Online referendum for the Dal Molin military base
In Italy, democracy is “a lost cause”.
The referendum regarding the new American base in the Dal Molin area of Vicenza, ordered by Mayor Variati for 5 October and sanctioned by the Veneto Regional Administrative Court, has been blocked by the Council of State. The reason given for blocking the referendum is that no survey needs to be conducted simply to confirm the fact that residents are in favour of increasing the wealth of the Municipality in which they reside. It would be like asking them if they are in favour of increasing their personal wealth. "It is a lost cause”.
They would rather use the Dal Molin area to create the largest American military base in Europe. If war ever breaks out against the United States, the front line will be in the Vicenza region.
The Council of State’s response is both naïve and illuminating. Naïve in the sense that it denies the citizens the right to increase their Municipality’s wealth. Naïve in the sense that it separates the municipality’s wealth from that of its residents. Illuminating in the sense that it denies freedom of expression because clearly the residents of Vicenza DO NOT want any foreign power’s military bases in their area. Illuminating in the sense that they are pursuing a policy of dictatorship, which is strangling us a little at a time, just as a python would.
We are not permitted to choose our preferred representatives for Parliament, and of those that are in Parliament, 18 of them are convicted criminals. In future, we will no longer even be able to choose our preferred European Union Parliamentarians. The 350,000 signatures submitted in favour of the popular law for a Clean Parliament have simply been ignored by the politicians, as have the signatures in favour of a referendum regarding freedom of information. The signatures for a new electoral law, instead, were simply used to wipe their arses with. Morpheus Napolitano chose to order the last general election using the crap law instead of allowing the Italians to have their say.
Now, with the Vicenza story, they have gone too far. They have taken away the townspeople’s right to speak, this after having taken away their right to representation. The Italian citizen is no longer even allowed to say yes or no. And not a peep from Parliament. Topo Gigio Veltroni, D’Alema and Fassino have left Mayor Variati all alone, a member of their own party, who has decided to hold the referendum anyway, next Sunday in front of the schools. Government Commissioner Paolo Costa, who was appointed by Prodi, has inexplicably stated that: “The referendum is a useless consultation exercise. The Americans will come here simply to lie around”. The “Masters in our own homes” Lega loves the 90 American nuclear weapons at Ghedi Torre and Aviano and obviously wants 1, 100 or 1000 bombers emblazoned with stars and stripes in their beloved “Padania”. The Deputy Chairlady of the Lega’s Deputies, Manuela Dal Lago, declared that: “Consultation is useless since it concerns a “lost cause”. Galan, Premier of the Region currently occupied by the Americans, has pointed out that: “The Veneto calling for a “NO” is the minority, losing and unfortunate Veneto”.
That remains to be seen dear Galan, we will soon see who is the minority and who is unfortunate.
Bush is on his way out and not even the psychodwarf will be around forever.
I will be in Vicenza on 5 October and I will use my blog to launch an on-line referendum regarding Dal Molin.
Vote and spread the news about the referendum for Dal Molin on your blogs and turn this into a “winning cause”.
Inserisci il referendum nel tuo sito: copia e incolla il codice