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The invisible Bagnai

(… complex day! Wake up at dawn, rush to Chieti to finish setting up a small office that I will try to keep open – a promise made during the electoral campaign and kept – then on the way back I move on to Tocco da Casauria to get a sample of the local craftsmanship, then a small dinner in Rome, now to bed. All filled with a flurry of phone calls to and from regional councilors, undersecretaries, presidents of various entities, representatives of the high and low administration. At the end of one of these phone calls I express the desire to meet the interlocutor in person, who reciprocates, maintaining with accents of truth that he has been following my interventions with attention and interest for some time. I thank him: "I am grateful to you for this certificate of esteem towards the visible Bagnai! Today she was also able to get to know the invisible Bagnai, the one who silently, in the shadows, helps people to talk to each other and understand each other, to prevent or solve problems. It is an activity that does not stir the masses, but I hope that it may have been of some use to you .”

Because just as you do not exist, so the majority of me no longer exists, now sucked into a vortex of minutiae whose existence I once ignored, and which are now my life, and which I must be interested in not only out of loyalty to my boss, who asks me, but above all out of loyalty to myself, who continues to hate things done in a dick! A bit of order, method, rationality. The same virtues necessary to assemble the furniture of the well-known multinational: virtues that no one, judging by the results, possesses, perhaps because the advantage of practicing them is not immediately evident!… )

This is a machine translation of a post (in Italian) written by Alberto Bagnai and published on Goofynomics at the URL https://goofynomics.blogspot.com/2023/09/il-bagnai-invisibile.html on Wed, 27 Sep 2023 21:12:00 +0000. Some rights reserved under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 license.