How Italy became epicenter of deadly Chinese virus

April 5, 2020

Lengthy…but this crucial warning is definitely worth every minute it takes to read

By Giacomino Nicolazzo, March 22, 2020

Montecalvo, Lombardy, Italy: As I sit here in my involuntary isolation, it was just reported that overnight 743 more people died and 5.249 new cases have been reported. This brings the total cases of infection to 69,176 and the body count to 6,820. We take relief in knowing that 8,326 people have recovered so far. (Numbers as of 3/24, 8:30pm in Italy.) Update: According to the continually updating Global COVID-19 Tracker, Italy’s death toll reached 66,560 as of April 4, 2020.

Most towns here in Italy, from the upper reaches of the Alps to the ancient shores of Sicilia and Sardenia, while not deserted, are closer to being ghost towns than the bustling centers of tourism, business and daily life they were just a few weeks ago. Stores and shops have been shuttered. Restaurants and coffee shops no longer serve customers. Schools, universities, sporting arenas…even our museums and theaters…all closed. Vatican City has closed its gates and armed patrols monitor the 50 foot tall walls that protect it!

Streets and roads are now empty. Normally they would be filled with crazed Italian drivers in tiny cars and scooters darting here and there, reaching the limits of centrifugal force on our roundabouts. In the piazze of our towns and cities, there are now officially more pigeons than people.

Many of us know someone who has been infected and recovered. Some of us know someone who did not recover, and died. But everyone knows someone who has been affected by this microscopic monster in one way or another.

Sixty million of us are in lockdown, it is like a war zone here. We are being held prisoner in our own homes by an unseen enemy that sneaked in unnoticed, by most of us. As you will read in just a few more minutes, there were those who knew something like this was coming, or at least they should have.

So who is to blame? With all this craziness swirling like a whirlpool at our feet, I just had to find the blame answer, and have spent my free time (of which I have a lot in these days) digging and researching. I was literally shocked to discover how this has come to be.

I am not going to bore you with talk of Patient ‘0’ who spread it to Patient ‘1’ and how mathematics efficiently explains the rapid expansion of infection. No, I am going to tell you how the virus came to Italy.

It has everything to do with communists. Allow me to explain.

Beginning about 2014, Matteo Renzi, the imbecile ex-mayor of Firenze (Florence), acting as the leader of the Partito Democratico (synonymous with the Italian Communist party), somehow managed to get himself elected as Italy’s Prime Minister. To give you a proper frame of reference, Matteo Renzi was so far left, he would make Barack Obama look like Barry Goldwater!

At the same time that Renzi was leading Italy into oblivion, strange things were happening in Italy’s economy. Banks were failing, but not closing. Retirement ages were being extended, for some reason the pension funds were dwindling or disappearing. The national sales tax we call IVA (Value Added Tax) rose from 18% to 20%, then to 21% and again to 22%.

And in the midst of all this financial chicanery, the Chinese began furiously buying up Italian real estate and businesses in the North.

The reason I mention Renzi and the Chinese together is that strange things were also going on between the governments of Italy and China. A blind eye was turned to the way the Chinese were buying businesses in the financial, telecommunication, industrial and fashion sectors of Italy’s economy, all of which take place in Milano.

China was getting away with purchases and acquisitions in violation of Italian law and EU Trade Agreements with the US and the UK., and no one in either of those countries (not Obama in the US or Cameron in the UK) said a thing in their country’s defense. As a matter of fact, much of it was hidden from the public in all three countries.

In 2014, China infused the Italian economy with 5 billion through purchases of companies costing less than 100 million each. By the time Renzi left office (in disgrace) in 2016, Chinese acquisitions had exceeded 52 billion. When the dust settled, China owned more than 300 companies.. representing 27% of the major Italian corporations.

The Bank of China now owns five major banks in Italy, all of which had been secretly (and illegally) propped up by Renzi using pilfered pension funds! Soon after, the China Milano Equity Exchange was opened and much of Italy’s wealth was being funneled back to the Chinese mainland.

