Naples: in the dark at mid-day


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It’s night-time and they want to have us believe that it is mid-day. They have even taken the night-time away from you. You can’t even still say “A da passà a nuttata”. Rubbish has become a publicity stunt. The Camorra has become an information business, cinema, a seller of books and newspapers. By now the Camorra is literature. The names of their leaders have become popular like those of the Indians. Legendary. A long way away. Reassuring. Toro Seduto {Sitting Bull}, Sandokan, Cavallo Pazzo {Mad Horse}, Cicciotto è mezzanotte {Cicciotto is midnight}, Geronimo. Campania is a permanent newly released film. A government neo-realism that has overtaken Rossellini.
Campania is a non-region. It exists, but it doesn’t exist. Rubbish is no longer a problem. The Chiaiano residents, the “no global” people, the irresponsible people, the uncivilised inhabitants of Chiaiano are the problem. The unauthorised rubbish tips with radioactive waste are no longer a problem. The inhabitants of the Death Triangle of Acerra, Nola and Marigliano are the problem. If they have to die of cancer, let them do so without causing a disturbance, without exhibiting their pain in an obscene way. What have you got left if you cannot cry out in your own desperation?
Italy does not hear. It doesn’t know and perhaps it doesn’t want to know. It is afraid of the contagion. But it doesn’t know that it is already infected. That we will all go down together. The Impregilo company that is on trial, is still doing business, still doing incinerators, rubbish tips, pestilence, illnesses. In June, the one under investigation, Bassolino will go to Europe. Like Mangano, he too is a hero, rewarded for his silence, for his “omertà” by Veltroni and D’Alema. Ms Iervolino, the little monkey that doesn’t hear, and doesn’t see, but unfortunately speaks, continues to be the mayor. One of her Cabinet members committed suicide. Five have been arrested, but her hands are clean. The shit slides off straight away. She uses an incredible hand cream.
Campania has been brought back to normal, militarised, taken back into Europe. Anyone who says the opposite is not a patriot, does not read the newspapers, does not watch the TV. The factories are closing down, but they don’t say this. Since August 2008, Fiat in Pomigliano d’Arco has been open for just 4 weeks. In the last few days, the workers have been demonstrating as they fear they will lose their jobs. They occupied a stretch of the motorway and they were beaten by the cops. Fathers of households reduced to desperation and beaten up like criminals. It’s true, for half an hour they did stop the flow of traffic, but then why don’t they send the army to take control of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway that has been in the hands of organised crime and corrupt police officers for thirty years? A motorway that will never get finished and that kills the motorists with landslides that have been predicted.
Minister Maroni will not send out the Po-Valley-patrols to Scampia, to Secondigliano, or to Casal di Principe. The green shirts are only dealing with the non-European–Union-people. They are wicked, even perfidious with the carers from Moldova that don’t have a permit and with the Roma children. A bit because they are Italians and above all because they shoot on sight. Borghezio would roast them in the oven, like he wanted to do with some non-European–Union-people.
I have seen the desperation in the eyes of the people of Acerra who willing be living next door to the biggest incinerator in Europe. Billions of euro have passed to Campania destined for the environment, to purifiers, to differentiated waste collection. Where did this money end up? Does the region of Campania know anything about it? Politics in Campania is nourished by crises. It lives by managing crises that it itself has created. Politics is by now a form of marketing, and information control. And now that the truth is starting to come out, the only thing remaining to the politicians is the maintenance of public order. The army is standing guard over the rubbish and beating up citizens. It is dark at mid-day and they are selling us sunglasses.


PS: Today, Sunday 22 February, at about 5:30pm, I will be at Chiaiano for the public meeting about the rubbish tip. Read the details.


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Now we hear of how Euro MPs are able to cream off millions of euros through unregulated and uncontrolled expense accounts etc. This on top of Italian Euro MPs being overpaid and european funds disappearing down a black hole, all with taxpayer's money.
Beppe, how about campaigning for a total boycott of the European Elections until the candidates guarantee responsibility, morality and are accountable for every penny and new laws and rules are established

Posted by: peterfieldman | February 23, 2009 08:03 AM

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