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Letter from Lhasa, number 279. Tutto il Grillo che conta...

Letter from Lhasa, number 279. Tutto il Grillo che conta...

by Roberto Abraham Scaruffi

Grillo, B., Tutto il Grillo che conta. Dodici anni di monologhi, polemiche, censure, Feltrinelli, 2008.

(Grillo 2008).

Beppe Grillo

This is an evaluation of the texts of this book, (Grillo 2008), without any reference to his nowadays political ‘career’. His political or para-political initiatives precede the date of this book, although his political movement, M5S, which will participate in the next general elections, was formally created in 2009.   

Even though Beppe Grillo define himself as a comedian, he is a heretical lecturer about all the basic questions of our life. There are formal similarities with Dario Fo, perhaps. The contents are radically different.

He has a constant taste for paradox, a very well documented paradox. So it is not a real paradox. They are truths, information, exposed in a paradoxical way, showing that reality is paradoxical. Grillo transmits culture, knowledge, in a paradoxical way, as a well constructed show. 

Grillo moves through ecology, psychology, great social questions etc is a minimalist and realist way, with an apparent use of common senses which is another ingredient of his witty expositive model.

He does not offer magic solutions. Instead, he shows possibilities. His is an invitation to inquiry and understanding, an invitation to rationality. “Non credete più in niente, mettete in crisi tutto, createvi dei dubbi, non date per scontato niente, non date per scontato niente!” (Grillo 2008, p. 122).

He uses messianic tones, overall after the 11/09/2001 and the era of unilateral US-British (and clients) world war it opens, mixed with misunderstanding of certain aspects of reality. It is detectable a progressive evolution, in the contents he presents, with growing incursions on the political ground, even if his attentions seems more for creating movements diffusing awareness. Also with examples of other countries, he shows concretes possibilities and the italic power obstacles, the italic paralysing web. On this ground, he becomes more partial, partisan, inhibited, with de facto tacticisms.  

When State terrorism is involved, Grillo apparently suddenly becomes naive, apparently does not understand. From the for-him structural failure of the Itavia flight (Ustica massacre provoked from a missile while the Italian government had warned Gaddafi who was in some other area of the Mediterranean Sea) to the for-him ‘Islamic terrorism’ responsible of a too complex operation as the 11/09/2001 one, etc, when there is State terrorism Grillo prefers to accept official points of view, which are always false.

Impossible such a sharp mind do not understand such aspects. Evidently he has been in some way seriously warned, from some Secret Police, that he could unmask what he wanted but not the absolute core of power, the domination by Secret Police agencies, their parallel militias, their directly managed terrorisms and mafias. Or there is some conscious or unconscious self-censorship. Only when he was in practice pre-running for the 2013 general elections, he denounced for instance that the Brindisi bomb (19 May 2012) was very likely in some way favoured (or determined, according to what he told) from power, while, for more clamorous events, he showed and shows acceptation of clearly false official versions.

He does a very valuable work about ecological questions, with very practical suggestions of possible solutions. Historical ones would require extensive research (he is already busy on other fronts), and history is too ‘political’ even if the best way is to deal with it in an apolitical way.          

For instance, Grillo seems not to talk about the CDB (the comprador Mediobanca’s special agent) finance and media, and media used for supporting his financial activities in addition to his permanent political campaigning, included his plans for institutional transformation (subversion before the 1992-93 Great Purge, when Mediobanca finally led the Great Purge, predatory privatizations etc.) et similia. In (Grillo 2008), Grillo casually mentions him about a secondary matter. The first time, he mentioned him for appreciation. It is equally repelling his sympathy for a personage as Di Pietro and others of the same area.    

The intellectual Grillo denounces everything. The politician Grillo avoids denouncing everybody because there are power interests would destroy him. Italy, as whatever State of the world, is a place where everyone can be liquidated in various ways if some key institution activates one of its Secret Police with annexed Prosecution Offices. Even when in apparent conflict with the President of the Republic, Grillo aligns with the radical pseudo-judicialist area enjoying solid covers inside the main institutions.

He does not understand, or simulates not to understand, that magistracy has no autonomy from the institutions controlling it, basically the Quirinale-President of the Republic since the 1992 Capaci massacres. When there are apparent conflicts it is because there are superior forces becoming the real government always with the same Quirinale CC Secret Police activating or deactivating Prosecution and connected Offices.

Grillo, B., Tutto il Grillo che conta. Dodici anni di monologhi, polemiche, censure, Feltrinelli, 2008. 

 

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