"Meet Beppe Grillo, or 'the crown prince of Italian politics'. Disenchanted by decades of corrupt politicians, a porous economy, the mafia and thousands of tonnes of rubbish, Grillo is using humour to shape up Naples.
"Our weapons have been to ask for signatures! Our main weapon is to grab them by the arse!"
Grillo's petition for individuals to compete in elections gained a million signatures. He even launched "V Day" with V standing for "Vaffanculo" or "fuck off". But with political parties dictating the media, how did he do it?
"With the web, you can make miracles." Grillo uses his web blog to discuss the corruption implicit in Italian politics. Yet despite widespread backing, the old regime remains, "Italians have short memories a little longer than goldfish".
This may explain the re-election of extravagant billionaire Prime Minister Berlusconi or as Grillo says, "the dwarf with asphalt hair."" journeymanpictures
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