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Antonio Di Spagna led the Contestation during the 3 most crucial days in the history of Mondo Beat
Antonio Di Spagna   (1)   (2)


Appendix to the history of the Mondo Beat Movement.


In the early afternoon of June 15, 1967, Melchiorre Gerbino dissolved the Mondo Beat Movement in the Crota Piemunteisa, Via Pontaccio, the same tavern where, exactly 8 months earlier, the Movement had been founded. The dissolution of the Movement was official, since it was attended by half a dozen writers and intellectuals, who had gathered for the event. On that occasion, all these intellectuals asked for publication of more issues of the magazine Mondo Beat. I was against, because the Magazine, without the support of the Movement, had no more valence and had to be distributed through normal channels, rather than from ourselves, so it had to run ads to survive, and I was absolutely against it. (I want to point out that my decision, once made, was final, as I was the responsible director and the owner of the Magazine and no one else had a shareholding by which I could be conditioned). But all those present in the Crota Piemunteisa asked for the publication of at least one more issue, to leave memory of the destruction of Mondo Beat. But I didn't see the need either, since newspapers and magazines, in Italy and abroad, wrote about the destruction of Mondo Beat. From my point of view, keeping silent would have been smarter (because more dramatic), waiting for the student contestation to explode in the schools, at the reopening in early October. But those people insisted (and this, because they wanted to publish their articles in the famous magazine Mondo Beat). In the end, I yielded to their insistence, but to emphasize my disagreement I said that I didn't want to deal with the preparation of this last issue, while I had conceived and prepared all the previous ones.
Having to entrust this task to someone, being all valiant youths of the Movement dispersed or in prison, I had no other choice but Gianni De Martino, that Catholic homosexual, if you remember, who insulted Jack Kerouac because he drunk instead of thinking of Jesus. This Catholic homosexual was actually a spy of those priests, Salesians of Don Bosco, who had sodomized him. He was kept at my ribs by the secret services and I didn't suspect he was a spy. So, the day after the dissolution of the Movement, that is to say on June 16, I introduced him to Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, a famous publisher, who was willing to print and distribute issues of Mondo Beat magazine. Nor did I suspect that Giangiacomo Feltrinelli was a Mossad agent. As Cicero says: "The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect intrigues in others", and Melchiorre Gerbino was very noble in the days of Mondo Beat. (In a following chapter, Melchiorre Gerbino's relationship with the publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli is described).

This seventh and final issue of the Magazine, whose pages are reproduced here, appeared in late July, that is a month and a half after the dissolution of the Mondo Beat Movement. Melchiorre Gerbino did not take part in its preparation and saw it after publication. As you can see, the layout is ugly, say funerary, since it was conceived by that poor devil Gianni De Martino. Of all the articles written by those intellectuals who had insisted on publication, none has any value, since they wrote pages and pages of protest due to the destruction of the structures of Mondo Beat and none of them would have realized that the structures of Mondo Beat were intended for the success of the Contestation and, sooner or later, would have been sacrificed for this purpose. Nor did they write a single word on the Contestation itself, since they were foreign to it and did not understand what was actually going on, since their sociopolitical vision was still that of the class struggle. So, I will not comment on their writings, because if at that moment the circumstances forced me to waste time with them, now it is no longer the case.


Mondo Beat N. 5 (Issue 7) - late July 1967 - edition: the number of copies is unknown.

The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, July 31, 1967 - The number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, July 31, 1967 - The number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, July 31, 1967 - The number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, July 31, 1967 - The number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, July 31, 1967 - The number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, July 31, 1967 - The number of copies is unknown  

The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, July 31, 1967 - The number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, July 31, 1967 - The number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, July 31, 1967 - The number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, July 31, 1967 - The number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, July 31, 1967 - The number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, July 31, 1967 - The number of copies is unknown


Page 1
On this page there is an article by the publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, "Lo sciopero è riuscito" (The strike was successful). With this article, Feltrinelli tried to dress the longhairs of Mondo Beat in the uniforms of the Red Army (he played the avant-garde communist while working for Mossad), but this article has historical value because Feltrinelli described how the youths of Mondo Beat have pledged in Florence after the flood in November 1966. Here, an extract

The youths of the Mondo Beat Movement were the first rescuers to rush to Florence after the flood in November 1966
Giangiacomo Feltrinelli on the rescue of Florence by the youth of Mondo Beat.

