Politics & Italian Prose

Mr. “Whatever It Takes”

We now have a top of the line man to lead the country; the great “Whatever it Takes,” Super-Mario himself.

Miraculously all our politicians fell silent!

That was good actually!

And so a famous Chef stopped suddenly inviting restaurateurs to the “revolution” against the Conte government?

No more news of a certain flamboyant businessman, who for nine months continued to howl about “government of incapables” and “people who have never worked?”

Even the No-vax, the deniers, the orange vests and the black shirts who took to the streets every Saturday to demonstrate against the “health dictatorship” fell silent.

Best of all Matteo Salvini, who thundered against the “regime” of Giuseppe Conte and the DPCM (Decreto del Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri, or Prime Ministerial Decree), used to break the back of democracy?

Now PM Conte and his Government, are gone, swept away by old palace manoeuvres and a brand new thirst for power.

On the other hand, the deaths (100,000 since the beginning of the pandemic) continue to grow, the infections are increasing, the hated DPCM are still there, the restaurateurs are still closed, the vaccines are slow and the lockdown is here to stay until after Easter.

All Exactly Like Before

Draghi could not do miracles, and he didn’t, because nobody could have done it.

The truth is that there is no “sadistic” government that enjoys starving Italians.

There is only reality, which does not care about the slogans and the demagogy.

But it does not matter.

The important thing is that today there are finally the “best” Prime Minister, but the politicians in the meantime, became docile rugs and court pages, to divide up the billions from the EU.

We will somehow defeat the virus

Of certain politicians we will never get rid.

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I lived the most part of my life in Washington DC, now in Italy getting to know again my country. Plenty of surprises, for good and bad, and lots of nostalgia for DC.

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