Sovereignism, not populism works for Italy
EU institutions should have been at the service of member states, but today those nations are at the service of an elite of left-wing bureaucrats. Those bureaucrats, based in Brussels, impose absurd laws on people and transform national governments into silly messengers and waiters without any authority. We no longer control our laws, economy, industries, foreign policy or even borders, which we are not allowed to defend.
This causes estrangement, disappointment and rebellion. In schools there is no respect for teachers, on the streets there is no respect for the police, and in hospitals there is no respect for doctors. Nobody believes in justice anymore. A third of young people are at risk of poverty, and our best students are leaving the country to work abroad.
It is said that in Italy there is a lack of workers in some sectors. Given that Italians have adapted to do everything, are we really convinced that the solution is mass immigration of young Africans who are committing crimes, without work, or if they find work, being exploited and causing a decrease in salaries? Governments on both sides of the Mediterranean should re-establish virtuous, responsible immigration, with quotas.
People who live in Italy see a system that has collapsed, and they want to react. We want at least a little bit of our sovereignty back. We ask for the restoration of a respectable and respected hierarchical chain that restores legality.
The slogan “master in our own house” does not mean chasing regular foreigners or closing borders, but establishing the principle that those who come to Italy must accept our rules, which are liberal and leave ample room for freedom for all people regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion.
People who live in Italy see a system that has collapsed. They want their sovereignty back. They are asking for the restoration of a respectable and respected hierarchical chain that restores legality.
The Northern League, which is always accused of xenophobia, is the political party that first brought a senator of African descent to Parliament, and got thousands of votes from second-generation immigrants who want to stop illegal mass immigration and deport illegal immigrants who are ruining everyone’s image.
It is intolerable that there are extremist preachers of organizations banned in moderate Arab countries who in Italy have a voice in the mass media and great political influence. The left, which has always tried to destroy Christian and religious values in collaboration with a few foreign fanatics, tries to manipulate (sometimes successfully) Muslim immigrants, pushing them to maximalist requests such as the elimination of the cross, Christmas trees and Santa Claus images. This exploitation creates anger and division.
Most Europeans were born in a world where border defense was sacred and taught in school, and soldiers who died for their country were considered heroes. Today, those who speak of defending the country are considered “populist” or worse. But this dictatorship of the mass media in Europe, which has imposed a new language and censored that of the people, is ending.
In a heated electoral debate, the leftist former Speaker of the House Laura Boldrini accused right-wing leader Matteo Salvini of “wanting to return Italy to the Italy of our grandparents.” The voters answered: “Yes, that Italy gave us security. It worked and was respected.” We are proud and nostalgic of it. We know that it will not return, but we want the transition between one world and another to be gradual and controlled.
- Max Ferrari is a journalist and politician. He is a former parliamentary journalist, a war correspondent in the former Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon, and director of a TV channel. He is an expert in geopolitics and energy policy. Twitter: @MaxFerrari
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