Pardoned for having committed the crime


Italy is an advanced democracy based on the law. Our laws are our strength. There are so many of them, somewhere around 300,000/350.000, that no one knows them all. For every provision on the statute books, there is also one to the contrary, an exception to the rule, a legal interpretation. The number of attorneys in Rome alone is greater than the number in the whole of France.
For the past number of legislatures now, the Italians have been getting themselves elected in order to improve the laws. They want to legislate to cover crimes committed before they were elected. First comes the crime, then the self-pardon. Innocence, notwithstanding the fact of having committed a crime. Their actions are also somehow a social act. Together with a certain Prime Minister, by way of example, anyone guilty of financial fraud is automatically absolved of any guilt. This is now an ex-crime, which can now be committed in all honesty.
The psychodwarf led the way in terms of self-legislation. Democratically speaking, the same facility must now be extended to one and all. It works in the same way as the self-certification process. Based on his/her personal requirements, anyone is now free to introduce an appropriate law to suit him/herself, personally approve the law, and then submit it to the Municipality. In the event that this law clashes with that submitted by another citizen, the next step is to apply the law of the jungle. Should one of the two contenders happen to pass away in the interim, the survivor would, in any event, be entitled to a pardon. This is what often occurs, albeit it a more tacit manner.
Self-legislation would cause the soft underbelly of the State to emerge, namely, the part that, quite rightly so, does not wish to be tried for its crimes while everyone else always gets off scot-free. All this without having to pay for any costly matters such as having to bribe judges or buy off the journalists, something that not everyone can afford to do. A simple sheet of normal paper, a do-it-yourself law and a signature, and then you are free to commit any crime.
The election campaign has already begun: “Free and honest theft for everyone”!

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In barba al parlamento voglio il referendum sulla legge elettorale!

Posted by: Errico Malatesta | February 5, 2008 11:12 AM

The sad thing is that those clowns cost € 3,5 million /year each and that there is no way to get rid of them. They are the "inner circle" in the Orwellian society Italy has become.
Good luck Italians

Posted by: giuseppe vidozzi | February 4, 2008 08:29 PM

Dear Mr Grillo
I would be very glad to you if you (or someone else) could translate the links below in English and then post them on this forum before people of the likes of Mr. Santoro are banned from television again.
If this is going to happen Italian Members of Parliament(or whoever acts on their behalf) should be sanctionned as per infringment of article 19 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS.
Sorry for ranting
Maria Consuelo Spera
Via Cannolicchio 14
90046 Monreale

Posted by: Maria Consuelo Spera | February 4, 2008 03:56 PM

America is asking a visa who in Italy had a petty crime and take all fingerprint from every one travelling to their country.

Why Italy let the americans coming here to visit Italy without cheking for their criminal record and use the same sistem of the USA??

Posted by: Sebastiano Saia | February 4, 2008 10:08 AM

What a disgrace are the politicians (at all levels, Federal, Municipial etc) of Italy, to me more than any group (including the criminal organisations)are responsible for the situation that Italy finds itself. The people must wake up and take a stand, 'We will not take it anymore' - you must protest. I know it is easy for someone like me on the outside to say these things, but I don't see any other way. Things will get worse before they get better.
Italy is showing all the signs of a country heading towards a third world state, eventually controlled by a warlord with a civil breaking out. Do not let this happen, look at what has happened in Africa, this does not solve anything, in fact the criminal thrive on this sort of chaos. Please do something before it is too late.

Posted by: Grant Hutton | February 4, 2008 07:20 AM

The farcial performance in the Senate the Germans would call, "kinder kram"---children's games. Unfortunately, it is the on-going sign of, "Italian Chaos," that has been going on for centuries, but unless stemmed at the flood will eventually bring on another El Duce who will be far worse than the original.

All of this is explained in my DVDs of my trips to Italy that I love so much together with it's women that are so beautiful. The wine and food aren't bad either. I'll even throw in Dante, Leonardo and the big Mick.

The state of Italy is a crying shame.

Scottsdale, AZ. US

Posted by: David B. Monier-Williams | February 4, 2008 06:25 AM

Here Here !!! Hah , Hah , Hah............!!!
Italy comes by it Honestly , or Dishonestly ; We are not quite sure of the difference .
Alberto Sordi did star in a film depicting MPs and Parliament very similarly .
If the reality were not so sad , in such a beautiful country ; we might all get the Alberto Sordi film and enjoy an evening of laughter .

Posted by: David Barneby | February 4, 2008 05:44 AM

Did you see the whole performance?

In Dante’s country of comedies and tragedies the final vote went like this:

Senator Guido Possa, a 72-year-old former schoolmate of Berlusconi’s, arrived in an ambulance after undergoing leg surgery. He hobbled on crutches along the red carpet in front of the Senate president’s platform to cast his vote against Prodi.

Stefano Cusumano, 59, an Udeur senator, announced that he would break party ranks and vote for Prodi.

Fellow Udeur Senator Tommaso Barbato accused him to be a betrayer and tried to hit him, but the two of them were too far and instead called him a ’son of a bitch’ and spit at him.

After more insults yelled across the chamber by a number of Senators to Cusumano, Cusumano fainted.

Senate Speaker Franco Marini suspended the session for several minutes, while Cusumano was carried out of the chamber on a stretcher. He recovered shortly thereafter to cast his vote.

The vote was counted, and while Marini was announcing the final vote, bottles of champagne were popped by the senators on Berlusconi’s party, and Senate President Franco Marini told them to put away the bottle as “We’re not in an osteria.”

There you go. Real Life, fit for an Alberto Sordi comedy.

Posted by: Amara Graps | February 4, 2008 12:01 AM

What a scandal in the family of parliament! It's really looking like a mascarade. Children payed like adults to play like clowns in a circus. Shame to Italy!

Posted by: Jaio | February 3, 2008 08:25 PM

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