Author

I was born in Latin America. I moved to Italy in order to meet my family’s heritage, as my great-grandfather and great-grandmother were both from Italy.

Among my objectives were also to obtain the Italian citizenship, as I have Italian ascendants and to start an MBA at an European school.

I came to Italy with my family, knowledge and financial support. But, at the bottom line, I am an immigrant in Italy, and I see this country through immigrant eyes. And the Italy that I see, the real Italy, scared me to the point I am now ashamed of my Italian legacy and from my newly obtained Italian citizenship.

Considering the current Italian environment regarding immigrants and the critic viewpoint of this blog, it is wise to stay anonymous. So, I will adopt the name of Marcus Tullius Cicero.

4 Responses to “Author”

  1. Pitone Says:

    Why are you badmouth Italy? There’s no reason to do this, sorry man! I cannot believe “…the Italy that I see, the real Italy, scared me” to the point to push you to publish and maintain this site. Italy is not Iran, Iraq or – let me do a joke with you – a Latin American country!

    Internal italian issues (like every internal issues in every country) is not easy to be understood outside: publishing this news in this way, is not useful, is not journalism, is nothing. It’s only wickedness.

    It’s clear you’re not only talking about immigrants and immigration, your publishing a lot of opinions (pay attention: opinions, not only facts) related to a lot of actual and (very) old facts.

    You delineate a very bad country, Italy is not so bad. I must be honest: I do not like “this” Italy, I prefer a different approach, someone else as Prime Minister (not Berlusconi), I would like to see solutions to some problems here and so on. We’re not living the best years in the best way, we must do something to improve and to grow.

    The matter is this: I am italian, I have the right to ask for these things, I must act to achieve a better country. If you are really a foreign (I have some doubts) why are you claiming this? You think a) your right to come here and pretending we change our country in the way you like and b) your nation is better than Italy and c) publishing this site is helping in some way to “italian cause”?

    Publishing a site in english has only one goal: to badmouth Italy to foreigns. You cannot help us to make Italy a better place.

    Anyway, this above is my own opinion: in Italy we have freedom and democracy (even with Berlusconi, yes) so you’re free to think and tell anything but let me point out your last sentence “Considering the current Italian environment regarding immigrants and the critic viewpoint of this blog, it is wise to stay anonymous”. Please, do not play with serious things: here we are NOT doing anything so bad to foreigns, we never act (legally or on practical ways) against anyone – foreigners or italians – because he tells or writes something. Staying anonymous is your choice but you CANNOT tell us you’re doing this because you are scared: you’re cheating (or you are a bit stupid!).

    Closing: why not telling us your provenance? I have the right to publish my opinions about your conuntry, don’t you agree?

    Ciao.

    • Cicero Says:

      Pitone,

      Although I do not agree with you, this time you made some locally connected comments, at least.

      Let’s address the main issues:

      Italy is not Iran, Iraq or – let me do a joke with you – a Latin American country! I agree with you, at least in geographical terms… But, as European country, why Italy acts like a banana republic, with a Prime Minister who is more like Hugo Chavez than anyone else?

      your publishing a lot of opinions (pay attention: opinions, not only facts). That’s true! This is a blog, where I post my opinion. I guess you understand what a blog is…

      If you are really a foreign (I have some doubts) why are you claiming this? I am a foreigner and an Italian. I have dual citizenship! I posting here my opinion because when I started to live in Italy I was surprised by so many Italian idiosyncrasies that I decided to criticize them.

      why are you claiming this? You think a) your right to come here and pretending we change our country in the way you like and b) your nation is better than Italy and c) publishing this site is helping in some way to “italian cause”? I will take c), my intention is to open Italian people eyes to what bad politics is doing to this country.

      Publishing a site in english has only one goal: to badmouth Italy to foreigns. You cannot help us to make Italy a better place. Forgive me, but I just write better in English. We can work together and you can translate the site to Italian, if you accept my invitation.

      here we are NOT doing anything so bad to foreigns. Although there is freedom of speech, a foreigner can face some hard times here. There is a string social pressure over foreigners here.

      or you are a bit stupid! Maybe I am also a little idealist: I do want to see Italy changing. YES WE CAN.

      why not telling us your provenance? I am from the third planet from the Sun.

      Ciao, Pitone!

  2. I was interested to stumble across your blog, since I too am a foreigner horrified by the current state of Italy’s politics, and I too felt obliged to start a blog on the topic (www.ytali.eu) more in order to reduce my blood pressure than in the expectation that it would be much read.

    I am interested in what we can do as consumers to reduce Berlusconi’s dominance, and wrote about this on July 11th in my blog. Any thoughts on how we can pursue the idea of boycotting the products that sustain Berlusconi would be welcome!

    • Cicero Says:

      Dear Charles,

      Thanks for your visit and comments. I really appreciated that.

      I would say I share with you the reasons for blogging: the need to speak out about all those Italian idiosyncrasies which haul me as reasoning human being.

      But regarding Berlusconi’s power and any campaign against him, I am sorry to disappoint you: I do not believe Berlusconi is an issue. I mean, the real issue is the Italian electorate, which unable to see, to listen and to speak, acting like the famous three monkeys. What we get here is an electorate which does not care about Italy’s present image, quite similar to a banana republic.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: