Another Eduardo Galleano passage

From the Book of Embraces by Eduardo Galleano (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Galeano).

The Preacher Miguel Brun told me that a few years ago he had visited the Indians of the Paraguayan Chaco. He was part of an evangelizing mission. The missionaries visited a chief who was considered very wise. The chief, a quiet, fat man, listened without blinking to the religious propaganda that they read to him in his own language. When they finished, the missionaries awaited a reaction.

The chief took his time, then said:

“That scratches. It scratches hard and it scratches very well.”

And then he added:

“But it scratches where there isn’t any itch.”

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~ by maoctopus on February 18, 2011.

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