Sunday, March 19, 2006

Of Dying Animals

The Dying Animal, this is the only appropriate name for the italian prime minister, is very close to his own death.

In dire crisis, he now thinks that raising his voice will convince italians of the truths of which he is a prophet: Italy is doing very well economically and politically, those who say the contrary are liars and very dangerous for the democracy!

I am afraid, everyone sees that Italy is itself in a dire crisis. I do not think that this is a surprising statement. I think that this is a mere realistic interpretation of where we stand and where we do not want to be.

The Dying Animal is close to extinction. Whether he dies now or later on, however, does not make much difference. Italy has to move beyond confrontational, personalised, politics. The Dying Animal has highjacked the debate once more. Last time, this strategy allowed him to win. This time round, he is losing the support of the majority of the country.

The vatican, Confindustria (The organisation of italian buisiness men), Moderate Newspapers, and many other influential lobbies, have made it clear that they do not want the Dying Animal anymore (they supported him in the last election).

What is left? I hope that Italy will wake up from the Dying Animal Nightmare. At this point in time, it does not matter who rules, provided that it is not the Dying Animal.

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