Proud to be ....
Posted March 16th, 2017
I don't understand your annoyance towards Italy, as if only wickedness is a priority in this country. I don't agree with your accusations towards racism, it isn't correct for you to condemn a country this ferociously.
Here in the North there are optimal examples of integration, many people are doing their utmost to help, not just to blend in, but helping them with health care, at times even gratis. In my little town, there is an association that helps single parents (young women), mostly foreigners, with a professional team of Doctors offering their support, free of charge, Italian teachers (gratis, as well) and I could go on and on.
I feel a lot bitterness and hatred within your public interventions towards this country, as if China or America or any other, are good life paradises.
Often I agree with you, but to say ... a veil of sorrow for whomever reads this. I ask myself: are there the same repressed grudges if you observe facts or read unjust laws in othercountries around the world?
I am sorry that you confuse my criticism of "comparisons of situations", that leave me deeply concerned, with bitter wickedness.
Italy is an extraordinary country, but Italians are too Italian-centric and too intolerant towards criticism.
In the Anglo-Saxon world (USA,UK, Australia) National Pride has nothing to do with intollerance towards who criticizes you, but on the contrary, by a steady civil and cultural commitment.
In the United States, nobody is ever scandalized if someone famous criticizes their own nation. How many do......
And, they do it in a direct way, not as it happens in Italy, with petty distinction that serve only to not bother the "system".
No one, from the American public, would ever accuse one of these public figures of turning their back or "biting the hand that feeds them", just to give you an idea of what I am accused of, quite often.
Take a peek at what happened when Hollywood took sides defending Black Rights against abusive police, defending immigrants and homosexuals.
Just to make it a bit clearer, the United States is still, to this day, a racist country where Freedom is more apparent than actually effective. I am speaking as an American and I accept it even from those who are not.
In Italy, with fatique, I find it rare that anyone from the Entertainment world, would even consider certain battles, with only a few praiseworthy acceptions.
Let me give you an example: in Nemicamatissima, while I was speaking about "diversity", my colleague preferred to talk about how proud she was to be Italian.
I believe that what counts is to commit yourself, even through intensive and constructive criticism, to make one's country even better, and, not to look around if there are countries that are better or worse.
I can assure you that Italy, seen from abroad, is more off-base than what it appears to be by who actually lives there.
The topics that are dear to me, are those towards descrimination in general, legislative attention and respect from public opinion, which, by far, the majority of free and Democratic countries receive, although in Italy this does not exist.
I am declaring this without hatred or hostility, but instead with a rage from within, as in when one sees a dancer with talent, virtue and potential who instead of engaging to better herself, she glares into the mirror, intolerant to any criticism.