Ignominious exit


There seems to be something about Italians and how they send off their leaders. Infamously, there was Mussolini, left hanging with his wife for days as passers-by spit on him, the former leader Craxi and now Berlusconi

In scenes reminiscent of the departure of his mentor, Socialist Prime Minister Bettino Craxi in 1993, the 75-year-old media magnate was harried by angry crowds hurling insults and coins at his limousine as handed his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano.

Anyway, rather than getting all serious, why not some Silvio quotes?

Berlusconi reportedly called German Chancellor Angela Merkel an “unf*ckable lard-arse” during a wiretapped conversation, according to reports that surfaced last September. Investigators overheard the remarks during a July phone conversation between Berlusconi and the man accused of supplying prostitutes to the prime minister’s parties. Berlusconi used the Italian phrase, “culona inchiavabile.”

Bit harsh. How about something gentler?

In 2003, Berlusconi took a moment to explain to investors why they should do business in Italy: the ladies. “Italy is now a great country to invest in,” he said, as reported by TIME. “Today we have fewer communists and those who are still there deny having been one. Another reason to invest in Italy is that we have beautiful secretaries.”

And how’s this for PC?

“We must be aware of the superiority of our civilization… a system that has as its value understanding of diversity and tolerance…The West will continue to conquer peoples, even if it means a confrontation with another civilization, Islam, firmly entrenched where it was 1,400 years ago.”

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  1. If that’s Silvio’s opinion of Frau Merkel, his views on our very own Ranga Monsterarse could be most entertaining.

  2. Western Democracy is a Financiers’ Joke
    The financial and economic crises of Europe and in the West in general are bringing new corrupt solutions and concepts. It is impossible to understand and not to be outraged by the new practices of Western “democracies”.

    One late example, in Greece and Italy the elected prime ministers and governments were forced to resign. The pressures on them didn’t come from the peoples but from the EU and from the financiers. This means that elections and the decisions made by voters are useless.

    Government cabinets and members of parliaments are no longer answerable to the people but primarily to the EU and to financiers. Sovereignty is now being sold in European and Western financial markets. It is the same old story that changed the map of Europe and toppled European systems in the in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Did anyone learn?

    People are very concerned about the way the EU demanded austerity is being distributed; but the “democratic” politicians are only worried about the EU and financiers interests.

    The former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou was swiftly removed just because he decided that a referendum is essential to approve the EU debt package agreement. His plan infuriated European leaders, and rocked globalist financiers. Then the proposed referendum was emphatically scraped to appease them.

    In a similar manner, the former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy was hastily ditched because he insisted that Italy will not ask for loans from the IMF. Europe and the USA are victims of the same systematic sabotage of overspending; debts; speculations; and financiers’ control for a very long time.

    Is it possible in the near future to see voting being conducted in stock exchanges rather than in voting centers?

    Western democracies on both sided of the Atlantic are influenced by financiers and not by the people. It would be better for them to rename their own form of “Democracy” to be “Finocracy”.

    http://tariganter.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/western-democracy-is-a-financiers%e2%80%99-joke/

    • I agree with the general thrust of that argument, but as someone who used to invest (it became too much), it was clear madness for the Greek PM to stall… and that’s what his referendum was.

      It wasn’t about the people, it was about buying time Greece didn’t have and taking out the rest of us, too.

      Anyway. It’s moot.

      We are talking about sovereign nations which is exactly why there should be no EU, eurozone etc.

      It is an undemocratic cabal run by largely unelected, mostly communist/socialist leaning dinosaurs

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