As the Russia-Ukraine brother war continues to escalate, showing no signs of abating anytime soon, the leader of the non-conformist, anti-globalist Fratelli d’Italia party has attributed Putin’s assertiveness in the region to Europe’s weak-willed, liberal leadership.
Giorgia Meloni, the president of Fratelli d’Italia—the most popular political party in Italy, according to the latest opinion polls—on Thursday lamented Europe’s increasingly frail and impotent condition, which according to her, can be blamed solely on Europe’s spineless, self-loathing liberal ‘elite.’
“For years we have been calling for a Europe that is strong and proud of its identity and its roots. Instead, today we are paying the consequences of an increasingly weak Europe,” Ms. Meloni bemoaned, in an implicit reference to the Russian Federation’s military incursion into Ukraine.
As the sole political party of consequence who’s refused to join the so-called ‘technocratic government’ led by Mario Draghi, the former president of the European Central Bank, Ms. Meloni’s Fratelli d’Italia has seen its popularity increase considerably in recent months. Consequently—and as Salvini’s formerly anti-establishment Lega party has seen its popularity decline precipitously due to its collaboration with the pro-mass migration, globalist-led government—Ms. Meloni has positioned herself as the favorite to become Italy’s next prime minister, as The European Conservative previously reported.
In an image positioned below the text of her social media post, Meloni—who also serves as the president of the ECR grouping in the European Parliament—included a recent quote from Marcello Pera, an Italian philosopher who also served as the former president of the Italian Senate.
“A thousand times we have warned the leaders of the West. We have asked them for recognition of roots, of destiny, of feeling. We implored them to give themselves a spiritual and cultural identity. They replied that we were racist, bellicose, theo-conservative and intolerant. They fed us the culture of the erasure of history,” Pera said days ago in an interview with the Milan-based Il Giornale.
Meloni’s words come days after she delivered an emotional speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida.