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The child is dying!

[singlepic id=24 w=320 h=240 float=right]The legend can be found in 1Kings 3:16-28. Two women came to the wise King Solomon for a judgement, to decide which is the real mother of a child:

3:16 Then two loose women of the town came and took their places before the king;
3:17 And one of them said, O my lord, I and this woman are living in the same house; and I gave birth to a child by her side in the house.
3:18 And three days after the birth of my child, this woman had a child: we were together, no other-person was with us in the house but we two only.
3:19 In the night, this woman, sleeping on her child, was the cause of its death.
3:20 And she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while your servant was sleeping; and she took it in her arms and put her dead child in my arms.
3:21 And when I got up to give my child the breast, I saw that it was dead; but in the morning, looking at it with care, I saw that it was not my son.
3:22 And the other woman said, No; but the living child is my son and the dead one yours. But the first said, No; the dead child is your son and the living one mine. So they kept on talking before the king.
3:23 Then the king said, One says, The living child is my son, and yours is the dead: and the other says, Not so; but your son is the dead one and mine is the living.
3:24 Then he said, Get me a sword. So they went and put a sword before the king.
3:25 And the king said, Let the living child be cut in two and one half given to one woman and one to the other.
3:26 Then the mother of the living child came forward, for her heart went out to her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the child; do not on any account put it to death. But the other woman said, It will not be mine or yours; let it be cut in two.
3:27 Then the king made answer and said, Give her the child, and do not put it to death; she is the mother of it.
3:28 And news of this decision which the king had made went through all Israel; and they had fear of the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to give decisions.

If you translate this story in Romania, the whole country would be the child, the President Traian Basescu would be one of the mothers, the Social Liberal Union would be the other mother, and the Constitutional Court of Romania should play the role of the King Solomon.

But here the two stories diverge. The child complains of hunger, is full of shit and unchanged diapers, sick and breathes increasingly harder. And what do in the meantime the two mothers? They further argue, are accusing each other, and both are yelling at Solomon which, in our real story, is not so old nor so wise as in the Bible, and is staring at the two mothers waiting to see which one gives up.

Unfortunately, no one is giving any. They forgot the child, which they both trample under foot while pulling hair. Finally, Solomon shows randomly with the finger at one of the mothers, hoping that this will end quarrel.

Yet no one takes into consideration the Solomon’s gesture. How long will last the child?

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