ObamaNobel fucks the unfair right & the bloody Islamists

9 October 2009 23:13 (GMT+1)

enzo fabio —

This morning, Michelle and I awoke to some surprising and humbling news. At 6 a.m., we received word that I’d been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who’ve been honored by this prize — men and women who’ve inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.

But I also know that throughout history the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it’s also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes.

That is why I’ve said that I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations and all peoples to confront the common challenges of the 21st century. These challenges won’t all be met during my presidency, or even my lifetime. But I know these challenges can be met so long as it’s recognized that they will not be met by one person or one nation alone.

This award — and the call to action that comes with it — does not belong simply to me or my administration; it belongs to all people around the world who have fought for justice and for peace. And most of all, it belongs to you, the men and women of America, who have dared to hope and have worked so hard to make our world a little better.

So today we humbly recommit to the important work that we’ve begun together. I’m grateful that you’ve stood with me thus far, and I’m honored to continue our vital work in the years to come.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

dal cafone lucano all’avv. di South Chicago


Here’s a letter to Michella Obama. monte-chiaro_bio_090211 >>> MORE ON THE LETTER ISSUE:


to  MICHELLE OBAMA <info@barackobama.com>
date    12 February 2009 04:57
subject    Re: Your call to service (2009/1/12)

Dear Michelle,
I might have found something important, a hidden Italian contribution (in the 1940s, when so many Europeans had to escape to NY) to the birth, growth and emergence of a liberal culture, that is now fully deploying, for the first time ever, in your beloved husband as a President; that we feel as Our President in Italy as well, as everywhere in this cosmopolitan world (and this is another first time in History, I must say). I am about to post this idea, and this is an excerpt from the English Abstract of my post. It will appear on all 3 my blogs which are named below, with my signature. When my hypothesis will be a bit more robust, I might send an op-ed to the NYT on the subject, eventually.

the Secret Magister of the Novecento
the hidden roots in Lucania (Italy) of Obama’s way of thinking

NICOLA “NICK” CHIAROMONTE (1903 – 1972). Born in Rapolla, Lucania, Italia. He died in Rome.
A unique figure of a coherent,  self made and – hiddenly, behind the scenes – highly influential anti-totalitarian intellectual, with many curiosities in philosophy, a pioneering critique of Historicism and a great passion for theatre (where he believed Brecht was by far overvalued).
A pioneer of lib-socialism (although he early split in 1935, in Paris from the Rosselli brothers GL, Justice and Liberty group, for not paying lipservice to Italian nationalism and Risorgimento),  in the company of Arendt, Camus, Orwell and Weil. He fought in Spain with André Malraux’s aviation team: a real legend.
When in New York (Summer 1941-47), he played a  widely recognised Magister role in the liberal, anti-stalinist intelligentsia of the Partisan Review and Macdonald’s Politics, although he had to fight hard against a well alive marxism, yet. He was the best friend of Mary McCarthy (…).

A Maestro of the Novecento, he  found  his own Maestri in Andrea Caffi, Gaetano Salvemini and someone younger than him: Simone Weil. While he despised Gramsci as a cattivo maestro of generations.
We argue here that the hybridation of seminal European and American New Lefts, that happened in New York under his Invisible Direction in the 1940s, was a decisive, necessary and irreversible step toward the (path dependent) emergence of contemporary Liberalism in the East Coast, that has now expressed its most mature figure in President Obama.
The man with the energy and innovation, as  not only to stop the Reagan-Clinton decadence, but to establish a Liberal cultural and political “hegemony” (NOT in the awful, collectivist and retro Gramsci sense!), without antecedents in US history. It is impossible to understand where all this comes from, unless you dig deep, and also in the legacy of a man who literally came from the Nothing:  il “cafone lucano”. Point is: of the  two Nothings (Emanuele Severino), he was just coming from the Future (on a Time Machine). Thanks, Nick!
It is time to make Justice triumph. Time is ripe for the world, from Mumbai to LA to  know whom we have also to reward for the ongoing change.

The truth about such a despised and forgotten man, whose imagination, fed by Simone’s fertile one, created an Impossible Thought Experiment  – a libertarian socialism freed by Marxism – that we can now translate into a Real Experiment.

