After two years of pandemic and deep social divisions, Italy finds itself in the small group of parties more radicalized and obsessive that they have seen themselves since the end of the First Republic, once again proving to be a political laboratory for those tensions to which the ruling class is unable to respond. An area that collects what the ‘sovereign’ and ‘constitutional’ galaxy has been in the last decade and tries to push it ‘beyond the right and the left‘, even at the cost of falling back into the same stereotypes that the so-called mainstream media attach to it. Three, in particular, are the parties that, after having trained in the ‘squares of dissent’ (often more virtual than physical) against vaccines and the green pass, are today trying to give voice to a transversality of ideas that they themselves claim as’ rossobruna ‘.
The term journalism is a bit superficial, however it sums up well a pact that embraces both elements of the social democratic tradition and the radical right, and even libertarianism, mixing propaganda and fake news.
From Sara Cunial to the 3V Movement: the novax gathered in Vita
The first of these three political subjects is called Life, the list acts as a variegated container for the 3V Movement (Vaccines We Want Truth) by Luca Teodori, to the independent parliamentarian Sara Cunialto the former grillino and regional councilor Davide Barillari, to some groups of anti-lockdown traders, to the Popolo delle Mamme, to the Alleanza Italiana Stop 5G and to the actor Enrico Montesano, among others.
Vita’s program takes every aspect of the vaccine-skeptical movement to extremes and makes it absolute and places it in the context of the European Union, the euro and military alliances and in an almost New Age defense of all environmental issues. The main mind is Stefano Montanari, nanopathologist and supporter of pseudotheories on vaccines made with aborted fetuses and contributing cause of autism in children.
It is no coincidence that these days Montanari’s campaign consists in carrying around a documentary by the discredited doctor Andrew Wakefield, Vaxxed, which would corroborate the fears of his electorate. Montanari is also known for having dealt with chemtrails and for (he is known) a bizarre story about a microscope given to him by Beppe Grillo to find nanoparticles in incinerators.
A couple of years ago he launched Sfero, “the first totally Italian, free and independent social network”, in which the most read articles speak of the Russian invasion as another possible world, develop hypotheses on the “false moon landing” and let comedians vent third order like Sandro Torella, with the sexist joke always in the barrel.
Sovereign, popular and conspiracy theorist: the new galaxy of Marco Rizzo
Now let’s move to Ukraine. The independent journalist, geopolitical expert and ‘free thinker’ Franco Fracassi, after comparing the green pass to the yellow star of the Jews was pushed by his audience to go to Mariupol to do what, according to him, the rest of the hired journalists do not ago: real investigation.
We must be helped by the separatist troops, with one certainty: under the Azovstal steel mills there is a bio-laboratory related to the Covid pandemic and the Great Reset (a proposal to rebuild the economy on a more sustainable basis, launched at the World Economic Forum in 2020, which in the anti-lockdown segments was read as a form of ultra-technocratic restoration). Unfortunately for him, when the Russians find him in front of him they prevent him from entering. Hence the obvious conclusion of Fracassi: there must really be something under the steel mill. It is just an example of the militants of Italy Sovereign and Popular, a new party that wants to contest the votes of the M5S and the Lega through ambiguous slogans that propose the equivalence of interests between precarious workers, taxi drivers and the entrepreneurial petty bourgeoisie in the name of the common ‘national interest. ‘and support for Russian imperialism.
It is given around 1 percent in the polls. This apparently ultra-populist ‘thing’ was born from the merger of about fifteen organizations united under a single symbol, but the three most important entities are Ancora Italia – in whose statute there was until recently the philosopher Gramscian-lepenist Diego Fusarocollaborator of the far-right magazine Il Primato Nazionale – the Communist Party of Marco Rizzo, now lacking in the entire youth section in revolt, and Reconquering Italy, a sovereign sect formed mostly by accountants and lawyers from Central Italy.
The group also welcomed the former president of the Senate Foreign Commission, the declared Putinian Vito Petrocelli, expelled from the M5S, the novax deputy Bianca Laura Granato, the socialist patrol of Igor Camilli and Civil Action of the anti-mafia magistrate Antonio Ingroia.
Some episodes leave you astonished: like when Francesco Toscano, president of Ancora Italia, announced the candidacy of the former actress Gina Lollobrigida, 95, presenting her on Facebook with a guarantee: she is an ‘iron Putinian’. But she was covered with insults all the same: she in the past she sponsored vaccines, is the accusation of the readers. And then there is Ivana Costa who has a serious autoimmune disease and made the ‘mistake’ of making a speech wearing a mask. The photos of her began to circulate obsessively, shown with derision by the radicalized, and she chose to withdraw from the campaign.
The patrol is chaired by Rizzo, a communist since 1981, an experienced orator and experienced politician.