Chinese state entities own Italy’s major telecommunication corporation (Telecom) as well as its major utilities (ENI and ENEL). Upon entry into the telecommunication market, Huawei established a facility in Segrate, a suburb of Milano. It launched is first research center there and worked on the study of microwaves which has resulted in the possibly-dangerous technology we call 5G. China also now owns controlling interest in Fiat-Chrysler, Prysmian and Terna. You will be surprised to know that when you put a set of Pirelli tires on your car, the profits are going to China. Yep. the Chinese colossus of ChemChina, a chemical industry titan, bought that company too! Last but not least is Ferretti yachts, the most prestigious yacht builder in Europe. Incredibly, it is no longer owned by the Ferretti family.

The sector in which Chinese companies invested most was Italy’s profitable fashion industry. The Pinco Pallino, Miss Sixty, Sergio Tacchini, Roberta di Camerino and Mariella Burani brands have been 100% acquired. Designer Salvatore Ferragamo sold 16% and Caruso sold 35%. The most famous case is Krizia, purchased in 2014 by Shenzhen Marisfrolg Fashion Company, one of the leaders of high-priced, ready-to-wear fashions in Asia.

Throughout all of these purchases and acquisitions, Renzi’s government afforded the Chinese unrestricted and unfettered access to Italy and its financial markets, many coming through without customs inspections. Quite literally, tens of thousands of Chinese entered illegally through Milano and went back out carrying money, technology and corporate secrets.

Thousands more were allowed to enter and disappeared into shadows of Milano and other manufacturing cities of Lombardy, only to surface in illegal sewing shops, producing knock-off designer clothes and slapping ‘Made In Italy’ labels on them. All with the tacit approval of the Renzi government. It was not until there was a change in the governing party in Italy that the sweatshops and the illegal entry and departure of Chinese nationals was stopped. Matteo Salvini, representing the Lega Nord party, closed Italy’s ports to immigrants and systematically began disassembling the sweatshops and deporting those in Italy illegally.

But his rise to power was short-lived. Italy is a communist country — socialism is in the national DNA. Ways were found to remove Salvini, after which the communist party, under the direction of Giuseppe Conte, reopened the ports. Immediately, thousands of unvetted, undocumented refugees from the Middle East and East Africa began pouring in again.

Access was again provided to the Chinese, under the old terms, and as a consequence thousands of Chinese, the majority from Wuhan, began arriving in Milano.

In December of last year, the first inklings of a coronavirus were noticed in Lombardy, in the Chinese neighborhoods. There is no doubt among senior medical officials that the virus was brought here from China.

By the end of January 2020 cases were being reported left and right. By mid-February the virus was beginning to seriously overload the Lombardy hospitals and medical clinics. They are now in a state of collapse.

The Far-Left politicians sold out and betrayed the Italian people with open border policies and social justice programs. One of the reasons the health care system collapsed so quickly is because the Renzi government (and now continued under the Conte government) redirected funds meant to sustain the medical system, to pay for the tens of thousands of immigrants brought in to Italy against the will of the Italian people.

If you remember the horrible earthquake that decimated the villages around Amatricia, in the mountains east of Rome in 2015, you would also remember how the world responded by sending millions of dollars to help those affected.

But there is a law in Italy that prevents private donations to charitable Italian organizations. All money and donations received must be turned over to a government agency, which in turn is to appropriate the funds as needed. That agency is corrupt just as are all the others. Most of the money never reached a single victim in the mountains. The Renzi government redirected the vast majority of those funds to pay for the growing immigrant and refugee costs.

As the economy worsened under the burden of illegal immigration, compounded by gross government spending and incompetence, unemployment rose quickly, especially among young people. The unemployment rate for men and women under age 35 is close to 40%. So more money was diverted from the health care system and used to pay what is known here as guaranteed income. Whether you work or not you are paid here, especially if you belong to the PD! The government simply raises taxes on those who do work.

