The New Zealand parliamentary democracy, independent within the British Commonwealth, has communicated that it has faced and defeated Covid19.
The People's Republic of China, a former Communist dictatorship that converted to a form of capitalism sui generis, has shown that it has been able to achieve a similar result.
The incontrovertible conclusion is that the constitutional order of the states has only a relative importance in eradicating a virus.
In the middle, between these two points, Europe and the United States of America are struggling in a chaos that seems to never end.
The picture is disconcerting: governments and parliaments are floundering, clashing in the frantic search for remedies with fluctuating and uncertain positive results; the central power is in open contrast with the local power on the measures to be taken; the political class is confused and divided between the need for priority protection of health and the need not to completely stop production. The only power that does not crave seems to be the financial one: it stays at the window, because the power of money will not be affected by the pandemic; on the contrary, it will emerge strengthened by the conditions of need produced by the disease.
In the general chaos of the West, Italy deserves an emphasis on itself, preferential "hostel pain", according to the well-known verses of Father Dante.
While, in fact, elsewhere the battle involves the legislative power, which refuses to have been substantially "quarantined" as a carrier of the virus; the executive power, more or less easily prey to the absolutist and superior visions non-recognoscentes of alleged (and often only pretended) experts in virology, epidemiology, infectious disease (and whoever has more) and permanent contradictor of the regional demands that oppose 'uniformity of treatment in the face of the alleged diversity of the many local situations ... in Italy the super-judicial power has also entered the field.
With very "impetuous" ways of exercising the investigative power for the repression of hypothesized crimes (sometimes, even, with behavior beyond the limits of discretion and good taste), trumpeted by a journalism ready to throw itself on scandalistic news such as beasts on carrion in decomposition, began in Italy, between the dead and the sick who go out and enter the places of care, yet another moralizing campaign, the ideal follow-up to an action begun with "Tangentopoli" and "Clean Hands" which had, objectively speaking, the twofold result of increasing corruption, keeping the good people away from the political arena and entrusting the latter only to the "no-nonsense" desperate for boiled wages.
Of course, in particular moments such as the current ones (with a grueling pandemic not yet tamed), the reference to the image of the elephant in the crystal shop is obviously necessary.
It would be out of the question, however, to wish for a more discreet and modest modus operandi, less aimed at arousing noisy clamor and political reactions that are often disordered and always, in any case, targeted.
The problem is an inevitable consequence of the alteration made by our legal system in the balance of powers imagined by Montesquieu.
If Jews and Christians (of more severe orthodoxy) have managed to make the idea of Justice prevail as the maximum power of God that can only be mitigated by Mercy (another, important divine prerogative), the practical results of such a vision in the public life of the States of Israel and Italy were, by force of circumstances, necessarily disastrous.
Civil, social and political coexistence has emerged distorted from such a choice of a certainly religious nature, unconscious in its innermost motivations, and totally misunderstood in its effects.
It is, in fact, to be considered (now almost by communis opinio) that the "Italian Constituent Fathers" to "give" to the country a real judicial "super-power" that often, for the inevitable (and perhaps even unsolicited) help of the mass-media megaphone causes upheaval in the lives of citizens, adding fear to fears, completely heedless of the Horatian motto “est modus in rebus”.
It is difficult, however, to think that after many decades of "parity" in all respects, according to a rule desired by the communist Luigi Berlinguer), the cultural and civil level of the Italians and therefore of the country's ruling class can recover, without corrective still be on par with that of other liberal democracies centered on public education and secular private schools, strictly non-denominational and equally strictly controlled.
Even the Academy, already in itself predisposed by the authoritarian Plato to the cultural servility of the participants, had, as a result of the decline in elementary, middle and higher education, "teachers" not adequate for the role. It was, therefore, a necessary consequence to imagine ignorance of power, in all its many forms, as “inevitable” (the right to a political eighteen should not be forgotten… and so on revolutionizing).
To complete the picture, the so-called "most beautiful in the world" Constitution provided for or allowed, for the judiciary, a "transmigration" of judges and public prosecutors in all the most vital ganglia of the Republic.
Apart from the legislative and governing judges (by concession of the political class and by interpretation of the law, both benevolent), also for the Constitutional Court (supreme judge of the laws and therefore outside of justice strictly understood, as with any other public activity of "flavor ”Political) our Charter has governed the election of five members coming from the various judiciary who crowd (for some political observers" heavily "and" incongruously ") the judicial panorama of our country (Ordinary, Administrative and Accounting).
The election of these judges takes place on an associative basis, substantially corporate and, therefore, completely anachronistic in an Italy that is no longer the medieval one of the Corporations of Arts and Crafts or that of the Chamber of Fasci and the Corporations of Mussolini's memory.
There are those who believe that the expansion of the judges in our system would be contained and limited ... not expanded, but these are voices that scream in the desert.
Final question: To say that to be only winners of a modest first-degree competition, these state employees are already busy with too many things and, certainly, more than they should, is it a "blasphemy" or an incontrovertible truth?
In 1980, Renzo Arbore invited Italians to follow a motto: Meditate people, meditate! That exhortation is more valid today than ever.