Italy's Pitchfork Movement Slammed For "Delirious" Nazi-Like Comments

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Italy's anti-austerity Pitchfork movement, who described Italy as being "enslaved by wealthy Jewish bankers," has come under fire for "shamelessly recall[ing] a historical period characterised by death, violence and denial of the most elementary rights." The nation's Jewish community, writing in La Repubblica, said the Pitchfork leader's remarks demonstrate a "deeper sense of discomfort" fuelled by "the most violent and grimmest anti-Semitic stereotypes". Despite Italian stock and bond markets surging to multi-year highs, IB Times notes that mass demonstrations continue to rile the company's economy as Pitchfork followers demand the total removal of the ruling political class.


Via IB Times,

Italy's Jewish communities have hit back at the spokesman of the anti-austerity Pitchfork movement, who described Italy as being "enslaved by wealthy Jewish bankers".


The Pitchfork protestors' spokesman, Andrea Zunino, who made the anti-Semitic comments, represents thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets in towns and cities across Italy to voice anger at austerity measures.


Renzo Gattegna, representing the Jewish community, said the words were "delirious".


"[Those words] shamelessly recall a historical period characterised by death, violence and denial of the most elementary rights," he told daily La Repubblica.


Conspiracy theories regarding Jews and banking were popular during the rise of National Socialism and the Nazis.


Earlier, Zunino had claimed: "We want government resignation. We want sovereignty over Italy which is now the slave of bankers, like the Rothschild: it is odd that five or six among the world's richest people are Jews."


The Pitchfork movement, which started with a loose group of Sicilian farmers concerned about rising taxes and cuts to agricultural state funds, has evolved into a nationwide umbrella grouping of truckers, small businessman, the unemployed, low-paid workers, rightwing extremists and football supporters.


Zunino cites Hungary's controversial premier Viktor Orban, whose government has been accused of being weak in fighting rising anti-Semitism, as his role model.


But Gattegna said the Pitchfork leader's remarks demonstrate a "deeper sense of discomfort" fuelled by "the most violent and grimmest anti-Semitic stereotypes".




Thousands of Pitchfork demonstrators, riled by the country's struggling economy, have demanded the total removal of the ruling political class, as well as calling for tax cuts, lowered fuel prices, and dumping the euro.


Mass demonstrations threw some Italian cities into chaos on Monday with police officers using teargas on protesters who had been throwing rocks and bottles at the headquarters of Italy's tax collection agency.


Roadblocks, demonstrations and sit-ins continued from Milan to Bari in the south.


Shop-owners were reportedly threatened by demonstrators to either close their stores and join the protest, or face violence.

Of course, we have discussed the rise of social unrest and its linkages to austerity in the past but perhaps it is the huge gap between markets and high earner wealth and the struggling-with-record-unemployment working class that has fuelled the problems in Italy to this point.

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Cult_of_Reason's picture

Re: ...who described Italy as being "enslaved by wealthy Jewish bankers"...

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Just being 'enslaved by wealthy bankers' is bad enough, regardless of ethnicity or claimed spiritual alignment.

Debt slavery, neo-feudalism.  Its here.

Cult_of_Reason's picture

Italy is not the only country "enslaved by wealthy Jewish bankers."

Iocosus's picture

Iran, Syria, and North Korea have red dots on their heads.

*edit: this post is bait and will get lots of ZHers banned.

dick cheneys ghost's picture

 debt-slavery is celebrated in Tel Aviv on Rothschilds BLVD

Cult_of_Reason's picture

Confessions Of A Jewish Banker

Why ~$500 TRILLION Rich Rothschilds are NOT on Forbes Richest List?

zaphod's picture

It's the same all over the western world.

Anyone who protests the current system is declared a racist. Just look at the tea party in the US.

At some point the false racist accusation attack will stop working, and then what will those in power have.

bunzbunzbunz's picture

It's not the protest of the system that is declared racist. It is the use of classes or groups of people as scapegoats. Yes some liberal dumbasses call the tea party racist out of ignorance, when they don't really mean racism. And it is logical to assume some tea party members are indeed racist, and use the party's ideology as a front for that racism.

It is pretty sad when anyone is stupid enough to blame any vast, generic group for a problem. This always leads to a solution of eliminating or removing of the class from 'normal' society. But then, guess what?! There will be yet another group left in that society to use as a scapegoat. Eventually, people will find a statistic showing short people are far more likely to be criminal than tall people. And then that will be the scapegoat used for societal problems.

Use brain. Grow up. Get balls. Live life.

Anusocracy's picture

The problem is the combining of control freak and high intelligence with a motivation to use both traits.

BigJim's picture

Hey, I think I've found Francis Sawyer - he's in Italy!

