Here we are in Rome. The final stage, the final campaign event, with the final bit of my voice. And here’s the new Italy that has never despaired of being able to change, of being able to come back out from the darkness. How many times has this happened in our history? Over the millennia, the Italian people, this mosaic of ancient peoples, has seen everything, has created everything. Cynical, detached, impermeable, but also mad, capable of unheard of social inventions. History has always gone by these parts. And we are still here, still in Rome to start again one more time. As Dario Fo said yesterday in Milan "we’ll turn things upside down“, in a way that our forefathers didn’t manage to do in 1945. And here we are in Rome again. The forecast says there may be rain. At the end of winter, Piazza San Giovanni will be even more beautiful. The reconstruction of Italy can now begin on the basis of social justice, of equity, of community, and of solidarity. The Italian has lost the idea of beauty, of happiness, even the awareness of self, of self worth and of personal identity. We can succeed in coming out of the darkness, of seeing the stars once more. It won’t be the spread that stops us if each person plays their part, if we get involved fearlessly. We are the State and they have convinced us otherwise. They have persuaded us that the State is the parties, the banks, the Equitalia tax collectors, that it is the bureaucracy that is inflexible with honest people. They have convinced us that democracy is being vassals and that to rebel is populism, “qualunquism”, antipolitics.
In Rome we have to make our voice heard. It has to be heard as far away as Sydney, Buenos Aires, and Beijing. It has to proclaim that democracy will come back to Italy, that we have arrived and that we are never going away again. Italians are indestructible, they have tried in all ways to weaken them, to impoverish them, to make them subservient. But no one has ever succeeded for long. In this long journey across the Italy of tomorrow, I’ve seen thousands of happy faces, of smiling people, illuminated with the hope of a future and this happiness, this hope is already there inside them bringing the awareness of change. We have already changed Italy. We have already won. Here we are in Rome. Anyone who is there will tell the story to their grandchildren: " I too was there in Piazza San Giovanni, the day that changed Italy“. Everyone come to Rome on 22 February! See you in Parliament! It’ll be a pleasure.
PS. There’ll be connections from Piazza San Giovanni in Rome to the cities throughout Italy that are following the streaming of the event. If the square near you is broadcasting images in live streaming, fill in this form to get the connection.
Posted by Beppe Grillo at 05:03 PM in MoVement
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