105. IT’S SO HOT… VIVA THE SUMMER!

Roberto Cavalli105. IT’S SO HOT… VIVA THE SUMMER!

Either too much or nothing at all… perfection is difficult to achieve… in everything and everyone! I think it’s the fault of the Italians… I never understood… I am not young and when I look back I find that my habits have turned 360 degrees. What? What do I mean? Perhaps nothing in particular or maybe all!

In politics, our habits and our patience is different from what it was before. During the 60s and 70s our level of tolerance was higher… maybe the TV was less important… less aggressive and therefore did not brainwash us as it does today.

Politics meant an ideal. The thoughts of your family became your thoughts. The left and right wing were extremists thinking! I cannot forget the great family discussions. When I was young I listened a lot to learn. I’ve always been interested to know the difference and the difference was there! Today the left and right disagree just to gain “una fetta maggiore della “grande torta” [a larger slice of the “big cake”]… certainly not for idealism!

I was a street boy. I shared every thought that could help those who had not the strength to speak up and assert their rights.

I am not religious but Jesus was definitely a great socialist! Never a Communist! Communism is left-wing extremism… Fascism is right-wing extremism! I’ve always been a anti-fascist! My life was spent without a father thanks to war and fascism. Thanks to them I became a street kid!

I hate all forms of dictatorship and anyone who struts towards that end. Freedom and democracy are in my mind and in my heart!

Roberto Cavalli photosLet me tell you a very personal story, maybe I should not, but you know me for my candour! More than thirty years ago… I think it is May… I am in Australia and in two days time there are elections in Italy. I have to return to Italy, I have to vote! A hellish journey… planes are late… flights connections keep me anxious… I have to arrive on time! I have to give my vote to the real Socialist Party… I am not an extremist I am for the ideals of socialism! I arrive two hours before the polls close and do my civic duty!

For nearly twenty years now I have not put my “X” of affection and esteem on a ballot! My Italy changed! They call it the Second Republic. I think there was just a changing of the guard; the former had already been very successful at furthering their own interests and the second had ambitions to exceed the first. For good governance? Unfortunately not!

My dear Italian friends… I am one of you… happy and proud to be Italian! The most beautiful country in the world… country of ARTISTS… but… artists of a very special kind!

I LOVE YOU
Roberto Cavalli

17 replies
  1. frøydis Gambino
    frøydis Gambino says:

    Buongiorno Mr Cavalli, Amo Italia anche che non sono italiana, viva Italia , Viva la moda italiana, viva la Liberta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Ci sentiamo buona gironata. Salute Frøydis

  2. mario pagano
    mario pagano says:

    Purtroppo e’una storia comune a tanti italiani…….ci rimane solo la soddisfazione di grandi artisti come Lei che portano l’eccellenza Italiana nel mondo. Grazie!!!

  3. Francesco
    Francesco says:

    E’ vero Roberto….è vero!
    Mi ricordo anche io quando ero piccolo e sentivo parlare di “sinistra comunista” di “destra fascista” di “democrazia cristiana”….ero piccolo e non ci capivo molto.
    Cresciuto in una famiglia che ebbe un nonno partigiano fucilato dai tedeschi a monte morello e l’altro prigionerio di guerra, scappato, e poi catturato nuovamente e torturato dai fascisti…..fin da piccolo queste storie mi hanno profondamente segnato. Fascisti e Comunisti estremisti….due facce della stessa brutta medaglia….ogni estremismo porta solo alla distruzione!!!
    Inoltre adesso la classe politica non rappresenta più i valori che un tempo aveva….i valori che comunque ci sono ancora nei cittadini!!!
    Un filosofo scrisse una volta : Il popolo ha il governo che si merita….in fondo è vero…..forse sarà per questo che moltissime persone oggi stanno organizzandosi per cacciare questi viscidi figuri, intenti solo ad aumentare il loro già esagerato stipendio da politici…..che schifo!
    Vabbè, anche stavolta mi son lasciato prendere….
    Comunque sei sempre il numero uno! 🙂
    Ciao Roberto…un abbraccio, e Forza Viola sempre!!! 🙂
    Francesco

  4. Mirko
    Mirko says:

    ..parole sante..parole sante… anche io sono fiero di essere italiano ma mi piange il cuore vedere la mia patria cadere in frantumi così!!! non trovo un senso nell’esprimere un voto!!!

  5. yana
    yana says:

    “Artisti strani” – piu o meno cosi vedo gli italiani pure io… (Scusate, so perfettamente che consideriamo “strani” tutte le cose che non conosciamo/comprendiamo…) Signor Cavalli, invidio un po il Suo patriotismo – ho vissuto 13 anni in un paese, 15 in un altro e 4 in Italia, ormai non saprei quale di loro chiamare “patria”…

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