Tsukato's picture

Jeeze, the Jews pushed their luck again, and its almost "Final Solution" time again? Only took them 70 years to piss everybody off again. Ever feel this human thing is just one big loop? Oh well. Big loss. Enjoy your "big score", Jews. Unmarked grave time again. So soon?!

Tsukato's picture

Send the bitches to Madagascar!

Blano's picture

"Yes some liberal dumbasses call the tea party racist out of ignorance, when they don't really mean racism."

What a stupid comment.  They do too mean racism, even though it isn't actually true.  Any way to smear their opponents is acceptable to them.  This is why I won't be crying in my milk when AQ shows up again.

Disenchanted's picture

Wow! Apparently they all speak as one in Italy. Quote from OP:



"The nation's Jewish community, writing in La Repubblica,..."


But don't let the goyim say that...Must be that situational ethics thing again.

Leonardo Fibonacci2's picture

"Today, Frday August 12, 1921, a great public mass meeting takes place at the Haufbrauhaus.  Speaker Herr Adolf Hitler about: THE PROTEST AGAINST RISING PRICES, A JEWISH SWINDLE"   MEIN KAMPF.


It seems that the jews have not understood the experiences of their past when it comes to choking countires financially.  History has a way of repeating itself.

bunzbunzbunz's picture

Hmm...I've seen a lot of long TV programs made by Christian churches soley devoted to convincing people to  give money to the church. I have seen pastors driving $80,000 BMW's, living in mansions. I on several occasions watched TV shows wherin a Christian preacher told the viewers if they sent in $2000, God would wipe away all of their debts.

But sure, Judaism is the only religion with affiliates who take advantage of the financial ignorance of the average consumer. And you are really smart. And you are really respectable. /sarc (you probably wouldn't get it otherwise)

LetThemEatRand's picture

You are not racist for pointing out those Christian swindlers, are you?  Of course not.  You are stating fact.  So why the double standard when it comes to certain bankers who control the world's wealth?   I don't believe a single person here said "Jews are bad."  They are pointing out a fact that a bunch of primarily Jewish bankers are running the world into the ground while they build riches the likes of which the world has never seen.  Some are not Jewish, which is the one glaring error in the analysis.  So let's just stick with bankers -- primarily those affiliated with Central Banks -- being the problem.  Do you disagree with that, and if many are Jewish does that matter and does it make one racist to point out that many are?

Pseudo Anonym's picture

there's more to it than this:

...a bunch of primarily Jewish bankers are running the world into the ground while they build riches...

better question is on whose behalf.  note the year 1821, 1823 and 1905 in this link:

the hofjuden in general and rothschilds in particular are the preferred investment houses for the old aristocracy, monarchy and most importantly the vatican.  the hofjuden banking dynasties do not reveal who their clients are; thus, when they finance, for example, war efforts in individual countries on behalf of their clients, it appears that the hofjuden themselves are financing both sides of the war (and profit); but, that is not entirely true.  they finance war efforts mainly on behalf of their clients, of which vatican is one of them.  before blaming all crimes on the joos, lets first examine the crime syndicate run out of vatican:


LetThemEatRand's picture

The "old aristrocracy" is not old.  It exists today and is still routinely splashed all over papers all over the world.  But in a "oh, look at the cute Prince and his darling wife" kind of way.   Most of humanity still wants to read about the princes and Kings and their wild parties and opulent castles.    The greatest trick they played is convincing the world they no longer rule us.  The people do not revolt against an aristrocacy that exists in the shadows.

Pseudo Anonym's picture

that's the key:

The greatest trick they played is convincing the world they no longer rule us.  The people do not revolt against an aristrocacy that exists in the shadows.

but it took them many centuries to learn that it's not wise to stick their heads out too far so the serfs do not storm their castles and behead them..  it's much more safer to let hofjuden manage their finances and direct their investments.  when shtf, it's much more convenient to blame the moneychangers and joos in general; you know, guilty by association.  btw, remind me when was the last time vatican blamed moneychangers for anything....

newdoobie's picture

I think Francis was bitching about that just last month

Canoe Driver's picture

Why is no one mentioning that 80% of elite bankers are wasps? Does it make a difference to you who oppresses you? I can oppress you just fine and I am not a Jew. It's clear that the perpetrators get away scot-free while the "jews" are scapegoated, again.

Disenchanted's picture

How many of those 80% WASPs are front men and agents(in other words gofers)?

