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Eros Alesi, the most popular guy in the 
Mondo Beat Movement, the truest poet of the Sixties
Eros Alesi Pasticca


Eros Alesi and his mother, Angela Polidoro, photographed in front of The Cave

Introduction to Mondo Beat No. 3.

This fifth issue of the Magazine marked the detachment of Onda Verde from Mondo Beat, since the guys from Onda Verde didn't submit any article for publication. It was a pain. They had not realized how necessary it was to adopt a new strategy to move forward and achieve the goal to which the Movement was intended, that is to say, mass contestation. They were too busy at school and hadn't participated in events of great importance which had occurred, and those were the days when new events opened new scenarios. Due to their detachment, Mondo Beat magazine would have lost quality, while Onda Verde would have disappeared from the scene, since it had not a real consistency. As I have already said, the Onda Verdes were all together 20 or less, they had not a magazine nor a seat, they had created an image of themselves thanks to the articles by Antonio Pilati and Marco Maria Sigiani published in Mondo Beat magazine.
But in return, the anarchists appreciated Mondo Beat's strategy of creating a tent city to promote a broader sexual revolution, so the bond between Beats and Provos Sacco e Vanzetti became stronger and also the brotherly bond between Melchiorre Gerbino and Giuseppe Pinelli.

Now, regarding this fifth issue of the magazine, it must be said that the day of its publication, April 30, 1967, marked a historical date, due to the frontal attack of Mondo Beat on the Corriere della Sera with an article published on the front page of this issue.
It is no exaggeration to affirm so, because this attack was the first tremor of an earthquake that would have devastated the Establishment media, due to the inability of the old Italian intelligentsia, which was provincial, in coping with the new one, which was cosmopolitan. Since in the Sixties, there was a pitiless intellectual confrontation between generations, the old Italian intelligentsia was destined to end in a catastrophe. So, let's take a few steps back in history to explain what kind of people formed the old Italian intelligentsia, the one which was then in power.
At the end of the Second World War, the Sicilian mafiosi who had taken refuge in the United States were welcomed back to Sicily, where otherwise the Mafia had been eradicated by Fascism, and this return occurred due to the acquiescence of Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli) who wanted to slow progress in Sicily.
Subsequently, the Church, first in Sicily, then throughout southern Italy, would select politicians, judges and police commissioners to put at its service, with the ultimate goal of impeding progress in southern Italy. In addition, a substantial part of these officials would have been transferred to northern Italy, to slow progress also in that part of the Country.
Why so much opposition to progress, by the Vatican?
Because the Vatican will one day die of progress and the Vatican is aware of this, so it tries to push that day as far away as possible. If you understand this, you have understood the true Vatican policy in the modern era, anywhere, anytime.
Why did the Vatican not select people in northern Italy, to put them at its service, and rather had to move them from the south?
Because in northern Italy it was almost impossible to find a young lawyer who would join the police as a commissioner, while in southern Italy, due to the precarious economic situation (of which the Vatican was the main responsible), hundreds of young lawyers would accepted such work. Furthermore, and this is of great importance to consider, a young lawyer from north Italy, who would have served as police commissioner, would not easily have done a dirty job at the request of the Vatican, whereas a good part of southerner police commissioners, they would have done it. This, because north Italy was inhabited by people more developed than those of the south and not only economically, but also as a conscience, being the two conditions corresponding. Finally, those officials transferred from southern to northern Italy would not have needed to be continually ordered by the Vatican to slow progress, they would have done it somehow automatically. It takes time for people to free themselves from a repressed education and the consequent behaviors, at least the time of a generation.
I say all this without racist complacency, since I am Sicilian.
And to conclude with the Vatican, its current policy (2020) is perfectly in line with that I have talked about until now. The Vatican, in league with the Zionists (which are the other side of the same coin) by all possible means, sabotages progress in underdeveloped areas and from there it promotes the exodus of as many individuals as possible towards developed areas, at present, Africans towards Europe.

