Egypt and Tunisia: Revolution is Possible
So reads this manifesto by Sinistra Critica that I first spotted this morning while heading to work. With all of the upheaval in North Africa over the past few weeks, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. I saw similar appropriation of political happenings in other parts of the world for Italian means when Obama won the election back in 2008. Of course, in theory, with Berlusconi up on trial for the Ruby-gate scandal on April, it would seem that a sort of “revolution” could take place here as well. Issues in Libya are also drawing more attention to the prime minister’s already controversial relationship with Qaddafi doesn’t help matters either. But, as some news sources are pointing out, Silvio isn’t completely down and out with the public. I would love to believe that things are really on the verge of change, as I’ve grown to love this country as my own, but I remain highly skeptical. Unfortunately I think a large percentage of the population isn’t exposed enough to the real truth of what is happening behind closed doors and still really believe that the man in charge has their best interests at heart. From the stagnation and frustration I see, I just don’t believe that to be true, but I’m not sure if we’re really ready for the revolution just yet. What do you think? Is this really the beginning of the end of Berlusconi or is it just another bump in his long and colorful road?