Like JP Morgan for example:



J.P. Morgan had been appointed head representative of the Rothschild interests in the United States. As the result of the London Conference, J.P. Morgan and Company of New York, Drexel and Company of Philadelphia, Grenfell and Company of London, and Morgan Harjes Cie of Paris, M.M. Warburg Company of Germany and America, and the House of Rothschild were all affiliated."41


Apparently unaware of the Peabody connection with the Rothschilds and the fact that the Morgans had always been affiliated with the House of Rothschild, Carr supposed that he had uncovered this relationship as of 1899, when in fact it went back to 1835.*


From Chapter 5 of The Secrets of the Federal Reserve by Eustace Mullins

Canoe Driver's picture

The Jewish state is certainly elitist, imho, a proposition concurred with even by many prominent Jewish intellectuals, including Chomsky. (disclaimer i am not a jew). But my only assertion here is that many powerful bankers are wasps.

Incidentally, there are some mildly noteworthy instances of wasp elitism, e.g., the American and British empires, the trade in African slaves, South African Apartheid, and Harvard.

Jack Kreuz's picture

"Jewish merchants played a major role in the slave trade" -Rabbi Marc Raphael

Anusocracy's picture

Let's see, donations are the same as controlling the largest operation of coercion and theft.

Try again.

Blano's picture

As a Christian, I have no problem with you or anyone else calling out these so-called Christian leaders.  But don't turn around and exclude Jews from the conversation then either.

Tsukato's picture

You people are pathetic. I don't care if I get banned from this stupid site. We all know the nature of the Jews. All their propaganda they feed us about being victims, is not by accident. We all know their hatred they are nursed on for all goyim. We see how horribly they have treated the Palestinians, and how many of their children they have murdered. We see the massive bloodletting they brought on the Russian people through Bolshevism. We see the wholesale raping on Germany after world war 1. We see all their names now, at the top of the lists of CEOs of the TBTFs, destroying our countries, while grossly, and shamelessly enriching themselves. Christians are raised to believe money is something base, and to let the jews sully themselves in it. but this is utter horseshit. money is a representation of energy, and actually of life energy itself. when people steal or defraud people of money, they are litterally stealing your life force. this is a very serious matter that should be dealt with with a very serious response. the jews are always playing hardball, and hoping the good natured, superior people will not lose their temper. its time we lose our temper, and brush off the ill advised idea of turning our cheeks. the world is a predatory system, and as such, we must be willing to partake in it when are obviously being fistfucked, by a lesser people.What more do you need, to stop turning a blind eye to the obvious? They are about to reap what they have sown, and I for one shout Bravo!

akak's picture

Oh yes, yes indeed, the Jews are a problem!  In fact, they are THE problem.  A problem which calls for a "final solution".

And implementing that 'solution' will be a gas



Your narrow-minded, ignorant, and collectivistic bigotry has no place in this or any other forum.  Well, maybe Stormfront.

LetThemEatRand's picture

He's a shill who can't even spill [sic].  They call those guys in when we try to have a discussion about central bankers.

Tsukato's picture

Good try shitstick. You try writing sthg long on an iphone with no misspellings. And thats your gripe?! And what an ironic name you've chosen. I thought Aynn Rand was opposed to a parasitic class. I guess you know better though. Pathetic.

Tsukato's picture

Sure. Keep on keepin on champ.

Tsukato's picture

Who said anything about gas, or even murder? Confiscation of all assets and repatriate all of them to Israel or whichever country wants them. While we're at it, and to provide you with more ammunition, I say all non-Europeans need to be sent packing from Europe as well. Now hate on bitches.

Tsukato's picture

No, sorry I misspoke. We needn't repatriate them to Israel on our dime. It's better to section them off in an enclosed area, allow them no trade with the outside world, and periodically bomb them with with white phosphorus, and gun down their stone throwing children. In short, treat them exactly as they treat Palestinians.

Joe A's picture

Freaking nazi piece of shit

Colonel Klink's picture

Hahaha, you just failed internet arguing.  You lose!

Joe A's picture

You failed at being a human being.

Tsukato's picture

Thanks Dummy. It means a lot. Really ;)

Joe A's picture

You are the one that is a dummy, really.

And a freaking nazi piece of shit. But you already knew that but I thought I'd say it again in case you forgot with you little brain.

