And fortunately these would be the serious ones, the best ones, those who do not speak but do, those who in the collective imagination should have marked a turning point compared to previous governments. Because, just at the moment when we were about to forget Salvini’s pseudo-religious atrocities (with rosaries used as clubs, crucifixes worshiped as totems and even the Madonna of Fatima elected his social media manager), now comes the general Francesco Paolo Figliolo, the man of providence, to admit that he asked Santa Rita, observing her body in Cascia, “to help Italy get out of this pandemic, to ensure that the vaccination campaign proceeds and that all Italians understand its importance” .
“Confident in science but also in spirituality, I hope that Saint Rita will place her holy hand on us, to make sure that we get out of it,” said Figliuolo.
And, let’s be clear, the problem is not the management of the intimate spirituality of the glittering general: here the real issue is the credibility of an extraordinary commissioner who candidly admits that his strategy is to devote himself to the saints.
If it weren’t for the government of the super Draghi, but for any previous government, now you would hear all the journalists screaming with indignation. Instead, since this government, in addition to being devoted to the saints, is evidently also sanctified by almost all the newspapers, the fact has gone unnoticed.
Then maybe General Figliuolo could also tell us what Santa Rita thinks of the fact that June should be the month of the shoulder to the pandemic with 15 million doses delivered by Pfizer and Moderna alone, for a total of 20 million inoculated doses overall, but it didn’t quite happen that way.
And Figliuolo could also tell us what Santa Rita thinks of the fact that in July there will be 800 thousand doses less than the estimated deliveries.
Because, after all, we are always here: broken promises, religious symbols that are resold as traditions, sacredness that is sold as an amnesty and an infinite chain of symbols that are used to appease.
Then there would be the secular state, but that is now a distant mirage, even more so with this government. And there would be the promised numbers but never reached. But for the Italians it is enough to know that Figliuolo is a man of the church to continue to trust him.
By the way: all this happens after a week in which they explained to us that symbols (secular ones, such as demonstrating against racism) “are useless”. Santa Rita da Cascia instead yes.