Those who donít see

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The sight of Italian people is getting worse. Those who could see a long distance no longer exist and those who see close up (who are they?) are few and far between.
The Italian sees and doesn't see and if possible he doesn’t see.
He’s a blind person with eyes open, with the retina intact, with the pupils dilated.
A social degeneration, an object of study for the oculists.
The last ten years in Italy  will be remembered by historians as the decade of thieves and of blind people. The Italian blind person is educated not to see from when he is young, as a matter of survival.
It’s also politeness.
To see Tanzi, Cragnotti, Fazio, the little elephant (I know I’m not meant to use his name, but it just came out), Tronchetti, Previti, Dell’Utri, Geronzi, Calderoli, Giovanardi, Fiorani, Casini is not a pretty sight.

It’s better to be partially sighted, to have selective blindness.

The same as the information that is post-dated that sees scandals only after they have become public.
Italian blindness is designed to make do and mend. It’s an obtuse blindness closed in on itself, barely willing to see something that disturbs it.
Italian blindness is the basis and the necessity for having a career, in public service, in the big banks and in the political parties.

It’s a gift, an ability. Who hasn’t got it adapts and becomes blind.

And the one who doesn’t adapt is the one who is different, unreasonable, intolerant.
How dare he? How can you contradict the poor blind people?
There you are, the blind person is him, the one who can see.
A disturber of the peace.
After all it’s best not to see and make progress with optimism towards the catastrophe.

Posted by Beppe Grillo at 02:11 AM in | Comments (4)
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Dear Mr Grillo,
I never accepted to go after compromise to work in public service. The result - or just a coincidence - is that I passed only two open competitions abroad and live and work out of Italy. Please never stop underlining the subtle, underestimated danger represented by free masons in public service. Please do promote a campaign "clean up public service". Please promote independence and transparency of public service.
Thank you very much for your efforts
Paola Casini

Posted by: paola casini | March 6, 2006 05:11 PM


There is also the people that they are photophobes and they are afraid about the light and so, they wear sun glasses even in the darkness:-)
And what about love that makes lovers blinds?
The question is: To see or not to see?
Everythings seems to be in relation with something else. In Italy, for example, making polemics seems to be a national sport. There is no journalists, no politics, there is only paparazzis! In one clip, you were talking about italians like ignorant people that they read the newspapers 10 times less than japanese people. Here it was maybe time to add that it is not a question of readers but a question of wrighters. Why to read that newspapers if they only talk about bad stupid news? To be depress all the day? Is it possible that to catch the attention we need to know all the smashed dogs of the day in every line?
On the other side, watching TV makes people completely indifferent. Now we can see the pope stutterings from our bed while we are making love and we can take our coffee without emotion in front of a guy who is cutting the head to another one. Frankly, the only funny guy who was able to make me laugh it was you but since they cut you the tongue in the TV, you only give to me sickly smiles. I understand that you are offended and that you want to show to the authorities what you can do without their stupid TV but is it a reason to do like them ? I want to laugh because I'm a serious man. Why do you want to make me cry, do you think I'm not serious enough?

Posted by: sommarti Jaio | March 5, 2006 06:03 AM


Great stuff as usual but I don't think it's appropriate to use blindness as a metaphor for ignorance, lack of awareness, stupidity whatever....being blind doesn't necesssarily mean not knowing, as anyone who is partially sighted or blind will tell you.

Posted by: Maureen Lister | March 1, 2006 05:40 PM


About Italian's sight: I do hope we'll keep very clear in our memory, when we'll exspress our vote, the picture seen on television(don't remember wich telegiornale) showing our dear Prime Minister with Hon.DeMichelis on his left hand side and a perfect "unknown" fellow on his right hand side and the one showing the leader of the opposing "coalition" with Hon.DeMita on his right hand side and the usual perfect "unknown" fellow on his left hand side.
Now I can really tell that I'll have full confidence in our Representatives!

Posted by: giovanni soldi | March 1, 2006 07:43 AM


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