Now, going back to our story, it as to be said that many of those journalists who formed the editorial staff of Corriere della Sera, Corriere d'Informazione and La Notte, the 3 main newspapers who had the task of confronting Mondo Beat, were individuals from underdeveloped areas of southern Italy who had moved to north. Of course, they were able to write in flowery Italian, but their intellectual dimension was that of the provincials of southern Italy, their existential dimension was that of sexually unsatisfied individuals. They couldn't be serene in confronting the sexual revolution promoted by Mondo Beat. And in fact their behavior would have been that of sexually frustrated individuals. Under the pretext of promoting morality, they would have engaged in a furious campaign against Mondo Beat, day by day, without realizing that they ended up in the pathetic and grotesque, while many of their readers would have understood it.
There were also journalists from northern Italy in the editorial staff of these newspapers, but almost all of them were daddy's boys, who had gotten the job without merit. Usually, they tried to catch butterflies, and they would have continued to do so in the middle of a devastating earthquake.


Mondo Beat N. 3 (Issue 5) - April 30, 1967 - Edition: 8,000 copies.

Melchiorre Gerbino structured the layout of this fifth issue with photo cliches that the newspaper L'Unità graciously offered to Mondo Beat. These cliches had already been printed and L'Unità no longer needed them.


The fifth issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Edition 8,000 copies - Milan, April 30, 1967   The fifth issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Edition 8,000 copies - Milan, April 30, 1967   The fifth issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Edition 8,000 copies - Milan, April 30, 1967   The fifth issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Edition 8,000 copies - Milan, April 30, 1967   The fifth issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Edition 8,000 copies - Milan, April 30, 1967   The fifth issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Edition 8,000 copies - Milan, April 30, 1967

The fifth issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Edition 8,000 copies - Milan, April 30, 1967   The fifth issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Edition 8,000 copies - Milan, April 30, 1967   The fifth issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Edition 8,000 copies - Milan, April 30, 1967   The fifth issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Edition 8,000 copies - Milan, April 30, 1967   The fifth issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Edition 8,000 copies - Milan, April 30, 1967   The fifth issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Edition 8,000 copies - Milan, April 30, 1967

Contributors and comments on the articles:

Note. As in previous issues, there will be no comment on the articles of external contributors to the magazine Mondo Beat, since Melchiorre Gerbino has not read them entirely at the time of publication, nor, so far, has he had the patience to do it.

page 1
Articles that Corriere della Sera published in order to give a negative image of Mondo Beat     This cover marks the beginning of a clash at loggerheads between Mondo Beat and the Establishment media
The reason why Melchiorre Gerbino attacked the Corriere dela Sera head-on                             Translation into English of the front page of Mondo Beat N. 3

Above left, there is a collage of headlines and photos of articles that Corriere della Sera published in order to give a negative image of the Mondo Beat Movement. Above right, there is the cover of Mondo Beat N. 3 translated into English (here, the original page).
It must be said there was misinformation in all the titles and corresponding articles published by the Corriere della Sera on the Mondo Beat Movement. The way this newspaper tried to give a negative image of Mondo Beat and its characters was mischievous and indecent and Corriere della Sera had constantly shown this attitude against the Movement.
Before reaching an agreement with the Police headquarters, Mondo Beat did not have the ability to counterattack the Corriere della Sera, since all its energies were devoted to the survival of the Movement. But now that it no longer had to face the police and could raise the bar, Mondo Beat would give Corriere della Sera some lessons in the Contestation-style. Indeed, such an attack, from the front page of Mondo Beat, a magazine famous among youths, was like a bolt from the blue for the Corriere della Sera. As people who worked at Corriere della Sera were used to be respected as journalists of "the most authoritative Italian newspaper", they became furious because of this attack and we will see how their reactions and what the consequences.

page 2 -
"Si dice: i giovani di oggi sono gli accademici conservatori di domani" (Today's youths are said to be tomorrow's conservative academics) by Paolo Viganò. A reflection on the clash between generations.

page 3 -
"La guerra, la guerra e sempre la guerra" (War, war, always war). Blah blah by Renzo Freschi, unable to calm himself from the anxiety of being published in the Magazine, since he believed he was one step away from entering the Parnassus of the eternal poets.

page 4 -
Writings of three external contributors to the magazine Mondo Beat.

page 5 -
One more external contributor to the magazine Mondo Beat.

page 6 -
And here, another external contributor to the magazine Mondo Beat (the one whose mother killed the wolfdog).

