Italy, Myopic Decisions, And The Rosary

It has always been the praxis of smart Italian politicians to look at where the wind is blowing before taking momentous decisions. This wise habit has been thrown out of the window in the last days.

The decision of Five Star Movement and Democratic Party to form a coalition and keep out the Lega achieves two results: they get to stay, or get, in power and they avoid new elections that would have seen them punished. But it is highly likely that this decision will prove very myopic.

The Lega is flying very high in the popular opinion. They went to power with (if memory serves) 18% of the popular vote, smashed the 30% threshold at the European Elections early this year and are now polling at a barely believable 39%. They are on the rise whilst being in power, they will rise even higher now that they are not burdened with the responsibilities and difficult decisions of being in power.

The new coalition is an unnatural one, but they have one thing in common: they hate all the Lega stands for and which made it so popular.

So, what will they do now? If they pursue a pro EU, pro illegals policy they will shoot themselves in the head in 2022 at the latest (I think few believe we will have to wait as long as that). If they try a more moderate course, and – for example – steer a hard policy towards illegals, the people will conclude that the Lega can do it all much better. It’s a lose-lose.

Plus, there is the angering of the voting masses, who see themselves deprived of elections clearly necessary to realign Parliament with the political climate out there.

Democratic Party and Five Star Movement have chosen the power drunkenness today, uncaring for the massive hangover tomorrow. Everything indicates that they are going to pay a heavy price for this.

Matteo Salvini has consecrated the Country to the Blessed Virgin and often invites to pray her for the achievement of the Country’s goals. Please follow his advice and ask the Blessed Virgin to intercede with Our Lord so that my beloved Country may, one day soon, again march toward sanity.

Posted on August 29, 2019, in Traditional Catholicism. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. “Please follow his advice and ask the Blessed Virgin to intercede with Our Lord so that my beloved Country may, one day soon, again march toward sanity.”

    Will do now and later.

  2. It’s an unstable coalition. They are already fighting each other. They won’t make it to 2022. In the meantime, Salvini gets to build his power base even more. Remember the Greek elections several years ago that propelled Syriza and Tsipras to power? As soon as these crazy leftists got in, they turned their backs on all the promises they made. Result: last June, Greeks voted for the opposition and the opposition won a majority in parliament. A majority. No coalition nonsense. Majority. Salvini is aiming for a majority.

  3. Amen to your prayer. We hope Italy can move in the right direction. I simply cannot fathom in any way why someone willing to do the hard work of ending this insane migration policy wouldn’t be supported by the people. I don’t get it! Is Italy like other EU nations that are so glassy eyed over diversity they can’t bring themselves to criticize the insanity despite seeing with their own eyes the problems? I just can’t see Italians as people who can’t face reality and deal with it, but I don’t know.
    I was very disappointed with Trump’s endorsement of Conte, and am puzzled by it. God bless and keep Salvini, he is the man who would get my vote, that’s for sure. I hope and pray the Italians figure this out quickly. Our Lady, please, intercede for Italy.

    • Some people are like the Swedes. Many more are against migration, but don’t want to feel hard of heart. A strong part of the Country is like Salvini.

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