“…this is your fault: you’ve done nothing. I beg your pardon, but why haven’t you done anything?”

Fabrizio

From “Il Generale della Rovere” – 1959

Last weeks, almost simultaneously, a series of scandals involved the majority of the Italian political parties: old and new cases of corruption, bribery, favours to friends, public money used to pay very private expenses… It seems obvious that, in times of economic crisis, the millions of citizens that are tightening their belt could react leaving politics to politicians and giving the opportunity to raise in polls to those populist movements that using the easy “f***k the Caste” philosophy seems to embody everything that’s new. But in the last twenty years we had so many signals that corruption was spreading through the Country (almost everybody knows how corruption is responsible for this economic situation) and even the fact that many political carriers were based on “sporting achievements” was not exactly a mystery. But what have we done? What are we doing? Leave politics to politicians, surrender to the idea that we could not understand how it works, think that it is something we can do without and that ideals are worth nothing because “parties are all the same” is just the easiest way to let things happening the same way again and again. The only thing to do to influence what’s around us is to involve ourselves in. As an alternative we could have twenty years of technocrat’s government with no soul or even something worse…

“…è proprio questo il suo torto: di non aver fatto niente. Mi scusi, ma perché non ha fatto niente?”

Fabrizio

Da “Il Generale della Rovere” – 1959

Nelle ultime settimane, quasi simultaneamente, una serie di scandali ha coinvolto più o meno tutti i partiti italiani: vecchi e nuovi casi di corruzione, spartizioni di tangenti, favori agli amici, utilizzo di soldi pubblici per spese privatissime… Pare quasi ovvio che in tempi di crisi economica i milioni di cittadini intenti a tirare la cinghia si indignino e reagiscano allontanandosi dalla politica facendo salire nei sondaggi quei movimenti populisti  che con la facile filosofia del “vaffa… alla Casta” sembrano incarnare il nuovo. Eppure negli ultimi vent’anni di segnali che la corruzione dilagasse nel Paese ne abbiamo avuti molti (tanto da esser consapevoli del peso che questa ha sulla situazione economica) e non era un mistero nemmeno il fatto che tante carriere politiche si fondassero su meriti per così dire “sportivi”. Ma cosa abbiamo fatto, cosa facciamo? Allontanarsi dalla politica, rinunciare a comprenderne i meccanismi, pensare che si possa farne a meno e che le idee e gli ideali non contino perché “tanto i partiti sono tutti uguali” serve soltanto a far proseguire le cose in questa maniera. L’unico modo per avere una qualche influenza su quello che ci circonda è di occuparcene. L’alternativa potrebbe essere un ventennio di governi tecnici senz’anima o pure peggio…

One response »

  1. drikkaglaser says:

    Shame shame, pretty much like in Brazil, unfortunately for us.

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