Claudio Borghi in the classroom (Lapresse)
The level of the clash on DDL Zan is raised. As if that weren’t enough i 672 amendments presented today by the League, the discussion overflows on social networks. Touching levels that are frankly not encouraging.
To ignite the spirits is a post by the Northern League deputy Claudio Borghi, who, dusting off a classic of the genre, takes it out on journalists: “Third reporter who calls to find out if I’m vaccinated. So far I have been nice, the next part the fuck off and the deletion from the contact list. Why do these heroes not ask him the next time they interview an LGBT if he is HIV-positive and if he is taking prophylaxis? ”.
Inevitably, his stance triggers numerous comments, including that of those who reproach him: “HIV can even get heterosexuals, phenomenon. shame on you”.
Among those who comment negatively on Borghi’s post there is also the Pd secretary. Enrico Letta writes: “Those with whom we should negotiate and share norms against homotransphobia …”, so as to motivate with the positions of the Northern League the choice of the Dems to continue straight on their way on the DDL Zan, avoiding compromises to the downside, but also exposing oneself to the real risk of a sinking of the law.
“Borghi’s words are disgusting. But his majority colleagues should not be scandalized too much: the League is also this thing here. From Salvini down “, tweets the national secretary of the Italian Left Nicola Fratoianni.
In a short-circuit effect, the debate returns to the courtroom with Elio Vito, a member of Forza Italia, who in the Chamber attacks: “Claudio Borghi must apologize for the things he wrote on social media. The League may obstruct the Zan bill, you don’t approve of it, but the fact remains that a minimum of common sense would be enough not to say certain nonsense”.
Worse still is the fact that Borghi receives some threats because of his words, certainly criticizable, but which equally certainly do not justify any kind of violence, not even verbal.
Do the protagonists of the story lower their tones at this point? Far from it. Alessandro Zan compliments Letta on her post and adds: “Before asking for mediation on #ddlZan, Salvini is consistent and chases #Borghi out of his party”.
Borghi’s answer is equally harsh: “Dear Zan they should kick you out because you are a parliamentarian and you can’t read. I lived through the 80s and I find the prejudice of those who thought homosexual = HIV-positive as REVOLTING AND JERK than those who think that an unvaccinated = contagious. “.
Beyond the tones, the most difficult thing to understand is why two serious issues – on which one can certainly have different opinions, but no less worthy of respect – must be mixed with each other, with connections that frankly escape reason .