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The politicians are the majordomos of the parasitic or mafia economy or of the combination of the first with the second. The bosses give orders and they carry them out. The cover for their actions is given by the media, who anyway respond to the same bosses.
The citizen can only decide on the basis of the information available to them. Thus they are kept in an assisted coma.
The media are the connecting link between the politicians and the economy. Without the support of the media the politician would not be elected. Without the lies of the media the politicians would not be able to act undisturbed.
If the incinerator is good for the media, it is good for everyone. If Andreotti is innocent for the media and not “prescritto” for his mafia connections, he becomes one who is persecuted. If Cuffaro goes back to work after a five year sentence, it is a normal fact. If no national newspaper comes out with the headline: “SHAME!” on the front page for the telephone call Berlusconi/Saccà discussing the prospects of a uterine coup d’état. If Casini, with Azzurra Caltagirone, is invited onto the TV by the timid Fazio to defend Cuffaro without anyone to rebut what is said like say Rita Borsellino. If, if, if. The Italains are tired of “if”
The media no longer manage to cover the reality of poverty, of corruption, of the inability of the inept who are in the government and in the opposition. In another country, Mastella would have been the dishwasher in a Pizzeria. The psycho dwarf would have written successful books like “My prisons” the “Telesales from Sing Sing”.
They are getting ready for elections. With this electoral law they will all get reconfirmed. There is no preference vote. The lists will be decided by the party secretaries who will confirm their servants and family members. The economic situation is serious. The American recession is arriving and the weakest will pay the consequences. Italy can no longer stand up. Neither a government of the psycho-dwarf , nor a government of Topo Gigio which is the same thing. The two of them, hand in hand will go to Rome to see the premier of the film dedicated to the escaped prisoner statesman Craxi by his daughter.
Going back to vote with the porky electoral law is an insult to the Italians. In this case, there’s no sense in voting. Let them vote on their own. Perhaps they will gain more time, but their time is about to finish.

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Dear Beppe,

I would like to take your V-Day one step further and propose something that would have a serious effect from Trapani to Trieste:

Since Italian politicians are the highest paid in the world, and, each time Parliament convenes, they give themselves handsome 'hardship raises', even after getting their cars, apartments (o palazzi), payoffs & placements for family and friends, let's not take it any longer!

Every time Parliament gives themselves a raise, the people should davvero scendere in piazza, demanding raises across the board -- in every category from teachers to high tech workers.

It's time that the People stopped letting these criminals deplete the govt. treasury just like the ancient emperors, while leaving the people to bear the burden. They sit in their red velvet poltrone bickering and seeking higher pay while Napoli burns.

F. Maggi
www.burntbythetuscansun.blogspot.com

Posted by: Francesca Maggi | January 26, 2008 01:04 PM


I too follow Beppe Grillo's blog in English as I also read his Italian version--As a working member of the press, living in New York, I know Beppe Grillo's claims about freedon of the press in Italy (or the lack there of) are absolutely true. I believe the press is just as responsible for Italy's demise as the corrupted politicians that are running the country. Marialuisa Rossi Hawkins

Posted by: Maria Luisa Rossi Hawkins | January 24, 2008 07:40 PM


I too follow Beppe Grillo's blog in English as I also read his Italian version--As a working member of the press, living in New York, I know Beppe Grillo's claims about freedon of the press in Italy (or the lack there of) are absolutely true. I believe the press is just as responsible for Italy's demise as the corrupted politicians that are running the country. Marialuisa Rossi Hawkins

Posted by: Maria Luisa Rossi Hawkins | January 24, 2008 07:40 PM


I too follow Beppe Grillo's blog in English as I also read his Italian version--As a working member of the press, living in New York, I know Beppe Grillo's claims about freedon of the press in Italy (or the lack there of) are absolutely true. I believe the press is just as responsible for Italy's demise as the corrupted politicians that are running the country. Marialuisa Rossi Hawkins

Posted by: Maria Luisa Rossi Hawkins | January 24, 2008 07:39 PM


I too follow Beppe Grillo's blog in English as I also read his Italian version--As a working member of the press, living in New York, I know Beppe Grillo's claims about freedon of the press in Italy (or the lack there of) are absolutely true. I believe the press is just as responsible for Italy's demise as the corrupted politicians that are running the country. Marialuisa Rossi Hawkins

Posted by: Maria Luisa Rossi Hawkins | January 24, 2008 07:39 PM


I've lived away form Italy for nearly 20 years now. So long that I prefer to read Beppe's posts in English.

