Old news – Italy and politics – what day is it??

You can bet your last capicola sandwich on it. Whichever way the prevailing winds are blowing in Italy that is the way the politicians will sway.

Since the beginning of time Italians have survived on their cunning ability to adapt or to go with the flow in all political matters. Whatever was best that day.

A journalist once said, “When the Vietnam war started, Italy surrendered. They are not taking any chances”.

My parents and millions of other Italians came to this country for a better life then they had back in the motherland to get away from Italy and the way the political game was being played which effected every facet of their lives. They brought with them honor, dignity, a major work ethic and a lot of good recipes’. They are a big part of what made the USA a great place to live.

I read in the Italian newspaper a few weeks back that Italy and Libya have been in bed with each other for quite some time. That does not surprise me.

Can you imagine Berlusconi and Kaddafi throwing hands to see who got the youngest girl? Silvio would have to be careful his hair dye didn’t get on Moammar’s hands and Moammar would have to hold on to his Sears and Robuck turban. Which one of the two thieves could make the best deal and get out of the bed without catching crabs?

I asked my father in-law who was born in Italy what political stand did he take before he came to this country? He told me “if I needed shoe that day I was a fascist, if I didn’t I was a socialist”. So that basically tells the tale. Whatever way the wind blows.

This is a prime example of how the Italian government has been operating for 1000’s of years. “Who can make me the best offer”? For some time Italy has one of the most corrupt systems in the world, chasing Mexico.

Going back in time, take Benito. II Duce always wanted to be on the winning team, so when the wind started blow east in the late 30’s he decided to hook up with the dude that had the Laurel and Hardy mustache under his nose. Not a good choice.

When two wolves are raiding the same chicken coop, one of them is going to come out hungry. It would be like Jeffrey Dommer and The Helter Skelter guy forming a company together. One of them is going to some out on the short side. Always be careful on who invites you to dinner. You may be on the menu.

Most Italian people loved Mussolini when he was in power. He did a lot of good for his country but he had a very poor intuition when it came to making friends. Hi Ho Hitler is a good example of that.

“II Duce” Benito Mussolini traveled to many foreign countries including Ethiopia and brought their countries out of the dark ages. He first started by building roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and tried to develop an infrastructure in these countries.

As well as developing countries abroad Benito Baby did marvelous things in his home country.

Italy has a lot to thank the good old boy for, except tying up with Hister as Nostradamus called him.

Benito Mussolini was born on July 29th 1883 near Predappio, in north-east Italy. His father, Alessandro, was a blacksmith while his mother, Rosa, was a school teacher. Mussolini had a younger brother and younger sister.

Despite having two incomes coming in to the house, the Mussolini’s were poor, as were many families in Italy at this time.

Benito and his old man were really close and Jr. worked with his Pop in the blacksmith shop when he was old enough. During their long days of banging out horse shoes, Alessandro passed on most of his political view to his kid.

One of Alessandro’s strongest beliefs was that Italy, which was ruled for centuries by different nations, should be ruled by an Italian government only. This concept stuck with Benito’s through the years.

While he was in the army Mussolini started making public posturing and boasts about what he could do for his country. One of the ways to circumvent this huge hurtle and make his way to the top of the Italian government was to get next to the Catholic Church that was very influential in Italian affairs.
In 1922 until 1943 II Duce took the reins in the Italian government. All went fairly well for the dictator until he got tied up with Adolf Baby. This was not a relationship made in heaven.
In 1940–41 Mussolini’s armies, badly supplied and poorly led, suffered defeats from Europe across the Mediterranean to the African continent. Italy lost its war in 1942; Mussolini’s power collapsed six months later.

Restored as Hitler’s puppet in northern Italy in 1943, he drove Italy deeper into invasion, occupation, and civil war during 1944 and 1945. The end approached, but Mussolini struggled to survive.

His finale came a short time later when the Italian people wanted to thank him for what he did for the country when he was power. He, his girlfriend and some cronies were shot to death and then hung upside down in the town square for exhibit.

One can say that by the time Benito’s reign was over he was completely upside down.

Let us see if Italy fares any better with Libya then Benito did with the guy that was born in Austria.

Still to this day the Italian government like so many other countries is in an upheaval with corruption and distractions. We have to see which way the wind is blowing, east or west.

Buona fortuna

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