Monday, May 01, 2006


In the first part of this post I will try to convey to you something you will hardly find in any of the Italian MSM, i.e. the exasperation and serious concern for their freedom and safety of more than 50% of the Italian people who have not voted for the centre-left coalition of Mr Prodi (The Italian electorate "residing" in the country gave Berlusconi's Casa delle Liberta' the majority of the votes).

Mr Prodi's alliance with former Italian Communists who now call themselves Partito della Rifondazione Comunista is already costing the Italians some of those elementary rights for which they fought alongside the Allies sixty years ago.

Now, after enjoying one of the best, longest, and uninterrupted spells of government since the end of WWII, a new dictatorship is looming on the horizon.

For those who live outside Italy surely this doesn't seem possible and my assumption may be regarded as exaggerated.

But we have already witnessed this past week the first signs of it, both in Parliament and in the streets of Rome and Milan.

After appointing the leader of Rifondazione Comunista Fausto Bertinotti speaker of the Lower chamber, and Franco Marini, a former unionist, speaker of the Senate, we are now waiting for the final blow which will tear the country apart: the election of former communist, now party chair of the Democratici di Sinistra (Democrats of the Left), Massimo D'Alema, as new Italian President.

If the new coalition majority elects a leftist president, such
'dictatorship of the majority ... would produce total opposition not only in parliament,'
Berlusconi predicted in the Sunday edition of the Corriere della Sera daily.

And now today's news

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is to submit his resignation to President Carlo Azeglio Campi Tuesday three weeks after parliamentary elections.
His designated successor Romano Prodi meanwhile has called for a swift government take-over and hopes to receive the order from the president to form a cabinet in the next days.

'Our objective is to have the government formed on May 4 or 5,
Prodi said at the weekend. However, the question of who would be appointed to most ministries in the future centre-left government was still open, sources in Rome said.
The incoming parliament is expected to elect a new state president in mid May as current President Ciampi steps down.
According to state television, the influential Left Democrats party, members of Prodi's poll-winning leftist coalition, are seeking to put forward party chair Massimo D'Alema as their presidential candidate. D'Alema, a former communist, served as prime minister from 1998 to 2000.
The Berlusconi camp however vehemently opposes a leftist president following the elections Saturday of both Prodi's candidates as speakers in the two chambers of parliament.
Berlusconi has indirectly threatened his designated successor Romano Prodi with pressure on the streets, a newspaper reported Sunday.
If the new coalition majority elects a leftist president, such 'dictatorship of the majority ... would produce total opposition not only in parliament,' Berlusconi predicted in the Sunday edition of the Corriere della Sera daily.
Prodi consolidated his narrow majority with the appointment of his candidates to the posts of speakers of parliament.
The election of Franco Marini and Fausto Bertinotti, two former trade unionists who play key roles within his centre-left coalition, came at the end of two days of chaotic and at times farcical rounds of voting.
In the decisive race for the Senate, where Prodi enjoys only a narrow majority as a result of the April 9-10 general election, Marini was elected with 165 votes out of 322. His centre-right rival, elder statesman Giulio Andreotti, bowed out after receiving 156 votes.
In the lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, Communist Refoundation leader Bertinotti received 337 votes, 32 more than the required majority in the 630-strong house.
The results represented a hard-fought victory for Prodi and showed that the former European Commission president will have to rely on the support of minor parties within his Union coalition, and even on the help of independent life senators, in order to govern.
Details of Prodi's list of ministers have not yet been disclosed. But financial expert Padoa Schioppa, a charter member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), is certain to become economics minister, newspaper reports said.
The election of the new president is scheduled for May 13. The left cannot appoint their candidates to all senior government positions, the centre-right alliance said.


Anonymous Debbie said...

This is an excellent post, I can tell that you put a lot of time, love and concern into it.

I share your concern now for Italy's future. But is is not just Italy. If Italy goes to the communist, then what will that mean for their neighbors, for the rest of Europe? Will it spread?

