April 2, 2009

SCANDALOSAMENTE RETE: IL WEB MONDIALE CI COPIA GLI EDITORIALI DELLA GARZILLI! (e nel mentre voi miserandi ve ne state lì colle mani in mano)

Antefatto: in un suo post odierno, la nostra amatissima scienziata Enrica Garzilli, altrimenti nota come l’Ada Lovelace (Ada eh, non Linda) degli Abruzzi (ricordate? Eddai, Garzilli! No eh? Fa niente), annuncia urbi et orbi la mise on line del suo privato balocchin dell’undicesimo numero della prestigiosissima rivista accademica JSAWS, che significa journal asia qualcosa women studies, rivista telematica a sua detta conosciuta su tutto il globo terracqueo, detentrice d’innumerevoli primati e vincitrice, come le pastiglie Galeffi, di un sacco di premi. Rivista accademica, sempre a sua detta, non molto amata in ambito accademico, ma va be’, son particolari.

Il numero in questione si compone di un editoriale sui destini dell’Asia molto in stile wannabe Limes scritto da Enrica Garzilli, di un pugno di minirecensioni librarie vergate da Enrica Garzilli, e infine della sbobinatura, a cura di Enrica Garzilli, dell’intervento che il prof mentore di Enrica Garzilli fece a un convegno milanese di qualche anno fa organizzato da Enrica Garzilli (la parte tecnica della rivista telematica è invece curata dal fidanzato di Enrica Garzilli).

Ma veniamo al clamoroso dunque: mi son gustato il pregevole editoriale della Garzilli, l’ho trovato eccezionale, superbo, e subito mi son detto:- Ma cazzo! Ma qui bisogna tenere aperti gli occhi! Una roba così va protetta, che basta un attimo a  saccheggiarla e a farla propria, magari in qualche remota nazione isolata, chessò, le isole Tonga! Che poi Garzilli ci tiene da matti a ‘ste cose, che è sempre lì a lamentarsi un giorno sì e l’altro pure che il giornalista Tal dei Tali le ha copiato questo, e l’accademico Sempronio le ha plagiato quest’altro, e il blogger Coso quest’altro ancora.

Così, armato di Google e di pazienza, mi sono autoeletto a paladino garzilliano e messo in febbrile quête d’indizi di lesa autorialità, ed è allora che è emerso l’orrendo crimine: il web mondiale aveva già fatto strame della suddetta gemma editoriale, e il prestigioso scritto, ormai fatto a brandelli, circolava espropriato del suo autore nei più remoti meandri elettronici della rete, a maggior gloria di scribacchini disonorati!

Ma procediamo con ordine.

L’editoriale garzillesco, come ogni buon scritto accademico, si compone di tre parti: una breve introduzione che illustra di cosa si parlerà, un corposo sviluppo in cui si analizza il tema, una breve conclusione in cui si tirano le fila.

La breve introduzione e la breve conclusione sembrano essere state risparmiate dalle incursioni saccheggianti dei perfidi stranieri, ma sono in compenso ahimé affette da un certo numero di refusi ed errori. Il che ci fa capire che gli esteri marrani son sì perfidi, ma con discernimento: han copiato solo le parti che in inglese filavano via lisce.

Per dire, nell’introduzione si può leggere:

Two major events shaped the politcs [MANCA UNA I - NDR] and the regional equilibrium of Central and South Asia. The first one is the end of despoticism [PAROLA CHE ALCUNI DIZIONARI MALEVOLI VORREBBERO INESISTENTE - NDR] in Nepal and the aim of his Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal, alias Prachanda (who assumed office on August 18, 2008), to transform the country into a pacific, democratic, prosperous and neutral buffer zone between India and China, a new “Swizerland [SWITZERLAND, COLLA T - NDR] of Asia etc

Mentre nella conclusione:

