“Good Italians”

As most of you know, my country, Italy, has been sliding faster and faster down toward an ultra-nationalism pit that, for us Italians, is represented by our Interior Minister Salvini’s political party, Lega.

It is a grave that we dug with our own hands.

Some of us dug to join the deep trenches our left-wing intelligentsia built, time ago, to refuse acknowledging the existence of a population that doesn’t find well-educated, verbally-irreproachable cigar smokers attractive anymore; some others dug because everyone was digging – a very populist approach that many, tired of the same old stupid stories, took; some others dug because they wanted to make a hole big and deep enough we could bury in it any problem or tension we face: women rights, migrants, integration, economy, Europe, climate, etc.

In the end we didn’t want to see and we let him, Salvini, get to the point he can quote history, asking the Italian population to give him “full powers,” like the German parliament, the Reichstag, did on 24 March 1933, with Hitler.

Good Italians.

 

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