Italian populism – between dreams and reality

There will be general election in my country, we will vote on sunday,  February 24th and monday, February 25th. Before that we’re knee deep in the worst political campaign ever since 1948.

The main factor is not the economy, nor the italian role in Europe. No, it’s not about the rise of the unenployed number. No, everything is about promises. Dreams selled to the audience, cheaper than candies. Old timers like Silvio Berlusconi and newcomers like Beppe Grillo got the center of the political ring and every single day they rise the stakes about what will happen the magical first day after the elections.

Believe me, it’s like to see an old movie. A really bad one. Since 1993 political campaigns here in Italy are like that. Now, in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis ever, almost everybody can see that there’s nothing real in these “dreams”. While the fat cats are on TV we’re dealing with a world that changes at high speed.