In our opinion, Petraesu [TYPO: PETRAEUS - NDR] point’s [GENITIVO SASSONE  A CAPOCCHIA - NDR] of view is a bit naïve: there is no “good Taliban” or “evil Taliban”, there is Taliban. With certain aims and priorities, the same aims and priorities. This does not necessarily means [TERZA PERSONA NON NECESSARIA, C’E’ GIA’ IL “DOES” - NDR] that Taliban is pro al-Qaeda, but it means that is a Islamic fundamentalist gropus [GROPUS? WALTER GROPUS? - NDR], and certainly it will not fight international Islamic terrorism ect

Ma è contro la corposa parte centrale, il cuore pulsante dell’articolo, che s’è consumato il crimine: essa è stata infatti letteralmente saccheggiata dal web immigrato clandestino, al punto che dei circa sedici capoversi di cui è composta, solo uno risulta non profanato (lo riportiamo per la cronaca: “This will change the relationships between many Europen countries and USA as well, since not all of them are ready to give support”. Ah sì: a Europen ci manca ovviamente una a).

Per la precisione, sono quattro gli articoli rei d’aver saccheggiato il mirabile editoriale:

Il primo, datato 21 dicembre 2008, è un articolo dell’agenzia di stampa indiana PTI (A).

Poi, più marginale, c’è questo articolo di un magazine geopolitico nepalese datato febbraio 2009 (B).

Poi, altrettanto marginale, c’è questo articolo dell’agenzia di stampa cinese Xinhua datato settembre 2007 (C).

Infine, il più clamoroso: perfino Jim Hoagland, columnist vincitore del Pulitzer per ben due volte, ha preso in prestito da Garzilli, senza citarla!, ben quattro capoversi per un suo articolo per il Washington Post datato 22 marzo 2009 (D)!

IMPOSSIBILE! ORRENDO! NON CI CREDIAMO! Direte voi.

Ah, povere anime candide, giudicate coi vostri occhi:

(NB: quella che segue è la riproduzione integrale, paragrafo per paragrafo, della parte centrale dell’editoriale garzilliano. In corsivo, rientrati, i paragrafi tratti dagli altri articoli. Confrontate e giudicate voi)

“Nepal’s landmark election on April 10, 2008 leading to the abolition of monarchy and formation of the Maoist-led government, was one of the most important historical events of Asia of the last 2 years.

cfr: Nepal’s landmark election leading to the abolition of monarchy and formation of the Maoist-led government (fonte A)

The country had so many years of Ranarchy, the period of absolute rule by hereditary prime ministers of the Rana family, who ruled in the name of the powerless Shah kings.

Cfr: Ranarchy – the period of absolute rule by hereditary prime ministers of the Rana family, who ruled in the name of the reigning Shah kings (fonte B)

The most lasting contribution of the revolution of 1951, the Jana Andolan, which ended the Ranarchy, was the restoration of the Shah supremacy.

Cfr: The most lasting contribution of the revolution of 1951, which ended the Ranarchy, was the restoration of Shah supremacy (fonte B)

It was necessary another armed rebellion, after many years of peaceful movements, and the powerful People’s Uprising made by the Seven-Party Alliance (SPA) and the Maoists, in the Spring of 2006, to transform the Hindu kingdom into a republic. It was the Jana Andolan II.

Cfr: It would take another armed rebellion after over half-a-century of numerous peaceful movements and the clinching People’s Uprising in the spring of 2006 to transform the kingdom into a budding republic (fonte B)

In the country election of the Constituent Assembly, to draft a new Constitution, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) of the former guerrillas emerged as the single largest party with 220 seats out of a total 575 declared, followed by the country’s oldest party Nepali Congress, which received 110 seats, while ihe Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) obtained 107 seats.

Cfr: The CPN-Maoist of the former guerrillas emerged as the single largest party with 220 seats out of a total 575 declared, followed by the country’s oldest party Nepali Congress which received 110 seats while CPN-UML got 107 seats (fonte A)

The Maoists joined mainstream politics after a 2006 peace deal with the interim government led by G. P. Koirala and took part in the April elections after months of deadlock with the government over poll procedures.

