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Mich, In The Talk News a.o. about Italian Election: Giorgia Meloni claims victory

Giorgia Meloni claims victory

We were afraid it could happen, but it seems to have become the new reality: rightist Giorgia Meloni was elected Italy’s first female Prime Minister, since Italian unification in 1861, on Sunday and its first right-wing leader since World War II.

Is it tomorrow or just the end of time?

is a quote from Jimi Hendrix at the top of the blog of “Michel or more or less”.

Though journalist Meloni, 45, may have distanced herself from the neo-fascist, Mussolini-tainted background of her Brothers of Italy party, she may be considered the beginning of the proven Right Wing Europe, Italy joining Hungary and Sweden in Europe’s new nationalism, the Netherlands, France and Belgium soon to follow.

Mich notices their remark and writes:

‘Leftists are the enemy of the people,’ so say they all {Giorgia Meloni claims victory}

Georgia Meloni wins
Giorgia Meloni off on the right foot.

According to Meloni

Voters are more interested in trying to make a living these days than living in the past

and such making a good living has become more difficult for a big part of the West European population, now facing itself in an economical crisis as a result of the war in Ukraine

Mich, American Daze Purple Haze, writes

Giorgia Meloni gives The Establishment hell — ‘We will never be slaves!’

In The Talk News seems to be pleased and wishes gratulation to Giorgia Meloni, saying:

The Italian have voted for their freedom… their proud.

The blog mentions Giorgia Meloni saying

It has to stop this power-hungry people who wants to ruin us, like we see for years in America and Europe… the socialist left are starting to lose… because of what they doing to the people… We have a right to have freedom, right?

In The Talk News, which has also as heading

God Bless the United States of America

declares that everything on his blog and website is for entertainment purposes only. Though, he seems to forget that politics and life relevant matters are no joke at all. He wrties

People are fleeing socialism… because on the end it never worked, look at the history…. Yugoslavia, USSR, Venezuela, Cuba, Poland, Hungary, China, Ecuador, El Salvador, … it means the government deicides for you… and you give up a lot of tax… and when it’s not in off, more tax…

at the same time forgetting how it came that Cuba became isolated and had to find ways to survive whilst the U.S.A. pinched and choked the land and its population. Though somehow Cuba knew to survive, get some good education and health system free for all. He incorrectly gives the idea that the government of communist countries would run away with the people their money, though it is in capitalist countries that we find the citizens taxed a lot.

He also writes

you decide what the money is spend for and the country is working great and everyone is happy… and when not, change you work, social, income, church, store, house, apartment, doctor, news channel… you can do this in capitalism…

as if in a communist country people would not be able to choose what to study, what to do for work or to change work. He should look better at Italy where Berlusconi has most power in Radio and televison land (RAI), so that the people do not receive objective news and are bounded to capitalist show and buy programmes. Though by the early 1990s there were about 450 private television stations operating in Italy alongside the RAI the above mentioned blogger probably has not looked at their programming, otherwise he would speak differently.

Also in the U.S.A. Fox News is bringing subjective and non-true news plus even giving historical data and geographical places wrong.

Meloni may thank a lot of voters who did not believe any more in the political system of Italy and who wanted to see a change, giving someone totally different a chance.

The meagre voter turnout clearly shows how the population is not at all interested in the political scene and is willing to adopt a wait-and-see attitude. We heard several saying

Nothing ever changes anyway!

In the 2018 election, there was already a low turnout of 72.9% but this year only 64.7% thought it valuable to come to the ballot office to bring out their vote.
With results counted in more than 90% of polling stations, Fratelli d’Italia (the Brothers of Italy) led with more than 26%, up from just 4% in the last national election in 2018, as voters opted for a largely untried figure to sort out the nation’s many problems.

Her main ally suffered a disastrous night, with Matteo Salvini’s Lega Nord picking up around 9% of the vote, down from more than 17% four years ago, and being overtaken by Meloni in all its traditional fiefdoms in the north.

