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Agostino Saccà director of Rai Fiction, thus our employee, paid with public money, has forbidden the broadcast of the film “Giovanni Falcone” which also shows the judge, Paolo Borsellino.
The programme was to have been shown on 23 May, the anniversary of the Capaci slaughter, before the elections in Sicily. But Saccà didn’t want it to be shown because of the par condicio {giving equality of exposure to each party}, so as not to favour Rita Borsellino, a candidate for the position of President of the Region.

Instead of “Giovanni Falcone” Saccà will show a detective story set in Morocco called: “La moglie cinese” {the Chinese wife}.
Saccà is applying the mafia condicio.

However until the elections in Sicily, the saga of Marlon Brando’s "The Godfather" must be prohibited in TV and Amenta’s “Il fantasma di Corleone” must be withdrawn from cinemas.

The mafia condicio must be adhered to to the full. Even the other candidates must not benefit from any advantage.

I’m publishing a letter from Stefania who’s written to me from Sicily.

“Dear Beppe,
In a few days, there‘ll be the elections in Sicily to select the members of the Sicilian Regional Parliament.
Do you know Beppe; on the walls of Sicilian cities currently glued up (often abusively) there are election posters that bring tears to your eyes. They’ve got phrases that beat even the most rancid sayings to be found in bacio perugina chocolates.
All of a sudden, everyone has new ideas. Sicily in your heart. A great future awaits us. Young people are proud to be Sicilian. The South will take off. A great project… OK, but I ask myself one thing: Before this where were you?
These phrases and great ideas come from people who have been inside the buildings of regional politics and have been stripping us of our fruits for years. My heart is filled with joy to see that after spending 5 years in those offices, they have finally thought up “different ideas”.

Beppe, just imagine that you are the President of a company with 90 extremely costly directors who spend their days minding their own business and arguing about who will get the most attractive office. Meanwhile your company goes bankrupt, but they have always been overpaid. When their contract is up, they tell you that they love you and that they have a “different idea”. Well would you employ them again??? In Sicily, yes you would!
Beppe, I fear that we will once more give employment to those who brought us to bankruptcy and who want to keep us bankrupt. And when I talk about bankruptcy, I’m not talking merely of debts and of the happy management of the Region. I’m talking about a concept that is much wider and more entrenched. I’d call it the “complesso del cardellino".

I’ll explain: imagine a nest with a hungry little bird (cardellino) waiting to be fed by its loving mother – a tender scene, is it not? But if that little bird is in fact of pension age?

We are a people used to waiting for help from the Region and from the so-called politicians. A people held by its balls. We go forward not by programmes but by promises. You’ll be surprised, but here people still believe in the promises of a politician. Here people will vote for you for a petrol voucher for a packet of pasta, or for 50 Euro. Often, I’ve asked myself why. Ignorance? Perhaps. Desperation? Perhaps. Stupidity? Well I don’t believe that.
I believe instead that it is a mixture of poverty and insane opportunism.

It’s the poverty of crafty people. Of those who get unemployment benefits and work on the side. Of those who don’t find work because they don’t want to work. Of those for whom “The State is absent and it won’t give me a house. Work is help.” Of those who so as not to be idle, knock on the door of the politicians to have a few crumbs. They don’t reflect to think that those crumbs, whether it’s a job, a precarious position, a little contract, a recommendation or something else, they are paying really dear. And they are making us pay for it as well.

When our politicians take on 18,000 people on precarious contracts in a day (a fact that has happened recently) the money doesn’t come from their pockets. That money is taken from development, from services, from health, and from the infrastructure of the whole region of Sicily.
As long as there are people who will not do without charity payments and the bribes of politicians, these gentlemen will have an easy life. And they will win the elections by going for a walk, and hugging and kissing the voters.

The strange aspect of this thing about promises is that for the true Sicilian the words “respect” “dignity” and “honour” are what touches the heartstrings. “To show disrespect” is a cardinal sin. We are proud at birth.
At least that’s what I used to believe.

