Italian flag Monday 15th October 2018
Milan, Italy

Mediolanum Forum


MacPhisto: [sings] "Even the greatest stars..." [gazes at tablet computer on a stand; sees a devilish face superimposed over his own image] "...discover themself in the looking glass..."

MacPhisto: [sniggers] "Buonasera, Milano!  MacPhisto al vostro servizio." [bows]

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Hahahahaha!" [sniffs] "What's... what's that smell?" [sniffs] "Oh!  It's confusion. Ha ha ha ha ha!  My favourite scent!  When the truth is complex, it's a great time to be MacPhisto – don't you agree?"

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "When the truth is complex... and lies are so simple... it's great to be MacPhisto. Yeah?"

Crowd: [applause]

MacPhisto: [chuckles] "Uncertain times – well, they need strong men, who get shit done. Men like... Viktor Orbán... in Hungary."

Crowd: [whistles]

MacPhisto: "Mine like... Jimmie Åkesson!" [gives Nazi salute] "...ha ha ha ha ha ha ha... in Sweden. Men like... Marine Le Pen..." [frowns slightly] "...in France. Ha ha!"

Crowd: [whoops and whistles]

MacPhisto: "Men like... oh, I think you've a few to choose from in Italy."

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "Yeah?"

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Strong men. My kinda people. Power... to the people... like... me!  And as for the rest of you... well, you've got the power... to do what you're fucking told." [wicked laugh]

Crowd: [applause]

MacPhisto: "Vote MacPhisto!"

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Strong man for Europe!"

Crowd: [cheer]

MacPhisto: "And Milano?  It's when you don't believe I exist – that's when I do... my best work. Ha ha ha ha ha!"

[Acrobat begins]

MacPhisto: "Don't believe what you hear. Don't believe what you see. If you just close your eyes... you can feel the enemyyy! ...Ahhh!"


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