Joseph P Farrell – So many people sent this one, I have to blog about it. But there’s another reason I’ve got to blog about it, and that’s because for some time I’ve been saying “Watch Italy.” And there’s a reason for that.
There is “pushback” against Mr. Globaloney and the technobrusselsprouts in Brusselcratia almost everywhere one looks in Europe: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Poland, even in Sweden. So what sets Italy apart? It’s very simple, in my opinion: Italy is the first major economic and technological power in Europe to have that “pushback” actually constituted as a government.
One might argue that Mrs. May’s post-Brexit referendum government constitutes such, but it’s increasingly difficult to figure out what – if anything – Mrs. May actually stands for amid her muttered obfuscations.
Niamh Harris – France has recalled its ambassador from Rome after Italy’s deputy prime minister Luigi di Maio met with leaders of the French Yellow Vest Movement
The French foreign ministry said that Di Maio’s meeting with leaders of the yellow vest movement was an “unacceptable provocation” and that it undermined relations between the two European countries.
Oggi con @ale_dibattista abbiamo fatto un salto in Francia e abbiamo incontrato il leader dei gilet gialli Cristophe Chalençon e i candidati alle elezioni europee della lista RIC di Ingrid Levavasseur. Il vento del cambiamento ha valicato le Alpi. pic.twitter.com/G8E0ypLalX
Joseph P Farrell – Well, it has happened. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is the first Spanish premier in history to lose a vote of no confidence. And for a Madrid that seemed to be successfully emulating the Swampy Corruption Policies of Washington, D.C., that’s something.
Indeed, according to this Zero Hedge article shared by Mr. H.B., kickbacks, or pay to play, seemingly are at the heart of Senor Rajoy’s downfall:
As the article notes, however, the new premier is the Socialist Pedro Sanchez, leading a rag-tag coalition that was hastily thrown together for the simple purpose of ousting Senor Rajoy. In short, on the surface, nothing much has changed, because what is socialism but a swampy pay-to-play scheme, dressed up in the glowing utopian language of Marxism which, somehow, manages always to weave a spell so powerful that it convinces people to ignore the glaring hypocrisies of it all: Continue reading “Adios Senor! Rajoy Out…”→
Joseph P Farrell – This week has been such a good week both for geopolitical articles that people have shared, and for articles on developments in technology and “strange stuff”, that I wanted to start out the week with an explicit thank you to all of you who send articles.
Though I cannot respond to you all individually any more as I used to do due to the increase of volume, I do want to assure you that I do scan through all the articles I receive during the week, selecting and sorting until the difficult day that I have to make “final cuts” to schedule the coming week’s blogs. It’s a bit like a smorgasbord of fine food; you want to try out all of it, overfill your plate, and end up not eating all of it. Well, today’s that “difficult day” of sorting through all those articles, and I have to start with this one.