Saturday, February 17, 2018

Italia in revolt

Regime change is coming soon to Italy.
A fortnight tomorrow, Italians will go to the polls in an election that was ill-tempered enough before the horror show in Macerata.

The EU’s failed migration policies and the arrival of hundreds of thousands of African migrants on the Italian coast had already made immigration one of the two big issues in the election on March 4. The other is Italy’s dismal economy, currently buried under £2 trillion of national debt. Macerata has raised the stakes even higher.

Most Italians I meet blame their politicians for ineptitude and the EU for abandoning them. They are in a vengeful mood.... Berlusconi’s coalition partners are the hard-Right League or ‘Lega’ (previously the breakaway Northern League) and the even-more-Right-wing neo-fascist Brothers of Italy. Despite the name, they are led by a woman and their candidates include Rachele Mussolini, granddaughter of the wartime dictator.

As for the Left, things are looking bleak. Italy’s centre-Left Democratic Party (PD) is the only one sharing the vision of ever-closer European union peddled by France’s Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Angela Merkel. But Italians want less Europe, not more.

Even diehard supporters of the PD admit this is not their year. Their great hope, the shiny Macron-style Matteo Renzi, was prime minister for five minutes, but destroyed his career with a botched referendum on the constitution in 2016 and had to be replaced by a caretaker PM.

Once the country has voted a fortnight hence, Italy seems likely to join the EU’s anti-Brussels nationalist awkward squad of Poland, Austria, Hungary and others.

There is, though, little appetite for a Brexit-style break with Europe — there will be no ‘Quitaly’ just yet — largely because the country could not stand the economic shock.

But Brussels is viewed with utter contempt. And politicians across the board are now capitalising on the Macerata situation. Berlusconi himself has warned of a ‘social bomb’ as a result and says that just 5 per cent of Italy’s 600,000 migrants are legitimate refugees who should be allowed to stay.

The newspaper La Repubblica has carried a pre-Macerata opinion poll showing that 40 per cent of Italians ‘strongly or very strongly’ agree that migrants represent ‘a danger to public order and personal safety’.

Here in Macerata, 150 miles north of Rome, I find zero appetite for greater European integration — and this is a Left-wing university town.

Historically, it would have been firmly behind the liberal consensus.

Not any more. Even the liberals talk like Ukip, while those on the Right talk of mass deportations.
I'm definitely pro-Lega and pro-Salvini. Berlusconi is getting all the attention, of course, but Salvini is the much more serious player and he's going to be around a lot longer than Silvio. I don't think Italy is psychologically ready to shed the burden of the EU yet, but people dislike it a LOT more than they did back when it was Euros flooding into Italy instead of Africans.

But again, notice the difference between the strength of the reaction and the numbers involved. The European nations will defend themselves before it is too late and they will survive.

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Blogger Matt February 17, 2018 11:56 AM  

Does "Right Wing" mean something different in Italy?

Blogger Crew February 17, 2018 12:01 PM  

Could that guy who tried to shoot Africans run for office from jail?

Blogger VD February 17, 2018 12:06 PM  

Does "Right Wing" mean something different in Italy?

It means anti-immigrant, anti-EU, anti-globalism.

Blogger Orthodox February 17, 2018 12:16 PM  

Vox, do you think there's any chance M5S would make a deal with the LN to form a temporary government and implement issues they agree on such as a referendum on EU membership?

Blogger Nate February 17, 2018 12:17 PM  

I note the use of the label Hard Right. I approve.

Blogger Cubby8126 February 17, 2018 12:19 PM  

Good to see other countries fighting back. It wont stir americans tp do anything naturally, but it will give me entertainment to see who is the new italian hitler

Blogger Michael Maier February 17, 2018 12:20 PM  

I hope they hurry up so I can move to Italy without ever smelling curry and shit.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein February 17, 2018 12:27 PM  

Italy has "literally Mussolini running for president.

Here in the US, people that have been referring to the GE as "literally Hitler" for over a year are now calling for him to outlaw firearms.

Good times.

Blogger Mario S February 17, 2018 12:28 PM  

The Daily Mail citing La Repubblica, the far-left pro-eu paper that all those within the "system" love.

Blogger Lovekraft February 17, 2018 12:38 PM  

Each nation's economy can likely handle their own levels of foreign cultures, depending on size, natural resources. Energy independence level is a major problem> as long as oil from the ME is being imported, that nation is under OPEC's thrall.

Nation's like Germany has no real reason to import economic migrants. This was all due to outside forces (Turkey, Soros, Obama, Islamists etc).

If anything, Germany should have, using the first statement above, let in other traditional Europeans that their host nations couldn't accommodate. UNTIL that nation gets its economy in order so that these people can return.

I imagine Italy could maybe handle around 5-10% non-Europeans with a fully self-sufficient economy.

Blogger SidVic February 17, 2018 1:01 PM  

I've noted increasing numbers of pure subsaharan africans walking around in my smallish town in rural flyover country recently (past 5 yrs). I don't know if the local university is bringing them in, or what. I am less confident Europe will save itself. South Africa has white squatter camps these days. Despite the fact that whites are down to 8% they still have draconian affirmative action programs. They didn't save themselves.

Blogger pyrrhus February 17, 2018 1:30 PM  

But again, notice the difference between the strength of the reaction and the numbers involved. The European nations will defend themselves before it is too late and they will survive.

I think Italy will save itself. When we were there a little while ago, there didn't seem to be a huge number of immigrants, and there was already a lot of anti-EU sentiment...Italy has been saved a lot of grief by having lower levels of welfare, than Germany, UK etc. available to these parasites....Western Europe is in much greater trouble, and I think will end up in a civil war against the "immigrants" and their treasonous supporters.

