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One picture, one thousand dead

by Professor Nikos Lygeros — mathematician, artist, poet, human rights activist. (opus)

Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 at 02:25 PM UT

One picture, one thousand dead

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek version by Evi Charitidou

- I’d like to show you a photograph, but I don’t dare…
- Why?
- I’m afraid of your reaction…
- So, is this photograph so terrible?
- It’s not this that is terrible.
- What is then?
- The crime!
- The crime?
- A crime against humanity. 
- What exactly is it about? You seem upset.
- It’s about my history. 
- I didn’t know that your people have suffered genocide.
- I don’t hold this against you.
- But, I hold it against me.
- You hadn’t been born in 1933. 
- Neither did I die then. 
- Do you still want me to show you the photograph?
- Yes, of course.
- You won’t hold against me that I made you suffer. 
- Isn’t this friendship?
- There you are. 

The shock is unbearable. His friend is trying to hide the photograph. 

- No, I have to see it, because it’s in your soul. 
- It’s true. It’s graven on my soul. 
- I’m really sorry for not ever….
- Don’t say this…I didn’t dare talk you about this. 
- But why?
- I was afraid of being accused.
- Accused of what?
- Of propaganda.
- You are crazy!
- No, but society is absurd.
- Thus, certain people question the existence of this genocide.
- Yes, in the name of politics.
- Death is not politics.
- But, crime is.
- It’s a crime against humanity. 
- Except that sometimes humanity consists of few humans. 
- From now on, I’ll belong to them. 



About the Author

authorProfessor Nikos Lygeros is a Greek mathematician, lecturer and research fellow at the University of Lyon, France. He is an expert consultant to organizations and the government of Cyprus. Lygeros is a member of Mensa and The Pars Society, with a genius level IQ of 189 on the Stanford Binet scale. Lygeros founded The PI Society and The Foundation for Altruism in Cyprus. Lygeros' opus consists of thousands of writings — texts, galleries, videos — on the subjects of human rights, mathematics, physics, education, history, archeology, sociology, politics, economics, philosophy, religion, mythology, arts, films, and music.

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