Beppe Grillo Giuseppe Conte
1 Beppe Grillo and Giuseppe Conte, according to the newspapers, would have found an agreement for peace, but it is not said under what conditions. Indeed we are talking about details to be fine-tuned. As long as the Devil doesn’t put his tail on it, since the details are his responsibility. So up to now there is no agreement. To go well, there is a truce.
2 It is said that the two have also found an agreement on the Statute, but it is not said which. And besides, the famous Statute has not even been published. Solon wrote it, single handed. Pardon, Count. We know nothing about it.
3 Politics is not done with notaries, signatures under sweaty papers and statutes. So the problem is precisely the one on which no one is pronounced: what agreement has been reached?
4 However, if the two say they have achieved it, even if this were not true, it would remain true that it is better for the two to say that they have achieved it.
5 This means that Grillo fears Conte and Conte fears Grillo. And also that each of the two currently pretends to tolerate the other, only to kill him at the earliest opportunity.
6 The position of the two is based on very different assumptions. Grillo is the prophet who invented the Movement and lives on himself, on his own image and on the suggestion he still exerts on his followers. The character may be tarnished, but he is still very much present in the Five Star imagery.
7 Conte, on the other hand, as always, is nobody. He is angry at being sidelined by politics and dreams of getting back into the game. But it draws its strength, for what it’s worth, only from the fact that many parliamentarians of the Movement have lined up behind its flag, and for purely selfish purposes. In particular, those, and they are the majority, who rightly fear not being re-elected. And what’s more Grillo would like to ban the third term? If the Devil takes sides against this thesis, they support the Devil.
8 If all this is true, and if we consider the cards in the hands of the two poker players, we see that Grillo can always change his message (it would not be the first time) by promising the parliamentarians everything they want, and thereby eliminating the reasons for support. to Conte; while the latter has nothing to offer. Not even himself, because he does not have who knows what charm, on parliamentarians. During the pandemic, with his obsessive presence on television, he won over many naive people who mistaken his mutria for seriousness and competence. But legends of this kind do not take root in Parliament. You look to the point. And what matters in Conte is only his narcissism.
9 In conclusion, in the clash between Grillo and Conte, I bet on Grillo. And I could lose. But on the other hand, those who bet on the safe side do not bet: they know. And I don’t know.
10 Finally there is a greater truth of these two characters and of all the surrounding characters. Of the Movement, if we go back to the vote, there probably won’t be much left. Grillo or not Grillo, Conte or non Conte. Maybe they are scrambling for an inheritance that doesn’t exist.