Italy is a great country. The food is great, people are nice and the culture is fantastic.

Italy is a great holiday destination.

Would I go back to live in Rome? Absolutely not. Why should I give up a life that rewards me according to my abilitie? Why should I have to deal with the daily absurdities of a society that run by a bunch of criminals and clowns?

Italy is in its final stages of metastasis. A suggestion for young people with half a brain:

Get out.

Posted by: Lawrence | January 24, 2008 03:33 PM


False Pretenses
Following 9/11, President Bush and seven top officials of his administration waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq.


By Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith

President George W. Bush and seven of his administration's top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Nearly five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an exhaustive examination of the record shows that the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.

On at least 532 separate occasions (in speeches, briefings, interviews, testimony, and the like), Bush and these three key officials, along with Secretary of State Colin Powell, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, and White House press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Scott McClellan, stated unequivocally that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (or was trying to produce or obtain them), links to Al Qaeda, or both. This concerted effort was the underpinning of the Bush administration's case for war.

It is now beyond dispute that Iraq did not possess any weapons of mass destruction or have meaningful ties to Al Qaeda. This was the conclusion of numerous bipartisan government investigations, including those by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (2004 and 2006), the 9/11 Commission, and the multinational Iraq Survey Group, whose "Duelfer Report" established that Saddam Hussein had terminated Iraq's nuclear program in 1991 and made little effort to restart it.

In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003. Not surprisingly, the officials with the most opportunities to make speeches, grant media interviews, and otherwise frame the public debate also made the most false statements, according to this first-ever analysis of the entire body of prewar rhetoric.

President Bush, for example, made 232 false statements about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and another 28 false statements about Iraq's links to Al Qaeda. Secretary of State Powell had the second-highest total in the two-year period, with 244 false statements about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 10 about Iraq's links to Al Qaeda. Rumsfeld and Fleischer each made 109 false statements, followed by Wolfowitz (with 85), Rice (with 56), Cheney (with 48), and McClellan (with 14).

The massive database at the heart of this project juxtaposes what President Bush and these seven top officials were saying for public consumption against what was known, or should have been known, on a day-to-day basis. This fully searchable database includes the public statements, drawn from both primary sources (such as official transcripts) and secondary sources (chiefly major news organizations) over the two years beginning on September 11, 2001. It also interlaces relevant information from more than 25 government reports, books, articles, speeches, and interviews.

Consider, for example, these false public statements made in the run-up to war:

On August 26, 2002, in an address to the national convention of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Cheney flatly declared: "Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us." In fact, former CIA Director George Tenet later recalled, Cheney's assertions went well beyond his agency's assessments at the time. Another CIA official, referring to the same speech, told journalist Ron Suskind, "Our reaction was, 'Where is he getting this stuff from?' "
In the closing days of September 2002, with a congressional vote fast approaching on authorizing the use of military force in Iraq, Bush told the nation in his weekly radio address: "The Iraqi regime possesses biological and chemical weapons, is rebuilding the facilities to make more and, according to the British government, could launch a biological or chemical attack in as little as 45 minutes after the order is given. . . . This regime is seeking a nuclear bomb, and with fissile material could build one within a year." A few days later, similar findings were also included in a much-hurried National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction — an analysis that hadn't been done in years, as the intelligence community had deemed it unnecessary and the White House hadn't requested it.
In July 2002, Rumsfeld had a one-word answer for reporters who asked whether Iraq had relationships with Al Qaeda terrorists: "Sure." In fact, an assessment issued that same month by the Defense Intelligence Agency (and confirmed weeks later by CIA Director Tenet) found an absence of "compelling evidence demonstrating direct cooperation between the government of Iraq and Al Qaeda." What's more, an earlier DIA assessment said that "the nature of the regime's relationship with Al Qaeda is unclear."
On May 29, 2003, in an interview with Polish TV, President Bush declared: "We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories." But as journalist Bob Woodward reported in State of Denial, days earlier a team of civilian experts dispatched to examine the two mobile labs found in Iraq had concluded in a field report that the labs were not for biological weapons. The team's final report, completed the following month, concluded that the labs had probably been used to manufacture hydrogen for weather balloons.
On January 28, 2003, in his annual State of the Union address, Bush asserted: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa. Our intelligence sources tell us that he has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production." Two weeks earlier, an analyst with the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research sent an email to colleagues in the intelligence community laying out why he believed the uranium-purchase agreement "probably is a hoax."
On February 5, 2003, in an address to the United Nations Security Council, Powell said: "What we're giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence. I will cite some examples, and these are from human sources." As it turned out, however, two of the main human sources to which Powell referred had provided false information. One was an Iraqi con artist, code-named "Curveball," whom American intelligence officials were dubious about and in fact had never even spoken to. The other was an Al Qaeda detainee, Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, who had reportedly been sent to Eqypt by the CIA and tortured and who later recanted the information he had provided. Libi told the CIA in January 2004 that he had "decided he would fabricate any information interrogators wanted in order to gain better treatment and avoid being handed over to [a foreign government]."
The false statements dramatically increased in August 2002, with congressional consideration of a war resolution, then escalated through the mid-term elections and spiked even higher from January 2003 to the eve of the invasion.


