NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM MARCH 8 2018
March 8, 2018 / /
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The Italian election results are in, the Euroskeptics have won a big one:
Italy’s Results are Truly Forza Italia!
Who's to blame? Why those always-Byzantine-never-to-be-trusted-scheming-Rooskies and their evil-criminal-supergenius-mastermind Vladimir Putin:
Russia Blamed For Italian Election Outcome
And apropos of today's reference to Mr. F. William Engdahl's new book, here's the Amazon link:
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Eventually, economics (that is, self-interest) will always win out over ideology.
The EU has a few passionate elites and a large lukewarm public behind it, but the bloom has worn off the socialist rose and the thorns are beginning to bite, hard. Merkel is the linchpin; when she’s finally raus then you will see lots of frantic movement as all the pent-up frustrations spill out.
I think Italy first will start to take a long, hard look at the euro and what it brings them (nothing but slow-drip impoverishment) before they turn against the EU itself, as there are still many important benefits if they can get the more insane policies neutered.
Constantine was a humble Brit
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I think that the League will stay in the rightwing grouping and push the whole coalition in a euroskeptic direction. Who will manage to get a parliamentary majority and when (or if) this proves possible is anybody’s guess, but it is not unlikely that a panicky Berlin-Brussels reaction will – as is happening in the Brexit negotiations – strengthen rather than undermine the new direction.
We will see both the good and bad side of the Italian establishment in operation. On the one hand, there are skilled diplomats ready and able to negotiate with the various globalist powers (Germany and US) to stop austerity and end sanctions against Russia that are harming above all the Italian economy.
On the other hand, on the Parliamentary front, the rightwing coalition lacks 75 seats for an overall majority so a lot of Machiavellian politicking has already started to “acquire” the support of other MPs.
There is talk about a Merkelian “grand coalition”, but this does not seem to be on the cards, and whatever the excuses proferred would be a slap in the face to the electorate.
(Joseph, as regarding your ‘dilemma’ of not enough USB ports in the back of your computer, there are inexpensive USB Hubs that function much like one-to-many electrical-socket ‘bricks’. Plug the hub into one of the USB ports on your computer, and the USB connectors from each ‘gadget’ to it. Easy. There are powered and unpowered versions; you probably only need the unpowered type. I use one on my ancient computer with only two USB ports.)
More-recent Italian politicking:
“Silvio Berlusconi backs Leader of Euroskeptic Party to form Italy’s Next Government”
Yanis Varoufakis made a good point about Greece versus the Troika: Voting a threat to ‘secede’ – in the face of powerful opposition – is one thing. To actually be successful, a nation needs to have an alternate currency & banking system set-up in advance to cope with said-opposition introducing monetary-shocks into that nation to ‘cow’ it. Greece did not have that, and soon submitted to the Money Masters. Italy better be prepared, if it is serious…
(And yes, Russia actually did influence the Italian elections. They showed what a nation that did not bow to the Money Masters might look like…)
Getting an email and PDF copy of William F Engdahl’ new book, I consider that to be a “doff of the hat”.
Agreed! I’d love to see them in conversation about GMO politics or geopolitical affairs.
That would be an amazing discussion! Hope it can be arranged Down the track.