Amara Graps wrote:
"Prejudicious attitudes are powerful emotional motivators.
I am curious about how such an attitude can arise (surely
it is fear-based.) I don't see how people can live a peaceful
daily life with that deep, irrational, hatred inside of them."
In "Il giorno della civetta", the famous novel written by
Leonardo Sciascia, Don Mariano, a mafia boss,
says that there are five kinds of people:
"gli uomini [men], i mezzi uomini [half-men],
gli ominicchi [manikins], i (con rispetto parlando)
pigliainculo [gays] e i quaquaraquà [quaquaraquà, geese?]...".
Tragic! Sometimes real?
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