Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Fame at last!
What can I say? For some time now I have been running a banner on this blog which reads 'As featured in Private Eye' because of the odd spot of plaguarism (allegedly, of course - Hislop's got lots of experience in the libel courts!)
But it now seems I might have to run another up that says 'As featured in Il Giornale'!
As you can see from the above, il Giornale has just run a front page article with the headline 'Quarto reich' which seems to have caught the Fuhrer in an unfortunate pose. Oops! Looks a bit like the one I ran last week and has left Frau Merkel once again profoundly disturbed.
The article accuses the Germans of bringing the Euro to its knees and goes on to add 'Italy is no longer in Europe but in the Fourth Reich', continuing 'In the first Reich, Germany wanted the title Emperor of Rome and in the next two they used their own means against the states of Europe, two world wars and millions of dead, obviously this was not enough to quieten German egomania.
'Once again it has surfaced, but this time it is not with the use of the cannon. This time it's the Euro.
'The Germans believe it's theirs and we have to submit, surrender, hand ourselves over to the new Kaiser Angela Merkel who wants to rule in our own house.'
Well, it's good to know that at last somebody, somewhere, has woken up to the fact that the Germans are fighting the third world war with economic weapons rather than with tanks and bombs and that we are finally realising that the red house agreement is not just a work of fiction.
The only souring in this story is that il Giornale is owned by Silvio Berlesconi - whom you might feel has a personal act to grind in all this?
Of course, that doesn't automatically mean that he's wrong...