Have the people of Italy had enough?
When the Italian elections confirmed Silvio Berlusconi’s reelection as Prime Minister in April, I was less then impressed, Mr Berlusconi was previously in power and did little but insult people, not that it was not entertaining, but he achieved nothing that was worthwhile.
Well a few things have aroused my interest, firstly the burning of the gypsy camps in Naples and the rounding up of a few hundred others around Italy, It seems that the local mafia took the lead in Naples and was applauded by the locals, whilst representatives of the state (police and firemen) were jeered and stoned by angry crowds.
A Roma web site reports that the UN is mute when asked about the riots in Italy.
I never used to know what real Gypsies were until eastern Europe began to join the EU, I used to think of them as romantic travellers, beautiful and sultry women, charming men and an edgy folksy but terribly nice culture.
Well, Having lived in London and travelled Europe, I can safely say that my former views have been replaced by a somewhat less flattering idea of what Gypsies are like.
Even in my local town, there are gypsies who try to sell The Big Issue, as if I want to read that pap, and another fella who plays a guitar really badly, and he has been doing that in the same spot for years! Although to be fair, at least those Gypsies are not aggressive like the ones in London, and they don’t seem to drug their children either.
However, there is a connection between Gypsies and crime, when the Gypsies come to town, the crime rate strangely sky rockets, and then when they leave, the crime leaves too!
I can’t say I blame the Neapolitans for their anger, when your government abandons you, sometimes you just have to make do!
Secondly, a mosque in Verona is to be raised and a garden square to be built in its place, named after Oriana Fallaci, the legendary ‘Islamophobe’ who cheated her fatwah!
It is encouraging that someone somewhere is successfully opposing the building, or in this case the development of another mosque, it would of been frequented by illegal immigrants, a succour to Islamic anti-Christian violence and a blot on that beautiful town. More immigrants would mean, more intimidation, more threats more violence all leading to white flight, which would just leave that place an Islamic stronghold.
This sort of thing needs to become more frequent, we need to keep what is ours, we must not allow the liberals to sell our birth right from out under us.
These two small stories, based in two separate communities in one European country, may not be call for much in the way of celebration, yet, but it is an encouraging start!