I follow every day the political battle in the US, and I am deeply engaged in doing the same in Italy. We can’t  believe yet all this is true, and all our destinies changed 180° in less than one year!
Thank you from the deep of my heart.
enzo fabio

Why we might already B in a decade of depression

RED. no. 0, Dec. 18, 2008 (ITALIAN, English abstract)

We started ths blog last February, basically for civic-political reasons: we HAD to do something, while a catastrophic  social crisis was enrolling; and economists, media, power were just lying to everybody. Are we living a Pinocchio society? Just one vox clamans in the desert, one truth teller: the best Bocconi graduate, Prof. Nouriel Roubini of New York University’s Stern School of Business, founder of RGE monitor – the MUST  in web2.0 macroeconomics.

Now we are on the verge of answering the blog name dilemma, the MOTHER OF ALL FAQs, since from the August 2007 subcrime bubble burst: will it B

just deep recession, or depression?

The major States and their CBs have a few months left to answer such a question, but we know already why  and what: they  will not choose to start IMMEDIATELY a historical, massive RED. = REDistribution of capacitations (Amartya Sen) and resources, because the political equilibria between the Rentiers élites in power, and the oppressed masses do not allow them to go for it.

Therefore RED. will happen in any case (there is no choice), but only with strong social movements, and possibly  many wars around the globe (although we highly esteem the couple Barack-Hillary in this regard, and expect a lot from both).

RED. at a too much slow pace, in the


The same happened with Roosevelt, History repeats. The last Krugman book is about that. As the Cambridge Keynesian school (Kaldor, Pasinetti, Robinson) explains, capitalism has only one way in order to try hard to be sustainable, although not getting it: the State keeps redistributing more and more to the ones who consume, as a counterbalance to monopoly markets and class oppression doing the other way. Now, the Reaganite New Gilded Age has done exactly  the opposite:

a) the State has massively occupied the scene, it has never  retired from the economy. The Reaganite State, evaporated forever  in March 2008 with the Bear Stern bailout, has been  invasive in the economy and society as never before  in Modern History (on this we dissent from the analysis of Loretta Napoleoni, but also of everbody else taking for granted free-marketeer bulshit: what the Pinocchios say).

b) It just started working 100% at the immediate service of  Rentiers, with no foresightedness about  the Future: enjoy the bubble and the Present, fuck off tomorrow and  the next generation (Reaganite Edonism values).

c) pushing of course, one after another all the world economies in a dramatic capital over-accumulation corner from a longrun lack of effective demand, due to counter-distribution. Europe had already cornered itself in an artificially crafted 1970s Depression from restrivtive monetary policies and never recovered, since it carried on with the same catastrophic policies, on and on. As you know already  from our subcrime analysis pdf or other sources, in the US not so much the 1%, but the 1/1000 of population has reaped the benefits of 2 decades of counter-distribution.

RED. no. 0, Dec. 18, 2008 (ITALIAN, English abstract)

On these key issues, here’s the resume’ of this 9p. document, 1st in the  RED. series.

2009-11: the catastrophic, cumulative global stag-deflation
2008-20?: 3rd Great Depression, like in the 1880s & 1930s
In this draft document:
– we resume some basic conclusion, from our blog analysis on the stag-deflation consequences of 2 decades of over-accumulation Hystheresis, from income counter-distribution
– we briefly motivate not only the basic reasons for RED. policies. More: it’s a one way only, objective forces and the Nash of subjective conflicts bring  there. But such a political process is now very slow, therefore we are already in a depression decade.
In the appendix, a comment to global shares markets trends.

Magnum’s Black power in black-and-white

Today’s Pictures: Black Panthers  Our past coming  on surface. Slate.com today’s pictures: 17  Magnum shots on Black Panthers. The greatest myth of our youth, when we (I mean the 60s-old) had the same  age as the Panthers. Also in Italy,  in the 68 movement we were in love with Angela Davies, now prominent in gender-and-race studies. Someone even fell in love for a young lady whose hair resembled Angela’s …

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