Day 441: Inside Italy’s Secret Toxic Waste Scandal

Carmine Schiavone

Twenty years ago, a very important Mafia man, Carmine Schiavone, repented.

We have two kinds of ‘repentments’ in Italy, the genuine one, following the realization that one has not led an honorable life and one as a ‘State Defined’ repentance of a mafia man turned informant in exchange for benefits, the State of Repentant is similar to the Witness Protection Program – minus the protection of course but this is something many had to learn directly and many times, too late.

There have been few repented Mafia men of the first kind in Italy, it’s hard to repent fo your crimes when you are part of an organization that has connived with everyone important in the country and that spans from the vatican banking system to the presidency of the republic, because ultimately, if everyone is IN IT, how do we know what is right and what is wrong if the others do not show any remorse and do not repent? If the Vatican doesn’t repent for laundering the mafia money, for supporting arms dealers and pornography, if our first citizen, Napolitano, puts the seal on life saving information claiming it is the best for the public, who gets to establish the rights and wrongs of this existence?

So, to find repented men of the first kind among the Mafia organization is not just rare, it’s an event of extraordinary social proportion, the rising of a conscience, of a morality that could not be silenced even by the whole system agreeing to redefining morality into personal interests and gains, it is the dilemma of something that takes place against all odds, a true miracle of some sort.

The most famous first-kind-repented, Buscetta and Schiavone, gave the State an idea for those that followed, after all the State had major interest in directing and controlling repentances and not having people go and spill the beans in public, on things that saw them directly involved and that they had tried for decades to cover up.

The story of Carmine Schiavone and his True repentment casts  huge shadows on our State, our State of Affairs and our State of Mind, his revelations should have caused a paralyzing reaction of all the government organization as they halted everything else that was not equally urgent to look for a solution and a roar from the people that should have been heard all the way to Congo, but it didn’t.

When Carmine Schiavone started to talk, he opened the huge can of worms regarding the land that is know as ‘The Land of Fires’, a place in the region of Campania, the region next to Lazio where Rome is the Capital, where cancer rates, deformation and odd health complaints are the highest in Italy  and on a steady rising.

57 municipalities between Naples and Caserta signed the Land of Fires Pact on July 11, 2013. But the truth is that no one knows in how many places and where the toxic waste has been buried in the area over the years. ARPAC, the Campania environmental agency, has found more than 2,000 contaminated sites.

Actually the description of the place as ‘Land of Fires’ is quite misleading because it only shows the tip of the iceberg, where many believed, through media manipulation, that what is causing those undeniable increases in death and deformation are the fires lit at night to burn toxic waste, like plastic, whose fumes are, ‘in the mind of the misinformed local people’, the cause of such detrimental changes in their  health.
One shameless newspaper, Corriere della Sera,  had an article called ‘The Land of Fireworks‘, telling the story of how illegal fireworks were fired at night for celebrations of various events with fees that could go up to 1500 euros. A clear example of how we use the media to manipulate, mislead, diminish and possibly confuse an event that should have taken priority on everything else since it came to light.

What Schiavone has been saying, for 20 years now, to all that will hear him out while surviving 3 attempts to be suicided by his former partner in crime, the State, is that 200 tons of toxic waste has been hidden underground into depths up to 30 metres, which has affected the acquifers, the water resources of the land. Sometimes they would dig huge holes and bury the whole toxic truck into it when not jut the barrels of the liquid toxic waste or pallets loaded with it.

The waste he talked about is not just your everyday asbestos, no, it’s toxic waste from leather and metal factories, acids, lead, mercury, uranium, things that are so toxic that the land has simply died in some places and nothing grows anymore and what grows is so polluted it should not be eaten.

By the way, what still grows there and is contaminated goes on the tables of every person in Italy, Europe and the world in a sort of Russian roulette; that is the land of tomatoes, of buffalo mozzarella, products that we proudly export without sharing with the world our dirty laundry because it could affect our GDP and the next elections and if some have to die of horrible disfiguring painful deaths – oh well, too bad, but we all have to die somehow, no?

The result is that these fields, despite the prohibitions, are still cultivated by farmers who produce all kinds of vegetables and pulses such as tomatoes, courgettes, cabbage, broccoli and other fruit -, and sell them on to markets and multinational companies who produce pasta sauces and frozen soups that are sold not only in Italy but also in Europe and the rest of the world…

When the dirty trash business started, Schiavone, as a man of Honour of old times, refused to take it up, now he regrets not having killed his own family, cousins and relatives who instead said yes to those offering such a lofty business, the people from the north of the country, where such waste was produced as a result of the search for wealth at any cost, who thought it would be best for them to ship it somewhere else and just forget about it.
The South after all is our very own Third World since the beginning of the Republic – it’s handy to have the Third World that close, imagine how much we save by dumping everything that we don’t want to deal with, up in the north, just a few hundred kilometers down south -by truck.

