24 gennaio 2008
Please don't read this if you love Italy
Some of my readers love - or at least like - Italy. If you are seriously thinking to move here don't read this post because I don't want to be responsible of ruining your Italian dream.
I won't bother you with a post on Italian politics because I don't follow it so much. I think our Parliament is very colorful: there are a lot of politicians that use methaphors, quotes, etc. At party's events they also make artifacts to denigrate the opposite parties. For example I recall a manifestation of the right wing with a giant mortadella (something between a ham and a salami) because the leader of the left wing is from BOlogna, the city of mortadella and therefore he is called "mortadella" by them.
A part that this is the most unfunny thing I have ever seen....those are politicians and should be serious people. Indeed, they act like children.
The latter govern was very unstable. After election, the right wing asked for the votes to be counted all over because they couldn't accept they lost.
There was no re-count, and the left wing leaded the govern only by name.
Everytime that there was something to vote, the left wing won for just a few votes.
Italian politicians are very polemic, Italians in general like to animate their chat with silly provocations and that the other party puntually takes on account. It's like an endless soap-opera, just applied to the most important business on the State.
So, this week they were voting on something and happened what should not happened. Half of the parliament voted "yes" to the left proposal, and the other half voted "no".
In this case the leader of the govern should resign and the govern "falls" (il governo cade) and we have to vote again.
But this happened in a really sick way. After the first half's "yes", everybody was waiting to hear the other half of the Parliament. Unfortunately, in the other half of the Parliament the left wing was very very short on votes (around 5 more then the right parties) and on this particular subject there were some opposition even from the "central" parties. So there was a lot of expectations on the votes of this half of the parliament.
Before voting, a senator from the central party (which is determinant to win) declared that he wanted to give his vote to the left, while his party was decided to don't vote. Then it happened:
1) another senator on the same party accused him to be a betrayer and tried to assault him, but the two of the were too far. So the accuser kept yelling at him with very strong words I don't really know how they should be translated. Let say something that means "traitor/betrayer" but in a vulgar way. And then added something like "son of a bithc" and spit at him.
2) another senator of the right party yelled at him he was a "crappy faggot".
3) the senator passed out
After the vote the left party lost and the govern fell. The right party then opened bottles in the parliament and acted like the won the Formula one Sunday race.
What really disgusts me is that they condemn kids that bullies other kids by calling them names, and then they say the same things to colleagues. Where else you can call that your colleague and not get fired?!
And what about acting like if they were at the pub instead of being serious professionals?
I'm so sick of it