The other major conservative party, Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party, also scored around eight per cent, leaving Brothers of Italy the dominant partner.

People are looking for change and by giving Meloni the opportunity to prove she can bring a better future for Italy they have put their hopes on her.

In the last few years in several countries we notice the result of a certain loss:

Celebrations and rituals, often with pre Christian roots, that gave people a sense of continuity and meaning in their lives. Celebrations and rituals that helped to form a genuine sense of community, even if that was in the face of hardship. Celebrations and rituals that were largely but not completely swept away by the Industrial Revolution and the mass entertainment that followed. {Reacting to change…}

Meloni speaks about the old values, which have been lost by a lot of people because the majority does not hold to religion anymore. As such, lots of values are not practised anymore.

Capitalism has offered people

Mass entertainment that was to be consumed as a product in opposition to the folk, do it yourself entertainment that people used to create for themselves. Mass entertainment that acted as a distraction from the drudge and slog of industrial life. Mass entertainment that aimed to either pacify, or sate with sensationalism, rather than allow people to develop their own amusements that would allow them to bond with each other. {Reacting to change…}

In capitalism people have come to work so hard to earn their living that most often they come home and are too tired to think and therefore want to see something entertaining on television. A few years ago, this brought the popularity of soaps, but even these have now become too much of a demand for many, and so many television channels have resorted to silly games and voyeuristic programmes, in which people hope to see others have it worse than themselves;

While it may appear that mass entertainment has dumbed people down, you don’t have to scratch too far beneath the surface to see that in one way or another, people have always been seeking ways of building a sense of community and identity with each other. Needless to say, a lot of the time, these efforts at building a sense of community and belonging have had to adapt to the culture of industrialism. {Reacting to change…}

The North of Italy, or Alta Italia (‘High Italy’), is built on such culture of industrialism and that is also why lots of people want to split the country, not having to pay for the poorer South. In the 1960s, the term Padania began to be sometimes used as geographical synonym of the Po Valley. The term appeared sparingly until the early 1990s, when Lega Nord, a federalist and at times separatist political party in Italy, proposed Padania as a possible name for an independent state in Northern Italy. Since then, the term has carried strong political connotations.

When I look around here these weeks, I mainly see interest in the right-wing parties which look for an independent strong economic (North) Italy, nothing to do with the southern part of the ‘boot’. Though in her victory speech Meloni said

“If we are called on to govern this nation we will do it for all the Italians, with the aim of uniting the people and focusing on what unites us rather than what divides us. This is a time for being responsible.”

Giorgia Meloni’s electric performances at political rallies have made her a virtual shoo-in to become Italy’s first female prime minister. Policy Sonar CEO and founder Francesco Galietti says she is an

“enigma wrapped in mystery.”

He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”

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The Meloni-led coalition, with Matteo Salvini’s nationalist League and former premier Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia — won about 44 per cent of the vote, enough to give it a comfortable parliamentary majority, state broadcaster Rai projected.

Meloni says she and her party have done first what is necessary, then what is possible, so to come to the end to what has to be done,

finding yourself doing the impossible.

The leftwing Democratic party, which secured almost 19% of the vote, conceded defeat and said it would lead the opposition in parliament. Its leader, who served as Prime Minister of Italy from April 2013 to February 2014, leading a grand coalition of centre-left and centre-right parties, Enrico Letta said on Monday that he would stand down after a party congress to elect a new team, saying the party needed “a new generation” at the helm. Critics had blamed him for mishandling negotiations with ideologically aligned parties over forming a coalition that could have put up a more effective fight against the united rightwing bloc.

Meloni promised the people to bring stability in the country and five years of effective government.

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Preceding

Taming or Gaining Populists

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Additional reading

  1. From a land where the people have to give their vote
  2. Is Europe going to become a dictatorial bastion

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Published by Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".

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