What is the Mafia? It is nothing more than a mixture of business and politics. This happens not only in Sicily. Politicians and financial lobbies get along well.
In the past, the bankers pushed the governments to declare war, so that they could borrow the money from them. If this is not Mafia, what is it?
Once the Italian public television said that the choice of the foreign ministers had always been imposed by an important multinational firm. In my opinion, this is Mafia.
All over the world are commixtures of business and politics. For this reason, the Mafia can never be defeated. I am aware that I am pessimistic on this topic, but this is the truth.
I stood for a few minutes in front of the tomb of the Mafia boss of Enna. I said a prayer for him and asked the Lord to forgive him and his murderers too. After all, all crimes are caused by ignorance and error. Evil doesn’t exist.
This is an excerpt from November 2: The Day of the Dead in Sicily
The House of Lords dates back to the Middle Ages. Over the time, it has been losing much of its original power, but it is still highly valued by British citizens.
During the republican period ruled by Cromwell, the House of Lords was suppressed. It was reconstituted upon the restoration of the monarchy.
It is considered anachronistic by many. The number of its members is variable.
There are three kinds of people to compose it:
– Lords Spiritual. They are bishops of the Church of England.
– Lords Temporal that sit in the House by hereditary right.
– Lords Temporal that are lifetime members appointed by the queen on proposal of the Prime Minister.
Although the House of Commons has the final say, the Lords have the power to send the law back to parliament for review. That has just happened with regard to Brexit.
Thanks to the prestigious House of Lords, the anti-Europeans have to be patient and wait for a while before claiming victory.
The House of Lords, due to its composition and tradition is unique in the world. It is a powerful break on the excessive politicization of modern society. It is not anachronistic at all. I wish my country had a similar body.
WHOEVER WINS, NOTHING WILL CHANGE FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE
After Donald Trump won the American elections, many people were frightened, stock markets collapsed, while his supporters enjoyed the victory of a man who appeared to be away from party political games.
Will the world change after Trump’s victory? For ordinary people nothing will change!
The poor will remain poor, the rich rich, the weak weak, the sufferer will continue to suffer, and so on. In other words, whether Clinton had won or Trump, neither of them would have been able to give you a guarantee of happiness and success. Our good or bad luck depends on ourselves, not on external circumstances. Politicians change, but we will always remain the same, with our weaknesses and small victories.
What matters is the inner strength and energy that each one possesses. With this we can better ourselves and the world, without expecting much from those who rule countries.