Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Hmm... I always thinking if i was a bad man... Kill each other like nothing hapend... Live without rule, i mean... outlaw... Wah!! Maybe its great to be a Mafia... The word "mafia" is taken from the old Sicilian adjective "mafiusu" which has its roots in the Arabic mahjas, meaning "aggressive boasting, bragging". Roughly translated it means "swagger", but can also be translated as "boldness, bravado". In reference to a man, "mafiusu" in 19th-century Sicily was ambiguous, signifying a bully, arrogant but also fearless, enterprising, and proud, according to scholar Diego Gambetta. According to some mafiosi, the real name of the Mafia is Cosa Nostra (literally "our thing"), meaning 'our world, tradition, values'. Many have claimed, as did the Mafia turncoat Tommaso Buscetta, that the word "mafia" was a literary creation. Other Mafia defectors, such as Antonio Calderone and Salvatore Contorno, said the same thing. According to them, the real thing was "cosa nostra". To men of honour belonging to the organization, there is no need to name it. Mafiosi introduce known members to other known members as belonging to "cosa nostra" (our thing) or "la stessa cosa" (the same thing). Only the outside world needs a name to describe it, hence the capitalized version of the words: Cosa Nostra. Be careful about this thing... Maybe here also have a most brutalist named called Kabashitor! Wah.. Thats great... haha... Just kidding!