The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is attempting to push back against increasing nationalistic sentiments by establishing a referendum tomorrow to fundamentally adjust the political powers of central governance.
In essence, tomorrow Italians will vote “YES” to approve of Renzi’s referendum, or “NO” to oppose his referendum. The referendum itself is a wide ranging construct intended to realign and centralize political power away from Italy’s current regional influences.
An analogy for Americans might be to think of Italy’s referendum as the elimination of the U.S. constitution’s 10th Amendment. [Which essentially says all powers not directly given to the federal government are necessarily retained by the states.] Italy’s vote tomorrow is to determine if their regions (states) are willing to cede power to Renzi’s centralized (federal) government.
PM Renzi’s objectives align with a political restructuring intended to ensure the nation retains a globalist perspective and friendly approach toward membership in the larger European union. More centralized power means legislation favorable to larger governmental controls, and favorable to the European Union, can be more easily achieved.
Opponents to Renzi’s referendum do not want to cede authority to a larger governing body, and want to retain their specific culture, freedom and independence – a more patriotic nationalistic view.
Against the backdrop of growing push-back against the multinational corporate objectives of the globalists, most notably seen within the successful Brexit vote and the successful election of Donald Trump, stopping the Renzi referendum would be seen as another win for the nationalist (anti-globalist) movement.
If Renzi’s referendum is stopped he has promised to step down as Prime Minister. In addition, a successful NO vote would be seen as the first step toward Italians exiting the European Union similar to Brexit.
Our resident Italian/American MoniQueMoniCat, a resident of both Italy and the U.S. has some additional perspective:
Tomorrow Sunday DEC 4th is the vote in Italy on Renzi’s referendum. A “no” vote keeps Italy’s regional power (like states power); a “yes” vote makes Renzi KING and gives the federal all power and secures his UNELECTED place as Prime Minister for FIVE YEARS!
My cousin Flavio, a hardworking Italian with 4 children and a great wife and a pizza oven in his house.
Flavio is a BiG Trump supporter! He asked me to get him a Trump T-Shirt, I ordered it and it’s ON THE WAY! He says “tomorrow we are going to vote against that maniac in Rome’s referendum!”
Hillary Clinton is being compared to Renzi in their get out the “NO” vote against him in Italy.
Caption over Hillary: “Those who are against me are DEPLORABLES”.
Caption over Renzi: “Those who are against me are a strange assortment, and odd assortment of jumbled groups (like 5-star, Lega Nord, the nationalist right, and the scattered remains of the ‘radical’ left like Assange).
Renzi used the word “accozzaglia” in the same way Hillary used “basket of deplorables.” The hashtag “#GODONALDGO” is GO DONALD GO! A statement of support for Trump:
Interesting that Renzi’s campaign advisor is none other than Jim Messina of the USA who also was Obama’s advisor! Renzi is running a similar playbook to Hillary Clinton! She says “basket of deplorables” and he said “a collection of misfits.” If this isn’t proof of GLOBALISTS WORKING TOGETHER IN TANDEM I don’t know what else is!
Donald Trump being utilized in the vote “NO” on the referendum. Trump: “Now time to get rid of all 3!” or “Two down, one to go!”
O how Trump is helping Europe break free. If Renzi’s referendum doesn’t pass this will help make way to get a referendum to leave the EU.