It may surprise you to know that I stopped reading Beppe Grillo’s blog for some time. Indeed, I have only recently started reading it again. Why did I stop? Sadly, the reason was that reading his blog depressed me and made me feel rather bad about Italy. However, V-Day has served to make me realise that what Grillo rattles on about, is, on the whole an accurate portrayal of just how static Italy has become. And the support and attention his V-Day commanded would seem to indicate that the man is not alone in his opinion that Italy needs a shake up.
Some Italians, including the writer of Italy is falling, do not agree with Grillo’s challenge to the establishment. In fact, Corpodibacco, the author of Italy is falling and myself are having a little discussion about the Grillo effect under this post.
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
It is interesting to hear from someone who is not a Grillite, or Grilloista, or whatever, and, far from being a supporter of the current regime, Corpodibacco is not a huge fan of the current bunch hanging around in the Italian parliament at the moment either. Indeed, the title of Corpodibacco’s blog indicates quite clearly what this Italian blogger thinks about the state of his country.
I hope our little discussion will continue – it has been fascinating.