Italy? A cleptocracy, as a Supreme Court judge wrote

20 Apr

Ferdinando Imposimato, 76 years old, is the Honorary President of the Supreme Court. In his long career he was involved in the fight against Mafia,  Camorra and Terrorism, including the kidnapping of Aldo Moro (1978), the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II (1981), the murder of the vice president of the Superior Council, Vittorio Bachelet, or of judges as Ricccardo Palma and Girolamo Tartaglione, killed by Mafia. A brother killed by Camorra for revenge.

Below, extensive abstracts are reported (translated by me, I hope correctly) from a long examination published by the “citizen” Ferdinando Imposimato on his Facebook page (link).
A “brief”, which should give pause not only to Italy but to the whole European Union and the Atlantic Alliance, as Mexican situation has required.

“The debt is not ‘public’: it is of the State. It covers the total expenditure incurred by the State, as direct investments such as large public works infrastructures, costed hundred times more ‘than it would be right to spend’.

“Public debt is grown tremendously to fuel corruption and financial crime, that ‘won’ 90% of large public works contracts.
And it ‘s not true that that debt should be paid by those poor souls who have not enjoyed at all. “

“Italy have not built new public schools, no funds have been created for the indigent, small and medium enterprises were not supported, public services were not improved, wages have not been collected to guarantee a free and dignified life. “

“We need funds for debts contracted – with dilated to excess costs for firms – in the post-earthquake emergencies, in the construction of large and unnecessary infrastructures for the swimming championships in 2009, to increase per thousand of the costs of highways and high speed railroads, in the payment of debts incurred by Alitalia and in indirect investments such as public financing of political parties (also used for purchases of private property), in soft loans or in patronage hiring in Autorithies, in the plethora of unnecessary bureaucracies in Regions, provinces and municipalities, as well as in the Italian Parliament. Up to the costs of military commitments in Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon.

All expenses that do not produce any benefit to the community as they will not ensure peace in the world”.

“Meanwhile the crisis overwhelms millions of people, data from studies of Caritas have witnessed more than 8 million poor and an increase of 20% of poverty among young people under 35 years. Job opportunities are heavly reduced. “

“Nobody tells us the truth about what is happening and they want to impose new sacrifices with the pretext of having to reduce the public debt, with the danger of bankruptcy, the bankruptcy that will sweep only the most weak people.”

“The movement of Indignati was under  attack and it was unjustly de-legitimized by the violence of a few scoundrels, who are the main allies of the Parlamentar Majority, responsible for a iniquitous and unjust policy. We stand in solidarity with the Police and share their protest, but it would be a mistake to confuse the criminals that have rocked the Piazza San Giovanni and other streets of Rome by assaults and arsons, with those who were protesting peacefully. “

“However a minority of thugs can not obscure the reasons of the disagreement. They only do the interests of this Government that should go home.

The movements, in the absence of the parties, are now the protagonists of a direct democracy, mobilizing millions of people to feel like characters and push the government toward decisions that do not penalize again poors and dispossessed. “

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