LATIN LONDONER #5: JULIANO FIORI
From my mother I’ve inherited a rebel spirit. From my father, bad jokes.
The most useful piece of advice I’ve been given is “All you need is love” (John Lennon)
The last thing I celebrated was my mother’s life and love on the fifth anniversary of her death.
I was deeply affected by A Clockwork Orange, particularly its critical treatment of morality and choice, and its haunting depiction of corrective psychiatric practices.
The most underrated virtue is loyalty.
The most overrated vice is rage; the postmodern citizen is too accepting of injustices.
No event during my adult life has been more consequential for individual freedoms than 9/11.
The thing I feel most strongly about at the momet is resistance to the coup in Brazil against the president. But I feel inspired by the movement oppose the criminality and authoritarianism of those who have led the coup.
My favourite word? I’m told by my girlfriend that I use ‘reasonable’ a lot.
The word I most dislike? C*nt. It is a word that rings with patriarchal violence. The ‘c’ is visceral, and the ‘t’ abrupt and dismissive.
I believe in equality, justice, and self-determination.
If I could go back in time I’d go to Paris on 14 July, 1789.