13JAN2020 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Gelato Populism
Niccolo Soldo’s article “Gelato Populism:
The Rise of Matteo Salvini” gives a good overview of Italian politics and the rise of the nationalist movement in Italy.
Italian politics is even worse than ours or France’s. Trying to figure out Italian politics makes my head hurt. Italy is like a Latin American semi-dictatorship.
Italy is fifty countries masquerading as one. My ancestors left there one hundred and forty years ago and it was the smartest thing they ever did.
As P.J. O’Rourke wrote (I got it from National Lampoon back when Freedom of Speech was still recognized): ITALIANS Racial Characteristics: This least appealing of the European peoples combines natural criminal propensities with an attitude of slavish idolatry toward that Whore of Rome, the Pope. When speaking, the Italians gesture frantically with their hands in an attempt to distract your gaze from their ugly faces-upon which are clearly etched the marks of their moral and intellectual degeneracy. They cannot stop stealing, and will sometimes go so far as to steal money that is rightfully theirs from the pockets of their… Read more »
Ouch. Well, we had a good run 2,000 years ago.