At the end of this session of the Assembly of Corsica devoted to the mafia, two resolutions were finally put to the vote: one carried by the nationalists, the other by the right-wing group Un Soffiu Novu. Main difference between the two texts: the reference to “political violence” as a source of mafia excesses.
The objective had been announced during the introductory speech of the President of the Assembly, Marie-Antoinette Maupertuis, this Friday, November 18, in the morning: to adopt a resolution bringing together the signature of all the groups and representatives of the society civil society, at the end of this extraordinary session devoted to the mafia.
In the end, the result was not really what was expected: in the end, it was not one, but two resolutions that emerged from these long debates. One, carried by elected nationalists. The second, by the group Un Soffiu Novu.
Source of the discord: the will of the elected representatives of the right to mention in the text the condemnation “deviations characterized by mafia-type attributes, which find their roots in the different forms of violence, including political violence”. This last point could not, of course, receive the consent of the elected nationalists.
It was Jean-Martin Mondoloni who presented the text in the hemicycle. According to the co-president of the group Un Soffiu Novu, the main contradiction is a substantive analysis: “Violence begets violence. And we think that we cannot compartmentalize, isolate and seal off Mafia violence from the soil and the roots in which it is born. We are not born mafia, we become mafia because we evolve in an ecosystem of violence. There is the violence of precariousness, the violence of common law, the violence linked to injustice. And, yes, that is what sets us apart: we say quietly, calmly, serenely, that there has been historical violence to which some have turned their backs and there are resurgences of violence of a political nature which continue to poison Corsican society”.
A speech that does not pass for Josépha Giacometti-Piredda, representative of Corsica Libera in the hemicycle. “I cannot let it be said tonight that political violence is at the root of violence and mafia excesses. This is factually and chronologically wrong. I’m going to go further: if I had wanted to put mine on the “considering”, I could have asked that state violence be explicitly mentioned this evening, the solicitations of thugs by the parallel police, the SAC , murders, known attempted murders. I could have asked for the abuses to be highlighted, the voluntary lascia corre, the eyes averted from the State on a mafia system which has been set up and which has prospered”tackles the chosen one.
Same story with Paul-Félix Benedetti, leader of Core in Fronte: “I cannot accept that we are opposed to the genesis of this villainous violence in the roots of our nationalist politics. It is a construction that is tendentious. said “more autonomy can lead to more mafia, because more autonomy is more nationalism and nationalism and the mafia…they follow the same logic since they all practice violence and violence is all the same “.
The separatist elected to continue “Me, Jean-Martin, I’m going to take a minute to read you a text (…): “There are three kinds of violence. The first, mother of all the others: institutional violence, that which legalizes and perpetuates the dominations, oppressions and exploitations; that which crushes and crushes men in its silent and well-oiled cogs. The second is revolutionary violence, which arises from the will to abolish the first. The third is repressive violence which has as its object of stifling the second, by making itself the auxiliary and the accomplice of the first violence, that which engenders all the others. There is no worse hypocrisy to call violence only the second, by pretending to forget the first which gave birth to it and the third which kills it. Today, this debate has been brought about by the death of a patriot, Maxime Susini, killed by scoundrels. There is no room for defamation and for a distortion of history”.
For Jean-Christophe Angelini, president of the PNC group, the analysis of the right is also erroneous. “I have modestly built my life course on the idea that the national fight should be exclusively dedicated to public and democratic action.recalls the chosen one. However, political violence has changed. Talking about political violence as we were able to talk about it in the 80s or 90s is, in my opinion, not fair. The political violence which was clandestine and structured it is today punctual and spontaneous. When we speak of violence, I would speak, as some have done, of the expression of a revolt”.
Last to speak, the President of the Executive Gilles Simeoni expressed his “feeling of disappointment and incomprehension” with respect to the position of the right. “I believe that at that point in our collective history, with what has happened for 40 years, with what has happened for three years, it was preferable to make the choice of convergence and of unanimity than that of differentiation. I believe this very sincerely, does he think. I am thinking of the moment in the collective life of Corsica where we are, reintroducing political violence in this text as a factor which today contributes to mafia drift is a scientific, political error and an anachronism. (…) I do not understand and I am disappointed with this position which I respect”.
The resolution Un Soffiu Novu is rejected, the other resolution adopted by the vote of the nationalist groups, without participation of the right.