Spaghetti and Guns

The irresponsible words of the Mr Sacconi, the Italian Welfare Minister, see below, recall the age of terrorism, when Police Commisioner Calabresi was assasinated, 1972, and labor lawyers Marco D’Antona, 1999, and Marco Biagi, 2002, were killed by terrorists. They paint an international image of Italy similar to that described by the famous cover of Der Spiegel in 1977 (Spaghetti and P 38). Result: a little more of country risk, in addition to default risk, pushing the country even closer to default

October 30
“Enough of tensions on the labor reform that may lead to new seasons of attacks. I’m scared but not for me because I am protected. I fear for people who may not be protected and for this reason who may become targets of a political violence that in our country is not totally extinct. ” (Source: Il Sole 24 Ore –
October 31
“What happened in Rome is indeed a symptom of youthful impatience, but also indicates that some people are working clandestinely o to transform the discomfort in revolt. Terrorists and organized violenence in Italy, as the sad decades we have lived, did not come from Mars: we have raised them in our schools, our universities, in our homes. And with a lot of political tolerance, cultural and institutional. Germany has not done so. What does this mean? It means that terrorism is born out of rational extremist plans produced within the political framework, but is born from the womb of society, from pulsions that become uncontrollable when the simplified political discourse becomes policy. Today, in Italy there is not yet a movement from which subversive terrorists may raise energies comparable to those we have lived for the past three decades of the last century. The crisis has also affected the ideologies of the revolutionary projects. What happened in Rome, however, we should make one reflect on the existence in our country of rebellious forces whose subversive potential we shoul not underestimate. The toxins of the seventies continue to produce political pathology. Italy is not experiencing a state of civil war. We live, however, a daily political debate and the dialectic akin to a civil war.