A quick example of the height of insanity to which Italian taxation has risen: If you live in a building that has a balcony or balconies, and any of those balconies cast a shadow on the ground, you must pay a public shadow tax! I will say no more!

The point is, not only did the Chinese bring the virus to Italy (and the rest of the world) it was far-Left politics and policies that facilitated it.

This should hopefully be a warning to Americans that while they work to rid themselves of the China Virus, they should just as vehemently endeavor to rid their government of any politician that circumvents the Constitution and ignores the laws of the land, plain and simple.

Giacomino Nicolazzo is one of Italy’s most respected writers. Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, he lives in a small village in Lombardy where he writes his books.


Mexico ironically demands border security

March 27, 2020

The incoherent arrogance of Mexico would be laughable if not so ironic. The country whose citizens have been overrunning our southern border for decades is now demanding the United States control the flow of Americans into Mexico.

The concept of Americans flooding the corrupt country run by drug cartels is so preposterous, it was covered by numerous publications, including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Newsweek headlined its coverage, “Protesters in Mexico block border crossing to demand stronger Coronavirus screenings for those coming from U.S.”

According to reports, hordes of Mexicans at Arizona’s southern border, wearing protective face masks held signs telling Americans to “stay at home.” Incredibly, they are not being called racists in the open border supporting Arizona Republic for doing so.

Their demands include banning visits for tourism and dental or medical procedures in Mexico for both U.S. citizens and Mexicans living in the United States. Topping the list is the insistence that Mexican health officials must begin medical screenings of everyone crossing the border for Coronavirus symptoms, a risk few rational people are willing to take in the squalid country not known for cleanliness or safety. Highly contagious, infectious diseases that have been eradicated in the U.S. through vaccinations remain prevalent Mexico.

Mexicans with multiple diseases have long been illegally entering the U.S. and have more recently facilitated their Central American neighbors from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. 

Safety? In the first half of 2019 alone murders in Mexico jumped to the highest on record, according to Reuters News agency

Earlier this week we described U.S. Border Patrol agents reprehensibly defying President Trump’s order banning non-essential travel into U.S. during the deadly global Coronavirus pandemic.

Crime and corruption, which permeate Mexico and Central America, continually make their way across our southern border — with the support of Democrat lawmakers who preposterously view the criminal invaders as a reliable, burgeoning voting bloc.


Border Patrol defies Presidential order banning non-essential travel into U.S.

March 22, 2020

As the rebellious U. S. Border Patrol puts Americans at risk, the question to ask is, “Why?”

While the world is dealing with the highly contagious, deadly viral plague known as the Coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of carloads filled with Mexican nationals are being permitted to enter the U.S. at the Arizona border.

The Washington Examiner reports that hundreds of vehicles that should have been blocked are being allowed to cross the border into the United States on the flimsiest of claims and in violation of President Trump’s orders.

“We’re letting them through. And that’s pretty much the gist of it,” one Border Patrol official said. “Nobody’s enforcing it. It was put up — the president put it out. The chief patrol put it out. And we’re just not doing it.”

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) website lists its oddly ambiguous mission, which includes keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.

American citizens have been under the mistaken impression that the law enforcement organization existed to protect our border, as its name clearly defines. The website absurdly includes a “vision statement,” detailing, “What the Agency aspires to become,” which states:

“To serve as the premier law enforcement agency enhancing the Nation’s safety, security, and prosperity through collaboration, innovation, and integration.”

We are living in unprecedented times with a pandemic that is altering daily routines in countless ways. Businesses are closing, healthcare resources are stretched to their limits, Americans are self-quarantining and many are worrying how they will pay their bills since their jobs are gone. The Border Patrol is a law enforcement agency not an innovative social services department. Allowing hundreds of cars filled with Mexican nationals access across our border is not only reprehensible, it further imperils the health and safety of our own citizens.

Whatever else you do today, read The Washington Examiner report, exposing the dangerous laxity on our border.