We have to understand that such endeavours are possible only with the complicity of a Criminal State, if anything the State is more criminal than the Mafia, because as Schiavone said, he is one of the only 2 graduated from high school within the whole Italian Mafia Organization, we might appreciate their inability to project consequences down a timeline (as Schiavone said when he tried to make his family comprehend the consequences of that damned business his family replied to him – ‘we drink bottled water anyway!’) and see the full impact of the result of their actions, but those leading the dance, one of whom was the brother of Silvio Berlusconi, Paolo Berlusconi, they knew full well that hiding toxic waste in the land would not have led to the magic disappearance of it, but to the spoiling of the soil, the water, the lives of many.

Paolo Berlusconi

When Schiavone came clean, the state put a heavy lid on the whole story and told him they did not have the money to  decontaminate the land and he said ‘so you will let 5 million people just die?’ – that’s when they became disappointed in him and his unreasonable stance and tried to suicide him, not considering that someone who had lived in the shadowy side of existence half his life, who did over 20 years of jail time, would not be so easy to eliminate nor to dissuade from talking, because, as he said, ‘his repentance is not a system repentance, it’s a real repentance and when he sees the news of the children who die of cancer or are born deformed, bloodless or with some other weird shit happening to them in the area, he can do nothing but cry the bitter tears of what he failed to prevent when he had the power to do so’.

They have not taken him up on his offer to lead them to the contaminated sites either, this is a man with a remarkable memory who may not live too long due to his old age, instead they brought in a new ‘system repented’ guy to point out some of the toxic sites, this will ensure they will be able to control what gets disclosed and what not, which sites will be revealed and who will pay for this while making sure that those that must be protected at all  costs, don’t get dragged down by miss-take into the dirty business and their names, their image be soiled beyond repair.

Our Government has become, through magnified and clustered greed, a real monster, able to discount the lives of many to make sure to never have to become accountable for what has been going on, not just under his watch, but under his direct instructions, claiming excuses so lame as  ‘we have no money to do something as important as taking care of the consequences of what we have done’ -forgetting we would have the money if we didn’t, as States, give the right to print Money to Private Organization that now ask us usury interests for it. Most of Schiavone testimony has been classified, some information have been classified until the year 2070 under the request of the President of our Republic, Napolitano, a mason with a clean decent appearance and a mesmerizing ability for moderate speeches, so the masses will never suspect any wrong doing from him and we collectively, successfully, managed to postpone facing up to our responsibilities until we will all be dead and gone and will have left THIS as a legacy of our existence to the generations to come.

Carmine Schiavone is ahead of the game in his repentance, looking at the world we have created we will all have to go down that road, we have to repent for what we have accepted and allowed this world to become, for the crimes we have let go without batting an eyelid because they did not affect us, our family and friends personally, for the times we have taken what was given in trust to us, this planet and the Life on it and we have trashed it for money and a quick profit, never looking at the future and the consequences of what we were doing and were not willing to stop doing, no matter what.

The Mafia exists out of need, many Mafia people had no choice but to join a criminal organization for a job and a wage, without the need for survival those that we perceive as committing the worst crimes, while they are only the last visible appendix of a criminal body, that uses them to carry out what they wouldn’t themselves do directly, would not even exist.

We have written a repentance plan, it’s called a Living Income Guaranteed, it states that by virtue of being alive everyone must be given a living, guaranteed, it states as well that a few urgent changes must be made to the fabric of our existence because we have not done our best, not even close, to support each other and the life of all living beings while we were here, either by correcting what was done in misalignment to a principle of Life Support, or deliberately, as a result of some crazy ideology, be it religious or masonic or any other crappy I-Deal we have come up with, to screw one another out of a dignified living.

If you see that we are all equally response-able simply because we are here, sharing this planet, regardless of our perceived direct contribution or lack of it and that none of us is just a self sustainable satellite, then join us, check out a plan to revert the course we have taken, adhere to something that can start to undo the shame of what we have done so far so that we may start to create a plan for for-give-ness, to give to each other instead of only taking, so we may, together, walk ahead toward a world where Life is honoured and everyone can live honestly in peace and dignity, forever more.

The End of the World is given 1:5000. Wanna Bet?

World map showing percent of population living...

