About eleven thousand people showed up at the funeral parlor set up for Gino Strada. Do you know how many representatives of the government or of the highest institutions were present? Zero. Absolute zero. After all, visiting Gino Strada while the world has its eyes on the Afghan rubble due to the greed of the West is something that requires a certain hair on the stomach, a capacity for dissimulation that is difficult even for the most reckless politicians.
Gino Strada, after all, as his daughter says, is perfectly fine as an icon in the dead, just as he was fine alive only while he was closed in the operating room. Otherwise he would have to respond to the accusations he has brilliantly argued all his life against the warlords who now pose while picking up children in front of the world’s televisions.
Politics, as we know, is accomplished by voting in Parliament, deciding on the government, choosing the words to use and deciding where to be present (and where not to be present) and our local politicians were all, absolutely everyone, kissing the slipper of Communion and Liberation at the Rimini meeting.
Like every year, the end-of-year party of a parareligious gang magically manages to combine everyone, right and left and good and bad and even the President of the Republic: all concentrated on staging the spectacle of a ruling class on tour as if it were in the circus to be applauded by the CLs. While the heirs of Gino Strada run to suture the wounds of the world in Rimini today, Tuesday 24 August 2021, Matteo Salvini explained to us that Minister Lamorgese no, that’s not good and asks for his resignation because she would be guilty of being too little ferocious with the desperate of the Mediterranean (despite in terms of inhumanity Lamorgese has nevertheless obtained great results in the usual war on solidarity).
The usual unattainable Salvini: immediately after questioning one of the most representative ministers of the Draghi government – of which he belongs, even if he pretends not to know – he responds to the criticisms of his undersecretary Durigon – the one who would like to erase the memory of Falcone and Borsellino to divert it to Arnaldo Mussolini – saying: “Durigon and I will think about what is more useful to do. I have no desire to waste time with the past ”.
I got it? The minister shoots herself in the public square, while her nostalgic party-comrade undersecretary is a question that must be resolved in the dining room in via Bellerio.
On foreign policy, at the Communion and Liberation meeting, we listened to Giorgia Meloni pointing the finger at Biden for managing the war in Afghanistan, forgetting 20 years of recent history and her idol Trump who decided to withdraw his troops.
Speaking of Afghanistan: Renziano Ettore Rosato tells us, again from the Communion and Liberation meeting, that we must organize the reception of refugees and that “among other things, many of them are educated, cultured people who know languages”. Who knows what Gino would have answered, feeling this classism even in solidarity.
Meloni also complained of being pointed out as homophobic only because she opposes the Zan Bill. But how strange: a friend of Orban and Erdogan (known homophobes) who is opposed to a law against homophobia and who has invented a “gender ideology” that exists only in the worst right-wing bigini is accused of being an enemy of the community Lgbti. What a shame, my lady.
Obviously, the CL meeting could not miss an attack against the poor, guilty of being poor and who deserve to be poor, because if they are poor it can only mean that they are bankrupt and indolent.
“I hear it said every day by hundreds of entrepreneurs, traders, workers. Citizenship income is creating enormous problems, it is causing an economic desert, and also a moral one because it disincentives politics. It only creates an economic and moral desert so that it discourages people from fatigue and suffering ”, says Matthew. No, no, it is not the usual Matteo Renzi who thunders as usual against citizenship income: it is the other Matteo, increasingly twin, Matteo Salvini, who apologizes for having voted for him.
Then having a political class (mostly lazy) that aims to “educate people to fatigue and suffering” and is applauded with great energy makes a perfect idea of the state of things.
Then there is Antonio Tajani: Tajani of that Forza Italia that here has dismantled public health (and with CL made Lombardy the queen of private interests in private health) who is asking to “refound the health system”. Applause here too. And in the end, listening to them, you even want to thank them for not having passed by Gino. It’s better that way.