Freedom is everything
There are always those who surprise me, even though everything is expected. Examples this week at PLATAFORMA: Ana Sofia Fonseca and the ladies of Mr. António – breathe for those who cannot; Guilherme Rego and the vicious cycle of the stepmother virus – shot in the foot in the anti-racist revolt; or the master… Ferreira Fernandes, and the sublime evidence: he had never thought about the freedom to breathe “.
I don’t want to talk about racism. It matters: white against black – and its opposite – forgotten in this revolt; or the hatred that most irritates: people who pass by transparent people – don’t even see. Much has already been said in this project: injustice, history and prejudice, abuse of power, indignation, protest … From poetic chronicles to political opinion, including editorials. There is a new public man – he reacts, he demands. I like that. The essence of freedom is knowing the soul of the other. Even more sculpted by the masses … The challenge that we launched to writing is abundant. More than that … above all, free. It is part of our essence: from the complex to feel the free resident expression – and invited – by letters of all races, ages and geographies … there is even engaged, diverse politics, with all the colors of ideology. The courage to write, think and say has already killed a lot of people – and it goes far beyond Floyd. It doesn’t take up space here; saves digital time – attitude, soul and respect. Informing is not missionary, it requires much more than that. We also want to be an opinion platform.
I learned from my parents; Lusophone generation always on the move: mixed marriages, challenge to censorship, right to difference; game of life – without borders
Many times I stressed, recognized, agreed and disagreed – I got involved. I always smile, with the pleasure of inviting, organizing, asking the audience to think. That is the greatest pleasure: giving space to freedom. I learned freedom in the library: Socrates, master of death itself; Discard, exist to think; D. José, the courage to liberate; Maia willow, free from fameBut the freedom to breathe .. Wow Zé! That was a knee in the stomach. Derek killed more than one man – obviously: we need to connect to the plug. There is so much more … it is there every day; we see on the screen – we do little or nothing. Unnamed terror, walls called borders; States in the name of the people, the violence of those who do not eat, listen, every day on the screen … Shouts the Bishop of Pemba – in Cabo Delgado they run away from fear with nowhere. Did anyone do it?
I reject Calvinism, I follow free will. I learned from my parents; Lusophone generation always on the move: mixed marriages, challenge to censorship, right to difference; game of life – without borders. Welcome to freedom. Use and abuse.
*General Director of Plataforma