Jack Kreuz's picture

NAZI = National Zionism

StychoKiller's picture

"Uneasy Rider"
by Charles Daniels Band

I was takin' a trip out to LA
toolin' along in my Chevrolet
tokin' on a number and diggin' on the radio.
jes' as I cross the Mississippi line
I heard that highway start to whine
and I knew that left rear tire was about to go.
well the spare was flat and I got uptight
'cause there wasn't a fillin' station in sight
so I jes' limped down the shoulder on the rim
I went as far as I could and when I stopped the car
it was right in front of this little bar
a kind of a redneck lookin' joint called the Dew Drop Inn.
well I stuffed my hair up under my hat
and told the bartender that I had a flat
and would he be kind enough to give me change for a one
there was one thing I was sure proud to see
there wasn't a soul in the place 'cept for him an' me
and he jest looked disgusted an' pointed toward the telephone
I called up the station down the road a ways
and he said he wasn't very busy t'day
and he could have somebody there in jest 'bout ten minutes or so
he said now you jes' stay right where yer at and I didn't bother tellin'
the durn fool I sure as hell didn't have anyplace else to go
I jes ordered up a beer and sat down at the bar
when some guy walked in an' said who owns this car
with the peace sign the mag wheels and four on the floor
well he looked at me and I damn near died
and I decided that I'd jus wait outside
so I layed a dollar on the bar and headed for the door
jes' when I thought I'd get outta there with my skin
these five big dude come strollin' in
with this one old drunk chick and some fella with green teeth
an' I was almost to the door when the biggest one
said you tip your hat to this lady son
an' when I did all that hair fell out from underneath
now the last thing I wanted was to get into a fight
in Jackson Mississippi on a Saturday night
'specially when there was three of them and only one of me
well they all started laughin' and I felt kinda sick
and I knew I'd better think of somethin' pretty quick
so I jes' reached out an' kicked ol' green-teeth right in the knee
he let out a yell that'd curl your hair
but before he could move I grabbed me a chair
and said watch him folks 'cause he's a thouroughly dangerous man
well you may not know it but this man's a spy
he's an undercover agent for the FBI
and he's been sent down here to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.
he was still bent over holdin' on to his knee
but everyone else was lookin' and listenin' to me,
and I layed it on thicker and heavier as I went.
I said would you beleive this man has gone as far
as tearin' Wallace stickers off the bumpers of cars
and he voted for George McGoveren for president
well he's a friend of them long-haired hippie type pinko fags
I betcha he's even got a Commie flag
Tacked up on the wall inside of his garage
he's a snake in the grass I tell ya guys
he may look dumb but that's jus a disguise
he's a mastermind in the ways of espionage
they all started lookin' real suspicious at him
and he jumped up an' said jes' wait a minute jim
you know he's lyin' I've been livin' here all of my life
I'm a faithfull follower of Brother John Burch
and I belong to the Antioch Baptist Church
and I ain't even got a garage you can call home and ask my wife
then he started sayin' somethin' 'bout the way I was dressed
but I didn't wait around to hear the rest
I was too busy movin' and hopin' I didn't run outta luck
and when I hit the ground I was makin' tracks
and they were jes' takin' my car down off the jacks
so I threw the man a twenty an' jumped in an' fired that mother up
Mario Andretti woulda sure been proud
of the way I was movin' when I passed that crowd
comin' out the door and headin' toward me in a trot
an' I guess I shoulda gone ahead an' run
but somehow I couldn't resist the fun
of chasin' them jes' once around the parkin' lot.
well they're headin' for their car but I hit the gas
and spun around and headed them off at the pass;
well I was slingin' gravel and puttin' a ton of dust in the air;
well I had them all out there steppin' an' a fetchin',
like their heads were on fire and their asses was catchin'.
but I figured I oughta go ahead an split before the cops got there.
when I hit the road I was really wheelin',
had gravel flyin' and rubber squeelin'
an' I didn't slow down 'til I was almost to Arkansas.
I think I'm gonna re-route my trip;
I wonder if anybody'd think I'd flipped
if I went to LA via Omaha.

bunzbunzbunz's picture

How many accounts did you log into to downvote me with cutey?

LetThemEatRand's picture

I just downvoted you solely because of that post.  No one here needs to resort to subterfuge for comments such as yours to receive many downvotes.  I've clocked in hundreds of downvotes here and never once suspected that it was because someone was logging into multiple accounts to do it.

Wolfbay's picture

My fathers side of my family are Jews. He was a Navy pilot in WWII and then a high school teacher. No one in my immediate or extended family are bankers and don't know any bankers. History may have a way of repeating itself but it'll be a little different this time. We're not going quietly. The Ar Ak and saiga are ready for you.

Tsukato's picture

How's your fathers side of the family Jewish, and you aren't? I call bullshit. You're just another bleeding heart, enabling the rape of our civilization.

Canoe Driver's picture

Jewish-ness, absent affirmative steps, is maternally conveyed, generally, dipshit. At least learn about what you're defaming. Hitler did. Disclaimer I am not a Jew.

Joe A's picture

You are so dumb that you don't even know that 'Jewishness' goes from mother to child. See canoedriver's comment.

akak's picture

Unfortunately, assholeness can be inherited from either parent.

Tsukato must have got the gene from both sides.

samsara's picture

That why personally I think it is best to keep the US "Tea Party / Liberty " thing going is to stick to getting back to the Constitution and sound money.
Like Ron Paul's approach. It will syphon off energy if you target directly a group etc.

If that approach is taken, end the Fed, Sound money, Constitutional individual rights, local Food, etc it would seriously wound those like the rothchilds, rockefellers et al.