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(en) libertarian sicily: social liberation: The King is naked (it) [machine translation]

Date Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:31:05 +0300

Always be wary of the "saviors of the Fatherland", of those who sacrifice themselves "for the good of the country". Normally these are people who have buried the homeland and the country, members of brotherhoods that smell of money and incense, formed between Lyons and sacristies showing off positions of government and sub-government and presidencies of boards of directors. ---- The pandemic, the economic crisis, the common enemy, all the bourgeois dialectical paraphernalia that is thrown up on us every day, has the sole purpose of justifying the "union sacrée" found among the parties, the end of role-playing games and the dramatization of the clash. But, once the mask has been dropped, the costumes and underpants are thrown away, the king returns to appear naked. And as in Andersen's fairy tale, no one has to say it, indeed everyone, with an effort of hypocrisy and cowardice we should make our own the false concerns of the bourgeois masters and the bloodsuckers of high finance, following them blindly, but to serve as slaughterhouse fodder, as it's always been.

Economic crisis? Come on, even the poor chickens compressed in intensive farms know that the rich have become richer, that a handful of billionaires have more economic resources than half of the world's population, and even more in power to decide on the fate of all. The condition of those who count the few coins in their pockets to arrive in the evening with something in their stomach is quite different. There are many other precarious lives to which their policies and interests have condemned millions of people. What crisis are they talking about, that of the millionaire dividends that the shareholders of joint-stock companies continue to share on the one hand, while on the other hand they ask (and get) the millionaire "refreshments" from governments?

We are witnessing, in Italy, the neoliberal revival of the policies that in the last 40 years have demolished that welfare resulting from the pressures of the working and subordinate classes, with the pouring of immense wealth into the accounts of parasitic capitalists. State and institutions act as a piggy bank for private enterprise, according to a false and destructive ideology that repeats a deafening refrain: to save industry, production, the economy, to save the country, to save us all. The logic of profit, of production, first of all. It happened at the beginning of the pandemic, when the bosses forced businesses not to close; it still happens, even with the vaccine issue, which is turning out to be a big binge for some pharmaceutical companies, holders of patents and in a world-wide quasi-monopoly regime. State and market go hand in hand, and the second controls the first, decides the public spending and the recovery fund, drives the same huge expenditure on armaments and war, functional to capitalist expansion abroad and to the stability of the system.

And when, somewhere, riders or students, VAT numbers or workers thrown on the street by piloted bankruptcies and company closures, they take to the streets to shout "the king is naked", and that the real war is not against viruses and pandemics, but against exploited and subordinates, here is the police abandoning the role of bridesmaid and unsheathing their batons and nails, thanks to an emergency regime based on prohibitions, controls, fines, fear, blackmail.

The Draghi government arose to fulfill this function; What is the American multinational McKinsey doing to advise the government for only 30,000 euros? Her men should accompany the government in the digital transition; in reality we are faced with a consolidated action of lobbying conducted through characters (Colao and his acolyte collaborators) to guide the government and its choices, and create a resistant wall against the probable riots of "miserable" old and new poor. An operation to prevent the neoliberal order from going haywire, reaffirming and imposing the policy of sacrifices and the cancellation of residual rights (to work, retirement, access to care and services, education and culture) by consolidating the privileges of the rich, the poverty and insecurity of the population, and the ability to face anger and discontent by adopting the usual means of division (protests separated by category) and repression. We have to get used to: every crisis (and this pandemic in particular) makes capital strong in its management of the government of things and of the nation. Once again against the popular masses, according to a class opposition that the bosses continue to practice in a big way, while on the left many have made mea culpa and enlisted in their service, selling the battered litany that the fate of the masses depends on health of the privileged classes.

From these facts we must start to try to overturn a narrative and above all a concrete situation of exploitation, domination, oppression.

Pippo Gurrieri

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