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General Pappalardo expells Silvano Mariotti from the Gilet Arancioni

 

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

The latest news from the political movement seeking a sort of Orange Revolution in Italy, is that they have expelled from their movement a certain Silvano Mariotti. The news was announced last night by none other than General Pappalardo, the President of the Gilet Arancioni (Orange Vests), in the above video. The General says this was done because he had displayed the symbol of the movement alongside that of the Littoria Fascista. The general also warned about the danger of infiltration into the Gilet Arancioni by Frange Fasciste, that is, Fascists, admirers of the political program of Benito Mussolini, who came to power under the last King of Italy and who led the Kingdom of Italy into the Second World War on the side of Nazi Germany.

For those unfamiliar with Italian History, some explanation is required.

The Littoria Fascista is a term referring to the Fascist Movement which supported Mussolini’s rise to power. In the United States of America, we are wont to often refer to both German, Italian and Spanish political movements of the far right, as Fascists, but this is incorrect.

In Germany, the Nazi party was a political party which grew out of the left. They were socialists but die hard nationalists. They proposed the economic and cultural development of Germany while rejecting the Christian heritage of the nation in favor of a mythical, romanticist notion of the pagan origins of the German people (folk). The Naionalist Socialist movement therefore was a form of historical revisionism. And Adolf Hitler, who became its leader was not even a German citizen. He was an Austrian of Jewish lineage on both sides of his family.

In Spain, the efforts of the hard Left who seized power in the Spanish Parliament caused a violent reaction among those elements of the Spanish Military who wanted to protect Spain and her religious and cultural institutions from the fate of a Soviet like dictatorship. The Spanish Military in Morocco rebelled and soon the leader of the rebellion was a general by the name of Franco. The resulting civil war ended with the victory of Franco’s forces, who both during the war and thereafter were known for repressive actions. Franco, however, was neither a Nazi nor a Fascist. He was a devout Catholic and always defended the Christian heritage of Spain, even if he was in favor of a modern system of government, rather than in restoring a strict monarchy.

Fascism, properly speaking, however, was a political movement and ideology created by Giovanni Gentile and Benito Mussolini in 1915. It wanted to restore the greatness of Italy in the times of the Roman Empire, thus rejecting the Christian heritage of the nation and trying to appropriate the grandeur of what was Rome in the name of Italian nationalism. Fascism, therefore, like National Socialism was a form of historical revisionism and was in truth a leftist ideology, even though its approach to the Christian Heritage of Italy was more like that of General Franco and entirely unlike that of Adolf Hitler.

Screenshot_2020-05-27 fascio-littorio-1930 jpg (WEBP Image, 218 × 300 pixels)So, what are the Lttoria Fascista of which General Papplardo speaks? This was the political symbol of Mussolini’s Fascist Party. In ancient Rome, the praetors of the people, who judged criminal cases, were proceeded in processions and in the execution of their duties by servants who carred Fasces lictoriae, bundles of sticks bound by straps around the wooden handle of a double headed axe. Those who carried these bundles were know as lictors. And hence the modern Italian word, Littoria, which refers to that which they carried. While I cannot be sure of which form of the Littoria Fascista Silvano Moretti is accused of displaying, the image to the right shows what one historical form of the Fascist Littoria, which differed from the historical Roman form, in that it had an axe bound on the outside. For the Romans the axe symbolized the power and jurisdiction of a Roman magistrate.

General Pappalardo, elsewhere, makes much mention of the heroic deeds of his own father, who after the fall of the Italian Government in 1943, when the King of Italy dismissed Mussolini from power, fought on the side of the Italian resistance against the Germans and the Fascists still operating in Northern Italy. The Germans, after an amazing rescue of Mussolini from a mountain top prison, deep behind Allied lines, set him up as the head of a puppet state in the north of the country. A violent civil war broke out in the north, and I gather that Pappalardo senior saw action there. The Italian Resistance was mostly composed of Marxists, and so it is understandable why the General takes such strong exception to the presence of any admirers of Fascism in the Gilet Arancioni.

In modern Italy, one of the enduring characteristics of politics is the inability of Italians to break free from the historical categories in which politics has expressed itself. Many Italians to this day, especially in Southern Italy, admire what Mussolini did or tried to do, overlooking all his deceits, frauds and villanies. The Gilet Arancioni, themselves, are a group which imitates the protest movements in France in recent years, movements which are themselves sponsored by French Marxists. General Pappalardo, however, professes himself a strong believer in the Christian Faith, even though he has on occasion publicly praised the Argentine in the Vatican, who is clearly a Marxist himself.

