In Spain, international politics function as a subordinate dimension to national politics. Deprived of autonomy and own incentives, French or German politics serves as a catalog where carefully select the facts that confirm domestic convictions. Moscow is the Third Rome and in Venezuela it is eaten three times a day. And that reality does not interfere .
Matteo Salvini's case is illustrative. The Italian politician has become a symbol of good or evil in a state of opinion in which nuances seem prohibited. If the Spanish left today hates Salvini , it is imposed that the right adore him. And he does it even until yesterday he was seen as a secessionist suspect. Because the recent transformation of the Lega into a national party, in the Italian sense, has made its friends and enemies in Spain have changed sides and with that of judgment. Meanwhile, his rhetoric remains practically the same.
The speeches of the founder of the Lega, Umberto Bossi, relied on the same issues that Salvini successfully exploits. He accused the left of promoting uncontrolled immigration, of threatening the traditional family, of encouraging the de-Christianization of the West and of supporting the destruction of people's sovereignty by accelerating globalization. Not to mention Bossi's bravado against illegal immigration. There are the newspaper libraries. But, oh surprise!, This speech was perfectly absorbed by a certain part of our public opinion . The reason? La Lega, after all, was an independence party that denounced Italian centralism as a historical projection of the fascist state. Rome, thief! There are the photos of Salvini with ikurriñas and esteladas. They are not very old.
In 2013 Salvini demonstrated a political instinct by saying goodbye to Padania to project his hunting territory throughout Italy, successfully taking advantage of the decline of Berlusconi and the European populist moment. But if his speech is cataloged as xenophobic and racist today, there was enough credit to do so since ancient times. Well Salvini does not come from nowhere, but is a particular product of the culture of his party and the family of European secessionist nationalism that is reborn with the collapse of the USSR. However, we entertain ourselves with Byzantine debates about the return of fascism, regardless of its cultural and historical matrix being different. It is not going to be that an adequate genealogy leads us to conclude that these muds come from these powders.
According to the criteria of The Trust ProjectKnow more
- Matteo Salvini
Editorial Populism with the Open Arms
The Gang Walk Vacant Spain
The fierce wolfBoris, the falconer