It was during those critical weeks in early 2003 that the president delivered his State of the Union address and Powell delivered his memorable U.N. presentation. For all 935 false statements, including when and where they occurred, go to the search page for this project; the methodology used for this analysis is explained here.

In addition to their patently false pronouncements, Bush and these seven top officials also made hundreds of other statements in the two years after 9/11 in which they implied that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or links to Al Qaeda. Other administration higher-ups, joined by Pentagon officials and Republican leaders in Congress, also routinely sounded false war alarms in the Washington echo chamber.

The cumulative effect of these false statements — amplified by thousands of news stories and broadcasts — was massive, with the media coverage creating an almost impenetrable din for several critical months in the run-up to war. Some journalists — indeed, even some entire news organizations — have since acknowledged that their coverage during those prewar months was far too deferential and uncritical. These mea culpas notwithstanding, much of the wall-to-wall media coverage provided additional, "independent" validation of the Bush administration's false statements about Iraq.

The "ground truth" of the Iraq war itself eventually forced the president to backpedal, albeit grudgingly. In a 2004 appearance on NBC's Meet the Press, for example, Bush acknowledged that no weapons of mass destruction had been found in Iraq. And on December 18, 2005, with his approval ratings on the decline, Bush told the nation in a Sunday-night address from the Oval Office: "It is true that Saddam Hussein had a history of pursuing and using weapons of mass destruction. It is true that he systematically concealed those programs, and blocked the work of U.N. weapons inspectors. It is true that many nations believed that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. But much of the intelligence turned out to be wrong. As your president, I am responsible for the decision to go into Iraq. Yet it was right to remove Saddam Hussein from power."

Bush stopped short, however, of admitting error or poor judgment; instead, his administration repeatedly attributed the stark disparity between its prewar public statements and the actual "ground truth" regarding the threat posed by Iraq to poor intelligence from a Who's Who of domestic agencies.

On the other hand, a growing number of critics, including a parade of former government officials, have publicly — and in some cases vociferously — accused the president and his inner circle of ignoring or distorting the available intelligence. In the end, these critics say, it was the calculated drumbeat of false information and public pronouncements that ultimately misled the American people and this nation's allies on their way to war.

Bush and the top officials of his administration have so far largely avoided the harsh, sustained glare of formal scrutiny about their personal responsibility for the litany of repeated, false statements in the run-up to the war in Iraq. There has been no congressional investigation, for example, into what exactly was going on inside the Bush White House in that period. Congressional oversight has focused almost entirely on the quality of the U.S. government's pre-war intelligence — not the judgment, public statements, or public accountability of its highest officials. And, of course, only four of the officials — Powell, Rice, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz — have testified before Congress about Iraq.

Short of such review, this project provides a heretofore unavailable framework for examining how the U.S. war in Iraq came to pass. Clearly, it calls into question the repeated assertions of Bush administration officials that they were the unwitting victims of bad intelligence.

Above all, the 935 false statements painstakingly presented here finally help to answer two all-too-familiar questions as they apply to Bush and his top advisers: What did they know, and when did they know it?
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Posted by: Giuseppe Arena | January 23, 2008 10:59 PM


Report lists US 'lies' over Iraq

Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state,
was targted by the report [EPA]

George Bush and top US officials made a total of 935 false statements in the run-up to the Iraq war, according to a report by US researchers.

