Sicilians throughout the world, listen to me!

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Sicilians throughout the world, wherever you are in Toronto in Canada, Little Italy in New York, in Alice Springs in the centre of the Australian desert or in the thousand lands of South America, listen to me. I need your help. Sicily needs your help and Italy that has often been your wicked stepmother and forced you to leave your island, even Italy needs you. You can do a lot, you can change everything because at least once in the course of history, everything can truly change. The trains of real change go past few times in a lifetime. One of these rare rare trains is running across Sicily right now, from Messina to Palermo, from Termini Imerese to Cefalý. You can see this train going past, when you look into the eyes of the Sicilian youngsters and you see they are at last believing in the possibility of creating development and wealth in their island, without the need to emigrate. You can see it when you see the tears of some of the old folk who have given me a hug as though I were one of their sons. And you can see it in the squares that are so improbably full, the squares where thereís the rekindling of a spark of hope for good governance, hope for freedom from the blackmailing of local Mafia bosses. Wherever you are, phone home, send an email, spread the news among your friends and relatives in Sicily. Freedom of information in Italy is classified in the lowest positions in the world, at the 61st position after Haiti, Samoa, and Guyana. The TV channels and the newspapers are propaganda tools of the parties and the lobbies. They are the final barrier of a predatory and voracious political class that has produced guys like Cuffaro and Lombardo. Connect to the Internet, that is hardly in existence in Sicily, watch the direct streaming videos on Ustream and Youtube. Listen to the young men and women of MoVimento 5 Stelle {5 Star MoVement} and to their spokesperson Giancarlo Cancelleri. Read the programme and then call up people you know and explain that their vote at the forthcoming regional elections on 28 October is important both for them and for you, because tomorrow you could choose whether to return from your new places of residence to the island of light in the centre of the Mediterranean the island that you have left. How many are there of you throughout the world? Millions, tens of millions? Your power is enormous. The word that you are spreading has to reach all corners of the world from one Pole to the other. A roar that has never before been heard. If Sicily changes, Italy changes. And then, perhaps, Europe changes. Donít leave your lads isolated.

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Italy has had no economic growth during the last 15 years. That is the direct result of labor protections, closed professions, and excessive government bureaucracy. I see no reform proposals, just populist rhetoric about how Italy must save a failed social democratic model.

Posted by: Roderick Beck | October 27, 2012 01:52 PM

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