In 480 BC, two Sicilian cities, Syracuse and Agrigento, allied themselves and faced the Carthaginians in Imera (today’s Termini Imerese). They engaged in a furious battle and eventually the love for the freedom and independence of their island prevailed. The Carthaginians were defeated and forced to sign a peace treaty.

The Sicilians signed the treaty on one condition: that the Carthaginians no longer perform human sacrifices in their territories. In fact, they used to sacrifice their firstborns to the god Moloch.

Wars and violence have always existed and always will be. It is not possible to create heaven on earth. The only hope for today’s man is to create an invisible chain of spiritual beings, regardless of race and nationality.

Let politicians do their jobs and souls do theirs!

Ettore Grillo, author of these books:

– November 2: The Day of the Dead in Sicily

– A Hidden Sicilian History

– The Vibrations of Words

– Travels of the Mind


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