In addition, there is the Carlo Monterossi matter: he does not care about cultural debates and will have made a proper Oban, perhaps looking for this and that in his amazing Dylan collection. Mine isn’t bad either, huh!
Radio Popolare interviewed me on the subject – the talented Davide Facchini – and the chat is below.
“For my children, for our children, we will not stop”. So Matteo Renzi closed the Pd direction, net of the strong-willed jaw and penetrating eyes, but in short, the tone was that. And here is another one who brings out his children, a classic, like those swing standards that you need only two notes to recognize them. Children! The other one, the pore Silvio, often swore on the heads of his children, and not being one of a very sincere nature, we all worried a lot.
But anyway: the children. An emotional topic (so ’piezz’e core) and evocation of the time to come, in short, the future, our choices that concern them, because we will deliver to them … (etc., etc., add at will). Thinking about it, this being strenuously on the side of the children is a leitmotif of early Renzism. A few Leopolda ago, the financier Serra thundered against previous generations (he meant pensioners) who “steal the future” from their children. In a nutshell: since you take the pension, you increase the public debt that your child will pay. This was followed by the applause of the leopold children, the stuff of Greek tragedy, high lai against the retired father who steals the future from his precarious son (perhaps after having paid for his studies, of course). Since the children were (and are) quite unlucky, struggling with a pulverized world of work that pays them in vouchers, an attempt was made to charm them with the card of modernity. And then they cheerfully took the foolish fathers for the piss, who put the token in the iPhone and go around with the cassette player. Consummate and also privileged fathers: it was urgent to abolish article 18 to restore some parity in bad luck (without thinking that father’s article 18 could also serve as a mini-guarantee for children, well). Still in the name of the children, it was said that by authorizing them to lay off freely, employment would increase. Beautiful thought. To then discover that the jobs act mainly hires over fifty (so the increasing guarantees do not grow too much), and the children go on to vouchers, internships, contracts, meal vouchers, pat on the back and we will let them know.
Naturally, the Renzist myth of dynamism is part of this rhetoric about children, the new generations, the caricature of modernity. Uff, two rooms, what a nuisance. Uff, argue, what a waste of time, up, up, let’s use the app, let’s hurry up. And so very modern myths are fueled, the startup created in the cellar, where the kid can go from student to entrepreneur in a nanosecond. And down, cheers for these dynamic young people, even if you then discover (in Turin and Milan these days) that without other young people who ride for two euros per delivery all this dynamism would not stand up. Here, between fathers and sons and those who use them instrumentally, this short circuit is created: on the one hand, futuristic scenarios of creative and modern economic recovery are drawn, on the other we are the neorealism of Bicycle thieves, hunger wages, piecework, and the bicycle own as a means of production. Except that in the film (De Sica, 1948) the loser was the father, much to the sadness of the child, while here pedaling for two euros per delivery (Poletti, 2016) are the children. Done.
Now the gift of 500 euros will arrive for the children (the older ones, who turn eighteen), and we await the clapping of the ordinance. Of course, blinded by the handful of euros, few will notice that giving the same amount to the son of the notary and to that of the laborer produces one of those things that our children would like to avoid: the increase in inequality. And instead. In short, what Renzi does, renzismo, and renzità for the children – “For my children, for our children, we will not stop” – is the exact opposite of what should be done for the children, if you wish them a better future.