How frightened adults are of themselves, how terrified they are to see themselves reflected in the mirror of infancy.
The British justices argue that these evil children are too like adults. But isn't it the other way round: that the adults of today are too like children? You need only turn on the television to see grown-ups playing, joking, winning millions of lira by answering childish questions, dressing up, taking their clothes off, humiliating women . . . It is always carnival time for adults, always a party.
Not all adults are like that, it's true. There are men and women with good heads on their shoulders, like the English judges . . . They take responsibility for a difficult decision: that of cleaning the world of faeces and criminality. And when all the wicked and dirty children are safely in prison we adults can play more peacefully. And our own little angels, blond, clean and good . . . sit in front of the television, learning to become adults.
From 'Unita', Italian newspaper.Reuse content