I'm sick of our Premier now. Italy has become the spa of the world, like my favorite columnist Severgnini declared in an interview to the Italian Vanity Fair launching his new book entirely dedicated to try to explain the Berlusconi factor. And so, while all Geoge Clooney lookalike plumbers talk philosophy and make love in this wonderful country, like portrayed in the Eat, Love, Pray movie, our democracy is pissing.
We live in a country guided by a man whose constant sexist jokes only bring out the squalor that lies below the surface of his rotten government. For those of you who don't know about his buffoonery yet, here's a resume of Berlusconi's worst gaffes, as reported in the Time.
And I can't accept anymore that, while he's having fun in his Bunga Bunga parties, his Government was preoccupied passing a law that would limit publication by journalists, a measure widely seen as aimed at helping Mr B preserve his image.
The image of who, then? The late Mussolini who was gradually abandoned to his fate and who, although his party was disintegrating, he still had a charismatic relationship with the masses? This is crazy and Marx was so right. "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce."
We better admit it and fast, then. We're near to moral and financial bankrupt. The Banana ministers insist it's not true. They denied the data from their own National Bank. Mario Draghi, its governor, proved that the country economy is hardly growing. Emma Mercegaglia, President of Confindustria, and organisation which groups Italian employers, questioned the quality of the current financial policies.
Moreover, garbage is piling up on the streets of Naples, protests against the government's cuts to arts delayed the Rome Film Festival, teachers strike 2 times a week to protest against privatization of universities and general dilapidation of education.
But the worst thing of all is that, since the Emperor doesn't seem to want to quit his throne, we're forced to choose between a strong center-right government that does exactly what it wants or a divided centre-left coalition. Right now a new party emerged, after the split from Mr B's co-founder of the Part of Freedom, but he's a post fascist leader! What an alarming perspective, huh? :(