Silvano Mariotti, who identified himself a coordinator of the Gilet Arancioni in the region of Lazio, in this video, is the man wearing the New York Yankees hat.

 

Mr. Mariotti, or at least a man with exactly the same name, explains who he is in a very long personal comment on a page featuring news about the Gilet Arancioni on April 20, 2020, at the site of the S.U.P.U, the Union for Uniformed Service men. Pappalardo, himself, once was a union rep, and this is perhaps why the Union ran a story about the Gilet Arancioni.

For a fair and balanced coverage, I offer here an English translation of Mariotti’s comment about himself:

Good morning, General Pappalardo. Who writes to you is a Simple Citizen of 48 years old who lives in the Municipality of Fiumicino.Father of 2 fantastic Children and Husband of an house Wife. Great worker, 26 years of contributions spent on articulated trucks, and similar, for about 6 years I have been working for a company that deals with waste disposal and I deal with the disposal that from the neighboring municipalities of Rome are precisely disposed of in storage facilities scattered throughout the Italian territory. I would like to take this opportunity to give you a summary of my life by telling you that: as a boy, having been born in a Malfamata area of Rome, I found myself only because of the divorce of my parents I had taken a path that I will never recommend neither to my children nor to the children of any human being. I was arrested back in 1994, believe me only for having indicated to two plainclothes policemen who were dealing drugs. And for me it was over, my young age, not having a father present at the time, which warned me of the danger that I could not have even confessed to declaring my knowledge of a drug dealer. I was just Mr General. I was sentenced, 7 months locked up in a house arrest and then freedom. A new life. In those 7 long, infernal months I understood something very simple. That life was not and could not be an integral part of my journey. My mother was a nurse at St. Camillus, my father a trade unionist Provincial of the U.I.L. and in the factotum house also for his past as a carpenter. Thanks to my parents, uncles and grandparents, I was raised since I was a child with the right values. The Family, respect for the greatest, for the weakest, but above all the concrete basis of my Values is based on the belief of God, Jesus Christ Crucified and Risen, of the Mother of Mothers who watches over all of us and Saint Rita of Cascia. And on the respect of the Rules, the Justice and the Respect for the Divisa, indiscriminately what is its Color. My life hasn’t been an easy life, falling into the trap mentioned above which has got me a heavy weight weighty train because as you know once you are on the Black List of Justice, there is always the risk that those skeletons in the closet will suddenly pop up again to bring you back into the world of Darkness, Well, those skeletons have tried more than once to destroy what I was trying with all the Forces in the years to build, with the sacrifices of Work, the detachment from old friendships for the fear of being pointed out again for what they really are not. And in fact, so much is my strength, so much is the love that my Mother, Woman of character but of a sensibility out of the ordinary, so much was my will to undertake a life based on the legality of the spirit, that I managed to win this Battle that now, to tell the truth for years I can say, to have become what destiny had already set me. A real man, who crashes nothing and nobody. Now, after years, I realize that I have taken the most difficult and difficult road that a man could choose. But at the same time I realize that this is the road that pays you back most in spirit. “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.” Gospel according to John: 8,3. Sorry for my presentation, but I had to introduce myself so that I undressed before you Mr. General, you can understand that to you is presented a humble, sincere and ready to give all of himself for this Campaign that you will have to face side by side for the Fatherland, and to leave a better inheritance to my Sons and to all the Sons of Our Italy. Mr. General, if you allow me, I would like to accompany you, helping you with all my strength on June 2. Millions of people will have to reside in the Square, not 1 million as you rightly cautiously said. I would like to point out that thanks to a friend in the Municipality I have arrived to you, this friend is called Roberto Gianfelici. I met him in a group on FaceBook so by chance while I was trying to unite as many ordinary people as possible for a peaceful Mass Demonstration. The moment is serious Mr. General my motto is “SUB LEX LIBERTAS- MEMENTO AUDERE SEMPER” you know what I am talking about. I have been working for more than a month to organize a peaceful mass demonstration to give a shoulder to this illegitimate and wretched government, I was also chosen by a group that will soon become a Civic Movement, a group of honest men without crickets ready for the weaving machine has done a painstaking job starting from the Territory then from the People to seek as much support as possible, but in the long term. The next elections are too far away for me, this government will soon crush us and in 2 years it will be too late in my opinion. I’m ready to leave him if welcomed in his Campaign. Watching your video last night “Orange vest election campaign”, excuse me Mr. General but I’m not ashamed to say it, I was moved. I saw in you, a Father. That Father who will save our beloved Italy and Our Generation to come. I am ready, if you will give me the right Directives, the means to involve as many citizens as possible and you will explain to me how it is possible today with the laws that have been made in favor of the Powerful of this Europe that does not belong to us, I can assure you that you have found in me a valiant People’s Officer, able to gather a Battalion, composed of Family Fathers, Grandparents and young people with clear ideas. The composure and respect of the Forces of Order will be the priority, it will be more important than the purpose that pushed us in the Square. In the future I have already been a Leader. It was just a MotoClub, certainly another branch, but the Men are always the same. Holding back hundreds of motorcyclists around Italy is not easy for everyone and modestly, when people read in your eyes that belief, the words are superfluous, I’m sure you Mr. General knows what I’m talking about. I hope that after this small summary of My Person, you will contact me soon for a cognitive interview. Roberto Gianfelici left me the number of Comm. Giuseppe Pino, but I would like to be summoned directly by you, because I am sure that you, having read this letter, already know which person is in front of you. A serious man, loyal, with the right ideals and ready to give his life for the good of his children and his wife, for a better future, for an Italy finally great economic power, great beacon for the whole humanity. Honesty. Religious beliefs. Family. Homeland. Good day Mr. General Pappalardo and Long live Italy.