I don't hear any of this in the USA MSM, and I think they need to know.

Would you like me to post some or all of this at Right Truth, so maybe a few more people will see it?

Do post it at Freedom's Zone and also Hyscience, or I will do it for you.

I will also post it at In the Bullpen if you want me to, with your name and all credit going to you of course.

Let me know.


2:42 AM  
Blogger The Doc said...

Thank you, Debbie. You are always very kind. We REALLY are concerned for what's happening in Italy and would appreciate any help. I do not mind, of course, if you post even a small excerpt anywhere you think feasible. Thanks as always.

8:01 AM  
Anonymous rivarol said...

Capisco l'inglese, ma non lo scrivo correttamente, preferisco rispondere al tuo post nella lingua prediletta; sono perfettamente d'accordo; qui in Italia non si ha la percezione precisa di quello che accade perchè è dal 1994, da quando Berlusconi ha deciso di impegnarsi nella politica, che viviamo in "emergenza democratica"; abbiamo i sensi oramai assuefatti, purtroppo chi ha vinto le elezioni continua nella sua predicazione d'odio

8:42 AM  
Blogger The Doc said...

Stiamo assistendo alla presa del Paese. E' una sensazione nuova, di profondo disagio, quella che si avverte nel Paese...Grazie, Rivarol.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous watergate said...

bel post, e bel commento di debbie.

Ti aggiungerò ai link Enzo. Ciao.

8:55 AM  
Anonymous siro said...

I can confirm everything Enzo has written.
This post is extremely precise and simply tells the truth.
Mr. Prodi's coalition doesn't have the majority of votes, anyway it's occupying all the important charges of our State.
For the first time, we risk having a former communist as President of the Republic. Two days ago a communist was elected as President of the Chamber: Fausto Bertinotti is very well-known for his extreme positions and has never condamned the horrors of Communism all over the world.
I pray everybody to widespread this post. In the foreign countries no newspapers, no televisions speak about our political situation, but these thing MUST be known.
Thank you, Enzo.
I'll try to spread your post as widely as possible.

9:21 AM  
Blogger The Doc said...

Thank you very much Siro and Watergate. I really appreciate it. I'll add Watergate immediately to my links. His voice is one of the best we have in the Country.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Debbie said...

I have published your article, and lef a link back to Hidden Truths so people can get updates from you.

It is here at Right Truth:
Italy Minus Berlusconi Equals Trouble?

And here at In The Bullpen:
Italy Minue Berlusconi Equals Trouble?

I am headed over to Hyscience to post it there
I hope this helps to spread the word.


2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Italia, per ora hanno avuto la meglio gli imbecilli.Essendo la madre degli imbecilli sempre incinta, per ora pare che siano la maggioranza.Vedremo se e quanto dureranno.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Debbie said...

I also posted it at Kinckerbocker News:

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Debbie said...

I also posted it at Knickerbocker News

3:03 PM  
Blogger The Doc said...

Debbie, you're a real friend! Thanks a million.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Debbie said...

I do my best, Doc. Anything for you.

Keep writing so folks can see updates and the latest. I know everyone is concerned.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"a new dictatorship is looming on the horizon."

Which dictatorship? The "communist" one or the anti-communist one?

Be serious: a "communist" dictatorship?
1) Communists are a minority. Soviet-style communists simply don't exist anymore. The big part of the government is just made by left-winged politicians.
2) No-one would support a "communist" golpe. People who voted to the left won't support it. I won't support it.

An anti-communist dictatorship:
1) A part of Italian army would support it
2) A part of Italian police forces would support it
3) U.S. actual government would support it
4) I bet that a lot of rabid political right-winged people (like you) would support it.

So, who must be afraid of a dictatorship?

4:54 PM  
Blogger The Doc said...

I am serious. I'm talking about a communist regime. And I'm not the only one. Millions of Italians share my view. Berlusconi today reiterated this fear loud and clear. He was also very serious.

5:28 PM  

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