The statements, that mentioned Iraq's weapons of mass destruction or links to al-Qaeda, were part of a deliberate campaign to spread "erroneous information", the Center for Public Integrity report said.

"Bush and seven of his administration's top officials methodically propagated erroneous information over the two years beginning on September 11, 2001," the group said on Wednesday.

Bush made 260 false statements and Colin Powell, his then secretary of state, 254, the study said.

"These false statements dramatically increased in August 2002, just prior to congressional consideration of a war resolution and during the critical weeks in early 2003," the report added.

This was the period when the president "delivered his State of the
Union address and Powell delivered his memorable presentation to the UN Security Council," the group said.

The group has also published a searchable database of all the Bush administration's statements during the period on its website.

Litany of lies

External link
Read the full report here

The White House alleged that Saddam Hussein, the former Iraqi leader, had stockpiled an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction.

This was used as the main argument by the US and it allies over the war to justify the US-led invasion.

But after the invasion they turned out to be untrue, when no weapons of mass destruction were found by invading forces.

"The cumulative effect of these false statements - amplified by thousands of news stories and broadcasts - was massive, with the media coverage creating an almost impenetrable din for several critical months in the run-up to war," the study concluded.

Dick Cheney, the US vice-president, made 48 false statements in the run-up to the war, the group said.

Condoleezza Rice, who was at that time national security adviser, Donald Rumsfeld, then defence secretary, and Paul Wolfowitz, ex-deputy defence secretary, were also criticised in the study,

The statements of Ari Fleisher and Scott McClellan, both former White House press secretaries, were also targeted by the report.

'False justifications'

"This is a report like no other, which calls into question more than 900 false statements that were the underpinnings of the administration's case for war," said Bill Buzenberg, the CPI's executive director.

In late September 2002, ahead of a congressional vote authorising the use of military force in Iraq, Bush insisted in a radio address that the Baghdad government posed a global threat.

"The Iraqi regime possesses biological and chemical weapons, is rebuilding the facilities to make more and, according to the British government, could launch a biological or chemical attack in as little as 45 minutes after the order is given," Bush said.

Other administration officials made false statement on the alleged relationship between Iraq and the al-Qaeda network, the CPI said.

Asked in July 2002 if Iraq had relationships with al-Qaeda, Rumsfeld said: "Sure."

However, an assessment the same month by the Defense Intelligence Agency, confirmed later by George Tenet, the then CIA chief, found an absence of any "compelling evidence demonstrating direct co-operation between the government of Iraq and al-Qaeda."

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Posted by: Giuseppe Arena | January 23, 2008 10:52 PM


I WANT BLAIR ON TRIAL FOR WAR CRIMES

By Dave King. (Daily Record)
Sillars launches Scots law bid to prosecute PM over Iraq.

TONY BLAIR could face prosecution for war crimes in Iraq following a legal bid launched yesterday.
Former SNP (Scottish National Party) MP Jim Sillars has handed a 10.000 word dossier to Lord Advocate Eilish Angiolini urging her to charge the PM under Scots law.
He claims Balir should be held to account for conspiring to overthrow Saddam Ussein's regime and starting the war in Iraq.

Both are illegal under international law.

An attempt tp have Blair hauled before a criminal court in England failed after lawyers said wasn't the place to deal with international law.

Sillars said:"There can be no prosecution at the international criminal court because it doesn't have jurisdiction.

"There is no chence of a special court being established by the U.N. because Britain and the U.S. have the veto at the security council. There is no chance of prosecution in England and Wales.

"But of course Scots law is an intirely different antity, an intireky different jurisdiction with different rules,procedures availalble to it."

Sillars said he had been told by legal experts that the Prime Minister has e case to answer.

And he warned"The Lord Advocate would have to give a very good explanation why,with the evidence
presented,she didn't instigate an investigation -
because we have jurisdiction.

Sillars spent six months putting together his complaint,which was lodged last Friday.

In a letter to the Lord Advocate,he said:" I am requesting you to investigate this complaint and prosecute in a Scottish court."

"Although I have a political past, this complaint is based on legal principles and case law, and I shall be obliged if you will examine it in that light and in that light alone."

Sillars, who was assistant secretary general with the Arab?British Chamber of Commerce for 14 years,
said Britain and the US are constatly harangued as hypocrites throughout the Arab world.

