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Mamma e bambino ricoverati nella maternità dell'ospedale di Pujehun - foto di Luigi Baldelli

Kaci Hickox . . .

I had spent a month watching children die, alone. I had witnessed human tragedy unfold before my eyes. I had tried to help when much of the world has looked on and done nothing. I recalled my last night at the Ebola management center in Sierra Leone. I was called in at midnight because a 10-year-old girl was having seizures. I coaxed crushed tablets of Tylenol and an anti-seizure medicine into her mouth as her body jolted in the bed. It was the hardest night of my life. I watched a young girl die in a tent, away from her family.

That’s where Kaci Hickox was, that’s what she was doing while the corporate media incited fear across America, while this country’s posturing politicians and halfwit reporters made shameful spectacles of themselves in front of God and everybody. They’re good at it, they’ve had plenty of practice.

Yes, we heard you FOX. We heard you ABC. We heard you CBS. We heard you NBC.

Be afraid.

BE AFRAID.

BE AFRAID.

That’s the message, that’s the constant message, that’s the never-ending message of the Powers-That-Be.

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist . . .

Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.

Kaci Hickox listened to her heart, and her heart led her to West Africa, one of the rare regions of this world we haven’t gotten around to bombing yet.

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It Seems To Never End

Kaci Hickox . . .

I had spent a month watching children die, alone. I had witnessed human tragedy unfold before my eyes. I had tried to help when much of the world has looked on and done nothing. I recalled my last night at the Ebola management center in Sierra Leone. I was called in at midnight because a 10-year-old girl was having seizures. I coaxed crushed tablets of Tylenol and an anti-seizure medicine into her mouth as her body jolted in the bed. It was the hardest night of my life. I watched a young girl die in a tent, away from her family.

That’s where Kaci Hickox was, that’s what she was doing while the corporate media incited fear across America, while this country’s posturing politicians and halfwit reporters made shameful spectacles of themselves in front of God and everybody. They’re good at it, they’ve had plenty of practice.

Yes, we heard you FOX. We heard you ABC. We heard you CBS. We heard you NBC.

Be afraid.

BE AFRAID.

BE AFRAID.

That’s the message, that’s the constant message, that’s the never-ending message of the Powers-That-Be.

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist . . .

Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.

Kaci Hickox listened to her heart, and her heart led her to West Africa, one of the rare regions of this world we haven’t gotten around to bombing yet.

Mamma e bambino ricoverati nella maternità dell'ospedale di Pujehun - foto di Luigi Baldelli

(Photo by Medici con l’Africa Cuamm, Flickr Creative Commons)

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