What is the matter with you, my homeland?

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  1. D_Coyne Toss

    D_Coyne Toss New Member

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    Italy is day by day getting a crazier place.

    We had general elections on the 9th and 10th of April, and the centre left coalition had a wafer thin majority: just imagine that in the upper house they got two seats more than the centre right coalition, and in the lower house they won by 24.000 votes (consder that there are 50.000.000 people eligible to vote in Italy).

    This coalition spaces from hard line communists (the ones who burn American and Israeli flags, that want to opencompletely our borders to immigrants...) to the greens, an anti-clerical party, left wing catholics and so on.

    Still they claimed "an important and clear victory", and now they want to impose their own candidate to for the President (who is in Italy voted by the Parliament and is largerly cerimonial, with no effective powers).

    The centre right is leaded by a media magnate, who owns about 1/2 of italian TV system, the other 1/2 being public, and during his governement he passed many laws who are suspected to be created to help him with some judicial problems.

    Still, half of the population voted him, and still the press (newspapers) brutally insults him, and indirectly his voters.

    We had two national holidays, last weeks, April the 25th when we commemorate the end of WWII, and May 1st, Labour Day. Politicians of the centre right went to public manifestations, and got insulted by the crowd, telling them to saty home.

    The former Minister of Instruction went to 25th april manifestation with her father, an hero of the resistance against Mussolini and the germans: crowd forced here to leave. Afterwards some youngsters assaulted the representation of the Jewish Brigade (a military corps that served here during WWII at America's and Antinazis' side) callin them assassins, and burning Israeli flags.

    How can this persons be tollerated, and how can the new government accept their help to mantain the coalition alive, also considering that 1 italin on two voted the centre right despite a sluggish economy? it is clear that they voted against the centre left, more than for the centre right.

    Now they do not find a point of meeting to elect the new president, because the senior party of the left coalition wants a man of him at the place, and the centre right refuses to vote a person that won't represent half of the country, and won't be, as our constitution requires, the grant of the constitution.

    Our soldiers are diing in Irak and Afghanistan, and part of the population insults their memory, saying they are just occupants, and that Iraquis and Afghanis have the right to attack and kill them.

    The nation is deeply divided, while the economy remains sluggish, we have no clear majority, and politician spend their time insulting themselves instead of finding a way out.
     
  2. SpeedoGuy

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    It sounds sadly familiar to me, Proudly_Italian.
     
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    I think this is happening all over. We want our politicians to listen to everything we have to say and we expect action at once. The problem is that the world has been a more complex place demanding more complex sollutions. They just can't cope with it anymore. But they still say they can, no matter what polictical side. Also we are pumped with fear by TV and Media. This doesn't benefit any problems at all, it just increases the gap between left- and right-wingers. Making them more extreme and more assertive. Also people indulge themselfs with hate and fear on the internet. Websites such as stormfront and Al Yahhas Hammas spread hate and are broading social gaps. People should respect the things they all are, Italians, dutchmen, Americans or ..... and threat all the nations problems with respect. People should think more before they act. Nowadays people just hear things and go really mental. In Holland we have the socalled "Lonsdale-Jugend" right-wing kids wearing lonsdale or holland hardcore clothing who are extremely xenophobic. Also a lot immigrant-childern are being lured in to shady mosques and are persuaded to join or start terrorist cells. Jews and homosexuals are often attacked on streets and a lot of kids don't show any respect to each other. The government tries to stop it with ad-campaigns and nice slogans.. but nothing seems to help.
     
  4. jeremyA

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    Its what you get for implementing a so called 'democratic' system.Its about time that people realised that most people are too stupid to be allowed to vote and voting only encourages the psycotic halfwitted nutters who would want to run for government in the first place.
     
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    Nice piece of manmeat, buddy!
     
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