Are you interested by Esperanto? Do want to know what’s possible to do with it today? Or are you, like me, completely lost in the midst of all its associations, events and resources scattered throughout the world ? Rest assured you’ve come to the right place !
Welcome to Espereto, a blog dedicated to the Esperanto community and positive initiatives that (I hope) will build the foundations of tomorrow’s world. Does that seem like an improbable mix to you? Let me prove otherwise :
Esperanto is a language developed by a man: Luis L. Zamenhof, more than a century ago (1887). Its purpose : promoting communication between peoples in the most neutral way.
Esperanto is also a history, culture, literature, music and above all a growing community that has allowed it to spread over the decades.
Subtitolo haveblas en esperanto.
(The promo moment) More or less favored by the online culture, it is a language that could be learned easily and for free. The doors of its international community and its many events are open to you and … and …
And it’s a bloody mess !
Seriously, whether you are a beginner, a fake beginner or a fluent Esperantist, finding your way in this mess gives you a terrible migraine in less than 1 hour !
Clubs, regional associations (or federations), national association (Hi Esperanto-France!), Even international (Hi UEA too !) Organizations of all kinds (science, literature, music …), Yahoo mailing lists, actions of each of these organizations loosely distributed from one site to another, but especially the tools, blogs, social networks, actions and this way of relaying, with joy, the slightest article referring to the esperanto, quickly make it difficult to find your way around.
I propose to try to do some sorting. Or better: see directly what Esperantists, associations and language lovers offer.
So what better way to meet Esperantists directly? This is exactly what I do, whether through associations, individuals, congresses … in short, everything that makes Esperanto a living language.
However, I don’t pretent to centralize everything (on one side because it’s almost impossible and the other : I don’t really like the centralization’s concept).
What does this have to do with alternatives to our society? Well, Esperanto is the target of a lot of misinformation and whether we like it or not, it is more of an alternative expression vector.
Of course, I would like to buying my bread in Esperanto, but for now it’s still impossible and probably / unfortunately it will remain it.
Esperanto, however, offers another view of the world: more solidarity and positive. So let’s take this opportunity to take a look at the work that many people are doing to make our world a better place.