9 thoughts on “La Repubblica: 3 hours live coverage of Protests throughout Italy, last night

  1. This is the kind of protest we need in the states. Unfortunately, Americans have been so dumbed-down, and are so self-absorbed, that this kind of valuable to all protest will never take place here. Most Americans today, especially the young, no longer have a desire to be truly free.

    1. It is not straight forward, is it? When riots burn down working class areas with the small businesses run by migrants might there not be an element of class warfare by proxy? Govts know 40 percent youth unemployment results in riots, and Covid restrictions and lockdown created near 100 percent with police aggravation for innocent activities on top. But against lockdown destroying people’s livelihoods and causing a prison-like punishment for the entire population on a blatantly spurious pretext – what can people do? This is despair not insurrection. But the protected scum dictating these circumstances, are not damaged. It is not that the Italians are right and the Americans are wrong. The Italians in their context might have more leverage. Harming yourself or your community to make a point that will be ignored anyway – what is the point? Yes, it is complicated.

      1. Could not agree more! You wrote:

        “When riots burn down working class areas with the small businesses run by migrants might there not be an element of class warfare by proxy?”

        Yes! Race/class war seeking scum, like George Soros and associates, are behind this kind of destructive and divisive activity.

        Yes, it is complicated. But most Americans have yet to awaken to what is actually happening now, and until they do, meaningful rebellion will never happen here.

        Thank you for your excellent comment!

      2. I went into a kind of mental seizure with your words “meaningful rebellion”. I don’t know a better way of saying this but pretend you had a simple society where a specific group of charlatans/crooks/ass-holes tried to put one over on the rest of the group – the rest of the group would turn out with their rocks, spears and tree stumps to show them the error of
        their ways. Our societies are so complex, with laws and government powers, and the mafia
        types incorporated into every powerful institution the man in the street can’t see, get hold of or exercise any kind of push back. We are trapped by our sophistication. What can any of us do? Most people with normal pro-social values don’t want to hurt anyone, and don’t want to break the law. In Italy public rebellion on a large scale and the very real threat to the enactors of the policy is an option available in Italy, but not in USA.

      3. “In Italy public rebellion on a large scale and the very real threat to the enactors of the policy is an option available in Italy, but not in USA.”

        Why is large scale rebellion an option in Italy and not the US?

      4. A number of reasons. Sometimes it is easier for a small scale society to obstruct their leaders. Iceland is a good example. Italian family and community values are particularly strong combined with general disdain for govt structures due to mafia corruption. A criminal body in a community can confer a degree of protection from official oppression. There was one protest where the police and firemen demonstrated themselves against the lockdown. Multiple factors enabling community solidarity and tying the authorities hands. Across a continent sized country like USA people are dispersed. Easier for the authorities to manage. People can only use opportunities which are available to them. Also Italian society was not polarised by the red herring of BLM.

      5. I got it! And you’re right! I didn’t think in these terms. Yes, we are too separate and divided. Thanks for explaining.

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