He explained:"We preach the rule of law. We preach accountability inherent in democracy.

"But when it comes to applying international law, we seem to find it politically inconvenient to pursue the law as it should be persued."

"The war on terror won't be won by bombs, bullets, aeroplans and rockets - it will be won by winning the argument at an intellectual, moral level."

"Unless we are prepared as a society to apply the law - however politically inconvenient it may be -
and apply the law however high person is, we won't win the struggle because we will constantly be found guilty of hypocrisy."

Sillars' complaint was launched at the same time as the latest move by the Tory at Westminster to get a new inquary in the Iraq war - but they will not join forces as Sillars is seeking a criminal conviction.

A Crown Office spokesman said "We confirm receipt of correspondence from Jim Sillars. A respons will be issued in due course.
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Personally
I hope that JUSTICE MUST be done and punish the
responsible for the murder,suffering inflicted
to the innocent iraqi people.

Posted by: Giuseppe Arena | January 23, 2008 05:22 PM


time has run out,

we need strong messages, starting from a great manifestation and ending, if it's the case, with a boycott of the next election.
DEMOCRACY means that the power is in our hand, and we give it to our politician to administer it. WE are their employer, and now it's time to send them all home!
LEGALITY, MERITOCRACY, SPACE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND NEW IDEAS, ABOLISHMENT OF THE PRIVILEDGES OF THE LOBBYS, these are universal values that should unify a new trasversal movement!
Beppe, where are you? where is the LISTA CIVICA?
there is a urgent need for a strong message, NOW

Posted by: andrea di marco | January 23, 2008 04:05 PM


Hello everyone,
Where is the Money Guru, Mr. Padoa Schioppa?
Where is the Liberator, Mr. Bersani?
Where is the Italian Socrates, Mr. Dalema?
When the s**t hits the fan, where they and all their Promises?
Rest my case, Mr. Dalema has submitted his Resume for Foreign Minister at the EU, Mr. Prodi has already a job at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Bersani is the CEO of the COOP’s, and Mr. Padoa Schioppa will return to the IMF (Where he came from?).
Well where will this leave you, up the creek budy, wake up and empower yourself, nobody else will do it for you!
The future looks bright wear shades.
Thanks

Posted by: Giacomo Chiametti | January 23, 2008 01:50 PM


Hello everyone,
Where is the Money Guru, Mr. Padoa Schioppa?
Where is the Liberator, Mr. Bersani?
Where is the Italian Socrates, Mr. Dalema?
When the s**t hits the fan, where they and all their Promises?
Rest my case, Mr. Dalema has submitted his Resume for Foreign Minister at the EU, Mr. Prodi has already a job at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Bersani is the CEO of the COOP’s, and Mr. Padoa Schioppa will return to the IMF (Where he came from?).
Well where will this leave you, up the creek budy, wake up and empower yourself, nobody else will do it for you!
The future looks bright wear shades.
Thanks

Posted by: Giacomo Chiametti | January 23, 2008 01:49 PM


Hello everyone,
I spear everybody any new iteration on the current event in Italy, the Pitiful Image clearly demonstrates few things,
Clearly Politics has to Manage Society in the best way possible for everyone.
Clearly The right after 5 years has demonstrated that it’s incapable, same way for the left, actually worst.
Clearly, selecting one side because of the lesser evil is not a solution (The same incapable Leaders?) so what to do?
These Idiots thought they were Politicians because they had and have a Party behind, and the Parties are made out of your votes!
Break the chain they use to tug you along for their own Carrier!
They are into this for Power, Control, Money and success, and after innumerous failures are still there?
Voice your anger democratically and straight t the point “Do not Vote!!!!!!”.
This system has to crumble to the ground, before another one has to take his place.
This means things have to get worst before they can improve, although is the only way to send a clear message to this disgusting Individuals “I am fed up, can’t take it anymore, go home and do not get involved in Italian Politics!!!!!!”
They failed, they are Incapable, They are distorted, They are Immoral, They are Corrupt, Italians don’t want them anymore, They don’t deserve anything, They have to refund Italian for all the broken Promises, Take their Passport away and expel them as Undesired and on and on.
The future looks bright wear dark shades.
Thanks

Posted by: Giacomo Chiametti | January 23, 2008 01:37 PM


Time is never running out, for your political shitheads! They've been in power for almost a century and things are always the same in Italy: corruption everywhere, criminal government, mafia penetration in all aspects of daily life, general passivity of the abused populace.

