Reading Scalfari's sermons on Repubblica is a painful sight. Actually, it is as if at a family meeting the grandmother began to do pole dance on the table singing with the diaper on the notes of Nino d'Angelo: all the relatives, out of compassion if not for love, would try to make her stop. In German, the sentiment to stop it is called Fremdscham, hence the verb Fremdschämen, "to feel ashamed to see someone else in an embarrassing situation"
All Scalfari's loved ones must be deprived of this feeling, since by now it is more pathetic than the grandmother who does Pole Dance but no one seems intent on stopping it. Neither for love nor for compassion. Nor for Fremdscham.
If this feeling is not widespread, it is due to the fact that many of those who write about the Republic have lost all self-respect, but without the extenuating circumstances of senility.
One of the favorite sports of these guys is to discuss the "failure of Europe". Just something happens in the world, I know a civil war arrives in Zambia, and paf: it is a failure of Europe.
Does your wife betray you? It is a failure of Europe. Are you fat during the holidays? It is a failure of Europe. Is there a revolution in Sarkazzistan? Europe is absent. A group of bathers torn by sharks in Australia? Europe does not have a foreign policy.
In a sense, these poor people understand them. They spent the whole of the post-war years talking about capitalist failures, and capitalism is still there. Now that he shows his problems, since he failed communism and to make people forget the red book they disguised themselves as free traders, they talk about someone else's failure.
And here is the problem. That finding another catastrophic failure to report is not simple. It could be used, I know, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Then Turkey decides to invade Syria, and paf: it's a failure of Cristiano Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo does not have enough weight in foreign policy.
No, it doesn't work.
And it's a problem, because if ILVA ends up in a joke and it's the fault of more or less political magistrates (Emiliano is an ex-magistrate), or of more or less competent governments, or of a bit outdated unions, you can't blame Juventus.
You can not write, and here I understand you dear Republic journalists, a title like "ILVA: Sampdoria, if you beat us a beat". And you cannot accuse Sampdoria of being deaf to the suffering of the Italian steel industry.
Instead, an article like "ILVA: Europe, if you're beat a beat" will appear instead. For what reason Europe should worry about it after the Italian government went to say (by Conte's mouth) that the situation was under control , they only know it in the Republic, but the real problem is that if they do not write "Europa" they don't know who to blame anymore.
If a mess is happening in Libya, and Libya is in the midst of Italy's strategic strategic zone, the title is expected to be: "Libya: the failure of Italian foreign policy". But no: the article will say "Libya: the failure of European foreign policy". For what stracazzo of reason a country that is found to 350 Km from the Italian coasts is a responsibility more European than Italian they know only to Republic.
It is certainly true that together with the Italians, there were also British and French bombers of Libya, BUT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE COCK OF 2011. Not to say, but Gaddafi died on October 20 of … 2011. Here we are close to 2020 , and in short, if Italy had wanted to do something it would have had more than a chance.
But no: since the French and the British have bombed nine years ago (together with the Italians) THEN it is now a resounding absence of European foreign policy.
Anything becomes a resounding failure of Europe. If Trump devastates world trade almost causing a world recession, it's not Trump's fault that he shit: no. It is Europe that is not strong enough to prevent it.
Said how it must be said, gentlemen of the Republic: to date the EU is the most organized group of states in the world. It has no terms of comparison. Neither for variety, nor for number, nor for economy.
But I repeat: in a sense I understand you. You are missing reference points. You can't blame Trump because he seems to be communists with Eskimo. And you know well that you are.
He ends up mistaking you for Salvini with the sweater. I mean for an expired Bertinotti. And that's it, you talked about the "glaring failures of the US" for decades, and you made it look pretty shitty. Looped. For decades.
Now what do you have left? You could blame the government, but you'll understand, stressing the failures of the Italian government is now white noise.
Juventus could still go, but out of football it is very difficult to sell it. Passing the Libyan disaster over a midfield problem is not good. I understand that Scalfari now writes such things:
but to define General Haftar as a Juventus midfielder is really difficult. Also for those who care with alternative medicine:
So I understand you a little bit. Without Juventus, except that Cristiano Ronaldo could be the cause of Brexit (and not wanting to say the truth about how provincial and ignorant the English people are), what remains?
No, not this one. Although, unquestionably, Jupiter's satellite has a weak foreign policy.
The other one:
No, not even this. Even if his zoophile habits could be discussed. Think, Eugenio, that you could say that Europe lacks a clear position on love between women and animals of various kinds. We can always treat it with Voltaire, can't we?
Anyway, no, I said that Cristiano Ronaldo was also absent from Juventus, the only other thing to blame is this:
That is practically the equivalent of the good old "system". Once it was enough to blame the "System". You said it was the fault of the "System" or the "Culture", when not the "Mentality", and everything passed.
He passed because they are very simple defendants, even for the most incompetent of the accusers: they never defend themselves. Since they have no defense lawyer, "the system", the "mentality", even the "society" itself are not difficult defendants. You can accuse them of anything.
But blaming the company for the birth of ISIS or the Sarcazzistan revolution is even less credible than blaming Juventus. And then to blame the society and mentality and the system seem to be fucking teenagers of the 80s.
Moreover, the EU has much more to do than respond to the accusations of the Prostate Journalist on duty. So it's a very convenient defendant.
I mean, for the failure of the Banca Popolare di Bari you could even accuse d'Alema, but he has a lot of lawyers and he would make you pay dearly. To say that it is the fault of Juventus or Cristiano Ronaldo does not work very well. If you say that it is the fault of the Sacra Corona Unita they shoot you, and the journalists of the Republic are not famous for courage. It could also be the fault of the magistrates (whom the evil ones claim to be Masons of Palazzo Vitelleschi) who attacked Renzi so much on Banca Etruria that they were allergic to anything to do with a bank. But the next day you would have a guarantee notice for killing Christ.
So here you are: it's clearly Europe's fault.
It is a failure of Europe. Which is not ambitious enough to save an Apulian bank. Who lost his original values, when we know well (as Napoleon tells us, Scalfari writes that he often speaks to us) was born with the explicit aim of saving a bank in Bari.
Or, you should realize that the Republic is embarrassing. You should realize that taking a climate conference where EVERYONE except Europe arrives without a green plan, ALL except Europe are opposed to reducing emissions, and to say that Europe is to blame for not having a green plan enough ambitious and ridiculous. It is ridiculous because Europe is the ONLY economically important entity to have a green plan . ALL others refuse to do anything about it. China, Russia, India, Brazil, USA, all.
And then to write that Europe is not ambitious enough in its plan is ridiculous: in the final analysis we emit 9% of the total CO2. Even if we reduced to zero, there would remain a problem of, like, 91% produced by others who refuse even to recognize the problem.
When you talk about the failure of Europe regarding the climate, referring to the UNIQUE plan in the world about it, you are not only ridiculous. You are also embarrassing and pathetic.
You are eighty-year-old grandmother who undresses at Christmas and starts to do pole dance on the table with the diaper, but strangely no one tries to take you somewhere and give you medicines to make you sleep, and avoid a horrible feeling of embarrassment.
So, give Scalfari the medicines, and try to put the fetish grandmothers of Italian journalism to sleep.
They will all win.
If nothing else, in good taste.