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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:13 PM

Italians build giant statue of Trump in parade float

Jesus. I don't think even the most fanatical Trump fanboys would've made something like this here in the US. How the hell is Trump this popular in Italy??

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Reply Italians build giant statue of Trump in parade float (Original post)
ansible Feb 2019 OP
Claritie Pixie Feb 2019 #1
PatSeg Feb 2019 #2
2naSalit Feb 2019 #3
CatMor Feb 2019 #4
yardwork Feb 2019 #5
onethatcares Feb 2019 #13
CatMor Feb 2019 #15
bdamomma Feb 2019 #20
JDC Feb 2019 #6
mahina Feb 2019 #7
ansible Feb 2019 #9
dalton99a Feb 2019 #14
Wounded Bear Feb 2019 #8
OliverQ Feb 2019 #10
Sinistrous Feb 2019 #11
dalton99a Feb 2019 #12
LakeSuperiorView Feb 2019 #16
JustAnotherGen Feb 2019 #17
renate Feb 2019 #27
bullwinkle428 Feb 2019 #18
kimbutgar Feb 2019 #19
bdamomma Feb 2019 #21
Generic Other Feb 2019 #22
malaise Feb 2019 #23
Calista241 Feb 2019 #24
Amishman Feb 2019 #25
democratisphere Feb 2019 #26
EleanorR Feb 2019 #28
Calista241 Feb 2019 #30
EleanorR Feb 2019 #31
Quixote1818 Feb 2019 #32
Sneederbunk Feb 2019 #29
EleanorR Feb 2019 #33
malaise Feb 2019 #34

Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:14 PM

1. Bad actors have their tentacles everywhere, like a cancer.

I traveled through the Italian countryside a few years ago. Among the hills, remnants of WWII bunkers and other structures are still there. I was told they were left to remind the people of the horrors of Mussolini's rule.

The further we get from that history though, the less of an impact it has. The bad actors know this.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:16 PM

2. That is horrifying

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:18 PM

3. Bannon has been careening about

on a promo tour for fascism ever since he was evicted from DC. Italy was one of his tour stops along with other nations where fascism was once popular.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:19 PM

4. Isn't Italy into fascism right now ....

they know that is what Donnie is.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:20 PM

5. Yes. Italy is now under the control of fascists.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:35 PM

13. as the greatest generation dies off

more and more the reasons for the United States fighting Hitler and Japan are being swept away.

I don't think my uncles or my dad or FIL would tolerate promoting nazis or the Empires policies.

It all ties in to the rise of unions and the middle class, too many citizens don't realize just what had to be done to
insure our republic.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:40 PM

15. So very true .....

in my family two gave their life's in WWII. It pains me to hear what is happening in Italy and other parts of Europe.
Now we have trump wanting to be supreme ruler.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 01:46 PM

20. and we know

from history what happens to supreme rulers.

Italy is a fascist country. Too bad I love Italy too.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:21 PM

6. A true golden calf.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:21 PM

7. Do you see the left ( sinestra) hand? That is Spanish btw

Nothing about this indicates popularity. The opposite.

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Response to mahina (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:25 PM

9. No, it's a direct reference to an internet meme about Trump being "God Emperor"

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Response to mahina (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:35 PM

14. It is the Carnival of Viareggio in Tuscany

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:21 PM

8. Looks like some kind of a Day of the Dead celebration...

scary shit, and not just the Trump float.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:32 PM

10. Crap. I'm going on vacation in Italy in a few months.

I can't even escape the orange menace there! /sigh

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:33 PM

11. They probably see stumpy as the reincarnation of their beloved Benito M.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:43 PM

16. They just put a combover of a statue of Ol' Benito

 

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:45 PM

17. My husband says

It's a joke about him. And about America.

He's a native Italian speaker, and his Spanish isn't where his Portuguese, French and English are.

They aren't worshipping Trump here. They are making fun of America.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:34 PM

27. Good to know!

Many thanks to your husband!

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:49 PM

18. "Silvio Berlus-comb-overi".

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 01:38 PM

19. They didn't like the orange maggot when I was in Italy in March 2018

When I told them I was American the first thing they said is how could your country elect him? He’s a thief and liar one man said to me.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 01:48 PM

21. Yes I bet

they said it Europeans are very vocal about politics.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 01:51 PM

22. Twitter warrior

Emperor of hot air. Hail Gasbag!

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:19 PM

23. The Emperor of the Holey Moran Empire

This is seriously frightening

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:24 PM

24. The beginning of every Games Workshop / Black Library novel, the owners of this IP

begins with the following 3 paragraphs:

It is the 41st millennium. For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the master of mankind by the will of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day, so that he may never truly die.

Yet even in his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal vigilance. Mighty battlefleets cross the daemon-infested miasma of the warp, the only route between distant stars, their way lit by the Astronomican, the psychic manifestation of the Emperor’s will. Vast armies give battle in his name on uncounted worlds. Greatest amongst His soldiers are the Adeptus Astartes, the Space Marines, bio-engineered super-warriors. Their comrades in arms are legion: the Astra Militarum and countless planetary defence forces, the ever-vigilant Inquisition and the tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus to name only a few. But for all their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the ever-present threat from aliens, heretics, mutants – and worse.

To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruellest and most bloody regime imaginable. These are the tales of those times. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods.”

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:28 PM

25. Backlash against refugees has Italy swinging hard right

So they are drawn to Trumpian anti-refugee nationalism.

Desperate people don't think out their decisions and ignore the warnings, we saw it with the 2016 vote and turnout in the rust belt. Italy is doing the same thing

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:30 PM

26. Mob connection.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:53 PM

28. It's satire

Not surprising though that the fanboys and girls think it's a tribute.

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Response to EleanorR (Reply #28)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 04:34 PM

30. That's not my reading of it. I used to read Black Library novels and the Emperor

is a savior like figure that nearly all of humanity worships. If this artist wanted to create a satirical piece, he could have done a LOT, the least of which is present Trump as a different character in the universe, like Horus or Abaddon. Both of those characters betrayed humanity, waged a war on behalf of evil gods that wanted to destroy humanity and consume their souls.

The Emperor literally wants to save humanity from these devious and evil chaos gods and usher in a new golden age of science and secularism (the Imperial Truth). He's betrayed by his son Horus, and seriously wounded, which effectively sabotage's his grand plan for humanity.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #30)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 04:37 PM

31. Viareggio Carnivale-

Thousands of people lined the streets of Viareggio on Saturday to watch a parade of satirical floats in the Italian city's annual carnival.

Renowned for its tongue-in-cheek take on contemporary issues, this year's parade focused primarily on world politicians and environment themes.

One float depicted US President Donald Trump as an emperor with Twitter symbols adorning the hilt of his sword.

Other floats tackled themes of bullying, with hyenas tearing through a book, and environmental issues by showing a whale swimming in plastic and "Mother Nature" as Snow White being poisoned with an apple.

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Response to EleanorR (Reply #28)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 04:40 PM

32. Agree. Notice the twitter birds. They are totally making fun of him. nt

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 04:24 PM

29. It's an old Mussolini statue that has been tweaked.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:14 PM

33. Here's the float the artist made last year-definitely not pro-trump

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Trump is dressed like xi, putin, and un in a Korean uniform with a missile between his legs, holding a broken olive branch. They are holding down a peace dove.



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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:16 PM

34. You might want to add

FASCIST in front of Italians

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