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The surface of things. News invades us. Every day, it gets us dirty. It is only superficial. The names of the saints borrowed from the calendar. Saint Raphael, Saint Rita. To steal money from Lombardy. Lungs removed, heart operated for tumours that weren’t there. They’ve done better than Dario Argento and Stephen King. A scene worthy of Dr Mengels. But it’s just superficial. The magistracy gagged, the conclusion of Licio Gelli’s Piano di Rinascita Nazionale {Plan of National Renaissance}. The prohibition of intercepts by the magistracy in the name of Anna Falchi’s privacy and of the interests of the whole political class, with the only exception of the Kryptonite Di Pietro. All the delinquents out to save a single one. Morpheus Napolitano gives his blessing to the wide ranging understanding to put a gag on Justice. A President that provides guarantees to the parties, not to the citizens. But he too, like Alfano, Violante and Mancino is only superficial. The flow of European funds. Billions of euro coming from the taxes of the Italians, destined, with a signature, without controls, by trained functionaries in Brussels to Campania, Calabria, Sicily. To organised crime and to corrupt public administrations. Financed by transfers from accounts Rome/Brussels/South of Italy. The start of the exchange vote. Luigi De Magistris, who investigates, is first divested of power and then reinstated, but without any more investigations, with the total silence of the media. It’s always just superficial.
Under the surface, there’s the Italian. Who tries to get by. Who doesn’t read, doesn’t stay informed, and is, to say it with a great word, ignorant. Under the surface there’s always a Venetian, a Sicilian, a person from the Valle d’Aosta, not an Italian citizen. Solidarity stops at the door of the Region, of the town, of the condominium. Beneath the failure of Italy, its economic failure, but above all moral and ethical, there’s the Italian. Once upon a time, it was only the average Italian, now there’s also the averagely tall, or the averagely short, the averagely Left or the averagely Right.
Every day, there are new symptoms, new delinquents, new shameful laws. Are you tired of running after them?
Stop, look in the mirror and declare yourselves guilty.

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"Quien es Barak Obama?"

¿Quién es Barak Obama? El candidato a la presidencia de Estados Unidos, Barack Hussein Obama, nació en Honolulu, Hawaii, de Barack Hussein Obama padre, un musulmán negro proveniente de Nyangoma-Kogel, Kenya, y de Anne Dunham, atea y blanca, de Wichita Kansas.
Los padres de Obama se conocieron en la universidad, en Hawaii. Cuando Obama tenía 2 años, se divorciaron. Su padre retornó a Kenya y su madre se casó nuevamente con Loro Soetoro, un musulmán radical de Indonesia, donde se reubicó la familia cuando Obama tenía 6 años. Obama asistió a una escuela musulmana en Jakarta. También pasó dos años en una escuela católica.
Obama oculta muy cuidadosamente el hecho de ser un musulmán. Rápidamente puntualiza que alguna vez fue musulmán, pero que también fue a una escuela católica.
Los asesores políticos de Obama tratan de hacer aparecer la introducción de Obama en el Islam como producto de su padre, y que como mucho, su influencia fue temporaria. En realidad, su padre retornó a Kenya tras el divorcio y nunhca más tuvo directa influencia sobre la educación de su hijo.
Lolo Soetoro, el segundo marido de su madre, fue quien introdujo a su hijastro en el Islam. Obama fue enrolado en una escuela Wahabi en Jakarta. El movimiento Wahabi es la enseñanza radical seguida por los terroristas musulmanes que actualmente se encuentran librando su Jihad contra el mundo occidental.
Dado que es políticamente más favorable ser cristiano cuando se está postulando para un cargo oficial mayor en los estados unidos, Barack Husein Obama se ha enrolado en la Iglesia UNida de Cristo en su intento de quitar relevancia a su pasado musulmán.
Puede tenerse también en cuenta que cuando realizó su juramento profesional, no lo realizó sobre la biblia sino con el Corán, (usado como equivalente pero con muy diferentes creencias).
Mantengámonos alerta respecto de la postulación presidencial de Obama. Los musulmanes han dicho que planean destruir Estados Unidos de adentro para afuera, ¿qué mejor manera de comenzar que en el mayor nivel: el presidencial?

Posted by: mario lori | June 11, 2008 07:10 PM

Yankee Doodle

Change your nick to Wanker Dribble. It suits you better.

Posted by: Robert Morrison | June 11, 2008 05:36 PM

I ask Beppe Grillo to please read my article "Pure Euroland" at , and consider contacting me to discuss... what can be done to improve matters in Italy. Grazie mille, Richard Oxman of Los Gatos, California P.S. The same offer is extended to any Italian citizens who read this. Discussion (in English) can take place either in Italy, online, or in California (at my home)... where you can lodge for free for a week.

Posted by: Richard Oxman | June 11, 2008 05:30 PM

A lot of immigrants are needed for Italy to change. The powers-that-be know as much. That's why they demonize them and want to ship them home. But immigrants are like the wind: a natural force capable to change the landscape, even mountains.

The gulf between how one should live and how one does live is so wide that a man who neglects what is actually done for what should be done learns the way to self-destruction rather than self-preservation. The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.

-Niccolo' Machiavelli

Posted by: louis pacella | June 11, 2008 02:37 PM

A Mad Dream

'..nothing is more profoundly anarchic than power - any power...'
- Pier Paolo Pasolini -

PS Pasolini's last film, Salò or The 120 Days of Sodom , has never been certificated in the UK and it is banned in a number of other countries..

Posted by: silvia intravaia | June 11, 2008 08:43 AM

A Mad Dream

'..nothing is more profoundly anarchic than power - any power...'

Posted by: silvia intravaia | June 11, 2008 08:33 AM

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