CRISCUOLO, RADICAL PARTY : The storytelling around the criminal organizations in Campania must be rewritten



The storytelling around the criminal organizations in Campania must be rewritten. The stories divulged for years by the most popular writers, manipulated by their publishing houses, have made speculations center in exclusively on crimes whose effects are more immediately visible inside our society – like human and drugs trafficking, which by the way represent a failure of prohibitionist politics in the South of Italy. But a new discovery has been made in the past few weeks concerning the involvement of the bourgeois class of white collars in the scandal named “appaltopoli” (“contracts town”): university teachers, administrative managers, even the chairperson of the Banco di Napoli foundation. Why did the people who notoriously talk about criminal organizations, like for example Saviano, keep quiet about this? And is such an excessive lawmaking efficient when it comes to contracts, procurements and related matters? This lawmaking actually complicates a bureaucracy that is already in difficulty. What role does the Anti-Mafia Committee really have in Italy? These are all questions someone should give an answer to. We need less rules and more clarity from the press, instead of its constant attempt to steer these media-driven trials; and in order to obtain so, we need a “new legislation” that gives prevalence to the right to privacy over the right to freedom of speech and criticism of journalists, whom are never condemned to jail in case of slanders. The rules we should apply would represent a revolution aiming at making the liberal and liberalist thinking emerge in Italy, a country that’s drowning in a justicialist, state-driven system. Populism has become the best way to hide the old system built on consociations, which have held together the city councils for years. Similarly, the “fight against the Camorra”, the “defense of those at the bottom” (like migrants and unemployed people) and the “protest at any cost” have become a valid passport to have access to the Parliament.
It has recently come to light how the delegations inside institutions like the “metropolitan city” have been used for private interests, legalizing the buying of votes and delegitimizing political parties that are struggling more and more with an identity crisis. This reality has fed the ambitions of men like the Mayor of Naples, Luigi De Magistris, who’s been intending to create a system of local self-governments in charge of the South – and let’s not forget that De Magistris was a former prosecuting attorney who agreed with the position of people like Varoufakis on a European level. Many acts of violence occurred in Naples have been tolerated by its mayor, for the associations responsible for them were close to him. The Jewish community and the Radical Party of Naples have held several pacific protests against the many decisions the Mayor have made in favour of the BDS (“Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions”, a pro-Palestine movement); this case has also been examined in Bruxelles. The Mayor doesn’t seem to be bothered that much by this international climate of war, for it looks like he’d rather ride a wave of violence and hatred.
The lack of reform following the results of the latest constitutional referendum, especially in regard to the title V of the Constitution, represents a working plan that the Government needs to start as soon as possible, in order to prevent the poorly-regulated public bodies from devouring the money of the communities without giving back efficient public services. This would be a valid starting point towards the end of a tough time of legal policy that has determined both political stagnation and violent populism.



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