My cousin the pirate

Nasib Farah is the narrator of the documentary film made in the year of 2010 between the countries of Denmark and Somalia. This character was sent to Europe at age of nine to fight for a “first-class life”. The traveler, now turned into a Danish journalist, married with three children, returned to his hometown after nineteen years of absence. Back in his “none developed” country awaits a community where the tide of civil war floods the everyday life, where the promised dream of modernity becomes the nightmare of poverty, where the resources of the sea and earth are reserved for foreigners.In Nasibs community the model of success is based on two alternatives: to migrate to the "paradise of the first world" or become "a Somali pirate". They call themselves "voluntary Coast Guard of Somalia". From the decade of the nineties foreign vessels began practicing illegal fishing in national waters and to dispose of toxic and nuclear waste. There for, piracy could be “justified” as a defense of territorial sovereignty and the pursuit of freedom.Nasib is skeptical of this so called “quest for freedom” and the distribution of ransoms that piracy produces. In the conversations held with his cousin, and from his “Danish” perspective, he tries to lead him through “the right path”, although the framework of blood proximity is weaker than the distance from the idiosyncrasies. The consumption of Khat seems to turn reality into fiction, this drug is a stimulant that brings pleasure and helps forget the hunger conditions.Immersed in the fiction of reality we take a look to peripheral capitalist societies (a new way to call non-developed countries) as Mexico where alternative migrant/criminal seems to be the only resources of marginalized majorities to access the western model of success. Luxury cars, houses, weapons, women are the end and the means searched by the established standards of masculinity in the unbridled quest for respect, admiration and happiness in societies where violence is equal to a lucrative market. Narco in Latin America, a pirate in Somalia, a mercenary in Yugoslvia, children and young people grow up admiring the modern Robin Hoods, Chucho el Roto, the Joaquin Murrieta, disappointed and tired of a state unable to generate the conditions for overcoming through means "legal".An education that leads students to mediocrity, a system in which young people trying to find out a job realize that their qualifications, skills and knowledge are not worth a damn without a "helping hand". That union’s act as mafias, the Ministry of Education cares for the expected quantity and does not care about the unexpected quality (for the government is very convenient to move the pieces of unions and involve citizens in the dysfunctional state of institutions).Nasib is in the choice of running more risks or abandon the project half finished, the pressure of the people fearful of exposure to friends and family suffer, finally convinced him to quit. He says goodbye to his cousin feeling a little bit guilty of the future that awaits him, if only he could take it with him. A day later he finds out that his first act of piracy would lead his cousin to jail is legality an institutionalized way of subjugating minorities? While the ruling class promises to improve the economy of our societies, while governors cannot find the formula to meet the needs of the common man, while main elites in the world stand indifferent, this steamer is reaching the boiling point. I conclude this article with a quote from Mariano Moreno: "If people are not illustrated, if they don’t disclosed their rights, if each man does not know what he can, most, values, new illusions will substitute the old ones and perhaps our fate is to change tyrants without destroying the tyranny". http://surcic.blogspot.com/

 

. This character was sent to Europe at age of nine to fight for a “first-class life”. The traveler, now turned into a Danish journalist, married with three children, returned to his hometown after nineteen years of absence. Back in his “none developed” country awaits a community where the tide of civil war floods the everyday life, where the promised dream of modernity becomes the nightmare of poverty, where the resources of the sea and earth are reserved for foreigners.In Nasibs community the model of success is based on two alternatives: to migrate to the "paradise of the first world" or become "a Somali pirate". They call themselves "voluntary Coast Guard of Somalia". From the decade of the nineties foreign vessels began practicing illegal fishing in national waters and to dispose of toxic and nuclear waste. There for, piracy could be “justified” as a defense of territorial sovereignty and the pursuit of freedom.Nasib is skeptical of this so called “quest for freedom” and the distribution of ransoms that piracy produces. In the conversations held with his cousin, and from his “Danish” perspective, he tries to lead him through “the right path”, although the framework of blood proximity is weaker than the distance from the idiosyncrasies. The consumption of Khat seems to turn reality into fiction, this drug is a stimulant that brings pleasure and helps forget the hunger conditions.Immersed in the fiction of reality we take a look to peripheral capitalist societies (a new way to call non-developed countries) as Mexico where alternative migrant/criminal seems to be the only resources of marginalized majorities to access the western model of success. Luxury cars, houses, weapons, women are the end and the means searched by the established standards of masculinity in the unbridled quest for respect, admiration and happiness in societies where violence is equal to a lucrative market. Narco in Latin America, a pirate in Somalia, a mercenary in Yugoslvia, children and young people grow up admiring the modern Robin Hoods, Chucho el Roto, the Joaquin Murrieta, disappointed and tired of a state unable to generate the conditions for overcoming through means "legal".An education that leads students to mediocrity, a system in which young people trying to find out a job realize that their qualifications, skills and knowledge are not worth a damn without a "helping hand". That union’s act as mafias, the Ministry of Education cares for the expected quantity and does not care about the unexpected quality (for the government is very convenient to move the pieces of unions and involve citizens in the dysfunctional state of institutions).Nasib is in the choice of running more risks or abandon the project half finished, the pressure of the people fearful of exposure to friends and family suffer, finally convinced him to quit. He says goodbye to his cousin feeling a little bit guilty of the future that awaits him, if only he could take it with him. A day later he finds out that his first act of piracy would lead his cousin to jail is legality an institutionalized way of subjugating minorities? While the ruling class promises to improve the economy of our societies, while governors cannot find the formula to meet the needs of the common man, while main elites in the world stand indifferent, this steamer is reaching the boiling point. I conclude this article with a quote from Mariano Moreno: "If people are not illustrated, if they don’t disclosed their rights, if each man does not know what he can, most, values, new illusions will substitute the old ones and perhaps our fate is to change tyrants without destroying the tyranny". http://surcic.blogspot.com/

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