People sometimes ask me why we gave up making this blog funny or satirical most of the time. The answer is simple: While the world situation is highly dangerous at the moment our western leaders are such inept clowns it is hard to make fun of them as they do increasingly accurate impressions of The Three Stooges.
Beppe Gillo, leader of Italy’s Five Star movement (the Italian UKIP) is a comedian and he agrees that there is no point slapping a pie in the faces of Obama, cameron and Hollande (the FUKUS axis leaders) when left to their own devices they will do a Norman Wisdom style stumble and fall face first into a cowpat whenever a situation that requires a modicum of intelligence is required.
Grillo also feels, as this blog does, that wile our leaders beat the drum for war in Ukraine, war in Syria, war everywhere, the real war we are involved in right now is with our own elites.
Italy’s Grillo Rages “We Are Not At War With ISIS Or Russia, We Are At War With The ECB”
Next week, Italy’s Beppe Grillo – the leader of the Italian Five Star Movement – will start collecting signatures with the aim of getting a referendum in Italy on leaving the euro “as soon as possible,” just as was done in 1989. As Grillo tells The BBC in this brief but stunning clip, “we will leave the Euro and bring down this system of bankers, of scum.” With two-thirds of Parliament apparently behind the plan, Grillo exclaims “we are dying, we need a Plan B to this Europe that has become a nightmare – and we are implementing it,” raging that “we are not at war with ISIS or Russia! We are at war with the European Central Bank,” that has stripped us of our sovereignty. (from Zero Hedge)
Beppe Grillo said yesterday:
It is high time for me and for the Italian people, to do something that should have been done a long time ago: to put an end to your sitting in this place, you who have dishonoured and substituted the governments and the democracies without any right. Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money. Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? A crumb of humanity? Is there one vice you do not possess? Gold and the “spread are your gods. GDP is you golden calf.
We’ll send you packing at the same time as Italy leaves the Euro. It can be done! You well know that the M5S will collect the signatures for the popular initiative law – and then – thanks to our presence in parliament, we will set up an advisory referendum as happened for the entry into the Euro in 1989. It can be done! I know that you are terrified about this. You will collapse like a house of cards. You will smash into tiny fragments like a crystal vase. Without Italy in the Euro, there’ll be an end to this expropriation of national sovereignty all over Europe. Sovereignty belongs to the people not to the ECB and nor does it belong to the Troika or the Bundesbank. National budgets and currencies have to be returned to State control. They should not be controlled by commercial banks. We will not allow our economy to be strangled and Italian workers to become slaves to pay exorbitant interest rates to European banks.
The Euro is destroying the Italian economy. Since 1997, when Italy adjusted the value of the lira to connect it to the ECU (a condition imposed on us so that we could come into the euro), Italian industrial production has gone down by 25%. Hundreds of Italian companies have been sold abroad. These are the companies that have made our history and the image of “Made in Italy”.