Giorgia Meloni (Lapresse)
The fact that the Brothers of Italy became the first party in Italy in terms of popular consensus seems to have panicked the peninsula’s establishment. Otherwise, the crude attack launched by the columns of Corriere della Sera by an intellectual like Ernesto Galli della Loggia cannot be explained, stumbled – perhaps taken by the enthusiasm of having to improvise an a priori “j’accuse” to the FDI leader – in a series of coarse gaffe.
Galli della Loggia’s thesis is that trite banality relating to the fact that if it wants to go to the government, the right must first make itself presentable, purifying itself of its ideas and changing the ruling class. In short, it must stop being right and – better yet – become left. Since, of course, it is the left that has the only ruling class authorized to govern our country. It matters little if it is the same ruling class that is ruining us.
Galli Della Loggia therefore articulates his arguments on three “lessons” that Meloni should learn. Too bad that all three of his lectio magistralis are centered on rather poor content, sometimes even false.
The first lesson concerns the international placement. The accusation against Meloni is of having alliances with the governments of Russia, Hungary and Poland (defined regimes) defined as politically useless and compromising, based only on sharing the anti-LGBT, anti-immigration and pro-life battles. When instead it should create alliances with Spain and England. If Galli Della Loggia had followed the European dynamics carefully, he would nevertheless have discovered that the three battles mentioned above represent key issues on the agenda of the European Commission, that the first to cultivate relations with Russia are called Merkel and Macron, that Hungary and Poland – in addition to representing the probably most influential subgroup (Visegrad) of the EU – are considered very important interlocutors by Germany and the USA respectively and that the European Conservative party of which Meloni is leader has solid relations both in England with the conservatives currently in government is in Spain with one of the most important parties called Vox.
The second teaching concerns the way of making opposition. The columnist takes as an example the results of the Rassemblement National in the recent regional elections in France to show that doing the opposition right, the “populists” according to him, does not pay. Too bad that it refers to an electoral result that anyone who knows the least about French politics took for granted as it is the son of a two-round majority electoral system built on purpose – about regimes – to prevent unwelcome political forces from ascending to government. And this happened, speaking of repentances to be made, despite the Rassemblement National having started a process of progressive de-dextrisation.
Finally, the third teaching is the most grotesque. Galli della Loggia brings out the classic card of despair used by the left: “the delegitimization that emanates from their past”. To try to drag Meloni into the cauldron of the Second World War, he links her in a daring way to Marine Le Pen who, according to him, is wrong to sympathize with Marshal Petain instead of De Gaulle. Demonstrating for the third time little knowledge of the themes he uses to argue. In fact, Marine Le Pen, as Meloni herself rightly pointed out in her letter of reply today, has never defined herself as a Petainist but rather a Gaullist. And moreover in the context of a division that does not concern the world conflict but the Algerian War. On the other hand, those who praised Petain in the context of wars, tell Galli della Loggia, instead it is his beloved Macron.
It seems that it was Galli della Loggia who “climbed on mirrors by manipulating or hiding reality”. Who, probably panicked even more having noticed the lack of content of his attack, has expired even lower: provocatively inviting Meloni, as proof of his presentable being, to beat up the supporters of Forza Nuova or Casa Pound.
The conclusions are up to you.