Sunday, September 20, 2020

Negrita: The Party is Over

Upon request by Hugh Kelly, here is a song by the Italian rock group "Negrita - Radio Conga." It is an interesting clip with a nice post-apocalyptic ring to it.

 

This Sunday and tomorrow we'll have regional elections in Italy. It is the second major electoral poll in a Western country after that Covidness struck, the earlier example was the French municipal elections of last June. 

The situation in Italy is very fluid, to say the least. A defeat for the government forces is expected, the question is if it will really be a landslide for the oppositions. It is all to be seen, and it is an interesting test also in view of the Presidential elections of November in the US. As it happened in France, a large fraction of the electorate, especially old people, could decide to stay home for fear of the Covid. That would favor both the Right and the Greens.

I'll be waiting for the results of the Italian elections before posting a comment on this blog, in the meantime, enjoy the song by Negrita, (h/t Hugh Kelly)!

 

From the text of the song

If there is tension it is cured with fire hydrants, 

If someone dies patience, we are many, 

Tragic mistake, the evidence disappears, 

And the prison is only for those who steal chickens. 

Black work paid for with black money, black anger, black season, black hunger, black revolution, 

Black Africa is only 4 steps away! 

No future in my future! No future in my future! 

You're on conga radio from the middle of the jungle, 

Is anyone up there? (may-day, may-day!) 

No victoria, but vana gloria (and the party, the party is over)



Se c'è tensione si cura con gli idranti, 

qualcuno muore pazienza, siamo in tanti, 

tragico errore spariscono le prove, 

e la prigione è solo per chi ruba polli.  

 Lavoro nero pagato con denaro nero, 

nera la rabbia ,nera la stagione, nera la fame, nera la rivoluzione, 

l'Africa nera è solo a 4 passi di qui! 

Nessun futuro nel mio futuro! Nessun futuro nel mio futuro! 

Siete su onda radio conga dal centro della jungla, c'è qualcuno là sopra? (may-day, may-day!) 

No victoria, ma vana gloria (and the party, the party is over)



1 comment:

  1. Ugo:

    Thanks for alerting me to this, I need to watch the results. Here in The "Land of the Free", we tend to think that our elections are isolated from the rest of the world. The Gilet Jaunes, Brexit, and Boris have taught me otherwise.

    I hope all is going well in your immediate vicinity. While I Things are getting decidedly strange on this side of the pond, I have found that is all I can worry about.

    Be well.

    John

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Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome, faculty member of the University of Florence, and the author of "Extracted" (Chelsea Green 2014), "The Seneca Effect" (Springer 2017), and Before the Collapse (Springer 2019)