Disillusionment. How to wake up one morning and find that your idol is not at all as good and good as you thought. Indeed, quite the opposite. The unworthy flight of the United States from Afghanistan, which leaves women and children in the hands of the Taliban, earthquake the entire Italian center-left, which had seen in Joe Biden a kind of man of providence capable of defeating that Donald Trump friend of Matteo’s right Salvini and Giorgia Meloni. The awakening for Italian progressives and democrats is heavy, difficult to accept and digest. A very hard blow.
The first to come out with broken bones is definitely Matteo Renzi. The former prime minister and leader of Italia Viva spoke of a “historic error” on the part of the White House, he who was the first sponsor of the breakthrough in Washington, not only for the US but for the whole world, including Italy. But even the Democratic Party is licking its wounds after Biden’s fool from Kabul. Enrico Letta said more less this morning that we are paying for 20 years of errors in Afghanistan, words defined by sources of the less leftist Dem minority (Base Riformista) as “cattocomuniste” in line with Pierluigi Castagnetti (who criticized the speech of the American president) and ultimately by Romano Prodi.
A line that is certainly not pro-American, in some ways similar to that of the 5 Star Movement still fascinated by China, and which characterizes Letta as a secretary who wants to represent the left in a historical and broad sense, also including the instances of the former Pd converged in Article 1-Mdp like Pierluigi Bersani. Bewildered and bewildered, the parties of the center-left block are looking for a way out by relaunching the concept of a united Europe, a way that, however, is very unlikely to be successful given that the countries of the Old Continent are already moving in no particular order on the dramatic theme of ‘ reception of refugees.
“What happened in Afghanistan relaunches the sovereign ideas that were extinguished with the defeat of Trump”, the pollster and semiologist Alessandro Amadori underlines to Affaritaliani.it. “In this globalized world, the concept of nation and homeland, of borders is strengthened. A scenario certainly more favorable to Salvini and Meloni than to the Democratic Party and the Center Left”. In part, even for Forza Italia, the Biden disaster is difficult to digest. Silvio Berlusconi had welcomed the Democrat in the White House, having never loved Trump, but now even the liberal and centrist front is displaced.