In the book “1984” Winston Smith is arrested, and taken to the Ministry of Love, which in DoubleSpeak meant a Prison with a brainwashing facility. AKA, a psychiatric torture chamber. Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, held in a similar facility, in the Soviet Union, was described as Mentally Ill by the Soviets and the Western Propaganda Media called it a Gulag, a Concentration Camp and … Ministry of Love. When Massimo Tartaglia busted Berlusconi in the face by throwing a Church at him (literally, it was a model of the main cathedral in Milan), The GodlessFather Berlusconi first had a press release where Signor Tartaglia was taped begging his forgiveness, a “Ring Kissing” ceremony if ever I saw one. Berlusconi said he forgave him. And said two days later, as he was being bundled into his car, that “Love conquers hate”.
Wounded premier kept for four days in the hospital. At a young age we’re taught to pretend that words cannot hurt us like sticks and stones. Later we accord to words more power even than paper, scissors, rock –those of us for whom violence is only a surreality.
So far the only Berlusconi-media-approved photo released of Italian Heavyweight Champion Massimo Tartaglia conveniently corroborates the diagnosis of Tartaglia’s alleged mental illness. What does that say about the average Italian, not crazy enough? Now of course Berlusconi’s press is predicting a wave of public sympathy for the wounded dictator. Basta!
My favorite incongruent idiocy came from the lips of Italian President Giorgio Napolitano who condemned the “grave and unusual gesture of aggression,” pleading that political differences be expressed “preventing and heading off every impulse and spiral of violence.” What’s good enough for Iraqis is not gentile enough for poor Berlusconi.
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(If the Hate- mongers jump in
I’ll probably put the original back.)
Too bad they didn’t drag him and his mistress naked through the streets.
Dec 13, MILAN– Massimo Tartaglia, 42, struck Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi with a miniature statue of Milan’s Duomo Cathedral.
My worries about it are that the guy who beat his ass is going to be in a U.S. Torture Chamber within the hour. Like al Zaihidi was after he chunked his shoes at Our Own Beloved ex-Dictator.