Video is going viral of hungry Italians at the food bank to collect bread and milk in the economic capital of Italy. Milan. What is seen is being described as the result of disgraced Mario Draghi’s socialist Italy -as elections in the country grow closer, and the European Union seems about ready to fall.
74 year old Draghi is described in his bio as an “Italian economist, academic, banker and civil servant who has served as prime minister of Italy since February 2021. Prior to his appointment as prime minister, he served as President of the European Central Bank between 2011 and 2019.”
Draghi was forced to resign in late July Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned for the second time in one week. “This time President Sergio Mattarella has accepted the resignation. The third largest economy in the European Union is therefore without a functioning government,” WSWS news reported at the time.
Posters on social media react and encourage people to go out and vote against the far left, pro-EU government, which has caused a disaster for the country.
“Milan Italy 🇮🇹 Lines as far as the eye can see. People are hoping for a handout of bread and milk. Coming to a Town near you…Unless, of course, you 𝙍𝙞𝙨𝙚,” one poster on Twitter reported.
“Hungry Italians Impoverished by Draghi’s Italy Wait in Line for a Loaf of Bread and Some Milk
Those who think the last two and a half years were “worth it” will soon be blindsided by a disturbing wake-up call,” another poster wrote in reaction to seeing video of long lines of Italians waiting for food.
“This is the fault of socialism; when will people vote?” another poster wrote.
“Those who think the last two and a half years were “worth it” will soon be blindsided by a disturbing wake-up call,” Red Voice America wrote in response to the shocking video.
Italy’s radical left is worried that a pro-Populist movement is taking hold and will destroy the dreams of the big globalists, Al Jazeera reported on Tuesday.
“A victory for Italy’s far-right parties in September 25 elections would present a “big risk” to the EU, the country’s former prime minister and Democratic Party leader Enrico Letta warned in an interview with the AFP news agency.
The alliance comprising Giorgia Meloni‘s post-fascist Brothers of Italy, Matteo Salvini’s anti-immigration League, and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia is polling at more than 46 percent ahead of the vote, compared with about 30 percent who back Letta and his left-wing allies.
Italy “runs a big risk if it puts itself in the hands of friends of Trump and Putin,” said Letta, referring to Meloni’s admiration of former US president Donald Trump and Salvini and Berlusconi’s ties with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
This was also a risk for the European Union, as “there has never been a major European country governed by political forces so clearly against the idea of a community of Europe,” the 56-year-old said at his party’s headquarters in central Rome,” The outlet reported.
“Confidence in eurozone economy slides on gloomy outlook,” reported Martin Arnold in Frankfurt for the Financial Times.
Consumers and businesses in the eurozone are more pessimistic about the economic outlook than any time for 19 months, figures released on Tuesday revealed.
However, the results of the EU’s latest monthly survey of economic confidence in the eurozone showed expectations for future inflation at their lowest level since spring this year.
The survey painted a gloomy picture of falling demand, reduced exports, rising inventories of unsold products, and record levels of current inflation.
The overall confidence gauge fell 1.3 points to 97.6, its lowest level since January 2021, when much of Europe was fighting high Covid-19 infection levels.
However, companies’ selling price expectations declined for the fourth consecutive month in industry and services while falling for the second in a row in the retail sector.
Consumers’ expectations of how prices will move over the next 12 months fell for the fifth consecutive month, even though their perception of price moves over the past 12 months hit a record.
Eurozone inflation is expected to hit an all-time high of 9 percent when August pricing data are released on Wednesday.
Businesses’ employment expectations rebounded after two months of sharp declines, reflecting increased hiring plans in the services, retail, and construction sectors.
“We still expect a small fall in gross domestic product, by 0.3 per cent quarter-on-quarter,” said Claus Vistesen, an economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.
The last time there were breadlines in Italy- the New York Times was animated about it:
FIRST BREAD LINES APPEAR IN ITALY; Event Recalls World War Days as Nation Tightens Belt — Milk Ration Forecast RENTS SOAR THREE-FOLD Press Minimizes Curbs —
By Herbert L. Matthewsby Telephone To the New York Times.
Sept. 29, 1941
ROME, Sept. 28 — Italians had to tighten their belts today as the new regime of curtailed rations began to make itself felt. On the Via Vittorio Veneto, Rome’s equivalent to Fifth Avenue or the Champs Elysees, fashionable morning strollers passed two bread queues, the first Italy had seen since the previous World War.
What is that old saying? Those who don’t learn from their history are doomed to repeat it.