Convicted criminal Silvio Berlusconi returns to Italian politics as a kingmaker


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/30/backpfeifengesicht.html


#2

So what, criminals aren’t supposed to have a place in politics any more?


#3

He’s Italian, how can you not like him?


#4

Backpfeifengesicht is exactly right. Though of course we don’t approve of literally smacking politicians upside the head, especially if it’s accompanied by ramming “a souvenir replica of [Milano’s] famously spikey [Duomo] cathedral” in their face.


#5

M5S is also populist and Euroskeptic, so if Berlusconi’s energy has found an outlet slagging them off then that is better than some alternatives.


#6

In these dark times of resurgent right-wing populism it’s only natural that this scumbag would re-emerge.


#7

I think “no no” is an entirely apt description. Unfortunately others are going with “non no.”


#8

While there are certainly a lot of things in common between Berlusconi and 45, i think there are also a lot of differences.
As far as i understand Berlusconi is a smart guy who tries to manipulate voters for his own interests, Trump looks like an evil Mr. Magoo.


#9

Sigh. I’ve spoken to otherwise intelligent Italians who think Berlusconi has done nothing wrong, has done no harm and was and is good for Italy.

Proto-Trump indeed.


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