This is an amazing drawing.
He’s a bit of a creep, but if America had a little less puritanical attitude, we’d be able to join the rest of the world in a more enlightened view?
I think he’s more in love with himself and power.
(can a suit with a black shirt and white tie be considered stereotypical mafioso?)
Even with some of the biggest media in his pocket, you’d think Italians would have gotten tired of his antics by now…
Whoo boy, a black shirt for an Italian is a little bit more than just Mafia… it’s a delberate fashion statement first used by Mussolini’s fascist Blackshirts, who at least rooted up and kicked the Mafia out (they all emigrated to the USA and plagued your country.)
When we’d hammered the Italians into submission by 1943, the Americans promptly let the Mafia back in again, but that’s a different story…
There are a few nasty little stories coming out of Italy that the Blackshirts and the far right are in resurgence, though. Wearing the “camillo nero” is said to be a deliberate signal that you’re as one with the Fascists and the far right. Apparently they’re looking to rehabilitate Mussolini and atone for his shame.
Ah well, if the Italian army is as bleeep in the next war as it was in the last one, no worries…