This boy is Matteo Renzi, our Prime Minister, he is our third unelected leader in a row, he is filling a seat, an image, a role, he is role-playing the idea of democracy and a democratic state and embodies change, he is our own Obama scam, where ‘CHANGE’, the master password to activate us to vote, has been repeated long enough to fulfil the plans and prophecy of those that rushed him into this position, least the people would go ahead and get themselves a self-elected movement like the 5 Star movement for Real Change.
We pretend to change it all to make sure nothing changes at all.
No one complained, many barely even noticed, we have become so removed from the governance of ourselves and of our own country at this stage that we’ll take anyone, anytime, any way they give it to us.
Matteo Renzi is full of good intentions – and some crap-, he came up on top by 40% of votes at the latest European elections by promising the Italians Change and 80 euro extra at the end of the month – that’s change isn’t it, 80 euro…-, a pizza for a family of 4, with dessert, times are bad here, 80 euros? We’ll take it, you have my vote, man.
An expert is politics was commenting that we, Italy, are part of a big experiment to see how long it takes to turn the most productive and eclectic country in the world into a rat hole, because if this system can successfully do it to Italy, where 70% of all the world’s art lies in disregard, the rest of the world will be a piece of cake. I don’t know about that and cannot comment, if I did I would have to wonder if there is a war going on that we have not taken notice of, if we are under siege and soon we’ll be under water with a straw from which we can try to breathe, we are being stripped of the democratic rights we never had, basic necessities, forced to look at unimaginable levels of corruption, consistently scared by violence and atrocious acts reported in the news or shown in movies, we have to acknowledge that we have no justice or hope for it, no human rights of any kind (our water utilities went up quietly for sale last week-end, even though we had a public referendum against it a few years back underlining for those that didn’t get it that we don’t count at all) and we have to face the fact that our imaginary ‘Public Debt‘ is more important than the lives of real flesh and bone people.
This system is spelling out outright that we are worthless, soon to be useless and we finally believe it.
My mum last week told me that she lives in a constant state of fear for the future and she used to be a brave woman, imagine the state of the rest of the country.
Matteo Renzi was preparing to run for elections at the end of the mandate of his friend Enrico Letta, there was no rush because Letta was from his same party, the Democrats, PD, plus Renzi had always said that he would never, never- ever, sit in office within an unelected government.
He had said as well that he would never negotiate a deal with Berlusconi, mainly because Berlusconi who is still the Leader of the third political party in Italy is a criminal at ‘house arrests’, not a big deal because at his age he was told he would not do the 4 years he has been condemned to, but just 9 months of service going once a week to help the elders, leaving him plenty of time to run his party, have meetings, plan strategies and go on TV shows as part of his human rights claim (?). What is life without the ability to appear on a TV show to speak about his dog Dudu and his girlfriend who is 50 years younger than him – simply unimaginable.
Needless to say Renzi had a change of heart and drafted the new election law with Berlusconi, only Berlusconi had an interest in being in the limelight as a key player of our political play field, plus he wanted to make sure he would draft an Election Law ad hoc, to suit himself, because this is the way we do politics in Italy and have been doing since we have become a make-believe republic and way before that.
Then he said he would never steal Enrico Letta’s place, the hashtag #enricostaycool is now infamous in Italy as a result, if someone tells you to stay cool – you have to worry – a lot.
Three days later there was a coup inside the PD party, they had their own Primary elections, Renzi won and took office the next day, unelected, within an unelected party; watching Letta slide against the walls on his way out of Parliament after shaking hands with Renzi while refusing to look at him in the eyes was not something that spelled out ‘integrity’ was now taking office, nor honesty, nor transparency and wait, not even legality.
The point Renzi is not seeing is that those that rushed him to power and made sure to make him do things he himself is not happy to live with, that told him to go ahead, that he won’t fail given he is so energetic, so well organized, so charismatic, boosting his ego until it burst at the seams without telling him to watch out, to not be so boastful or he will burn himself, they instead milked this side of him so as to prepare his fall, delighting in how this young boy will hang himself with the rope they gave him to play with, sparing the puppet masters from having to come up with the ‘how to get rid of him’ in the future when people will see through the lies and demand ‘REAL CHANGE’ again and the puppet master will dutifully manufacture another paper-mache leader for us to keep up the illusion of democracy and we’ll take him because this is the nature of what we have become, numb, apathetic, disinterested and allow me to say this, just plain stupid.
It would be logical, rational, to see a pattern in our ruling governments if we could open up our eyes for once, there is no left or right, there is instead a war going on for the control of this system that starts with our own minds to levels never seen before, we have no one to blame for this but ourselves, abdication of responsibility creates leaders, if we cannot lead ourselves we must be led, if we show disinterest, if we take the hook of enter-tainment vs participation in this world we can’t connect the dots, we cannot see patterns because the show that is going on is a magick show, and it’s tailored made for us, it’s based on our vices, desires, fears, it’s based on who we are and what we have become, beings that are not able to come together yet and decide that this world must change for all, that life must be given and not earned, suffered, struggled for, we have given up our right to Life as we gave up on standing up for the lives of all, equally.
We have a proposal, it is to give a Life to each and every person on the planet, for free, a Living Income Guaranteed, because the moment we put a price on Life we de-valued it, we stripped Life of dignity and integrity and as we give or do not, so we live, this is why We must change ourselves and not rely on the show that goes on around us to bring about the Change we need.
We propose a principled living, we propose to return Value to Life for all living beings, we can’t go on with not considering all pieces of the equation, we are all the pieces, time to come together in one piece/peace to create a world that works for all. Join us – in principle.