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Two names to keep in mind: Alessandro La Fortezza, Andrea Camperio Ciani.

They are two teachers who are ready to resign from teaching because they reject the Green Pass as an instrument of social discrimination.

Here are some words they wrote, the first in an open letter to his students, the second in the resignation letter to the rector of the university where he teaches.

“Dear guys, in June we said greet each other with a” goodbye “, but today I have to tell you that maybe we won’t see each other in September … I will get the vaccine when and if I am convinced that it is the right thing to do, certainly not to go to school. restaurant, concert or wherever. Not even to keep the job. Let us remember that ‘man will not live on bread alone’ (Mt 4.4) … even if one day I should decide to vaccinate myself, or if I feel the need to undergo a diagnostic swab, I would not download the Green Passport anyway, so that my individual choices, whatever they may be, do not become grounds for discrimination for those who have made different choices “.

« Colleague Rector, (I do not use superlatives for what follows), I, the undersigned Andrea Camperio Ciani, full professor of this free University of Padua, having learned from the Rector’s decree that the Green Pass card is compulsory to carry out lessons, I formally declare, to you, and for information to the Minister of the University Maria Cristina Messa and the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza, who will have the honor and dignity of placing my Green Pass in front of you ».

Two examples, which if followed by other teachers, would remove any value from the infamous decree of a government that discriminates as second-class citizens who refuses the Green Pass, at the same time as, with a specific decree (n. , now converted into law) has exonerated from any liability in the event of death or injury caused by vaccines.

It is time, both for teachers and students, to rediscover, after two years of state of exception and the cancellation of all the most elementary freedoms, the political consciousness that seems to have disappeared from schools and universities.

August 28, 2021
Giorgio Agamben

Source: Giorgio Agamben – QUODLIBET

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