Blogger David The Good February 17, 2018 1:31 PM  

Short NFLX, move to Italy. I'm getting a whole new direction in life.

Blogger rumpole5 February 17, 2018 1:35 PM  

Shouldn't Trump be importing every last one of those Afrikaner folks into the USA? I'm sure that our pro immigration left wingers would be in full support of such a program. I'm SURE that they wouldn't object just because Afrikaans are white, and Protestants. That's just not who we are.

Blogger Justin Bailey February 17, 2018 2:12 PM  

Do you think America is more tolerant of invasion because it’s so much bigger? The whites here in the Midwest just remove cornfields and build housing away from the diverse, vibrant areas.

Blogger JACIII February 17, 2018 2:34 PM  

Does Britain count in that prediction? 'Cause they look they are full force headed for diversity disaster and pouring on the coal.

Blogger SciVo February 17, 2018 2:38 PM  

Matt wrote:Does "Right Wing" mean something different in Italy?

In order to smush all politics down to a single, abstract left/right axis, it must refer only to the point(s) of contention in that society. The USA for decades had a consensus (in the political class) around elitist, cronyist globalism, so left/right was just socialism + degeneracy / capitalism + traditionalism; European countries seem to generally have a consensus around secular, degenerate, democratic socialism, so left/right is just globalism/nationalism as far as I can tell with a continent and an ocean between us, or maybe globalism + degeneracy / nationalism + traditionalism.

Note that with Trump, the People were able to stick a foot in the door and force America's left/right to expand to socialism + degeneracy + globalism + elitism + cronyism / capitalism + traditionalism + nationalism + populism + impartiality.

Blogger Cecil Henry February 17, 2018 2:56 PM  

Access to white people is not a human right: Enough.

In 2018: it's time to let diversity™ be someone else's strength.

Remigration 2018:

Blogger weka February 17, 2018 3:14 PM  

The left are going to get creamed, and then appeal to the EU. Time to do something about that: you can stop the immigrants by refusing the NGO boats at your ports.

And a few criminals deported would help: you cannot bring back the punishments of Kratman while you have the traitors in the EU Human Rights Court controlling internal policies.

Italy will change: it has a history of doing what is needed to survive. England.. will reject May and go Corbyn and Nationalist. Or die. Scotland is basically gone with the SNP being the biggest bunch of global queer incompetents that ever blighted a nation.

And NZ will also go nationalist. Because the Chinese and Arabs don't play by our rules.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd February 17, 2018 3:29 PM  

Italians' refusal to be useful idiots for the globalists hopefully inspires many people in different countries.
How does the cucked Papacy figure into this? Is Pope Francis trying to interfere??

Blogger wisdom wizard February 17, 2018 4:22 PM  

Love Italy. Glad they're the first of the major nations (major in the eyes of the American public anyway) to cast off the chains of the EU.

Blogger The Kurgan February 17, 2018 4:54 PM  

I’d be happy if Venice simply returned to being a republic. It would kick off all the rest.

Blogger rainman February 17, 2018 5:06 PM  

Even Sweden? The rest sure, they don't have the 14% America already had baked in, but Sweden? The "Moral Superpower"? If there were ever a nation that was going to go the way of the dodo they'd be my first guess

Blogger tuberman February 17, 2018 6:18 PM  

Great news, more of this will keep happening in Europe, and some will bounce back to the USA and even Canada, but for the canuks to join, Royality will have to be removed. Not popular!

Blogger seeingsights February 17, 2018 8:08 PM  

I've gotten more conspiracy minded the past few years. If the right-of-center parties achieve power (which is likely) I think that the globalists will have a temper tantrum. Crash the markets. The globalists will blame the market turmoil on the Italian financial system.

The globalists have done this before. After the Brexit vote, the British pound fell. Stocks, especially financial companies, fell. I owned stock in a US financial company, which, although it had nothing to do with Brexit, fell over 8 percent the day after the Brexit vote.

Blogger rtp February 17, 2018 10:32 PM  

You forgot the most crucial point.

Lega will scrap the forced baby poisoning law. Hopefully there'll be life imprisonment for the current regime for the dual crimes of poisoning children and cultural destruction.

Blogger Daniel Paul Grech Pereira February 17, 2018 10:40 PM  

Literally Mussolini

Blogger Janos Beinghimself February 18, 2018 7:14 AM  

((Brussels)) seems to be keeping everybody, or I mean all less developed countries within the Union via usury. The age old trick continues. I do hope Italians act right, as our separate but closely knit cultures, lives, and futures are at stake. The dark times are already here.

Blogger McChuck February 18, 2018 9:03 AM  

Luca Traini had good intentions, but poor execution. He only shot six invaders before he was detained, and none of them died.

Blogger Daniel February 18, 2018 1:53 PM  

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Blogger Daniel February 18, 2018 1:54 PM  

I do not know italy but i feel close to them. most people here have at least one italian surname in the grandfathers and somehow we feel closer to italians than to spaniards. pls italy lead the way

Blogger John M February 19, 2018 2:54 AM  

Orthodox wrote:Vox, do you think there's any chance M5S would make a deal with the LN to form a temporary government and implement issues they agree on such as a referendum on EU membership?

M5S is controlled opposition, that should have been obvious after the fiasco involving their attempt to ditch the UKIP and form an alliance with the ALDE. They are the cancer of Italy politics and a viable anti-establishment Italy government will never be possible as long as M5S exists. The support M5S has should be going to a real politician like Salvini, but he needs to leave the Lega cause the separatist roots of the party will forever limit its appeal.

Blogger SDaly February 19, 2018 8:52 AM  

The "awkward" squad of anti-EU countries, when you look at it on a map, is looking more and more like a political entity formerly known as the Austro-Hungarian empire.

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