ER Editor: As ever, a masterly 50,000 foot view of the Italian deep state from veteran journalist, Cesare Sacchetti. Interestingly, the featured image of Berlusconi, without heavy makeup, shows a pretty sick man, and this was from 2015. This Huffington Post story (browsers will translate) from April 5, 2023 reveals he went into intensive care with pneumonia and heart failure as a result of the lung infection, itself caused by leukaemia.
BERLUSCONI AND BERGOGLIO: THE ITALIAN DEEP STATE HANGING BY THIN THREADS
More or less reassuring dry medical bulletins continue to arrive from San Raffaele. Berlusconi, hospitalized in the Milanese hospital, would be better and there is even “cautious optimism” about his health conditions.
Now the expression “cautious optimism” is one of those rituals that often portend a very different picture from reality, especially if used in healthcare environments and above all if it concerns political figures of the caliber of Silvio Berlusconi.
The reality appears to be very different. Sources obviously not connected to the mainstream and who do not stick to the script that all the Italian media are playing describe a rather different picture.
Until a few days ago, at the San Raffaele, there was a procession of political figures and from the entertainment world who went to visit Berlusconi.
And when they came out they seemed to be anything but cheered up. On the contrary, they were seen fidgeting on the phone with their interlocutors presumably alarmed by the health conditions of the Forza Italia leader.
Of course, then there was Letta who spoke his words last Saturday, the eve of Easter, to the point of speaking of a possible “resurrection” of Berlusconi but the sensation one had listening to him was that of someone trying to reassure himself more that the interlocutors.
The Italian establishment wants to convey an idea of security and full control of the situation, when in reality both the former and the latter are completely lacking.
The more natural question to ask is why there is so much concern on the part of members of the elites regarding Berlusconi’s fate.
The answer is quite simple. Silvio Berlusconi is a fundamental piece on which the already fragile and unstable balances that support the entire Italian political system depend, born in 1992, the year of the Mani Pulite judicial coup orchestrated by Washington’s deep state circles.
It is the so-called Second Republic which was born out of the explicit will of Euro-Atlantism to ensure that Italy entered the ordo-liberal cage of Maastricht and was gradually devoured by all its predators.
It has been a march towards decline, and the parties that make up the current system that have undergone various mutations and followed by controlled oppositions, see the Salvinian League and the M5S as the main culprits.
This ruling class, or perhaps we should just say executioner, destroyed one of the strongest industrial powers on the planet.
And it did it slavishly without ever going off the rails. The only time that it seemed we were close to leaving the fence of the EU, an institution desired and controlled in reality by the Anglosphere, was in 2011, a year that now seems like the distant past.
And on that occasion Silvio Berlusconi, who was in power himself, could not and did not want to get out of the monetary and economic cage that imprisoned Italy and deindustrialized it. He could not and would not based on the simple principle of non-contradiction.
You cannot break down or fight a system of which you are a part. How could the man from Arcore challenge the international financial status quo when his economic empire was linked to and depended on that same status quo?
And how could Berlusconi defeat these powers if this meant the inevitable end, or at least a dramatic reduction, of his wealth?
He couldn’t and didn’t want to. Faced with the “dilemma” between his companies and the country, Berlusconi did not think much about it.
He chose the first. He voted his trust in the Trilateral man, Mario Monti, sent to commission the country and implement the austerity agenda that has cost the lives of tens of thousands of people across Europe.
The keys to Italy passed to an “economic hitman”, one of those subjects described by the American economist John Perkins, who has the specific task of stripping a nation little by little and depriving it of its vital strategic resources.
He is Draghi’s infamous autopilot, another expert in the field of economic assassinations of a nation.
Since then, the noose that was suffocating Italy has become increasingly tight.
Berlusconi proved to be decisive in establishing the coalition governments of the following years, from Letta to Renzi through the infamous pact of the Nazarene.
Without Berlusconi, the PD and its various emissaries chosen by the supranational powers would not have been able to govern and the plan to keep Italy prisoner would inevitably have stalled.
But now there is a new fact that has blown up all the principles on which the existence of the Italian political system was based.
There is no longer the guarantor of Washington. There is no longer the American side which assures every government and every party that it can remain in power without major jolts.
This is certainly due to the season of the political doctrine of “America First” inaugurated by Trump and it is also due to the failure to reunite the two sides of the Atlantic which on paper Biden should have implemented.
Euro-Atlantic relations have not mended at all and, if possible, have even worsened. Witness the latest statement by Emmanuel Macron, French president and Rothschild man who is increasingly in crisis due to the austerity measures he is implementing and which are the very consequences of the existence of the single currency.
Macron said that the EU must build its own political and geopolitical dimension that goes beyond the relationship with the United States, but Macron forgets, or pretends to forget, that the EU was not meant to be an independent structure.
It was thought to be the weak and submissive link in the Euro-Atlantic chain. Without therefore the role of dominus that Washington ensured, the EU is inevitably destined to enter an ever deeper crisis that is leading to the implosion of the EU itself.
