But Will the Trains Run on Time?

Monday, August 04, 2008
Italy deploys soldiers on the streets.

A bill rubberstamped by the Italian parliament allows for illegal immigrants to be detained for 8 months without trial, puts the military on the streets and grants immunity from prosecution to PM Berlusconi (he owns the Italian media) and other heads of state during their terms of office. Why would they want such immunity, if not to indulge unrestrainedly in corruption?

A new kind of fascism is coming to Europe. It's not possible to predict its outcome, but it's taking tentative form in Italy. This is why I hate the Europeans. WWI was bad enough. WWII was unforgiveable. And now, in their decrepit old age, I see them resorting to police-state methods - again!