Open a Speech *
(* From the preface of Guido Bissanti’s book: Like the Titanic?)
Eight chapters and sixty-five paragraphs
To tell a story yet to be invented.
Vision of a near future venture
Who calls each person responsibly:
An appeal to science, knowledge and conscience
Addressed to the passengers of the planet, the only common boat.
And it does not seem rhetorical to mention a boat
Since the author brings the Titanic as an example,
To explain with stark analogy
The superficial path of today’s global society
Distracted and unattractive, overwhelming and reluctant
Of the most elementary notions for conscious development.
The course that our “common boat” is going through
Is the same as the Titanic [. . . ] Imperterrito,
Tense at full speed towards the conquest of an ephemeral primacy:
Show the muscles of the galloping industry,
The determination of command, ingenuity, and wit
To gain a glimpse of few.
How similar is the story of the “unsustainable” Titanic
To the events that characterize our era?
Then like now:
On the “dashboard”, crews and government;
The powerful “high classes”, the orchestra and the scientific and cultural world;
More “down” the common passengers, the vast majority of men.
The question is complex and demands an answer,
That the author develops eloquently and comprehensively
Starting with the consideration that the present society,
Daughter of the “certainty” of “illuministic reason”
Know how to see the limits and elaborate capable theses
To understand the laws, principles, and rules of the universe.
This is the thesis at the center of the author’s volume:
A constant and mature commitment of governments,
So that they do not work lightly like the “crew” of the Titanic;
A greater weight of science and culture,
So that knowledge does not resemble the “high classes” of sicumera;
An invitation to the mass-media “orchestra”
So that you can enjoy a more consonant music at the historical moment;
A more responsible attention to lifestyle
And greater control over power decisions,
So that people in the “bottom” cease to ignore what future is reserved to him.
Examining today’s life of our society
Stretches its gaze to the near future
And it can not but rely on the philosophical concept of universality
Tending to call humanity to a new relationship
Harmonious and sustainable with the Earth planet.
A large chapter opens to the fore
And the desire to open is overpowering.
Strongly shouts a stressed society
From afflictions and inconsistencies;
The violence of every day is screaming everywhere;
And overwhelming and incontrovertible power;
The lie and denial of man [. . . ]
Between the lines of the book, this discomfort snakes,
But answering cries with no crying cry,
The speech is valid as a new dialogue;
And more so if it offers an intercultural value
And interreligious, objective enclosed, simple and stringent,
In a few elements that recall
The essence of matter as a vehicle of information:
Evocative thoughts of a feeling
Which binds and binds possible arrangements,
Civilization and communion of man with the truth.
The author pays off the intricate mug,
You need to find the top, and it is useless to look around.
It’s along our inner labyrinth
The beginning of the discourse that unites the will and the duty;
Where the power of love, culture and art
Warms the heart, nourishes the mind
And muddles the technical and scientific phenomenon
In a creative process
Capable of generating genuine promotion of man.
The new dimensions of the future as a new relationship between man and planet
Is perceived by the author as an appointment to be missed;
And the arguments move on the planet’s energy chapter
Analyzed as the “fuel” of history;
On the values that global society will have to assume;
On a review of science; On an analysis of an economic model
No longer suitable for human centrality,
And on a review of the relationship between man and territory
Starting with agriculture that has generated all civilization.
The extensive bibliography and over 100 explanatory notes
Between technical and scientific terms, events and authors of all time
Who have been able to offer opportunities for a wider knowledge,
Side by side and make varied theses grounded
Which the author wanted to exhibit in his meticulous work
Looking for a new harmony, a future for everyone.