AMATRICE: A town in Italy disappears– but not its memory

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Amatrice, Lazio, Italia - Marielena Montesino de Stuart
Amatrice, Lazio, Italia.

Today, a devastating earthquake hit central Italy just after 3:30 AM. Central Italy is a region that I know quite well.

My love affair with Italy, as I like to call it, has taken me to many parts of this extraordinary country. Italy has always been for me one enormous museum– where even common rocks have been witnesses to extraordinary moments in history.

The most painful part of the tragedy that has taken place in central Italy is the loss of so many lives. I hear of an entire family, several generations, who all perished while celebrating at a special gathering in the town of Amatrice (see featured map), which has been completely destroyed, as per testimonies from local officials and survivors.

Having walked the streets of these towns, it is difficult to understand how the  voices of their inhabitants could have been silenced so suddenly. The good people living in these small towns in Italy are the keepers of ancient traditions and dialects, so when a tragedy of this magnitude occurs, the loss of the lives of those who preserved the culture, architecture, art and language by remaining in these towns– cannot be measured. I am praying for those who perished as well as the survivors, emergency personnel, volunteers and benefactors.

My heart aches when I hear of natural disasters across the world– but it is only human to be afflicted more by the pain of a place known, which is no more.

Someone has to say the truth…

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REFERENCE:

Italian earthquake death toll rises to 120 with 100 still trapped under the rubble as rescuers searching for their loved ones can only hear the sound of CATS | Daily Mail Online

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The dangerous population control agenda

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

The population control agenda by organizations such as the Clinton Global Initiative, the Rockefeller Foundation, The Trilateral Commission and others, has brought a tragic decline in births– even in areas of the world which already have very low birth rates.

Italians, Spaniards and Greeks are not procreating. As a people and as a culture, each of these nationalities will see incredible cultural transformations as they are replaced by immigrants from Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Fortunately, sub-Saharan Africa is still maintaining a healthy population growth, in spite of the Malthusian demographers’ invasion of the African continent.

But the world is being transformed very rapidly, both culturally and economically, by the powerful NGO’s behind the aforementioned foundations and “initiatives.”

So, enjoy the company of Italians, Spaniards, Greeks– and others, while they are still around to keep their cultures alive in their native lands.

Here is another liberal report grasping at anything– in order to justify population control:

Bye Bye, Baby | International Herald Tribune.

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