Most of the admirers of Fascism, whom I have met in Italy in the last 15 years, are what I would call political nostalgists. I do not think any of them are capable of violence. They just have a political vision which looks to the past, and seeks to find a point of reference, in a history of Italy which does not have any real modern points of reference. This is not to deny that Fascism as a movement exploited the Church for godless motives and ends, and represents one of the great stains and enduring wounds in the Italian nation and body politic. And I think if the comment from Mariotti is to be taken on its face value, it is clear that he is not a Fascist in the proper sense, rather, he is a devout Catholic.

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The Sanitary Dictator has blinked!

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Here in Italy, the Italians have a new name for their Prime Minister, Giuseepe Conte: Il Dittatore Sanitario. It is a play on words, since sanitario refers to health and things which regard health, as well as to being clean and disinfected. They call him this because in the name of keeping everyone from getting the flu, he has acted as a sort of obsessive father who prefers to lock all his children in their rooms for 2 months rather than risk that they get sick. And who cares about sending them to school!  Just for good measure, he ordered all the schools in Italy closed too!

But the Sanitary Dictator has just blinked. Because in his new Decreto-Legge (Dicatorial Decree rubber stamped by his ruling coalition in Parliament on May 14), the proposed Article 16, which would have extended the state of emergency response to COVID-19 all the way to Dec. 31, 2020 with the option of adding another 12 months after that, HAS BEEN CANCELLED from the final official version.

The version which had been presented beforehand as the official one was claimed to have been signed by the President of Italy, Mattarella.  But Attorney Polacco opined last night in his FaceBook address, that the President had Article 16 struck out.

But the good thing is, that the Government of Conte has backed down. They wanted another 18 months of emergency to maintain their claim to dictatorial powers.

Conte has blinked, in my assessment, because courageous Attorneys like Edoardo Polacco are leading legal crusades against him and Mattarella, in which more than 2400 criminal complaints have been filed against them both, in all the Procuratorships of Italy. Complaints, which if heard, will lead to the imprisonment of each of these men and their associates for as much as 15 years. That might have caused Mattarella to think twice about Article 16.

General Pappalardo’s call for an Orange Revolution on June 2 to topple the government might also have something to do with it, not to mention ITALEXIT’s call for 2 million to march on Rome on May 30.

But the buffoons in the Italian government just undermined themselves more than they think. For, in Italy, the President can refuse to sign a bill, but he does not have line item veto power. The bill should go back to parliament and be voted on again. So we have the case of a Decreto-Legge published in the official Gazette of the Republic in a form which was never approved by Parliament. That makes it totally invalid in law. And since it is invalid, any enforcement of it is another crime against the constitutional rights of citizens to be punished only by laws. (In Italy, a law of Parliament does not become law, unless it is signed by the President of the Republic).

Thus, cries for the resignation of the government will now increase. The ball in now in the people’s court.

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Dario Orgoglio interviews General Pappalardo

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Here is a brief summary in English of the interview. The Q and A in English are paraphrases and not direct quotations.

Q. Do you have the intention to enter politics?

A. I will never join a party. But I do intend to present a list of reforms, but the Constitution requires that every candidate declare his candidacy in a party.

Q. Are you a member of the Right or Left?

A. I come from a family of Carabinieri. When I became a Carabiniere I swore loyalty to the Republic, the Constitution and the people, and to forego favoritism. I will continue on this path.

Q. You are known for opposing Matteo Salvini when he stopped the ship with illegal immigrants from docking, what is your position on immigration?

