The most tragic scenario on our doorstep are no longer the migrants who are landing ceaselessly on the Italian coast, but the war declared to the Western societies by the fury of the Islamic terrorism. Our job is not distant from all those things, actually it is the protagonists: defending democracy is the task of those who have sworn to serve the institutions of the Republic. The appointment of the Prefect Gabrielli has happened in a delicate moment. The responsibility of leading State Police towards the future is entirely on his shoulders.
The cultural and ideological vacuum that we have been living for a long time, emptied many things of their content and value, drying up the very idea of political representation and union. In the absence of a new and renewed cultural identity, political parties have experienced the deepest crisis in the history of our Republic.
Political crisis is the crisis of the country, it needs to grow and renew itself; the collapse of the international economy has caught the Italian State in a difficult phase, because it has stopped for too long. Italy has only seen an economic boom, which unfortunately has been lasting for over 50 years. Italy is difficult to reform, due to the weight of the crisis, which always rests on the shoulders of the usual suspects.
Poor infrastructure, lack of investment, the delay in the restructuring of strategic sectors, such as Security and Justice, responsible for ensuring the legality of the development processes and a high level of corruption in the system, have eroded and damaged the nerve centers of public life, in a continuous disturbance of consciousness, caused by acts against morality, decency, and our sense of justice.
We need to rediscover ourselves, our identity, which we might never had after Massimo d’Azeglio. In the last few years, we have had the feeling that the crisis needed to be faced looking at its financial side alone, not taking into account the needs of the citizens and the aspects of the system necessary to facilitate the processes of growth in the whole country.
We need to redefine roles and responsibilities, but in a systemic context, where everyone does their duty in the other’s service, with no pitch invasions. You cannot ask a department such as ours for a permanent supplementary role, to buffer or solve problems in other sectors.
We should discuss so many conflicts of interest, which also means restoring the control system. Let’s stop entrusting controls to people who are controlled, we need to provide adequate response to new needs, if we want to be a modern country, in order to compete in a globalized and interconnected world.
Giuseppe Tiani, Siap Secretary General