Viktor Orban has spoken against the boycott of Euro 2012

…what a surprise for such a liberal and democratic man…and Blatter has agreed with him. Should I add anything else?


A sudo European Union

Our common roots

Let me borrow a key word from the Linux (Ubuntu) world to express the need that we have in this time of history. We need to leave out all the populist, the fears, take our bravery in our hands and go forward to a new super state, a true integration between the nations that really want it.

The “sudo” user is the administrator, a super user, a person with all the powers, in this case I think a strong Union, with all the powers that a state needs to have, for example the USA, and with its huge economy would be able to stop the speculation on our economies, stop populism and all the risks that they carry with them, and start a new era for all Europeans, maybe for the world.

We need to join our debts, our “credits”,  our politics, our armies, our intelligences, our welfare, our educations, our health systems; everyone would have its space to integrate these fields, welfare for example, but we need a common base, so that we could not just feel citizens of a new state but we really became part of it.

We need to step on the gas of integration.

A dangerous path

The last election in Italy even if in a local scale and with only a small portion of the Italian population involved shown us a very dangerous future for our country.

I do not know whether from abroad it is clear enough. In most of the European countries that have faced really big troubles because of the economic crisis, that seems to be eternal and invincible, the population have shifted their political preferences through non main stream parties, most of them extremists (right more often but left too).

France and Greece are the last example, but we could talk about Netherlands, Hungary, Spain etcetera. In Italy the situation could seem different, but it is not. That’s why. The right parties have imploded on their corruption and on their failures in the economic policies, the centre struggle to gain ground, the left resists but in the number of their votes are always the same, voters seems to change parties within the same coalition, without leaving it. The far left and the far right do not gain anything from the crisis, it sounds good but in fact Italy shares the same political future of its neighbours.

The political movement “Movimento 5 stelle” (Five stars movement) has intercepted the protest and has got its votes multiplied by ten at least. At first it could appear like a smart on-line party, like The Piraten in Germany and in Northern Europe, but it is not. It is a mix of good willingness of Marie LePen, they always present themselves like democratic, liberal, honest and just-arrived-to-politics guys, but they are not; and a touch of populism like our old Northern League (almost ripped off after their internal scandals), or the populism of the Melanchon.

I do not want to become boring, but if you think that this is the real winner of this election and they could grown even more, our future is bugged at least as the French one, with their Front National. The Five Star Movement has some peculiar characteristics, they said to be democratic but their leader, who owns the website, the logo, and that is not elected, do not accept the contradictory, he just make proclaims, like an Assad, more than like a Western politician. They make their decision on-line, but if the leader disagree he can overruled them, of course without any discussion. Their first economic solution for the crisis is to get out of the Euro and cut half of our debts, the consequences? There is no discussion on this. I hope to have pointed out the dramatically dangerous side of an undemocratic party who got a strong increase in their power and sadly they’re getting more and more space on mass media, something unacceptable for someone who refuse the democratic praxis of the dialogue.

European Union needs stronger ties

For many this still represent the hope

Good afternoon followers,

today I just want to talk about the European Union, a huge institution that I really like. I’m definitely a pro-Europe, I want to be clear.

What I have to read in these days are for me very bad news, the European Union behaves and seems like the host of communis and regional state that filled the history of our peninsula during the Medieval and beyond in the Modern era.

Those were been a multitude of cities, governs, region, and their combination, in which our peninsula was divided for ages. With the obvious result to have a lot of small state unable to stop every stranger power who wanted to get a slice of the Italian pie. They were simply unable to coalize each other, or even to find a way to fight together, too much keen on their particular problem and too less able to see the entire situation of world (in those days it meant: Europe).

Now I think we’re living in a similar situation, our countries are unwilling and unable to see the entire situation of the world (in these days it means: the world…) so it’s certainly sure that we have lots of problems, especially with debts, jobs and economic growth, but a thing is for sure we cannot handle it alone. We need to build a stronger European Union, to involve every state with good will in the building of Europe, and we need more than economics to lead the discussion, let start to build Europeans other than European economy only.

Unfortunately what we have today are poor politicians, with even poor ideas, unable to think over the next election and unable to take unpopular decision.

So I’m afraid we will have to face a summit every couple of weeks where a prominent leader will announce: “We get the solution!” (for the next couple of weeks)