Rome Riots and Occupy Wall Street Have The Same Script
By Guido George Lombardi
On Saturday in conjunction with the Occupy Wall Street movement there was a “Day of Rage” that coincided with the G20 meetings in Paris. These “Day of Rage” rallies were held all over the world, but nowhere did the tension boil to the point of violence than in Rome. Crowds of violent demonstreators clashed with police and destroyed life and property. ‘BURN the banks and the shops’. That is the code words of the so-called protesters that have caused havoc in the Italian Capital city of Rome. This is what the radical left wants, they call it a revolution, but it is “class struggle,” a civil conflict, a chaotic time when illegals roams your steets, criminals cross our borders and set up shops in the cities and towns, a political, economic and social clash that will supposely eradicate the “old establishment” and set up a dictatorship of the proletariat.
Old folks like me remember this communist language, but the new generations are living it in their colleges, in the streets, even at work, and certainly we all witness it in the media. Is this what we want ???
For years, Italian socialists have plagued the nation with a “liberal” agenda that has caused insecurity, fear and even violence. Italian and European socialists have repeatedly told the media nad the people that government is supposed to fund everything and that all spending is good spending.
As leaders like current Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has tried to implement strict austerity measures to protect the safety of the Italian economy, many in the old Marxist-Leninist guard have put up resistance.
The Italian people are tired of wasteful government spending and borrowing. They are tired of illegal immigration of Chinese workers who are ruining the “Made in Italy” brand. Italy with its dynamic economy, including a robust manufacturing sector, should easily be a larger economic power in Europe and, even now, is not a country in need of a bailout, rather a nation that has voted the first european Balanced Budget Amendment.
The grassroots movement in Italy, those supporting the Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, is more like the Tea Party than Occupy Wall Street. That’s why Italy will have a long term sustainable future. The Italian people have a real will to reform its government and make the tough changes that are necessary.
Europe is a good example of what we do NOT want in this nation: we do not need a socialist system, not in health care, not in foreign politics, not in the economy. We need unity and harmony; we need good Judeo-Christian value and principles. We need inspired people to lead by example. We need what made this nation great: liberty with responsibility, freedom and justice, tolerance under the law, just laws and order, a strong military to defend our borders and our traditions, open dialogue with those who shares our values and rules.
As an American citizen I am concerned over the anti Wall Street sentiments and the hate regurgitated by those who attend those protests.
They started in Wisconsin. Remember ?
Soon they will come to a street near you.
As a son of Italy, I would like to share all the knowledge and experience that we have gained in Europe, and in particular in Italy, concerning the tactics and strategies of the extreme left. They are repeating the same scenario here in the USA.
If we continue to be vigilant and brave we will overcome. If not … it will take just more time and more suffering, but freedom, truth and justice will always win in the end.
Guido George Lombardi
North Atlantic League