Still remember Riace, the Italian town that I have been praising over and over since the refugee crisis began, and its inspirational Mayor Lucano?
If all of Italy can follow the example of Riace, then perhaps all of the EU will then follow the example of Italy.
http://aryanism.net/blog/aryan-sanctuary/empathy-not-human-rights/comment-page-1/#comment-125558 (please read my entire conversation with MS)
Francis has taken in something like two refugee families in total. Francis is a fucking joke. Here is a serious leader in comparison:http://fortune.com/worlds-greatest-leaders/domenico-lucano-40/ If tiny Riace can do so much, how much more could the Vatican do if only it had the will?
Spread the word! The alternative to Angela Merkel is not Viktor Orban, but Domenico Lucano! (Note that the mafia has threatened Lucano over his welcoming of refugees. In other words, the attitude found in Italy’s mafia is the same as that found in Hungary’s government. Think about that for a moment.)
Well, guess what just happened now that Salvini is in power?
Pro-refugee Italian mayor arrested for ‘aiding illegal migration’
His arrest comes a week after Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, announced a series of anti-immigration measures that included slashing funds for migrant reception and integration.
It also follows the suspension by the public broadcaster, Rai, of a TV show about Riace, which had been lauded as an exemplary model for integration.
Salvini shared news of Lucano’s arrest on Twitter, alongside a comment that also made a dig at the anti-mafia author, Roberto Saviano, a staunch critic of his policies. “Damn, who knows what Saviano and all the other do-gooders who want to fill Italy with immigrants will say now,” the far-right League leader wrote.
Gioacchino Criaco, a writer from Calabria who knows Lucano well, said he foresaw the mayor’s arrest even before the investigation began. “He showed how it was possible to do concrete things with limited means,” Criaco said.
“Efficiency and humanity are not welcomed in a cynical system. This is a system that only takes consensus from politics of fear. In this respect, examples of virtuousness must be eradicated.”
Lucano received a show of support on his Facebook page, with Riace locals calling on each other to rally together in solidarity.
Sergio Bontempelli, a migrant rights campaigner with the Association of Rights and Borders, said that Riace had become too well known as an example of good integration and had been under attack for years. He said other integration projects undertaken by hundreds of people in other Italian towns were now at risk.
Stop calling Salvini a “populist”! Lucano is the populist. Riace is what actual populism looks like: a self-sufficient small town with no power elite wishing to keep power within their own circle, just ordinary people (many of whom arrived owning nothing) all given a chance to contribute in whatever way they can. Salvini, in contrast, sides with the Italian mafia (a small-scale power elite in its own right) in persecuting Riace, all in the interests of Western civilization (the power elite for the last five centuries).
Lucano’s one mistake was in failing to insist that every resident of Riace had a firearm, that they organize paramilitarily and that they shoot Rehabs on sight.
Full-length documentary about Riace:
This is what Salvini wants to destroy. This is what can only be protected by the willingness to use firearms.