Bricks of Gold, Truncheons of Lead

photo by Salmoirago

Demonstrators from the group: “No Expo” who were standing up to the building speculation, tried peacefully to hand to Mayor Moratti, some golden bricks.
Police in anti-riot gear charged the young people. To whom are the police responsible? To the citizens or to the real estate companies that have devastated Italian cities? To beat up unarmed young people with truncheons and as can be seen from the photo, to treat a young woman as a dangerous delinquent. It’s not for this that we pay the State Police. Maroni Zanna Bianca strikes in Milan. The Lega, of what is hard, now has only the truncheon.

photo by Salmoirago

photo by Salmoirago

P.S. La Casa della Legalità {House of Legality}(, is organising for tomorrow, Thursday 12 June 2008, at 8:30pm at the Starhotel - Corte Lambruschini, Genoa, a meeting called: "Tangentopoli genovese - corruzione, conflitti di interesse, voto di scambio, infiltrazione mafiosa" {Bribesville in Genoa, corruption, conflict of interests, exchange votes, mafia infiltration} with Christian Abbondanza, Roberta Anguillesi, Elio Veltri.

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Where is Monier-Williams from? How about the rest of the readers here. The words of Tyler are spot-on-target. Nevertheless, there are a number of things that a small group can do both inside and outside of Italy... for Italians... and others. See my "Pure Euroland" at as an example, but only one example; others are available to suit your taste perhaps, upon request. Regardless, I'd like to establish rapport with as many readers of this site as possible, including Beppe and his colleagues. I'm reachable at I'd like to set up a "conference" of sorts in the U.S.A. and/or Italy at our mutual convenience. Grazie mille for your kind consideration,
Richard Oxman
Los Gatos, California, USA

Posted by: Richard Oxman | June 14, 2008 09:08 AM

Thank you David and Stefano.
My thoughts exactly.

Posted by: Rolly Wheeler | June 13, 2008 04:26 AM

David B. M-W and Stefano M.
You have said it all for me.
Thank you.

Posted by: Rolly Wheeler | June 13, 2008 04:19 AM

Fascism ( or Communism, or whatever else, for those who prefer a different label ), is not coming, like you have stated on various occasions, Beppe, Fascism is already here, and it has always been with us, it just went temporarily undercover, and just wore sheep clothes in public, waiting for the time when it could resurface openly, thanks to the covert activities of organizations like the P2, and other secret societies, and the tacit complicity of a population which largely cares more about the football results, holidays, celebrities gossips, than they do about the freedoms and rights that so many fought and died to conquer, and which most people just give for granted will always be there.

With honourable exceptions, the Police, and civil servants in general, serve and protect the system,not the people who are controlled and betrayed daily by that system, which pretends to serve them, but is in reality covertly controlled by organizations like the P2, the mafia, and others.

The time of wearing sheep clothes is coming to an end and we are moving towards the fascism which does not need to hide the truncheons anymore, and many people will finally learn what all the "anti-terror" laws, and the surveillance cameras everywhere, were really meant for, not just in Italy but in the entire EU and elsewhere.

Our employees are getting very worried by the increasing number of people who are waking up to the truth of what is really going on, as opposed to what the regime medias tell them is going on, and the truncheons have always been a good way of sending a message to these people.

Posted by: Stefano Manfreo | June 12, 2008 02:51 PM


This is the most interesting thing I've read in a long time. The sad thing about it, you can see it coming.

I have always heard about this democracy countdown. It is interesting to see it in print.. God help us .

How Long Do We Have?

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

'A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.'

'A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.'

'From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.'

'The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years'. 'During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

3. From courage to liberty;

4. From liberty to abundance;

5. From abundance to complacency;

6. From complacency to apathy;

7. From apathy to dependence;

8. From dependence back into bondage'

Posted by: David B. Monier-Williams | June 12, 2008 01:51 PM

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