Comment: According to Beppe Grillo, Italian Comedic Politician, a joke!

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According to Beppe Grillo, Italian Comedic Politician, a joke!

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"Our money is a joke!" Pepe Girllo explains. Beppe Grillo takes 7 minutes to explain 5 minutes of ranting jokes about money. Was he joking? Italians are moved by his questions. Please pause... & reflect.

Posted to explain Beppe Grillo theatre & political persuasion. Italians laugh. "Lira: una commedia Tragedic!" (English translation "Lira: una commedia Tragedic!"). So how have the mainstream media and other political parties reacted to his political success? Is he serious? [Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no evil.]

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Comedian Beppe Grillo has shaken up Italian politics, with his 5 Star Movement party (Movimento 5 Stelle) winning local and administrative polls in the Italian city of Parma and several smaller towns. Euronews met him in Tuscany.

Beppe Grillo: “The media show pictures of me taken during my shows, when I of course I’m overacting. Because that’s my job. I have to get the audience’s attention. I can’t whisper. Look at this front page. He looks serious and I look crazy. They put these examples of my facial expressions on a front page and then they write: “Would you let your country be controlled by someone like Grillo?” So everyone says: “Of course not!”

Beppe Grillo: “They still don’t know how to react to what is happening. It is not a political revolution, more like a cultural one. The real leader is the movement and the movement’s programme rather than any physical person. People should start voting for a programme not a person.”

But having having attacked professional politicians is Grillo’s movement ready to shoulder social responsibilities and manage real cities?

Beppe Grillo: “Taking responsibility is a marvelous thing. We want to. But we are talking about citizens voting for other citizens who will enter local parliaments and the national government. Our country is almost economically ruined. We will take on responsibilities but we will also say: “We are not magicians, but let’s see what we can do.” I have toured all of Europe and met young people that have left Italy... They are educated... “We cannot come home under these economic circumstances,” but they are almost in tears as they speak. We should give these people a chance. If we start to bring people rather than parties into the national parliament... After Romania we have the biggest diaspora in Europe. We export well educated people and import less educated workers.”

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