Thursday 9 August 2018

'How Matteo Salvini pulled Italy to the far right'


The Guardian regularly publishes a long essay as 'The Long Read'. Today it published an interesting discussion of Matteo Salvini of the League and the new Italian government from which I gleaned these two pieces of information:

The number of immigrants in Italy rose from 2.5 million in 2007 to 5 million in 2017. 

Last year 664,000 Italians died and 464,000 were born, of whom 100,000 had a foreign mother or father.

I also learnt that the Italian Families Minister 
caused a scandal by saying there was no such thing as a gay family and suggesting that laws against hate speech should be repealed. This alerts any Guardian readers who think that the League might have a point about illegal immigrants that the League is evil.

Of course the League is not far right at all. Far right means Sir Oswald Mosley not Enoch Powell, Franco not Poujade, fascists like Mussolini and people who want a dictatorship, not democrats who want to slow or stop immigration and care more about this issue than economics.

The Guardian article has as its premise the idea that economics is what politics is mostly about and talk of immigration is a distraction. But isn't the nation more important to normal people than economics? 

Plenty of things are more important to the left than economic growth, of course, which is why left-wing governments always run out of money and fail.

The real battle is not between the League and the left but the League, which opposes islamification and homosexual civil partnerships, and the Church, which does the same. 

The article does not mention that a Catholic magazine very close to the Vatican, 'The Christian Family', described Salvini as the devil. One priest called him the Anti-Christ.

The former bishop of Caserta, Raffaele Nogaro, said recently

“Morally and as a man of faith I would be willing to turn all churches into mosques if it were useful to the cause and if it helped to save the lives of poor and unhappy men and women, because Christ did not come to earth to build churches but to help men regardless of race, religion, or nationality.”


  1. Christians have become more of a menace to our civilisation than communists ever were.

    1. The politics of the clergy of most churches have been disastrous in the West but not in the East. In Romania as I said before the priests and poets are right-wing. Someone in the last few days who had read this on my blog told me how lucky Romania is.

    2. In Romania as I said before the priests and poets are right-wing.

      That's very fortunate for Romania, but will it last? Fifty years ago you could have found socially conservative clergy in western countries. Even socially conservative Anglican priests! They're pretty much all gone now.

      The problem is that religions, like fish, rot from the head down. Once the hierarchy rots then in the long term it's all over. We've seen that happen to churches like the Anglican church and the Catholic Church since the 1950s. The hierarchy is infiltrated by homosexuals and secularists. They slowly consolidate their power. Eventually the socially conservative clergy realise that they will get no support from the bishops. They give up in despair.

      Look at Ireland. Ireland was a Catholic country within living memory. Now it's the most disgustingly pozzed country in Europe.

      You have to take action to make sure that the religious hierarchies remain unpozzed. That means that secularists, homosexuals and liberals have to be ruthlessly purged.

      Preventing any institution from being taken over by SJWs requires extreme ruthlessness. I hope that Romania has that ruthlessness.

    3. Ireland is more pozzed than Holland or Germany? Holland legalised sodomitic marriage back in 2001.

  2. Yes, it was wonderful how intellectuals and priests endorsed the work of the Iron Guard and then the Nazis. Their spirit was so enduring they even ended up in the Ceausescu government. Blessed were they among men.

  3. The change in Ireland is instructive. People did not like the influence the church had over their lives and wanted something different. External religious forces tried to interfere in Ireland's recent referendum, and were wholly rebuffed.

  4. As the son of an immigrant, I am naturally of the Left. I am glad. I never feel the need to scapegoat a minority to cover my own shortcomings.
    B.T.W.F.T.P,. and dfordoom.

    1. To grant a minority more "rights" than the rest of a given population is nothing more than an open invitation to resentment and eventually social conflict. You are not your father.

    2. You are not your father, and to grant more "rights" to a specific group of people than the rest of the population would invite bitter resentment and eventually social strife. This is true whether such a group is the aristocracy or illegal aliens.