ICE’s cagey virus message shields illegals

March 19, 2020

Duty to enforce border, protect Americans inexplicably takes a backseat

This March 18, 2020 Press Release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), could aptly be called the icing on the non-enforcement cake.

To say it takes one with the ability to read between the lines to decipher this missive would be the height of understatement. 

Boiled down to its nub, the agency charged with enforcing security along the United States border, contorts and engages in language distortions trying to explain that due to the “COVID-19 crisis,” ICE will not carry out enforcement operations at or near any type of health care facilities “except in the most extraordinary of circumstances,” since those illegally invading the United States “should not avoid seeking medical care because they fear civil immigration enforcement.”

How about sending them back to their home countries to seek medical care? Not only is there the blatant effrontery of having newly arrived illegal aliens seeking health care at our already overextended facilities, there are also the accompanying costs in terms of exposure and monetarily, that American citizens have to bear.

On its own website, ICE describes its mission using these words:

“ICE’S mission is to protect America from the cross-border crime and illegal immigration that threaten national security and public safety.

This mission is executed through the enforcement of more than 400 federal statutes and focuses on smart immigration enforcement, preventing terrorism and combating the illegal movement of people and goods.”

Nowhere does it say illegals are protected from deportation if they arrive at an already swamped U.S. health care facility intended to provide services to Americans.


Dem prez candidates Biden, Sanders heaven sent

March 16, 2020

Republicans watching the Democrat debate Sunday night are no doubt filled with awe, realizing God surely has a sense of humor and is wearing a MAGA hat. What else would explain the two lightweights, a Socialist and a man clearly suffering diminished mental capacity, who emerged from this list to duke it out over their party’s eventual nomination. The front-runner will face off against President Donald Trump, a task to which neither of them are equipped.

Regardless of the fact that they are in the opposition camp, it’s difficult to derive pleasure from watching a train wreck. Elderly, out of touch radicals Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are painful to observe. Socialist Sanders referred to Coronavirus as Ebola multiple times and gaffe-master Biden didn’t disappoint, as he also remained confused. At one point when his memory failed him, Biden referred to Ebola as “the one from Africa.” He also blamed global warming for causing the Darfur Civil War, actually saying:

“The single greatest threat is climate change to our national security. As populations have to move because they can no longer live where they are because their islands are sinking, because you saw what happened in Darfur with the change of weather patterns. It causes war. It causes great migrations.”

They both support ending restrictions on the illegal invasion of our country, welcoming illegal aliens as Democrat voters. Biden specifically pledged to reinstitute “catch and release,” declaring, “No one, no one would be put in jail while waiting for their hearing.” Neil Munro, writing for Breitbart News does an exceptional job of providing the background to President Trump’s successful 2019 policy.

Sanders remains bonded to his support of Communist regimes and reiterated his pledge to impose government run health insurance — “Medicare for all” — eliminating American’s having the ability to choose the plan they desire.

With nothing substantive to offer, they deceitfully promise “free” everything and play the ‘sit or stand’ game regarding running mates, pandering for women’s votes. Biden, who frequently stumbles, lies and even contradicts himself, is so desperate that he reprehensibly pledged in advance that he will appoint a justice to the U.S. Supreme Court based solely on gender and genetic melanin — characteristics that have nothing to do with the qualifications of individual applicants.

President Donald Trump’s extraordinary record on behalf of the American people will serve him well in November.


Mark Kelly won’t take PAC $$? Funder $oros bankrolls 2020 Super PAC

March 13, 2020

Arizonans are getting a megadose of fiction from Democrat Mark Kelly, who is mounting a challenge to incumbent Republican Senator Martha McSally. A former two-term member of congress, McSally was an Air Force fighter pilot, and the first woman to lead a squadron in a war zone, making her more than up to the fight.

