The recently-elected Prime Minister of Italy is Giorgia Meloni of "Dio, Famiglia, Patria!" fame has already cemented her country's ties to NATO. Since she campaigned as a Ukraine War doubter, questions arise as to her fidelity to her promises now that she's more or less taken the NATO line on the 'special military operation'.
In a mid-length essay found here, an Italian observer notes that--in reality--Italy is a vassal state of the United States and has been so ever since WWII. In addition, Italy is a financial vassal of the EU, made so in large part by her Globalist (and un-elected) predecessor, the soulless financial 'wizard' Draghi.
So Meloni is between a rock and a hard place.
...The reality – or I should say the tragedy – of politics is much more
resemblant to the epic yet shadowy universe of Tolkien. And the battle
in Giorgia’s heart has begun already before the election. Torn between
“governists” and “movementists”, between appeals to VOX and to Orbán on
the one hand, and the institutional responsibility of carrying on
Draghi’s iron-cage agreement with the EU on the other, Giorgia has lost
some supporters on both sides. Her victory was announced, but she did
not triumph, and people are protesting even before she presents her
government. Berlusconi and Salvini ask to be influential, and so do
their parties, the President imposes his constraints, and so certainly
do the US and NATO. Giorgia has been appearing in public less in recent
days, and she lamented many sleepless nights. The dream of the clean
girl finally sitting on the throne could quite easily turn into a
The same people who voted for her are mostly contrary to sanctions,
as are the majority of Italians, and many – like me – are even
pro-Russian. Her party’s representatives replied that this proves that
their stance is principled and not out of political convenience, but of
course, this defiance does not solve the serious political
contradiction. As the EU revealed that the promises of massive financial
support contained in the National Plan for Recovery and Resilience
(PNRR) will be kept if and only if the government progresses on the
LGBTQ+ agenda they have discretely [sic] agreed on with Draghi, Giorgia’s
party protested. Yet if they resist this, there will be many other
“irresistible offers” and compromises later....
"Irresistible" as in "Nice country you have here. It would be a shame......"
That's how the US treats its vassals.
The essay has some obiter dicta of particular interest to Catholics. Early on, he writes this:
...Once at the center of the formidable Roman Empire, Italy has since been
the lot for the powerhouses of the moment, often more than one at a
time. Internally fragmented, and internationally divided, its boundless
pride collides with the paradox of being an object of both contempt and
envy, and produces immense frustration and countless dissonances within
itself and for its external observers. Perhaps nothing expresses it
better than the magnificent irrelevance, the burgeoning decadence of
Rome and the Vatican....
Later on, he quotes Benedict XVI who is commenting on Putin after their meeting:
...“Our meeting (Benedict XVI and Putin’s) was interesting. We spoke in
German, and he knows it perfectly. We did not undertake deep
discussions, but I believe that he – while a powerful man – is touched
by the necessity of faith. He is a realist. He sees that Russia suffers
the destruction of morality. Also as a patriot, as a person who wants to
bring it back to its role of great power, he understands that the
destruction of Christianity threatens to destroy it as well. He is aware
that man needs God, and certainly, he is intimately touched by Him.
Even now, when he presented Pope Francis with an icon, he first crossed
himself and kissed it.”...
Quite a contrast to the propaganda emitted by the British and US intel services, I'd say.
Back to the main thoughts:
... How could two so like-minded people [Putin and Meloni] end up not only on opposing sides,
but actively waging war against each other? Especially in the deadly
political environment created by the Western Empire, where the
Resistance, the defenders of such simple truths – men and women… – are
persecuted into supporting each other?...
... First of all, both are artificial conditions that are shaped and
directed by the Empire, particularly the US, NATO, and the EU, to divide
and rule their opponents. Everyone can understand that if you lose
Poland, you also lose the Baltics and, sooner or later, the whole
Visegrád 4. So US motivations to keep the centuries-long hatred going
are high. In the case of Italy, there is a strong Russophile tradition –
reciprocated by a very warm Russian friendship – and once again, a turn
toward the Russian sphere would leave the West in worse conditions than
during the Cold War (while a Polish conversion would almost mean the
reconstitution of the Warsaw pact). As I explained, they literally
killed people over decades to avoid such a scenario....
Having reminded us of Putin's disquisition on the West ('Satanic' was the key word), the author goes on:
... The West openly despises Giorgia’s and Poland’s convictions. Yet they
tolerate them very gladly as long as these perform their role of
anti-Russian fanatics. This is unsurprising, as the West is a-moral,
even more, and even worse, than immoral. They do not have an opposing
morality: the fact is, morality does not exist for them, they have the reverse of morality....
It would be helpful if the author distinguished the West's leadership
--really, the Davos crowd--from the people
. That separation is clear in Holland, France, Canada, and increasingly in the US, where not only will the mid-terms produce a Republican Congress, but a much-more-'America First' Republican contingent therein.
Can Meloni find a middle path between the EU/Davos/NATO bunch and her electors?