Giuseppe Provenzano and Giorgia Meloni
After the events of yesterday in Rome which, as expected, split the political parties, today it was a tweet from the number two of the Democratic Party, Giuseppe Provenzano. Even if he then corrected the shot, again via Twitter, the damage was now done. Neither his reverse nor the secretary's words Enrico Letta ("We must do everything to avoid dividing ourselves in Parliament. We must be as inclusive as possible," he told The print. And then again: "Provenzano himself explained his words well") managed to stop the avalanche.
But let's start with the chirping of discord: “Yesterday Meloni had an opportunity: to cut ties with the world close to neo-fascism, even in FdI. But he didn't. The place chosen (Vox's neo-Franchist stage) and the words used on the matrix perpetuate the ambiguity that puts it outside the democratic and republican arc ", wrote Provenzano. A stone thrown into the pond whose concentric circles, however, are not It was no longer possible to stop. That "no one dreams of saying that FdI is outside the parliamentary arc or that it should be dissolved" did not in fact produce the desired effect.
It remains to be seen how this stance was born. It is difficult to think that that of the former minister for the South was the classic ballon d'essai. Easier to think of the forced turnaround, given the harshness of the reactions it aroused. The political scientist Alessandro Campi, contacted by Affaritaliani.it, does not mince words in saying that there is “traditional squadism, made up of violence and physical assaults, but there is also media squadism. In the end, both pursue the same goal and that is to annihilate the political adversary ”. Specifically in the 'Provenzano case', then, the professor believes that "without even realizing it, the deputy secretary of the Democratic Party behaved like a media squad: he wanted to deal a blow, from his lethal point of view, to the Brothers of Italy and in particular to Giorgia Meloni, saying a very serious thing. Luckily - he continues - Letta intervened, certainly asking his deputy to correct this error ”.
Pandora's box, however, was still uncovered. And the hard positions taken by the Brothers of Italy were not long in coming. Giorgia Meloni first, in a post on Facebook, he called into question the secretary dem: “The deputy secretary of the 'democratic' party would like to dissolve the first Italian party (as well as the only opposition to the government). A party to which millions of Italian citizens who trust and believe in our ideas and proposals refer ”, he wrote. Then he hopes that the number one of the Nazarene will distance himself “from these very serious statements that reveal the true intention of the left: to get rid of the Brothers of Italy. Or perhaps the tones of a totalitarian regime used by his deputy represent the line of the Democratic Party? ".
Also the FdI group leader in the Chamber Francesco Lollobrigida he went down hard, attacking tones more similar to those "of the communist regimes than to those of a civil parliamentary confrontation". In a crescendo that culminated in the wish for resignation by the number two of the Nazarene, formulated by the deputy Augusta Montaruli. If from Courage Italy Michela Biancofiore invited Mario Dragons to recall Letta, from League has been Matteo Salvini to brand Provenzano's words as "nonsense": "It is certainly not him - said the leader of the Carroccio - who can give anyone 'democracy' licenses".
It is again the political scientist Campi to offer an analysis of what happened and to explain: “The deputy secretary of the Democratic Party, in practice, assumes that there is some responsibility of FdI in what happened. He then used a jargon, that of Italy in the 1970s, (he spoke of a democratic and republican arch rather than a constitutional one), but which underlies the same idea: there is someone who has no right to be in the political game. In short, it was an attempt to make this country take an extraordinary step backwards ”. According to the professor, in fact, "after a climate of mutual legitimation between political forces has been recovered for years, one cannot think of assimilating FdI to New strength or to fascism. If the problem is Forza Nuova, proceed against Forza Nuova and, in an inflexible way, against all the regurgitation of para, post and pseudo-fascist squads. But avoid assimilating all political opponents to squads. Because of this it is: that is to create fictitious discriminants for which only if you are of the Democratic Party, you are with the Democratic Party, you are a friend or potential ally of the Democratic Party you are entitled to be in the political game. It is an attempt - he concludes - as well as being instrumental, also shameless and politically childish, but above all dangerous for the negative effects it can produce at the level of public debate. In short, it was a very serious political error ”.