Giangiacomo Feltrinelli wrote: "To say that longhairs do not want to work isn't true. We saw them in Florence after the flood, when they were doing everything possible to remove rubble, mud or debris, when the representatives of the government, the civil servants, did not dare to walk in the streets not to dirty their shoes".
Note that Mondo Beat youths have volunteered for over a month, without receiving any compensation, and following their lead, hundreds of other youths, from Italy and abroad, would have rushed to Florence to rescue historical documents and works of art of universal heritage. In Florence, the young people of Mondo Beat wrote the noblest page in the history of the Movement.

On the same page 1, and then continuing on pages 2 and 3, there is an article, "Milano in stato di assedio" (Milan in a state of siege) by Silla Ferradini. Like for the previous issue of the Magazine, where 3 Ferradini's writings were published, Ferradini used to deliver his articles anonymously, since he had no good relationship with Gerbino and feared to be trashed if Gerbino knew that the articles were from him. In fact, Melchiorre Gerbino, who lived the radical season of the Contestation, did not like Silla Ferradini, who manifested accommodating attitudes towards power.
In the previous issue of the Magazine, 2 Ferradini's writings were signed "OM" and 1 "A. OM" (Silla Ferradini - Mondo Beat N. 4). Now, in this last issue, Ferradini would have signed his article "Ohm".
Gianni De Martino, who had the task of preparing the layout of this issue, published Ferradini's article by putting "Gianni" before "Ohm", as signature, to have people believe that he was the author of it and, consequently, the author also of the 3 articles of the previous issue which were signed OM and A.OM, and everyone, including Gerbino, had believed it.
But in 2017, i.e. 50 years after the time of Mondo Beat, trying to find the surname of that Enea who created the logos Mondo Beat and Onda Verde, surname that he had forgotten, Melchiorre Gerbino made several calls and, among the others, he has also called Silla Ferradini. As on this occasion the two found a pleasant way to converse, they had a long conversation and Ferradini then confessed to Gerbino that he was the author of the articles signed "OM", "A.OM" and "Ohm". And Ferradini has certainly told the truth. For what other reason would Gianni De Martino not have signed these articles with his full name, if not because he feared that Silla Ferradini could claim authorship? Gianni De Martino has very often proven himself to be an impostor, currently, year 2020, he claims to have been a co-founder of Mondo Beat (!). It is not surprising if he also claims that he was the author of Silla Feradini's writings.

Pages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
In these pages there are the protest articles by those intellectuals who attended the event of the dissolution of the Mondo Beat Movement and insisted on the publication of this last issue of the Magazine, and there is also an article (page 8), signed Livio, of that external contributor whose mother killed the wolfdog.


Page 9
Since the Sixties were years of optimistic atmosphere and given that Melchiorre Gerbino was optimistic by nature, he thought that Andrea Valcarenghi's intelligence, which was not brilliant, would improve over the years. But Melchiorre Gerbino was wrong, since Andrea Valcarenghi would prove that the idiot gets worse over time.

Andrea Valcarenghi has proved how the stupid gets worse over time
Andrea Valcarenghi worshiping the Indian guru Rajneesh.

In fact, it would have been enough to show this photo to show the degree of stupidity achieved by Andrea Valcarenghi in his life, if there were not two types of stupid, the good and the malicious, and Andrea Valcarenghi would not have been in the second group, but, unfortunately, he was, so I am forced to write about him because his malicious stupidity has been damage to the memory of the Mondo Beat Movement.

Melchiorre Gerbino and Andrea Valcarenghi on the occasion of Mondo Beat demonstration of April 8, 1967
Melchiorre Gerbino and Andrea Valcarenghi.

Under the sign "CHIEDIAMO I DIRITTI CIVILI" (We want to affirm civil rights) are Melchiorre Gerbino and Andrea Valcarenghi (with glasses) on the occasion of Mondo Beat demonstration of April 8, 1967. On that date, Melchiorre Gerbino was not aware of Valcarenghi's malicious idiocy and allowed him to stand by his side.

