respectively: one, one trans, Vlady Guadagno, in art Vladmir Luxuria, another is a homosexual, balanced activist LGBT and liberal in the round, it is the famous and excellent scientific popularizer Alessandro Cecchi Paone, who has a different vision of life and man from mine, for example with regard to abortion or euthanasia, but who I immediately esteemed as a loyal and sensitive man who knows what friendship and respect for friends are, especially for those who don't think like him. This makes Alessandro Cecchi Paone a genuine liberal, with whom I could speak with serenity about everything that divides us in the different human feeling, but to which I am united by something that unites even men with the most diverse thoughts: respect for the freedom of the other, which for him is the cornerstone of Liberalism, for me it is the very suffix of the creation of man, created by God free and endowed with free will.

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Only now that the mortal remains of Luigi Amicone they have been returned to the earth, I understand his message that I reported at the beginning, certainly not because he called me "intelligent", but because in that message it defines the situation and state of the world of information:

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«Thanks Ariel, I almost want to ask one of your intelligence: do journalism! We are surrounded by ignorance, bad faith, lie, and what is serious is that they know it and do not waver. Just like a Nazi or Communist official must have been " (23.03.2021)

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Rest in peace in the grace and mercy of God, I'll miss you, my dear Buddy.

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the Island of Patmos, 21 October 2021

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One thought on "A friend died who leads me to reflect on the indifference of the media towards life and death, when they are not itchy show

  1. The memory he has of yours is moving “big friend” father. I didn't know anything about him, except he was a journalist, but the figure outlined by His words has prompted me to seek more. I therefore collected and listened to some of Amicone's interventions on television with great interest, sometimes strong interventions, deliberately “scream”to better convey his certainties of faith, of truth. I feel I am not mistaken in saying that I have grasped some affinities that bind you.

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