BY FILIPPO BOVO | OPINIONE-PUBBLICA *
The visit of Giuseppe Conte in Ethiopia and Eritrea, undoubtedly crowned with success, has aroused the hysterical reaction of many “humanitarian” and “human rights” associations, of the political front connected to them and composed largely, but not exclusively, of the left and above all mainstream media that for years have also benefited from the denigration and de-legitimization of Asmara and many other countries not subject to a certain political, economic or even cultural order (it may also be the case, in other circumstances, of Syria, Iran, Russia, Venezuela, even China or India, and so on).
An example of this could be the GEDI Group, which since 2016 is the largest Italian publishing group in terms of newspapers, as it also absorbed the former Italiana Editrice: in addition to its historical newspapers, ie. la Repubblica and Espresso, it now controls also Il Secolo XIX and La Stampa, together with a vast series of local newspapers, without forgetting numerous national radio stations (Radio Deejay and Radio Capital, together with m2o, with their related television channels), and then Micromega, the geopolitical magazine Limes, as well as the fundamental advertising concessionaire A. Manzoni & C.
It is, in short, a huge industrial and economic reality, involved in publishing and in the formation of public opinion, and which when it comes to attacking the enemy is never caught unprepared: whether it is Putin, Maduro or Isaias Afwerki, we can rest assured that the weapons are always well oiled and the munitions are abundant.
And in fact, in these days especially L’Espresso, also through its blogs, did not wait long to criticize Counte’s journey in the two countries, focusing mainly on the meeting that the Italian premier had with the Eritrean President.
An example is given by this article, but in actual fact, there are many others: a good search backwards will do. In this case, the author, Corrado Giustiniani, did not hesitate to repeat the usual adage that Eritrea would be a “country reduced to a barracks and a jail together”, supporting the accusations that just in these days, coincidentally, Amnesty International has started to hurl at Asmara, once again.
There is no need to say it, but international associations involved in the fight for “human rights” (ie. for the political interests of their donors) in these situations never miss a shot. We have never seen them very diligent on the other hand, when the interests of certain “friends” are involved – and this fact, too, should lead one to rethink their actual credibility and good faith.
To continue this review, there is also a reference, contained in the above-mentioned article, to the Coordinamento Eritrea Democratico, another body, which in recent days has shown great concern for the rapprochement between Italy and Eritrea, but also which expressed no satisfaction, let alone found anything to celebrate, when peace was declared with Ethiopia in July.
Perhaps, news that in Ethiopia there had been a change of guard and that the old government linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of the Tigray had been retired, for its exponents was a real reason for mourning. Among other things, it seems that these humanitarian associations, starting from Amnesty International up to the CED, do not express much interest or particular concern for the unrest that their old political ally, the TPLF, is now trying to unleash in Ethiopia in order to throw the sticks in the wheels at the new premier Abiy Ahmed.
Obviously, among the people mentioned in the article published by L’Espresso, Don Musie Zerai could not be missing, the priest with a questionable past that is today presenting himself as the new Moses bringing migrants from Africa to Europe. His association, Habeshia, is well integrated just like others in the circle of those who have always supported the destabilization of Eastern Africa, which represents a political and humanitarian justification for their trafficking of human beings. After all, we already had talked about this very ambiguous world in great detail just a few weeks ago.
To all this vast political associations and media world, we must also add the Avvenire, the newspaper of Italian bishops, which in these days celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, obviously resulting in fresh attacks against Asmara (the lies used to cover the traffic of migrants have been exposed, and everyone now understands that for left-wing cooperatives and Church associations, the migrants’ reception is only a business at the expense of taxpayers, and therefore now panic breaks out).
Even the Manifesto should not be forgotten, the “Communist newspaper” which, however, it seems, is more in agreement with priests and great entrepreneurs like De Benedetti (owner of GEDI and number one membership card of the PD) than with real progressives.
In short, it is all a fantastic world of prelates, hustlers, politicians, opinionists and radical chic: the extreme and definitive stage of the degeneration of what was once called “catholic-comunism” and that today, perhaps, is more appropriate to define as “liberal bleeding heartism”.
The nervousness, in all these environments, has really reached the stars and after all the reasons are not lacking: the trick to making easy money with the excuse of reception was discovered, and the supplies of both money and human lives to trade and make a profit from are running out.
The public funds given to this nefarious business form are falling and at the same time, someone in government is also talking about taking away public funds from publishing, which would simply be the death of most of the mainstream media and related publishing groups, drugged with taxpayers’ money.
The risk of going on a good diet to survive the comparison with the market, or to disappear from the market where so far all these “Solons” have set the terms by playing a private’s role with public money, is definitely behind us. But, for Italy and not only Italy, it’s just good news.