The rough translation of this is…..
‘Death through Kindness’
The Italians have big hearts: Simple fact of life !
This tradition goes back centuries and its most
interesting manifestation was in the ‘scuole’ of the
In essence, they provided a wide variety of services
based loosely on the premise that good deeds in this
life might fast track the deceased to a heavenly
Examples of this are such as:
Food for the poor
Funerals for those without means for a good send-off
Management of hospitals for the poor poorly !
Basically, what the State provides today in first world
Fast forward to today and the 21st century ‘Dolce Vita’
The Italians have 7600 kilometres of coastline ! ! !
With that much sea frontage the Italians have proved to
be master fishermen
Though nowadays they are as likely to be pulling an economic
migrant / refugee out of the water as a tuna !
These desperate folk have usually paid a king’s ransom for
a one-way ticket to a people trafficker
Simply translated this is the old ‘shit or bust’ philosophy
There are no return tickets available for sale !
So having pitched up in the land of milk and honeys (Sophia
Loren et al) the usual form is to apply for the right to stay
LA RESIDENZA !
Applicants are informed by post that their application has been
…..or not !
Those unsuccessful for reasons unearthed during the discovery
process like say…..
…..murder convictions in the country of origin
…..etc etc etc
…..are simply asked to leave the country and (presumably)
return from whence they came
…..they have no money !
…..there are no ‘reverse people-traffikers’
…..they are probably ‘wanted’ back home
So they just stay…..
…..there are no deportation procedures here ! ! ! ! !
So with no papers, no right of abode and no legitimacy
…..no right to work (IF ANY WORK EXISTED !)
The path to criminality is fairly short
The women can easily resort to prostitution to make a
…..and where would the prostitutes be without a pimp
So quite by magic, the men find work !
To be fair to the Italians they try really hard to be
kind and to help these foreigners integrate…..
…..my cousins volunteer their time to teach them the
But the end result is cultural dilution rather than
The Italians have a wonderful culture and a belief system
that is centred on the family, the church, food, wine,
football and sex
Long may it live but it is fast becoming a critically
endangered species ! ! !