The words of Massimo Cacciari on Green pass demonstrate “a boundless narcissism” and I’m “infinitely more serious“Of the utterances of the director de Daily fact, Marco Travaglio, on the Prime Minister, Mario Draghi. Thus, in a letter sent to Dagospia, the Minister of Public Administration, Renato Brunetta, replies to the philosopher who had harshly criticized the government’s decision to render obligatory the green certificate to access certain premises and activities for the purpose of containing the Covid-19 pandemic.
In an intervention published byItalian Institute of Philosophical Studies of Naples, also signed by another famous philosopher such as Giorgio Agamben, Hunt had compared the measures adopted by the Government in new Covid decree to the provisions of a “despotic regime”.
“The discrimination of a category of people, who automatically become second-class citizens, is in itself a very serious fact, the consequences of which can be dramatic for democratic life. It is being addressed, with the so-called Green pass, with unconscious lightness. Everything is fine despotic regime it has always operated through discriminatory practices, which at first were perhaps contained and then rampant. “Trouble if the vaccine turns into a kind of political-religious symbol. This would not only represent an intolerable anti-democratic drift, but would run counter to the same scientific evidence. Nobody invites not to get vaccinated! It is one thing to argue the usefulness, however, of the vaccine, another, completely different, to keep silent about the fact that we are still in a phase ofmass experimentation‘”.
At these words, Brunette he responded by underlining “the unstoppable need” attributed to Hunt “To insinuate themselves into the lives of the people to paternalistically act as their protection”. “In reality it does not protect the sacrosanct freedom of opinion wrong of no vax and similar, but his to shoot sentences and that of the virus to gallop “.
According to the minister, “the vaccine and the Green pass, they are not ‘a political-religious symbol’ “, but” it is the State that does its duty, in the interest of all “. “The real discrimination is made by people who decide not to get vaccinated against people who decide to get vaccinated”, concluded Brunette. “Not getting vaccinated means making the pandemic last longer and potentially making it more dangerous: it is a fact not a philosopher’s opinion”.
Below is the full text of the minister’s letter Renato Brunetta to Dagospia:
The gloomy intervention of the duo Massimo Cacciari–Giorgio Agamben appropriately reported yesterday also by Dagospia it reminded me of an earlier couple: the Manzoni and proverbial one of Don Ferrante and Donna Prassede, absolute exemplars of the pre-Enlightenment seventeenth century. Then the plague, today the Covid, and so the erudite and magical obscurantism (Ferrante) and the attitude of an “old lady very inclined to do good” at the cost of “doing it by force” (Prassede) find a spectacular replica in the two philosophers.
Almost all the newspapers report on the front page and rightly scramble the insulting exhibition of Marco Travaglio versus Mario Draghi. Nothing new, the vocabulary, or would say Labor as an old altar boy, the vaccabulary is that of the house. Instead the prayer of the two characters passed almost unnoticed. But it is infinitely more serious.
It insinuates, without providing evidence but only alchemical suggestions, that Dragons wants to establish, under the pretext of green pass, a “despotic regime” that aims at “discrimination against a category of people, who automatically become second-class citizens”.
All the sharp feathers, which have skinned the painful arguments of those who play with the safety of others in the name of an ignorance erected as the right to contaminate others, have stepped aside. Maybe mercy. Or perhaps, more likely, because the directors have some inferiority complex towards the culture that ranges from angels to devils, as well as the television arrogance of one of the two, I mean obviously Hunt. Well, I don’t.
I neglect Agamben, not for the lack of intellectual caliber of the professor, I would not allow myself, but because his Aristotelian digressions, like those of Don Ferrante, remain confined to the sphere of the super-learned, and there I leave them. Another thing is Hunt, whose bilious proliferation everywhere, to remedy the supposed bad thoughts of others, makes him look more like a bearded Praxedes every day.
A boundless narcissism. The unstoppable need, like that of the ancient and intriguing madame, to creep into the lives of the people to paternalistically place oneself in their protection. In reality it does not protect the sacrosanct freedom of mistaken opinion of no vax and similar, but its to shoot sentences and that of the virus to gallop.
PS As Stalin said, certainly well known by Hunt (if not from Agamben), the facts are stubborn. And these are the facts.
1. Article 32 of the Constitution establishes that “The Republic protects health as a fundamental right of the individual and in the interest of the community, and guarantees free medical care to the indigent. Nobody can be obliged to a specific health treatment except by law ”. Therefore our Constitution does not at all prohibit that all citizens, or particular categories of citizens, can be subjected to the vaccination obligation. And that’s that. What the Constitution requires is that the obligation be done by law, not by an administrative measure.
2. The vaccine, the green pass, they are not “a political-religious symbol”, as they write Hunt And Agamben. They are simply “the face of the Republic”, to paraphrase President Mattarella. It is the state that does its duty, in the interest of each and every one. How must the State do in the face of the dangers that threaten the national community. Of every kind. The state derives its legitimacy from preserving its citizens from harm. There is nothing ideological about this.
3. The green pass neither is it equivalent to any vaccination obligation. It amounts to the state’s obligation to protect citizens from the pandemic. It is equivalent to the minimum civil decency, which extends on a general scale what has always and even today is a moral duty and a legal duty: that is, that a citizen who knows he has a communicable disease must warn other people before meeting them.
4. The real discrimination is made by people who decide not to get vaccinated against people who decide to get vaccinated. Every scientist can explain why, and it has been explained by the best scientists around the world. Not getting vaccinated means making the pandemic last longer, and potentially making it more dangerous. It is a fact, dear ones Hunt And Agamben. Not a philosopher’s opinion.
5. As Camillo Benso di Cavour wonderfully said, principles can be opposed to principles. Facts can be opposed to facts. But one can never oppose facts to principles, and principles to facts. Which is unfortunately what you do.