From Italy…… What Happened? A Must read


Published March 24, 2020 | By Giacomino Nicolazzo

(Giacomino Nicolazzo is one of Italy’s most beloved writers.  Born

and raised in Central Pennsylvania, he lives in a small village in

Lombardy where he writes his books.)

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.) 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. Even the Vatican City has

closed its gates and armed patrols monitor the 20 foot tall walls that

protect it! Streets and roads are now empty for as far as the eye can see.

Normally they would be filled with crazed Italian drivers in tiny cars

and scooters (the ones that sound like demonic insects) 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…now they are dead. 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 so I 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


I am not going to bore you with talk of Patient ‘zero’ who spread it

to Patient ‘1’ and how mathematics efficiently explains the rapid

expansion of infection. No…I am going to tell you how (as I see it)

the virus came to Italy.

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


Beginning in 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.

Now 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 being 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.


To be brief…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



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



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



But 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

acquired by 100%.


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



Quite literally, tens of thousands of Chinese came in through Milano

(illegally) and went back out carrying money, technology and corporate



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

amongst senior medical officials that the virus was brought here from



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



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, who in turn is to

appropriate the funds as needed. But 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.


Let me give you 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 I am trying to make here is that 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.


Another Look and Analysis of CV

Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.
March 29, 2020
COVID-19 Update
Dr. Fauci, in an article published in the New England Journal on March 26, 2020,
pointed out COVID-19 is no more potent than the typical seasonal flu. He wrote:
If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic
cases are several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case
The fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall
clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a
severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately
0.1%) or pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather
then a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates
of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively.
But the concern in this virus has been to keep it from spreading, hence, the
imposition of quarantine schemes in affected countries. Fauci continued:
The efficiency of transmission for any respiratory virus has important
implications for containment and mitigation strategies. The current study
indicates an estimated basic reproduction number (R 0 ) of 2.2, which
means that, on average, each infected person spreads the infection to an
additional two persons. As the authors note, until this number falls below
1.0, it is likely that the outbreak will continue to spread.
By contrast, the H1N1 pandemic in 2009 was much more severe in producing
illness and death. Consider this recently published article comparing H1N1 in
2009 with COVID-19:
The CDC estimated that from April 12, 2009, to April 10, 2010, there were
60.8 million H1N1 cases, with 274,304 hospitalizations and 12,469 deaths in
the U.S. alone. They also estimate that worldwide, 151,700 to 575,400
people died from (H1N1)pdm09 during the first year. Unusually, about 80%
of the deaths were in people younger than 65 years of age.

In 2009, the old had developed immunity to H1N1 given prior exposure to various
stains of a similar disease. The recent comparison article continues:
The virus in the 2009 pandemic is considered to be quite different from the
typical H1N1 viruses that were circulating at the time. Dubbed

President Trump



Posted on  March 17, 2020 by mariomurilloministries

Today, as I prayed, a strange and unexpected phrase leaped into my spirit, “Trump is about to have his Winston Churchill moment.” It stunned me because it seemed so inappropriate in the light of current events. This is no time for cheerleading or political grandstanding. We are in lockdown!

Yes, we are in lockdown. Across America, store shelves are as empty as if we were a socialist nation. The empty streets are even eerier than empty shelves. My hometown of San Francisco will close at midnight tonight and will not open again until April 7th. Citizens are ordered to shelter in place—which is just a frightening euphemism for martial law.

Why should you thank God that Trump is President? How can I go so totally against the grain of political correctness in the face of a viral pandemic? When everyone is clamoring to say we need to stop fighting each other and come together against a common enemy, why would I write something as incendiary as being positive about Trump?

Why? Because I believe something is about to come out of Trump that even his closest friends will find stunning. And, what is that?  Let’s start with the ingredients that will build toward the coming Churchill moment.

He is a New Yorker. I have always loved New Yorkers. My favorite area to preach has always been New York. My preaching doesn’t scare them there. The New York side of Trump is about to make an appearance. That thing that’s in the water that makes the pizza so great, is also in Donald Trump. Do you want to get something done? Tell a New Yorker it’s impossible.

I am not talking about the reptilian Mayor De Blasio or the demonic Governor Cuomo. I am talking about New Yorkers from the former glory days.

Trump is about to go ‘New York’ in a good way—the old way! He is going to suggest (read: demand) some radical action to get America back on its feet in the shortest amount of time.

During WWII, Winston Churchill was hated by Parliament because he actually taunted them. Heck, he ridiculed them. London was bombed every night and Churchill went around behind the back of Parliament to get the things done that were necessary to stop Hitler and comfort the people of Great Britain. He relied on nothing but his own convictions to rally the nation to have the courage and to exhibit resolve.  Do you hear me, Mr. President? The moxie you had in Manhattan, you need right now!

I believe you will see Donald Trump act in many ways that the Left will squeal are ‘reckless.’ Because he loves America and Americans, he will ignore the critics who don’t count, and do what needs to be done.

Teddy Roosevelt described the Trump we are about to see:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

I am waiting for the words, “SO WHAT?” to come barreling up out of Trump. That whatever-it-is that says, “I don’t even care if I’m re-elected anymore! I am going to do whatever it takes and I don’t care who doesn’t like it.”

Mr. President, they will call you a despot—but you must ignore the soy milk-induced wrangling of the spineless politicians on the Hill.

Trump loves America and Americans even more than he loves being President. Because of that, I know he is about to rise to a previously unseen level of courage.  Washington D.C. is a corrupt city full of rodents in suits who really don’t care how many of its citizens this virus kills or how long it takes to do it. These sniveling rats only care about staying in power. They will continue their usual compliant and cowardly approach to leadership. They will say and do whatever it takes to create fear and weakness.

I think of Peter Strozk the weasel from the FBI. Remember the nuclear smugness and robotic aloofness of his appearance before Congress? That’s what I think of when I think of D.C.

Last of all, I believe that right now, as he is alone with his private thoughts, a fire is building up in our President. And that fire is from God. He was chosen for this crisis. He is right where he needs to be, right when we need him most to be there.  Can you imagine how badly Hillary would have handled this mess?

The fire in President Trump is going to find the words to rally the American Spirit. Our Commander in Chief is going to stir up the American Eagle and it is going to soar. He will remind us that we never used to scare this easily. He will speak to the noblest part of our national character and he will convince us that, together, we can do this! We can and we will lick this virus.

He will inspire us to pay the price. So what if we have to sit at home and wait it out? So what if we have to risk our economy in order to defeat this menace? The fear is unwarranted. But the sacrifice is doable.

The airlines—the economy—our healthcare system—our churches, are all going to come roaring back and we will chase this Coronavirus back to the Petri dish where it belongs.

From the Spirit of 1776 in Philadelphia to the generation that knocked out the Third Reich, to the voice on the moon that gave a giant leap to mankind—Americans have always conquered their fears, and then they have conquered their enemies.

Yeah, look out for Trump to go into Presidential beast mode. Millions will hate him for the bold decisiveness and the clarity he is about to show.  But you and I and millions more, are going to love him for it.

I would like to think that great heroes like Winston Churchill are looking down from above, and seeing a familiar metamorphosis taking place in Donald Trump, Winston is smiling.