Now, going to the point, Andrea Valcarenghi, the son of a billionaire father, who lived himself as a billionaire, wanted to be remembered as a revolutionary. So, when he was called to military service, which was mandatory at the time, Andrea Valcarenghi made a pompous statement on his decision to make the conscientious objection (which is published on this page 9). But, put in prison and under pressure, after two weeks of resistance, he surrendered and dressed in military uniform. The tragic side of this situation was not that Andrea Valcarenghi wore the military uniform, as he was a minor character in the Mondo Beat Movement and no one had him as a reference, but the tragic was that the secret services bent him to collaboration. So, when the Contestation spread throughout Italy and the Establishment did everything possible to contain it, using all means, from explosion of bombs in banks to defamation in books, Andrea Valcarenghi was ordered by the secret services to declare that Melchiorre Gerbino sold the magazine Mondo Beat to the publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli and fled with the money, causing fractures and decline in the Mondo Beat Movement. This statement was made by Andrea Valcarenghi while Melchiorre Gerbino traveled the world and was not aware of it. Such a defamation was highlighted in Andrea Valcarenghi's book "Underground: a pugno chiuso!" (Underground: with a clenched fist!) and this book received a lot of media attention, I am surprised that they didn't include it in the texts of compulsory school.
After this dirty work, Andrea Valcarenghi was sent to worship the Indian guru Rajneesh. This, because it was the era of the Cold War, when the Soviet secret services captured, in the Western world, the weak children of the rich and reduced them under their command, as they did, for example, with Patricia Hearst. To prevent the Soviets from capturing them, the weak children of the rich were sent by the CIA to India, to worship the guru Rajneesh, and Andrea Valcarenghi was in the number. Being Andrea Valcarenghi the richest and most idiotic of the Italian faithful, Rajneesh promoted him as his factotum in Italy.
The most despicable character of the beautiful page of the youth revolt in the Sixties in Italy, the malicious idiot Andrea Valcarenghi would have served both the Italian secret services and the Indian guru Rajneesh, i.e., the CIA.

Andrea Valcarenghi, the most despicable character of the beautiful page of the youth revolt in the Sixties in Italy
A sketch of perennial shit on the name Andrea Valcarenghi from Onda Verde

And now I want to say what happened with the magazine Mondo Beat and produce documentation on what I say.
Giuseppe Simone, a wine merchant in Milan, who had been a classmate of Melchiorre Gerbino in secondary schools in Calatafimi, their hometown, having realized that Melchiorre Gerbino had no money to return to his journeys, sent to him Giuseppe Bica, a mutual friend also from Calatafimi, with the proposal of buying the magazine Mondo Beat. Melchiorre Gerbino, who had not wanted to sell it to a political party willing to buy it at any cost, agreed to sell the Magazine to his friend for little money. Then, another mutual friend, also from Calatafimi, Salvatore Scandariato, a lawyer who practiced in Milan, helped them during the notarial act. And this was how 4 Sicilian friends from Calatafimi saved the honor of the magazine Mondo Beat and handed it over to myth

How 4 Sicilian friends from Calatafimi saved the honor of the magazine Mondo Beat and handed it over to myth
Copy of the deed of sale of the magazine "Mondo Beat".

As you can read at the beginning of the notarial deed, reproduced above, the magazine Mondo Beat was sold on October 17, 1967, while the printing of its last issue had taken place, in a print shop of the publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, at the end of July 1967, that is to say, approximately three months before the sale of the Magazine.
This is enough to prove irrefutably how Melchiorre Gerbino made no compromise with the magazine Mondo Beat, because if he had done so, he could not have been able to sell it afterwards. And then, do you think that Giangiacomo Feltrinelli would have remained inactive, if he was in possession of the famous magazine Mondo Beat? He would certainly have published and distributed it, and certainly internationally, as he was a great specialist in his field. I want to recall again that Feltrinelli was a very successful editor, as he published the novels "Doctor Zhivago" (1957) by Boris Pasternak, and "The Leopard" (1958) by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. These books have been translated into all languages and sold millions of copies, and two very famous movies have originated from them.
In reality, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, who was a very intelligent person, never asked Melchiorre Gerbino to sell him the magazine Mondo Beat, because he understood that Melchiorre Gerbino would have refused.

Giuseppe Simone, a classmate of Melchiorre Gerbino in the secondary schools of Calatafimi, who symbolically bought the magazine Mondo Beat.
Giuseppe Simone

Giuseppe Simone, classmate of Melchiorre Gerbino in secondary schools in Calatafimi, who symbolically bought the magazine Mondo Beat and kept the copies of its issues, which he returned after 30 years, in perfect conditions, to Melchiorre Gerbino.

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On pages 10 and 11, there are other articles of vibrant protest due to the destruction of the structures of Mondo Beat, written by those intellectuals who participated in the event of the dissolution of the Movement, and on page 10, signed Livio Cafici, there is another article by the external contributor whose mother killed the wolfdog.

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Page 12
On the back cover of this issue, there is the reproduction of an illustration by Guido Crepax, a famous artist, who joked in the Corriere della Sera, whose articles often manifested sexual frustration towards the Beats, to the extent that in one of them it was written that the Beats played dice to sort who would have sex with the underage girls of the Movement

Guido Crepax making fun of Corriere della Sera
English translation of the illustration by Guido Crepax.


The clash between Mondo Beat and Wikipedia