“Nobody tells you this but: Sonatrach, the Algerian company that will supply a tenth of the gas needed by Italy is 60% owned by Gazprom… Another mockery of the Italian people ”, he wrote on Twitter on July 19. In reality, Sonatrach is a 100 percent company in Algeria, where by law it is not possible to exceed 49 percent in strategic sectors such as energy. With the Russian Gazprom there is a contract for a single field to extract gas from 2025. But Rizzo has set up his experiment in this way, giving substance to the stereotypes that the much-hated mainstream has sewn on him. “You say this, we say the contrary on the whole. You represent us in this way, negatively, we conform to this representation ”, is the interpretation given by the philosopher Alessandro Volpi.
It is no coincidence that Rizzo has been a regular guest for years on all the most sensationalist programs on Rete 4, from TG4 to Stasera Italia, from Right and Reverse to Controcorrente.
Fiancheggiatore of Rizzo is the geopolitical site TheAntidiplomatic, crushed on Putinian reasons, whose director in August was hosted by the Russian disinformation site United World International, directed by the daughter of Aleksandr Gel’evič Dugin (far-right Russian political scientist and philosopher who has close ties to the Kremlin and the Russian armies). The director of the Antidiplomatics invited, on United World International, to vote for the coalition headed by Rizzo, as “the only alternative to liberal, warmongering and sanitary totalitarianism”.
But it is the network ofextreme right “Identity” or explicitly neo-fascist to have had a decisive role in the territorial organization of Italy Sovereign. Fabio De Maio, head of the Terra dei Padri social center in Modena, who four years ago harangued gloomy fashion shows in honor of the “fallen comrade” Sergio Ramelli together with Veneto Fronte Skinheads, enthusiastically supports Rizzo’s project. It is in the bar located above the Terra dei Padri center that banquets have been set up for the collection of party signatures.
And again: the coordinator of Italia Sovrana for Friuli Venezia-Giulia is Angel Lippifor thirty years a militant of the most extreme right: from the Youth Front to an association that made the defense of X Mas.
Among the candidates there is Emanuele Fusi, defense lawyer of that Andrea Palmeri who is internationally sought after after having enlisted in the pro-separatist front in Donbass to escape the judicial troubles (he was a former force new player and former leader of the ultras Bulldog Lucca, multi-condemned). They are not road accidents or “bad apples”, but an integral part of a precise strategy.
Italexit di Paragone: the Trojan horse of the neo-fascists
It is though Italexitthe party founded two and a half years ago by Gianluigi Comparisonformer M5S, former television tribune of La Gabbia – ultra-populist broadcast that has served as the forge for countless candidates of the triad we are talking about – which presents itself as the most mainstream anti-system party.
Folklore characters such as the suspended doctor Andrea Stramezzi, the docker, are involved in the enterprise Stephen Puzzer, the cartoonist Mario Improta or the assistant commissioner Nunzia Schilirò. With a campaign Politics set almost exclusively on ‘suspicious deaths’ from ‘serum’ (the usually derogatory term to designate anti-Covid vaccines), Paragone held a demonstration in Milan against the obligation to vaccinate on 15 January.
Among some green flags of Kekistan, a sort of tribal marker of the alt-right, with a dark meaning and often just a way to signal to fellow conversationalists online that the writer dreams of a chaotic revolt in society, the special guest was the Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier.
The unvaccinated will save humanity, explained the 89-year-old French virologist, according to whom “we must avoid other vaccinations, people treated against cancer, for example, it is important that they are not vaccinated because there is an aluminum that enters the cells and instead of curing the sick, they let them die even earlier ”. The social media success of the initiative was evident: over 1.1 million reactions collected in total from the 40 posts published from 14 to 15 January. A huge amount if we think that in the same period the three kingmaker of the social networks, Matteo Salvini, Giorgia Meloni and Giuseppe Conte, have collected a total of about 433 thousand. But, in addition to not having a scientific basis, according to epidemiologist Sara Gandini (who also had a sympathetic view of the birth of Italexit in its early stages) Montagnier’s invitation represented a “political own goalwhich makes the entire no green pass movement lose credibility.
“It is a wrong message also towards cancer patients for whom the vaccine can be a fundamental resource”.
It is clear that the cultural stamp of Italexit is in the alternation of authoritarianism (against migrants and deviant subjects, supporting the false news that an ethnic substitution is taking place) e anarcho-liberalism (against the ubiquitous ‘health dictatorship’). Rights would be natural and constitutional at the same time. Inalienable private property. Absolute didactic freedom. And then there are the flat tax, regional autonomy, the refusal not only of vaccines but of any prescription from public authorities: according to Italexit there can be no common policy in the face of an epidemic.
But, out of any emphasis or sensationalism, Italexit is the party where people converge, from Verona to Naples, who have not found a political home elsewhere in the sovereign galaxy, or who for strategic reasons have chosen to hide their symbols. This can be seen in the candidacy of Marco Mori, lawyer and former Casa Pound militant who had defended the group at the time of the attempted Luca Traini massacre. That the declared neo-fascists do not take part in the vote counts for little, since they can now use Italexit as a Trojan horse. So on 25 September the movement of the former M5S senator will try to remove votes from the Brothers of Italy and the Lega, perhaps the real opponents of this hallucinatory campaign.