This clam with an outstretched hand and the eyes of a ruffian ready to sell his own future and mine for 30 pieces of silver, is not a true Sicilian and does not merit understanding. He is the weight belt, the hand break of our future. People like him make up that precious “vote cultivation farm” that doesn’t allow us to send home this lot that loves to see us underdeveloped and open to bribes.

Dear Beppe, I could cite thousands of cases of promises that have not been kept by politicians and of people that have become like beasts. I know and those who still believe know this. I ask them just one thing. Before giving your consensus, try to understand who it is in front of you. Who is promising you easy favours does not love you and will not give you anything. It’s not me telling you this; it’s their history that is. That’s enough to show you who they are.
Dear Beppe, I ask of you and of those that read this, that you help these people to understand. There’s a website that sets out things simply. It shows the details of the great damage caused over the last 5 years of regional government by those who today are asking for our vote. They are people without scruples who get rich at the expense of our misfortunes.

Before voting, it’s absolutely necessary that you read the information on this website:
www.disonorevoli.it

Thank you from my heart.”
Stefania.


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Noi che...finivamo in fretta i compiti per andare a giocare a pallone sotto casa.
Noi che...costretti alla regola di "portieri volanti" o " chi si trova para".
Noi che..."portieri volanti" e..."segnare da oltre centrocampo vale?" - Vale...vale tutto!
Noi che...quando si facevano le squadre, se venivamo scelti per primi ci sentivamo davvero i più bravi, i più importanti.

Noi che...l'ultimo che veniva scelto era sicuramente destinato ad andare in porta.
Noi che...avevamo sempre un soprannome possibilmente infamante ma nessuno si offendeva.
Noi che...chi arriva prima a dieci ha vinto.
Noi che...mentre facevamo finta di non sentire il richiamo della mamma quando incombevano la cena, c'era sempre qualcuno che diceva: "chi segna l'ultimo vince" incurante del punteggio che magari era in quel momento 32 a 1.

Noi che...il pallone di cuoio sapevano come era fatto perché lo vedevamo in Tv esclusivamente ad esagoni bianchi e neri.

Noi che...o il SUPER TELE (in mancanza d'altro) o l'ELITE (lo standard) o il TANGO DIRCEU se andava di lusso o nei giorni di festa.

Noi che...anche senza la traversa non avevamo bisogno della moviola per capire se era goal, "Goal o rigore" metteva sempre tutti d'accordo.

Noi che...riconoscevamo i calciatori anche se sulla maglietta non c'era scritto il nome.
Noi che...il n 1 era il portiere, il n 2 ed il n 3 i terzini destro e sinistro, il n 4 il mediano di spinta, il n 5 lo stopper, il n 6 il libero, il n 7 l' ala destra, il n 8 una mezzala , il n 9 il centravanti, il n 11 l'altra punta possibilmente mancina, il n 10 la mezzala con la fascia di capitano perchè era inevitabilmente il piu' bravo.

Noi che...dormivamo con le figurine Panini sotto il cuscino.
Noi che...Ciotti :..."scusa Ameri, scusa Ameri....clamoroso al Cibali" (che nella nostra fantasia era piu' famoso di Catania).

Noi che..."tutta la squadra dell' Internazionale retrocede a protezione dei 16 metri" (sempre Ciotti).
Noi che...alla DS potevamo vedere i servizi della serie A, i goal della serie B, il Gran Premio, Tennis, il Basket e la Pallavolo senza doverci sorbire ore di chiacchiere per vedere 4 goal.

Noi che...oggi sorridiamo quando in Tv si inventano i più incredibili sondaggi tipo: "chi è stato il piu' forte giocatore di tutti i tempi: Pele' o Maradona?" senza considerare che di Pele' abbiamo visto sempre gli stessi 4/5 goal.
Noi che...se incontriamo per strada Biscardi vorremmo investirlo.
VOI CHE... QUESTO GIOCATTOLO CE LO AVETE ROTTO... BRUTTI BASTARDI !

Posted by: yari gugliucci | June 4, 2006 02:16 PM


Noi che...finivamo in fretta i compiti per andare a giocare a pallone sotto casa.
Noi che...costretti alla regola di "portieri volanti" o " chi si trova para".
Noi che..."portieri volanti" e..."segnare da oltre centrocampo vale?" - Vale...vale tutto!
Noi che...quando si facevano le squadre, se venivamo scelti per primi ci sentivamo davvero i più bravi, i più importanti.

Noi che...l'ultimo che veniva scelto era sicuramente destinato ad andare in porta.
Noi che...avevamo sempre un soprannome possibilmente infamante ma nessuno si offendeva.
Noi che...chi arriva prima a dieci ha vinto.
Noi che...mentre facevamo finta di non sentire il richiamo della mamma quando incombevano la cena, c'era sempre qualcuno che diceva: "chi segna l'ultimo vince" incurante del punteggio che magari era in quel momento 32 a 1.

Noi che...il pallone di cuoio sapevano come era fatto perché lo vedevamo in Tv esclusivamente ad esagoni bianchi e neri.

Noi che...o il SUPER TELE (in mancanza d'altro) o l'ELITE (lo standard) o il TANGO DIRCEU se andava di lusso o nei giorni di festa.

Noi che...anche senza la traversa non avevamo bisogno della moviola per capire se era goal, "Goal o rigore" metteva sempre tutti d'accordo.

Noi che...riconoscevamo i calciatori anche se sulla maglietta non c'era scritto il nome.
Noi che...il n 1 era il portiere, il n 2 ed il n 3 i terzini destro e sinistro, il n 4 il mediano di spinta, il n 5 lo stopper, il n 6 il libero, il n 7 l' ala destra, il n 8 una mezzala , il n 9 il centravanti, il n 11 l'altra punta possibilmente mancina, il n 10 la mezzala con la fascia di capitano perchè era inevitabilmente il piu' bravo.

Noi che...dormivamo con le figurine Panini sotto il cuscino.
Noi che...Ciotti :..."scusa Ameri, scusa Ameri....clamoroso al Cibali" (che nella nostra fantasia era piu' famoso di Catania).

Noi che..."tutta la squadra dell' Internazionale retrocede a protezione dei 16 metri" (sempre Ciotti).
Noi che...alla DS potevamo vedere i servizi della serie A, i goal della serie B, il Gran Premio, Tennis, il Basket e la Pallavolo senza doverci sorbire ore di chiacchiere per vedere 4 goal.

Noi che...oggi sorridiamo quando in Tv si inventano i più incredibili sondaggi tipo: "chi è stato il piu' forte giocatore di tutti i tempi: Pele' o Maradona?" senza considerare che di Pele' abbiamo visto sempre gli stessi 4/5 goal.
Noi che...se incontriamo per strada Biscardi vorremmo investirlo.
VOI CHE... QUESTO GIOCATTOLO CE LO AVETE ROTTO... BRUTTI BASTARDI !

Posted by: yari gugliucci | June 4, 2006 02:15 PM


the people of the world, who believe this is a warrented war should go to fight. SO THAT, our young men and women can come HOME!
DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: LisAnne Be`cotte | May 14, 2006 10:18 PM


I find this letter very good, as I already wrote on the italian blog. This is the "Mafia mentality", often worse than the Mafia itself!
A corrupter can exist only because there is a corrupt. We italians must free ourself of this vicious circle and say NO to every mafia, in our society and in our minds!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | May 14, 2006 08:52 PM


What are our soldiers doing in Iraq!?
We are bringing our Democracy to Iraqis, one would say.
Basically, we are bringing our Mafia Style System, which is far better than the one of Saddam.

Then, I shall say, let’s send our soldiers to Sicily and solve, once for all, our problems first.

Ivan

Posted by: Ivan Bettelli | May 14, 2006 08:10 PM


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