Cfr: The Maoists, who joined mainstream politics after a 2006 peace deal with the interim government led by G P Koirala, took part in the landmark April 10 Constituent Assembly elections after months of deadlock with the government over poll procedures (fonte A)

After the hard struggle of groups and people marginalized since the very beginning of the nation such as tribals, women, Madhesi, Dalit, which feared to be neglected again, Nepal was declared a Federal Democratic Republic on May 28, 2008.

cfr: Two years after King Gyanendra gave up absolute power in the face of mass protests led by the Seven-Party Alliance, Nepal was declared a ‘federal democratic Republic’ on May 28 (fonte A)

The dramatic change in the Nepal government has shaped its national politics forever and had bearings on its foreign ties, particularly with its giant neighbours India and China.

Cfr: critical developments that shaped its national politics and had bearings on its foreign ties, particularly with its giant neighbour India, during 2008 (fonte A)

New Delhi has supported Nepal in the democratisation process since the signing of the 12-point agreement between the SPA and the Maoists.

Cfr: New Delhi has provided support to Nepal in the democratisation process since the signing of the 12-point agreement between the main political parties and the Maoists (fonte A)

China signed an Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement with Nepal in 2003 and 2004. Thanks to it, on September 23, 2007 was signed an execution contract of optical fiber cable project from Kathmandu to Khasa, at the border of China, between China International Telecommunication Construction Corporation and Nepal Telecom.

Cfr: Under the agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between China and Nepal signed in December, 2003 and Exchange Letters signed between the two governments on August, 2004 (…) the “Execution Contract of Kathmandu-Khasa Optical Fiber Cable Laying Project,” was signed by two state-owned enterprises, China International Telecommunication Construction Corporation and Nepal Telecom (fonte C)

This link could be used as a transit point between India and China, ex Prime Minister Koirala said. With the completion of the 125-km optical information super- highway, the project helps Nepal link the rest of the world via China.

Cfr: “This link could be used as a transit point between India and China as well,” He said. (…) With the completion of the 125-km optical information super- highway, the project will help Nepal link the rest of the world via China. (fonte C)

Obama put at the center of his Asian politics Afghanistan. Gen. David Petraeus, the regional commander for Afghanistan and Iraq, haa convinced Obama last month to move 17,000 new soldiers to Afghanistan in addition to the 38,000 American troops already there.

Cfr: Petraeus — the regional commander for the Afghan and Iraqi theaters — persuaded the president last month that sending 17,000 new soldiers to Afghanistan (fonte D)

Obama plans to ask the Europeans to support more of the financial and police-training burdens in Afghanistan as the United States increases its military presence and shifts its counterinsurgency tactics to give greater protection to Afghan civilians and to the American troops already there.

Cfr: Obama plans to ask the Europeans to shoulder more of the financial and police-training burdens in Afghanistan as the U.S. increases its military presence and shifts its counterinsurgency tactics to give greater protection to Afghan civilians and the 38,000 American troops already there. (fonte D)

This will change the relationships between many Europen countries and USA as well, since not all of them are ready to give support.

Gen. David Petraeus has one more plan for Afghanistan. He has U.S. intelligence estimates that only 5% of the Taliban are sympathetic to al-Qaeda, and Petraeus wants a significant outreach by provincial Afghan officials and the U.S. officers who work with them to the “recoverable” Taliban.

Cfr: Petraeus would also apply in Afghanistan another feature (…). U.S. intelligence estimates that only 5 percent of the Taliban are “hard core” ideologues sympathetic to al-Qaeda, and Petraeus wants a significant outreach by provincial Afghan officials and the U.S. officers who work with them to the “recoverable” Taliban. (fonte D)

Obama is thinking over this strategy and has delayed a decision on Afghanistan beyond his original mid-March deadline.

Cfr: The arguments have been serious and intense enough for Obama to have delayed a decision beyond his original mid-March deadline (fonte D)