Italians have elections this coming weekend, and the Anglo press, to the extent it has an interest, is focused on the generally neocon, but popular in the paleosphere for his ties to Lega Nord, Berlusconi, as he seeks a Lazarus like return.
The populist standard bearer is Beppe Grillo, a television star, who is using modern technology, and campaign barnstorming in tandem. The Ron Paul parallels are obvious.
Mr. Grillo is running on an ‘out of the EU’, repudiate the debt, expand Internet access, platform.
While not exactly Tea Party, the most interesting development was that this populist leader refused to join the antifa’s, or ‘anti-racists’ in Anglo terms, when it came to denouncing Casa Pound (Casa Pound, Pound as in Ezra, being considered beyond the pale, fascist to polite company, of course.) Good luck finding an Anglo-press article on this development–I can only offer a google translate.
Censorship and technology have such a ying yang relationship.
Mr. Grillo, the latest to embody a very new political tradition. God’s speed.