144. In Art and Love Florence is Among the Richest of Cities…
Marchionne’s statement about Florence shocked and upset me.
“THE WORD OF RENZI SHOULD NOT BE LISTENED TO… HE IS THE MAYOR OF A SMALL AND POOR TOWN!”
Speaking against a fine mayor of a fine city this comment is a sad reflection on Marchionne personally and as the head of the largest and most important industry in Italy.
Renzi, a truly great man, just smiled!
SMALL? POOR? Florence, as a Capital of Art and Culture is world class and has enjoyed a reputation as such for centuries!
OUR MOTHER TONGUE WAS BORN HERE IN FLORENCE! Our great artists have shaped the history of art for generations!
It is a great pity that Mr. Marchionne remains so out of touch, so unaware of this.
Fiat, the former great company that he manages is POOR in ideas, they have had to resort to an old idea, the Fiat 500, to find a “vecchia novità”.
The famous “AUTO BLUE” is German. Fiat has failed to create a great car that meets the requirements of the Italian government – the major consumer of “AUTO BLUE”!
The Fiat name represents a great Italian tradition. It should remain in Italy and contribute to the industrial renaissance of Italy by developing research and design here. If there is a real poverty it is a serious lack of imagination.
Italy does not need any outside help, just trust and an honest, competent government!
I want to go back to being proud to be born in my great Italy. A great country now mired in the ambitions of power and money!
In the meantime we must be close and support one another and help to rebuild our country.
ITALY HAS NOW THE DEVASTATION OF A STRONG EARTHQUAKE!
The help received from text-message donations is not enough. Those who have more than they need… need to help and share what they have with those who do not have sufficient means to live!
The results could be of great satisfaction to us all. Sacrifice can give great pleasure if you love life, if you believe in God and if you’re a true socialist!
It would be wonderful to make history, to feel part of the change that such sacrifices could make!
If an honest, well-managed government asks me to make sacrifices for the good of my Italian brothers, I’m here!
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