Thousands of Italian women are protesting in the streets at Silvio Berlusconi’s sexual antics. Banners read: “Berlusconi illuminate us – set yourself on fire!” “We are neither virgins nor whores” “You old pig! Take your hands off her!”
I would have thought even Berlusconi would have shown more self-control and discretion in light of the paedophile priests scandal going on within the Catholic Church. Berlusconi’s latest scandal involves a 17-year-old prostitute, ‘Ruby’ to whom he gave almost $10,000, a diamond necklace and a new car. He says he was helping out a friend’s grand-daughter who was having financial difficulties. Why? Weren’t the other politicians paying her enough? The friend whose grand-daughter Ruby was supposed to be? None other than that Pharoah himself, Mr Hosni Mubarak. It so happens Ruby is nothing of the sort. It gets worse. Not only did Berlusconi pay the girl for her services, but he rang the police station himself, when he heard that Ruby was being held in prison for theft. He told the police to let her go. He says he did this to prevent a diplomatic incident! When has Berlusconi ever been concerned about diplomacy. We know the man has always acted as a buffoon on the world stage.
I find it interesting that these two elderly men have jet black hair – nary a grey hair between them (Berlusconi was almost bald not that long ago. Not sure about Mubarak). Saddam Hussein, I noticed, also had jet black hair when he was a tyrant and flaunting himself via his state controlled media. When he was found hiding in an underground bunker, he was completely grey. The thing I don’t get is that these fascists don’t think they are ever going to die! Reminds me of the powerful heads of most giant corporations and banks who caused the latest GFC.
The orgies held at Berlusconi’s home are legendary. You would think that a 74-year-old man would have better things to do with his life given that he can’t have too many years left. He must spend a fortune on Viagra pills. He has five children and I wonder what damage all this has done to them. It seems that his gluttonous life has finally caught up with him and the people of Italy want him out! Berlusconi controls Italian media and it reflects his gaudy, debauched appetites. Berlusconi is emulating the very worst of the Roman Emperors; believes he has power over judges, he owns Italy’s media, Cinema and owns a large stake in Associazione Calcio Milan or A C Milan.
Pope Benedict has suggested that politicians should take the example of St Joan of Arc and die for their faith. I nearly died laughing when I read that. To top that off, it may be that Joan was mistaken for another woman!
Article below By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz:
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is notorious for the fact that he flouts elementary democratic principles and unscrupulously uses his power to defend his own personal interests.
On a number of occasions he has modified laws in order that both he and his relatives could evade legal proceedings and to keep control of his media empire. He has used his influence over both private and public television channels in order to suppress criticism, and to agitate against those judges who are investigating big business corruption and criminality. His authoritarian behaviour has now reached a new pinnacle with his amendment of election law six months before parliamentary elections are due in order to prevent the looming victory of the opposition.
Berlusconi’s total abuse of the right to vote follows an international trend: Five years ago, George W. Bush stole the US election without achieving a real majority, and in Germany, leading politicians are about to form a grand coalition following neo-liberal policies, openly ignoring the wishes of the electorate.
It is fitting that female judges will hear Berlusconi’s trial. Italy is a country in which misogyny reigns supreme. Tobias Jones, the author of ‘The Dark Heart of Italy‘, dubbed Italy as “the land that feminism forgot,” ranked 74th out of 134 countries in a World Economic Forum Gender Gap Index, behind Malawi and Kazakhstan. With the exception of Malta, Italy has the lowest ratio of working women in the European Union, 46 per cent.