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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

People Have Lost Their Goddamned Minds! Part 3

Today, we go all the way to Italy for this edition of People Have Lost Their Goddamned Minds.

Cries of 'Duce! Duce!' salute Rome's new mayor

"Italy's new parliament met for the first time yesterday with applause for Rome's mayor-elect, Gianni Alemanno, a day after followers celebrated his triumph with straight-arm salutes and fascist-era chants."

Excuse me?

These assholes were really doing this shit?

The chants should have been "Douche! Douche!" as in douchebag, as in scumbag, as in Don't Ever Let Me Move To Italy Or You'll Be Reading About Cracked Skulls.

These people have lost their fucking minds!

"Alemanno, a former neo-fascist youth leader, took 54% of the vote in a run-off on Sunday and Monday, crushing his rival, Francesco Rutelli, a deputy prime minister in the last, centre-left government.

"Silvio Berlusconi, who won a general election earlier this month, welcomed the latest evidence of Italy's leap to the right by declaring: 'We are the new Falange.' Although he took care to wrap his remark in a classical context, his choice of words appeared to be a nod and a wink to his most extreme supporters."

Santayana is spinning in his grave so fast that, if you hooked wires to the body, you could power the city of Rome for years.

Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it indeed.

Good luck, Italy, or at least those of you who are still sane.


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