Posted by: gurglin | October 3, 2008

Is Berlusconi the real problem?

I wish the problem of this country were Berlusconi. I know it is not nice nor a pride to have a criminal as prime minister (and another one as chairman of the Senate), but sadly enough 90% of Italian politicians (left and right wing, at any level) are not that better. Italy is facing one of the worst “structural” (political, economical and social) crisis ever… corruption (both economical and moral) and nepotism have never been so relevant in influencing daily life.

I am sure also people living abroad heard the news about the social (Rom people) and garbage problems, the latter mainly in Naples. As far as I read on the net, journalists abroad talk about racism and xenophobe policy. Well, the situation is much more complex that a lot of newspapers or TV news describe. I am not sure how much it is said abroad about the social economical indexes that inevitably testify the sunset of a country now comparable to Romania and Mexico (that is what many commentaries based on statistical and economical surveys assert) for welfare and economy, while it was stronger than the UK no more than 15 years ago.

There is so much rage and anger in this country you foreigners cannot imagine, and it is simply silly to label that as racism: just think one of the last “supposed to be” racist raid was lead by a guy with the tattoo of Che Guevara on his arm…. Anyway, this Boot is doomed, and it is not just me saying this. I recently read a very interesting Italian pamphlet called “The ashes of law” by Morris Ghezzi, which clearly explains it is not possible to consider Italy a western democracy, and above all it is hard to consider it a democracy as such…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: