I'm italian, and i'm living now on this...mess. For some part a...wonderfull mess. For some part a really terrible mess !
The Beppe Grillo's m5s (movimento 5 stelle - five stars movement) has the 25 % of votes. A lot of votes !
Here an english version of his (their ?) site :
Well, for the first time we have on parliament a lot of people who are out of corporate logics. Who specifically talks about corrution on italian
politics and want to change that. And i think they are really sincere about it. A lot of young (the most) people and many women who worked for years
on internet, discussing about free internet connections, new kind of energy, political partecipation of people to the national government.
So, the power is really feeling the breathe of people on his neck , in some way!
But, at the same time, almost as wrote by ZonWu on this post :
they have not a coherent vision of what to do.
A the same time, while they talk about "direct/partecipated democracy", the structure of the movement is vertical. If someone of the elected says
something that's not liked by Grillo, that person could be out of the movement.
And behind Grillo there is Gianroberto Casaleggio. An expert on marketing and communication, which tells Grillo what to do and how to do, for the most
Here a video in eglish about his philosophy.
Really interesting for a site like ATS !!! You must see it !!!
I don't know. I'm really confused about all of this. But i know something big is happening.
You know, italy has been the cradle for a lot of things that later happened on other country.
From painting to music. From banks (from italian "banco" = "counter" - "work bench") to fascism !
We'll see what shall happen in the next months.
Sorry for my english
edit on 5-3-2013 by theoria77 because: (no reason given)