This while in the East the Anglosphere continues to receive very powerful blows from the BRICS, who are building a geopolitical alliance that is consuming all the influence enjoyed by Atlanticism.
And Italian politics thus finds itself living in this condition of ever shorter and ever more temporary limbo with the old masters in a deep crisis, and hoping that the machine of history will jam and change direction.
But it’s not happening. On the contrary, the cogs of the machine continue to go in the direction not wanted by the Italian deep state.
And Berlusconi’s illness and a possible departure of the forced leader could be the wheel that blows up an already very precarious and dysfunctional mechanism.
Precarious because the parties have been living since the Draghi government fell and they are all clinging to the unstable raft of the Meloni government.
Dysfunctional because, once the transnational superstructure has cracked, it is impossible for the current political system to survive.
They are the laws, so to speak, of political physics that the various members of the establishment know well, and that they childishly hope that this time they can be violated with one exception to the rule that will not exist.
So the end of Berlusconi not only assumes symbolic value with the end of the 1992 era and the Second Republic which also began with the entry into politics with the founder of Mediaset.
It also assumes a practical political value because an end to Berlusconi means the definitive end and dissolution of Forza Italia, long since brain dead and kept alive only by the presence of the knight.
There is an article that appeared in La Stampa by the Elkann family (ER: behind a paywall) which partially captures the drama of the situation. Sometimes even the mainstream media can’t help but tell, or be told, the truth when necessary.
Forza Italia is submerged in debt. A mountain of liabilities equal to 100 million euros all guaranteed by Silvio Berlusconi.
If Silvio Berlusconi dies, who will take on all those debts? And who will take charge of managing the party in the post-Berlusconi era?
The figure of Marta Fascina, former Milan press officer, seems to be completely inadequate but there doesn’t seem to be anyone actually able to take the party on their shoulders.
The corporate party was born and died with Berlusconi. And once he’s gone, it’s just over. It is the end of an era that has lasted too long, and that for too long has brought only decadence and misery to Italy.
The end and the diaspora of the last forzisti cannot fail to have even stronger effects on the unstable Meloni government, which exists only on paper but does not even seem to exist in real political life.
There is a prime minister who tries to implement some points of the previous heurist and Atlanticist agenda, but there is a prime minister who knows that the system that ensured that supremacy has substantially failed.
And there is a prime minister who is constantly looking for a way to break the bank, as he did with the subsidiaries, provoking once again the government “allies” who have remained empty-handed.
Therefore, if Berlusconi leaves the curtain and Forza Italia dissolves, it is probable to think that Giorgia Meloni will immediately seize the opportunity to get out of the way, leaving someone else a hot potato that no one seems willing to take in their hands.
The mystery about Bergoglio’s health: the other unknown factor tormenting the establishment
To this already high situation of political instability we must also add that of another historical referent of the Italian deep state.
The Vatican has been in the hands of ecclesiastical Freemasonry since the ominous Second Vatican Council. It is not at all clear what happened to Bergoglio last March 29 and there are many obscure points in the story told by the Vatican press office that do not add up at all.
The pontiff claims an illness on the day in question, is transported by ambulance and the Vatican spokespersons speak of “scheduled checks” .
Almost inexplicably then, not even two days after falling ill, Bergoglio wanders through the corridors of the Gemini pediatric oncology department on Friday morning as if nothing had happened and not showing the symptoms of bronchitis that the Vatican then said the pontiff would had.
Now another sour note is added. It is the Jesuit pope himself who says that he “had a very bad time” with a family from Pesaro, denying all the previous version of the Vatican and partially denying even himself.
If the illness was so serious, how was it possible that Bergoglio at 86 years old and with considerable physical ailments could be discharged from the hospital so quickly?
Mysteries remain about what happened to the pontiff, and some hypothesize that this situation of uncertainty is destined to last very little with a pope in an increasingly precarious health condition.
This only worsens the apprehension of the men of the Italian deep state who, already worried about a possible exit from the scene of Berlusconi, find themselves having to face the prospect of a conclave with a new pontiff who has no guarantee that he will be in line with his predecessor.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio is a very difficult figure to replace. He was one of the leaders of the globalist design and was one of the last guarantors of Italian governments already seriously weakened and increasingly lacking strong international banks.
His loss would probably be unbridgeable.
An entire system therefore appears to hang on very fragile threads and those threads are getting thinner and thinner.
The coming months will be decisive and the feeling is that everything that remains to keep the Italian liberal elites afloat is destined to fail.
They are those historical crossroads that decide which way a country goes and Italy, right now, is right in front of one of them.
Featured image, Berlusconi (2015): https://www.rainews.it/archivio-rainews/articoli/Berlusconi-al-San-Raffaele-per-cambio-pacemaker-in-day-hospital-f59e2a18-b729-4923-b342-1347f0f55453.html?refresh_ce
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