To say it with a Christian expression, Melchiorre Gerbino carried the cross of the external contributors to the magazine Mondo Beat. If not for other reasons, he should be admired for the saintly patience he proved.

page 7 -
"Cordusio", by Ombra (Giorgio Cavalli). The description of the days when the Beats used to meet in the underpasses of Cordusio metro station. That was the time preceding the opening of The Cave.
As I have already mentioned, Giorgio Cavalli Ombra was one of the Beats of the first hour and one of the most famous in the Movement.
Many years after the Mondo Beat time, I met Giorgio Cavalli in Milan. On that occasion, he said something very rewarding for me, given the responsibility I had in leading the Movement. We were talking to people who did not know much about the story of Mondo Beat, so, to make them understand, at one point I said: "Mondo Beat wanted to be an anarchist movement". And Ombra said "There has never been anything more anarchist than Mondo Beat".
Here we can see Ombra when he came to The Cave to deliver the article published on this page 7.

page 8 - and page 9
"FUORI" (OUT), by Renè Vento.
Renè was a gay activist of the first hour. He was in his thirties and lived together with a boy who had fled the house, whose surname was Vento, and this surname Renè had adopted for himself.
In this article, Renè Vento described the feelings of a boy who had fled the house and had arrived at The Cave.
In 1971, that is to say, four years after Renè Vento published the article "FUORI" in the Mondo Beat magazine, a group of homosexuals founded a magazine called "F.U.O.R.I.".
The letters of the denomination "F.U.O.R.I." have respectively indicated:
F = Front
U = Unitary
O = Homosexual
R = Revolutionary
I = Italian.
To put it in English, it would be "Unitary Revolutionary Homosexual Italian Front".
To explain why such a cumbersome denomination, those gays declared: "The magazine was conceived during informal meetings in the Milanese house of Fernanda Pivano and Ettore Sottsass, attended by homosexuals from Turin, Milan and Rome".
So the devious Fernanda Pivano had suggested such a name for putting in act an imbroglio (FUORI - F.U.O.R.I.) to confuse the memory of Mondo Beat and rob from its heritage.

Fuori (Out) an article by Rene Vento, a gay activist of the first hour
The devious Fernanda Pivano.

For the same purpose, that is to say, to rob from Mondo Beat heritage, after the dissolution of the Movement and Melchiorre Gerbino's departure from Milan, Fernanda Pivano had quickly created several groups called "Mondo Bit" among the very young middle school students. Note that the pronunciation of "bit" and "beat" is the same in Italian.

At the time of Mondo Beat, Jack Kerouac came to Italy to give an interview, invited by state television, and he could not avoid having Fernanda Pivano on his heels. To a journalist who asked what he thought of Fernanda Pivano, Jack Kerouac said: "A communist Jewish spy". There is no doubt that this was said by Jack Kerouac, since Fernanda Pivano herself affirms this in her book "C'era una volta un Beat" (Once upon a time a Beat) Arcana Edizioni, 1988.
Now, I don't know if Fernanda Pivano was Jewish or Turkish, communist or fascist, but she was certainly a spy and worse than this. In fact, we will have more to say about Fernanda Pivano.

page 10 -
Poems, two of which by Tella (Tella Ferrari).

page 11 -
Sandro Mayer about Beats and art.

page 12 -
Copy of the complaint filed at the Milan court on April 3, 1967. The document, prepared by lawyers Alessandro Garlatti and Carlo Invernizzi, was accompanied by detailed allegations of police attacks on youths of the Mondo Beat Movement who had not committed any offense.
And, at this point, let's give a correct frame on what was the relationship between the police and the Beats.
Thanks to Mondo Beat's cultural policy, all young people on the road were aware that the confrontation was not between them and the police, but between them and the Establishment, which sent the police against them. The understanding that was not the police the real obstacle, was important in effectively motivating many young people, especially those from the Base of Mondo Beat, who had to be not only brave but also intelligent to carry out exemplary actions, which were intended to inspire all youth.
On the other hand, this understanding would have created a state, if not of fair play, at least of no personal confrontation between the single Beat and the police officer. Of course, there would have been situations of violent behavior by some policemen against some Beats, such as those reported in this complaint, but the motivations were not ideological, but almost always sexual, since some young policemen could not hold back the impulses of jealousy, because the Beats had many love affairs and they did not.


History of Mondo Beat - Chapter 12