La Vita e bella (Life is beautiful) 
(1992) Mr.
Roberto Benigni

Nil credam et omnia cavebo
"I will believe nothing and be on my
guard against all things"

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La vita e bella is a movie of great moral genius. If Hitler was looking
to be supreme, he'd have to find some place other than Italy to be able to
truly say so in any way shape or form! 

There is a greatness to the spirit of the peoples of Italy in what is human beauty
of the greatest idealism - that is true strength and virtue and is unmistakable
in all that are its people - ALL of whom make Hitler look like a freak by

There is much humour in the antics of this movie, and it remains a comedy
of great worth, despite having to see the harsh realities of the inane
holocaust cruelties that reached Italy too.

On the other hand, we are kept from the horrors by being aware that a spirit
that lives in what is Italian beauty - will not accept that such horrors
could possibly be true or be allowed to touch such idealistic human souls as to
destroy the spirit here too.

If you look kindly at the little boy we are shown in this movie, and ask yourself
where is there a nicer true Irish spirit in a good Christian that is filled
with the potential for goodness as he is Italian wanting to be simply good, 
rather than wicked, innocent rather than insane with hubris of the inane.

There is the greatest potential of Europe - in bringing together all great spirits
such as these together in fairness and justice in what is forming of a Union at 
the EU parliament, as compared to what has ever been envisioned instead.

Nothing but a greatest human spirit of true moral virtue is supreme, and all
else remain hypocritical charlatans - as was certainly true of the Hitler 
mindset then as it is today, Following such only beastial  ideas of supremacy as 
Hitler only ignores and ultimately seeks to destroy instead what is best in us all 
- if we are  inclined to for real, rather than being forced to, that is! 

Michael Rizzo Chessman