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Mario Monti is (not) a communist

23 Gen

Some days ago, The Washington Post published an interview with Pier Luigi Bersani, the candidate of Partito Democratico for the premiership of the next government in Italy.
Important to know that ‘a 29 years old’ Mr. Bersani was elected into the ranks of the Italian Communist Party to the regional parliament of Emilia Romagna, where he was alderman.
In these circumstances, it is easy to notice that the alliance Monti-Fini-Baldassarri-Casini is diametrically opposed to the Bersani-D’Alema-Fassina-Vendola: it always has been.
A little as to put zebras and donkeys in the same enclosure, expecting that they have something in common to do. The former are all members of the Catholic moderate right wing, the latter were all  communists, self converted to a consociational statism.

So, it is really strange that Mario Monti prefers Bersani to attempt to circumvent the ‘hint’ that comes from all the international contests, which is to stand with his natural ally – the center-right wing – and do battle to Berlusconi ‘from the inside’ with the powers of a prime minister and a solid majority.
In two words, to live up to the political role which was called and which is applying.

In fact, Mario Monti – contrary to any common sense, prey of animosity against Berlusconi which forced him to resign – remains in trouble remainding us that “the italian Democratic Party has a proud history, from which it has been gradually freeing  as example, in the beginningdid it did not support the construction of Europe. “

A ‘glorious history’ that we Italian know very well, such as the mediatic support to the Soviet tanks in Hungary, as elsewhere the hidden financing of the Communist Party by a foreign state or the ‘alleged dealings with the Mafia’, that are persistent by 30 years.
And also – as someone who remembers the ‘glorious’ Italian 60-70 Years- the subdivision of the RAI (public TV), split among the parties, and the politicization of the judiciary, universities and schools. The hegemony of Coop in distribution of foods, the complex relations with the General Confederation of Workers ( CGIL), the party structure with tens of thousands of workers, as if it was a company or a parallel structure.

Last but not least, with regard to internal democracy, the PCI-PD remains a party from whose Secretary (or a limited Congress) gives the names to be voted out and it is already clearly visible who will be the ‘official’ candidate. With Primary or with a Central Committee, through the ‘democratic centralism’, it always has been: rare to see candidates who are firmly rooted in the entourage of party, even more rare to see them, emerging and collecting consensus.

Mario Monti is one of these. Why does he forget?
What stability in a market system and what desire to deregulate Italy can have a government that will hold at least one third of votes by (former) communists?

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