Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Italians Enjoy Nature-Imposed "Camping Weekend"
Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's leading optimist and current Prime Minister, is under attack by negative Nellies who can't abide Berlusconi's upbeat response to the earthquake that rocked central Italy. He urged newly-homeless Italians to think of the quake as a "camping weekend". I'm used to political correctness run amok in the U.S., and am surprised to see it in Italy as well. It's a sad day when a nation's leader can't put a positive spin on a natural disaster. These are the same people who balked at referring to the Thai tsunami four years ago as a "national water park".
I'm just tired of the negativity.