The Beautiful Country


Once upon a time, there was the Beautiful Country. It was beautiful, truly beautiful. I had the good fortune to see it when I was a few years younger.
Now, the monuments, museums, a few castles, a few historic town centres still remain. But the Beautiful Country no longer exists. It’s been covered by a stream of cement.
The tourist arriving in Italy from Mont Blanc, finds a single city extending from Courmayeur to Aosta and beyond. They go from France that is still intact directly to the periphery of Turin.
The industrial sheds that are empty, or half empty, always for rent or for sale are all over. They accompany us like phantoms from the Alps to Sicily. But why on earth did they construct them if they are kept empty? Where do they get the money from? From the European Community? From the Government? They certainly don’t build them for free.
And the advertising that covers every space, every road, every garden? Who has authorised our employees to dirty our cities?
The Ministries of the Environment and of Culture count like the two of spades. But they are the only ones with a sense of the economy of Italy. The rivers are sewers and no one does anything. The towns don’t even have water purifiers and they are talking about incinerators. Perhaps they want to incinerate the shit. There are still a few intact areas. Tiny miracles. One of these is the plain of Canavese. A semi-circular plain that was formed as the glaciers were retreating and it contains villages, woods and castles. A natural park.
But the Italy of incinerators and supermarkets never goes to sleep. It’s kept awake by public financing.
Together with Pallante, adviser to the Minister of the Environment, I have been invited by the Lega Ambiente, and by FAI and other local associations to come to Ivrea
We have tried to do our duty: to inform the citizens about the riches that they still have and that the DX (dioxin) DS administrators want to take away from them for a handful of lentils. And transform the territory into a death factory with an incinerator and into cement with a supermarketentertainmentpark called Mediapolis.
Perhaps there are other zones to be saved. Pallante and I, commitments permitting, are at your disposal.

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Posted by: evden eve nakliye | May 1, 2007 02:11 PM

Who are Gore's Nazi Friends in Italy?

April 27 (EIRNS) --Al Gore's friends in Italy are calling for reducing world population to half its current size within the next 4 to 5 generations. Initiator of this campaign is Marco Pannella, founder and leader of the Italian Radical Party and a veteran mercenary of the Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF) in the 1950's, who also praises Gore as a hero of his movement. In 2005, Pannella founded an organization inside his party, called Soft Landing (Rientro Dolce), which officially states its aim of cutting by half the world population see (

On behalf of Rientro Dolce, Pannella wrote an open letter to a popular Italian blog on February 13, 2006, calling for an “energetic, immediate demographic policy for a soft landing,” as essential "to implement policies of energy saving and investments in renewable energies." In a clearly intended endorsement, Pannella went so far as to state that "If Chinese Nazi-Communism had not established generations ago, to “Nazistically” control births, by exterminating fetuses and prematurely born babies, as well as the guilty parents, how far would we be now in terms of population growth?”

On October 10, 2006, Pannella published an ad in the neocon daily, Il Foglio, proposing that Al Gore be included in the Pantheon of his Radical Party, together with Toni Blair, the Italian politician who introduced pro-divorce and pro-abortion laws, Loris Fortuna, and others. In reproducing the ad on its website, Pannella's Rientro Dolce then added: "It should be reminded that Al Gore has often mentioned the necessity of stopping world population growth."

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