Best wishes, Italy!

Posted by: Robert Roy | January 23, 2008 12:44 PM


Visto che in questa parte "inglese" si può postare impunemente , ripeto, quand'anche non sia l'araba fenice , quanto ho cercato di comunicare sull'altra versione più vista ,just to tell to somebody and ask what the matter?
"Di che cosa ha paura il Beppe ? Di non essere all'altezza della situazione o di non essere in grado di mantenere gestibili le aspettative che molti ripongono in lui ? Credo potrebbe essere utile una sua discesa in campo , diretta e attuata senza ritardi. Non credo ci si possano aspettare soluzioni taumaturgiche ,neanche da Lui , perchè quando ci si immerge nella merda , fatalmente, ci si sporca , ma è nella paura degli "altri" che potrebbe nascere una soluzione , e non bisogna lasciare perdere questa che è una occasione preziosa e unica , un treno da prendere in corsa.
Considerando il fatto che trovo nelle posizioni prese dal Grillo , molte diversità da quelle che prendo io , ma un intento che almeno sembra onesto , spero proprio che il mandare a cagare sia il viatico di una nuova stagione di cambiamenti , un ottimo lassativo naturale , senza controindicazioni."

Posted by: Mario Co | January 23, 2008 06:46 AM


Ho l'impressione che qualcuno dello staff di Grillo soffra di singrome da accerchiamento.

Posted by: Mario Co | January 23, 2008 06:42 AM


Non ci vogliono far votare il referendum...
22 gennaio 2008
Ormai il Governo passa da una settimana difficile, come quella passata, ad una - come quella che stiamo vivendo - a dir poco terribile. Mastella ha lanciato il suo siluro. E con ogni probabilità affonderà Prodi venerdì sera, costringendolo a rimettere il mandato nelle mani del Presidente Napolitano.

Tra le ragioni del siluro c’è di sicuro, forse prevalentemente, l’idea di far slittare il nostro referendum (in caso di scioglimento anticipato di almeno una delle Camere, il referendum slitta automaticamente di 365 giorni a partire dalla data delle elezioni, ndr). Se questo fosse approvato, verrebbe infatti azzerata la presenza parlamentare dell’UDEUR in quanto tale, così come quella degli altri partiti(ni) che tengono oggi in ostaggio l’iniziativa governativa con la collaudata tecnica dei veti incrociati.

C’è quindi chi si sta già battendo - ancor prima della caduta del Governo - per andare ad elezioni anticipate con l’attuale Porcellum, con buona pace del referendum (che slitterebbe di un anno, in attesa di essere nel frattempo definitivamente affossato con l’approvazione di un Porcellum 2, la vendetta…).

Ma è anche possibile che il referendum rappresenti invece una soluzione di mediazione tra le opposte richieste che, nel caso di una crisi, sarebbero avanzate al Capo dello Stato. Perché infatti non immaginare che la consultazione popolare possa aver comunque luogo il prossimo 20 aprile lasciando spazio ad eventuali elezioni anticipate da tenersi prima dell'estate? In questo scenario i cittadini non si sentirebbero “scippati” di una loro ormai legittima aspettativa e soprattutto sarebbero loro a decidere se andare alle prossime elezioni politiche con un Porcellum “cotto alla referendaria” ovvero così come mamma (?) l’ha fatto.

È certo però che se questo ragionamento fosse giudicato troppo ardito, non ci resterebbe che mobilitarci tutti - con tam-tam, catene di Sant’Antonio, segnali di fumo, etc. - e gridare a gran voce: “Non ci vogliono far votare il referendum…”.


PS Per essere comunque preparati a questa ultima eventualità, vi chiediamo intanto di essere dei nostri e cominciare a fare queste semplici 3 cose:
1. lasciare un commento a questo post diffondendone quanto più possibile il contenuto;
2. copiare ovunque l'immagine "Adesso Sì" e lo sticker qui accanto, inviando poi all’indirizzo adessosi@gmail.com commenti, foto e video pubblicabili sulla nostra campagna “Adesso Sì” (avete presente il tormentone di “Italia1”? ecco, deve essere lo stesso per “Adesso Sì”);
3. partecipare alle altre iniziative che a breve lanceremo sul nostro sito www.referendumelettorale.org e su questo blog.
Ancora grazie...

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