Up to now, they have been saying: ‘All go home.’ But now they’re here, too. So either they go home as well, or they say what they want to do for their country and their children.
The electoral success of Italian comedian Grillo reminds me of those “joke” candidates in student union elections: usually, the joke is on them when they get elected and discover that they have to take part in student government. Except, they don’t actually have to take part; wouldn’t it be great if, after a campaign based around the conviction that politicians are corrupt and they should all fuck off, Grillo’s MPs, having themselves becomes politicians, decided to fuck off? Sadly, it doesn’t look likely that they’ll do this, still less use the time and resources to organize extra-parliamentary forms of organization. The only politicians I know of who have been elected on the basis of refusing the legitimacy of the political system they are being elected in, who have followed through by refusing to participate in the resulting body, are the Sinn Fein members of the UK parliament.