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Italy: Will Salvini Become Prime Minister?

Posted on | August 21, 2019 | 2 Comments


Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation Tuesday, an event Forbes describes as “creating more chaos for Italy just 17 months after the last election.” If you want to know what it really means, however, read Vox Day, who sees Conte’s resignation as a prophetic omen of an October victory for nationalist Matteo Salvini, “the most popular man in Italy now.” Salvini is leader of La Lega, which was originally Lega Nord per l’Indipendenza della Padania (Northern League for the Independence of Padania), dating back to the 1990s.

At a time when Italy’s political establishment was dominated by the interests of its more backward southern provinces, Lega Nord advocated independence for Italy’s prosperous northern region (“Padania”), and thus was a secessionist movement. This phenomenon caught the attention of certain intellectuals in the United States, who saw in Lega Nord an omen of a future in which the large nation-states constructed in the 19th and 20th centuries might be disaggregated. Why should “lines on the map” be considered sacrosanct? The breakup of the Soviet Union, the return of independence to Eastern Europe, the separation of the Czech Republic from Slovakia, and the civil war that turned the former Yugoslavia into several separate countries — all of these events seemed to be pointing toward a future of reorganization and realignment.

It was this emergent trend that inspired the formation of the League of the South in 1994, advocating “the cultural, social, economic, and political well-being and independence of the Southern people.” Six years later, the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled the League a “racist hate group.” My former association with the League (circa 1996-97) then became the basis of smearing me as a “white supremacist,” even though it could be shown from contemporaneous emails that I had argued strongly against any racialist platform. But facts don’t matter to the SPLC, which has since lost all credibility as an arbiter of “hate.”

The past 25 years, as the intelligent reader must perceive, have validated the judgment of those who, like League of the South president Michael Hill, saw in the Lega Nord an omen of future political trends. What propelled Salvini’s Lega and other “right-wing” nationalist movements into prominence was the phony “refugee” crisis that began in 2014, which was a predictable consequence of the so-called “Arab Spring” that Hillary Clinton’s State Department endorsed (and perhaps orchestrated via the CIA). In Italy, as in other European countries, the unprecedented influx of “refugees” was welcomed by the Left and respectable centrists, and this center-left consensus in favor of the foreign invasion (to call it what it actually was) understandably provoked a reaction that favored the so-called “far right.” If the only alternative to surrendering your country to foreigners is an “extremist” party, every patriot will become an extremist.

Of course, the center-left establishment panicked at the prospect of losing control of the political machinery, and labeled “racist” anyone who advocated opposition to the open-borders agenda of the international elite. Yet the people saw through this propaganda, and voted for Salvini in Italy, Orban in Hungary, Brexit in England, etc. It is not “racism” that has given Matteo Salvini a chance to become Italy’s next prime minister, but rather the political bankruptcy of the elite establishment.

As someone who was an “extremist” before extremism became cool, I don’t expect any apologies now from the liars who falsely smeared me. Sometimes those of us blessed with political foresight must patiently endure abuse while we wait for events to prove us right. Deo Vindice.



2 Responses to “Italy: Will Salvini Become Prime Minister?”

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