Umberto Garibaldi, the antifederalist


Bossi is Giuseppe Garibaldi’s heir. His true dream is a national state, a centralist one, perhaps even a bit fascist. When he tells the story of the “Comuni” in fact, he is thinking of Julius Cesar and the glories of the Roman Empire. He goes to Pontida for public meetings but in private he visits the Imperial Forums and he goes on outings to Predappio.
The Lega is a federalist party, but only during the election campaign. Once the partying is over the man from Bergamo’s valleys is derided. Bossi is craftier than Andreotti, more calculating than Gelli, more “panzanaro” than the psycho-dwarf. A great Father of the Fatherland. He deserves an equestrian statue in piazza Venezia. The Lega has done more for “Roma Caput Mundi” and for national unity than any other party appearing in Italy, apart from Fascism. “Il Duce” said what he wanted to do and often he didn’t manage to do it. “Il Senatùr” says the opposite of what he wants to do and he always succeeds. A superior mind.
Since the Lega has been in government, in less than a year, they have obtained incredible results for federcentralism:
- they have eliminated the ICI tax, the only true federal tax, for the towns
- they have privatized water, that goes from being managed by the towns to the concessionaires and the multinationals
- they have removed decision-making powers from the Regions relating to environmental policies
- they have allowed the creation of a new United States military Base at Vicenza ("Padroni a casa nostra" = “Masters in our own land”) with the prohibition on a referendum called for by the town.
- they have not eliminated the Prefects but they have militarized the cities with the army
- they have taken money away from the Universities of Northern Italy, for example 40 million euro from the Politecnico di Milano, to give 150 million euro to the city of Catania and 500 million to the city of Rome, to avoid bankruptcy
- they have ignored the presence of 90 United States atomic warheads at Ghedi Torre in the province of Brescia and at Aviano in the province of Friuli
- they have increased the cost of politics
- they have allowed European Union funding of 8/9 billion euro EACH YEAR (money entirely paid for from our taxes) to go to Calabria, Campania and Sicily with no controls. And anyone like Luigi De Magistris, wanting to check up that it doesn’t end up with the parties and with organised crime, is moved away.
Garibaldi’s Red shirts made Italy. Bossi’s Green shirts have overdone it.
-If after a few months of having the Lega in government, the centralist State has strengthened like this, what is in store for us in the future? The federal tax for the North and tax breaks for the mafia?
-It is federalism that is ploughing the furrow but it is the armchair that is defending it!

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Bah povero te che credi ancora alla politica....sia Bossi che i Romani...penzano solo ai propi interessi. Mi dispiace x voi Veneti che credete ancora alle favole Bossi. Bah povera Italia.....dove andremo a finire.

Posted by: JUbo | January 4, 2009 05:06 PM




ROMA E I SUOI POLITICI NON DARANNO E NON POSSONO PERMETTERSI DI DAR NULLA. L'italia deve morire. Viva stati piccoli e responsabili. Basta stati ottocenteschi, basta muffa risorgimentale!


Posted by: raffaele corradin | December 11, 2008 12:21 PM

' they have ignored the presence of 90 United States atomic warheads at Ghedi Torre in the province of Brescia and at Aviano in the province of Friuli"

Can whoever wrote this please get your facts straight ... Friuli is NOT a province but a REGION ... :-/

Posted by: Gianna Mian | December 11, 2008 04:56 AM

louis pacella,

That is a most apposite quotation.
The king's jester is often the only one who dares to tell the truth.
Sadly it is a truth which is universal.
No financial/governmental/social organisation is untainted by fundamental avarice, nor untouched by power politics.

Posted by: Rolly Wheeler | December 11, 2008 02:10 AM

"The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. you have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought and paid for the Senate. the congress. the statehouses the city halls. They've got the judges in their back pockets. And own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They've got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars lobbying -lobbying to get what the want. Well, we know what they want; thay want more for themselved and less for everybody else.

But I'll tell you what they don't want. They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that. That doesn't help them. That's against their interests. They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they're getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. You know what hey want? Obedient workers -people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork but just enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And, now, they're coming for your Social Security. They want your retirement money. they want it back, so they can give it to their criminal friends on wall Street. And you know somethiing? They'll get it. They'll get it all, sooner or later, because they own this fucking place. It's a big club, and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club"

George Carlin. American Comedian.

Posted by: louis pacella | December 10, 2008 08:03 PM

Umberto Bossi (and his party) pretends to hate European Union but actually he loves it because Bossi was able to hire his brother Franco and his older son Riccardo as assistants into the European Parliament with a monthly salary of 12500 euros!

Umberto Bossi finge di odiare la Ue ma in realtà la ama poiché le ha permesso di assumere suo fratello Franco e suo figlio maggiore Riccardo come assistenti nel Parlamento Europeo con uno stipendio mensile di 12500 euro!

Posted by: alberto arnoldi | December 10, 2008 07:23 PM

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