World map showing percent of population living on less than $1.25 (ppp) per day
using the latest data from 2000-2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today I watched the news to make extra sure the World did not End somewhere far away from where I live, or that it ended while I was sleeping and I was the only one left with just the TV. Imagine that as a scary thing.

But it didn’t, I am still here, we are all still here. None of the prophecies came through, no one ascended, moved to another dimension, embraced new frequency and vibrations, it’s just business as usual.

On the news they said that people have been gambling on The End of the World, it seemed such an amazing opportunity since they gave The End of the World 5000 to 1, meaning with 1 Euro one could make 5000.

I just want to touch briefly on our celebrated Intelligence and how the point that we are out of touch with reality is visible everywhere we look.

We went betting on the End of the World, great investment, imagine if it did pay out, what a blast. So how come those who went gambling didn’t ask themselves WHO would pay up their bets if the world ended or would it matter if the only other guy surviving was the bookmaker, which would be extraordinary per se, both the gambler and the bookmaker surviving the End of the World, but if that was the case and I could make 50000 Euro by betting 10, where would I spend it?

This is the perfect example to highlight how Money has become such a blinding driving force while we don’t realize that it’s value exists only by The Power given to it by The People; on a desert island one could print Money and it would mean nothing, even in a small community, if I invented something called A Bank and printed Money, unless the People I want to sell this idea to- bought it, they would still be just worthless pieces of paper.

We have created an economic system to which we abdicated our responsibility for this world, where the power of the people has been given away to Puppet Governments and Banks to print and circulate Money. This is not very intelligent as we can see how we ended up in a system where now we believe that Money is real and it has power over us, plus we have excluded ourselves from any decision making about what we do with the Money that is circulating, hence WE the People are funding Wars, slavery, occupation of countries, murders, famine, poverty, as every piece of Money that circulates carries our own individual power with it, we are The Governors of this system, the only missing thing to prove it is our signatures on the Banknotes, but no one has an interest in making this TOO obvious, not even ourselves.

We didn’t get here in one day, it took centuries to build this belief about Money and the fact that it holds power over our Lives, unfortunately as we kept believing it and living this truth, desiring to accumulate this Power to Live, over Life, above the Power or Capacity of others to have their fair share, we ended up turning this world into Hell for All.

Let’s say as a gross understatement that we made a miss-take along the way, the biggest was born out of our separation from existence as a whole and all the others followed as we didn’t realize that wanting for myself and not for others Equally would lead to all sorts of problems which we have duly manifested, such as Poverty, Inequality, Famine, Starvation, Violence, Murder, Torture, because as we went along and we entrenched ourselves into our ‘make beliefs’ ideas about this experience called Life, we upped the stakes and we became willing to do more and more atrocious things just to guarantee that “I’ would make it, that “I’ would be safe and now we have reached the End of The Game, this Game is over, we can clearly see that betting on the End of the World would mean that “I” should be the One to survive while the world ends -fuck the world-, do I care? Nope, I care about winning this game, down to the last man -I’ll kill the bookeeper myself once he has paid off- as I live my personal “Highlander” tale in my Mind, “Only One will be left”, and by God, I Hope, wish, desire, want that One to be me. I’ll bet on it.

Short on Intelligence, that would be the smallest lack to acknowledge as  it’s everywhere for us to see, look at our economics system which was meant (was it?) to be a system for the Fair distribution of resources, look at how we use Fossil Fuels as if there was no tomorrow at how we exploit third world countries’ resources hoping no one will notice and that we’ll get away with it, look at how we came to believe some Lives are worth more than others, so much for our intelligence, but along the way we lost it all, decency, compassion, the ability to ask ourselves if we could swap places with another, if it would be fine, bearable, to live the life of any other, or if we need to redesign this world into a place that works for all so that Each Life can express itself beyond fear and grief and sorrow – and guilt and shame.

The world did not end, some lost a few Euros on this bet, too bad, can’t fathom their disappointment, but they stand as the example of how far we have gone in our desires, way too far, it’s time to self correct and remind ourselves that no man is an island, and we are 7 billion humans sharing One planet with many other species, many of which we have already decimated- and we have only this one planet, for a little while more, we can look at what we have become and ask ourselves if this is the best we can do OR, if we can see that another world is possible, where everyone thrives, then we have to stand for THAT Change, it won’t come by itself, just like the End of the World, we’ll be the cause of one or the other, The End of it All or the Rebirth of a Planet where Life is Honored and we truly care for Each Other as Equals, as One.

What will it be? Who will we be? We are the Ones that decide.

Take your stand for a Dignified Life for All @ Equal Money.

 

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