Kelly’s latest televised campaign ad is shiftiness personified. Portraying himself as a “protector,” (his ad is coincidentally titled “Protect”) Kelly, the unemployed husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, zeros in on prescription drug prices which he claims he will lower, a cunning ploy attempting to garner senior citizen votes. Although Mark Kelly has never previously run for office, the Obama cohort is as much of a charlatan as any seasoned Democrat politician.

The takeaway for savvy political observers is his declaration that he will not accept corporate PAC campaign contributions.

Socialist multi-billionaire George Soros, a one-worlder, who disdains sovereign national borders and wants to restrict our rights, controls a horde of them —and has generously funneled big bucks to Mark Kelly. Act Blue is a Soros organization. Politico reports Soros has launched a super PAC for 2020.

Seeing Red AZ wrote this exposé last April. It is more relevant than ever. Reacquaint yourself with,Mark Kelly: Dem $enate challenger’s big con.” Far from Arizona, on the banks of the Potomac, in DC, Kelly is able to ignore his pledge to disassociate with corporate PACs. We listed those in attendance at a single, early, event.

Second Amendment supporters should be aware Kelly heads a gun control money stream group he and his wife founded namedGiffords PAC,* (originally Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC) specifically intended to elect Democrat gun control advocates to public office.

In 2016, the organization spent over $800,000 opposing the re-election bid of Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte who ultimately lost to former New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, a far left Democrat  by a mere 1,017 votes (about 0.1%). A campaign ad criticized Ayotte’s lack of support for a proposal to expand mandatory federal background checks on private-party firearm sales. The group also endorsed Democrat gun restrictionists in other states.

Giffords and Kelly organized and presented an entire program on gun control at the 2016 Democrat’s National Convention in Philadelphia. They addressed delegates on the future of repressive legislation and gleefully shared their public endorsement of scandal-plagued Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

The 2016 Democrat Party platform on gun control included aggressive measures to expand background checks, repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) that protects firearms manufacturers and dealers from being held liable when crimes have been committed with their products.

The platform also supported limiting the sale of standard capacity ammunition.

Hypocrite Mark Kelly, shown here purchasing guns, including an AR-15 for himself, is nothing more than a slippery leftist with zero credentials. Don’t be conned by the practiced con man.

* Center for Responsive Politics


Repackaged Communism makes a trendy comeback 

March 6, 2020

Diversity cozies up to radical politics

Despite the fact that there is an abundance of news in the state, nation and globally, the failing Arizona Republic newspaper, which obviously has generic pre-written articles ready for publication, gave this offensive doozy (we’re not providing a link to this ridiculous report by M&M averse, Lily Altavena) front page, above-the-fold headline placement:

“Students’ diversity not reflected in AZ,” with the sub-header declaring, “Most teachers are white, half of students aren’t.”

Diversity is always about race, never ideas. In the Trump-hating, Hillary-endorsing newspaper, the only ideas worthy of reporting are regressive,* leftist views.

Friday morning’s headline following his Phoenix campaign stop, “Sanders inspires ‘regular people,’” extols Marxist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a self-identified Socialist who has routinely spoken of leading a “revolution.”  He’s even written books on the topic aimed at young Americans, Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution is based on his earlier book, Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.

Beneath that Page One report is another, titled, “Young Latino voters are fired up about Sanders.” It describes a 21-year old college student brought here illegally “as a wide-eyed five-year-old” from Mexico by her illegal parents. She is enthused by Sanders because he promises her “a future where she no longer struggles to pay piles of bills for college tuition and doctor’s visits and one that aggressively tackles the threat of climate change to make sure the planet stays habitable.”

Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker does an exceptional job describing Sanders politics in this commentary carried in the Washington Times,Bernie Sanders’ brand of socialism is communism.”

* SRAZ is waging a campaign against the word “progressive,“ which liberal extremists decided to use to make themselves appear forward thinking. They are not forward thinking, but are regressive on nearly every level. When conservatives use the word, “progressive,” they are playing directly into the hard left’s hands and doing their bidding. Regressive is a more appropriate description. Join us.