A. Immigration into Italy has been regulated according to the intentions of international groups which want to exploit Italy. I want a law to regulate immigration and to stop illegal immigration.

Q. Are you are a Freemason? This question is raised by some YouTuber’s who have watched your hand gestures.

A. When, I was young and had just joined the Carabinieri and was a Captain, I was approached by one of these. I told them I am in love with one woman, be patient: the Carabinieri. I do not want to get involved in any sort of infidelity.

Q. Why did the U.N. High Commissioner for on Human Rights tweet to President Trump? And why did they contact you?

A. Because I am the only head of a party in Italy who is speaking about these violations so openly. She contacted Trump because he is one of the most powerful in the world. The Gilet Arancioni are the only ones in Italy taking action.

Q. What does it mean for you to be an Italian?

A. To belong to a history of law and economic inventions, which originates in Italy, a land of such rich culture and art. You can see the greatness of our history, when in the English speaking world, when they speak of legal principles, they always cite them in Latin. In the last 30 years Italy has produced nothing new, she has only copied from other countries. During this comment, he denounces in passing the Mafia of St. Gall. — We need to return to the center of the world, in matters of Christianity and law and economy, and to make Italy a ecological garden.

Q. The protests that you are organizing will be only regional on June 2, because Gilet Arancioni has always been a group to observe the law?

A. We go to vote on May 30 in the Regions, and will provide a way for all to vote via their cell phones: 1) to send this government back home, 2) to make a law for elections for October, 3) to print 700 billion in a new Lira to give help to families and businesses: 500 to each family, for each child, and 20,000 to each small and medium businesses.

Q. EU law allows the printing of a parallel currency in time of emergency. We are already in such a time?

A. Conte can do this, it is allowed. But why does he not do this? Because he intends to destroy the families and businesses of Italy, and the tourist industry.

Q. What will you do if Gilet Arancioni’s effort fails.

A. If Italians fail to act like a free people, I will go back to my house and no longer mix with them. I want nothing to do with a people who want to be slaves, who want to be sheeple. I will return to Tunisia, until Italians want to drive this Dictatorship out of Italy.

Q. If you had the opportunity to chose the next President of Italy who would you chose?

A. The People need to chose their own President. I can name some but I do not want to transgress the freedom of the People by naming anyone.

In conclusion, Dario reminds everyone to vote at VotiamoItalia.It.

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“Non è La Radio” intervenes General Pappalardo, May 16

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Here is a summary of the comments made by General Pappalardo.

He says the government needs to go to jail for all the deaths during the crisis. He decries the closing all the economy instead of the regions hard hit by it. The order to cremate the bodies, he calls the most barbaric practice.

He faults the government for heeding the advice of Burioni, who is not even a virologist.

General Pappalardo decries the economy slaughter of Sicily which had no cases.

He says he personally has nothing against Conte, but he says he should resign and is not capable of being a leader.

He asserts that he is not like a common citizen who is terrified by the authorities, and that is why he came back from working in Tunisia without fear of being arrested.

He holds that the government is instilling fear of the virus returning because they are committed to buying useless vaccines. And he implies that the politicians involved in these decisions are getting kickbacks from the manufacturers.

He calls on Italians to reject all vaccines for COVID-19.  Eat well, get sun and eat things with vitamin C, as we always have done, says the General.

“We are dead, from the economic point of view,” says the General.

Then he says, “How can you go ahead with such a government as this”. To which he responds that is why the Gilet Arancioni has called for a protest. A vote on May 30, to vote for 200 members of a provisional parliament, to decree a new law for elections and to print 700 Billion in the new Lira, which will have the same value as the Euro, to reimburse every citizen.

He cites European Law which allows Italy to print a parallel currency.

He wants Conte and Burioni brought to justice.

He says Italian citizens should not fear and that he will give them his protection.

His party is writing a letter to all the Procurators (District Attorneys) in Italy, urging them to do their duty, protect the people, respect the Constitution.

He says that Conte does not know how to govern. He says one thing, does another, then changes what he says, does not keep his promises.

He says he does not want acts of violence. To use violence is to be wrong. It is the government which is wrong.

He reaffirms that Mattarella is not the President of the Country on account of the fact that he was elected as such by a Parliament which had 250 members who were not yet convalidated in their recent election victories, by the Parliament.

He says that the Italian People cannot endure more of this government, which has used such force against the common citizen for holding a barbecue, or going to the beach, in a way they have never has done to the Mafia of Calabria and Sicily.

At the end he says that the Protest at Rome on May 30 will be held in the Palazzo dello Sport, in the South of Rome, EUR district, which the General calls by its old name, PalaLottamatica, though it is not clear whether he means that it will be held inside or outside the facility.

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