[Marxism] Letter from Italy: While the old is dying, the new cannot be born

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Tue May 7 20:06:27 MDT 2013

Luigi Preiti, a 49-year old unemployed man from the Calabria region of
southern Italy, walked towards Palazzo Chigi on April 28, the seat of the
Italian government in Rome, holding a gun. As the military police
patrolling the palace tried to stop him, Preiti went on a shooting spree.

He wounded two policemen before the he was restrained and arrested by the
Carabinieri. Apparently, Preiti’s intended plan was “to kill a politician”
and then commit suicide.

Meanwhile, inside the heavily guarded walls of Palazzo Chigi, the new
Italian government was being sworn in. This was the latest act of a
political circus that started two months ago when the general election
resulted in a stalemate.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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