THE FIVE CANDIDATES NOMINATED FOR THE 2009 "ITALIAN AS THE DOORMAT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE" PRIZE
It’s official. Five candidates of the 2009 "Italian as the Doormat of the English Language" have been nominated. Talented members and executives of our country’s cultural and intellectual circles have been chosen, promoted by the "Esperanto" Radical Association, to "de-award" those who have relentlessly promoted the hegemondy of the English language at the expense of our country’s national language. Lucca Mauro Favilla, promoter of "Administration of Food and Drink" regulations that have discriminated against non-Italian groups, rejected his awkward prize, showing himself surprisingly against his own Italian countrymen. According to regulations, the entire restaurant staff of the historical center should "know the English language," therefore violating the freedom of economic choice of who does not wish to unite with the English-speaking. The second candidate is the former rector of the University of Tor Vergata, Alessandro Finazzi Agrò, who inaugurated an entire pharmaceutical degree program taught entirely in English, at the expense of the Italian language.
However, the degregation of learning a science in the italian language is even more enforced by another prestigious Rector, Francesco Profumo, who replaced Italian with English to teach all the Textile Engineering and Electronic Engineering courses at the historical Polytechnic University of Turin, completely eliminating the University taxes for those who abandon the national language for the language of the colinizers. The same policy of abandoning the Italian language has been adopted by Prof. Robert Schmid, headmaster of the Pavia University Institute of Higher Education (Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori), where the “Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy” is being held, a seminar for those trying to gain a Ph.D in Political Philosophy. Starting from 2007, the students are not allowed to present philosphy research in Italian. Finally, the same policy has been embraced from the Piedmont region, especially when it comes to Andrea Bairati’s initiatives, who requires that everyone who wishes to take part in humanitarian research must enter their financial support application in English for it to be accepted, despite the fact that researchers and institutes were naïve enough to think that Italian was the "official language of the Republic."