I would like to start my discussion with a major quote:
Currently no political party [in Italy] has a majority in the Senate [except the EU for all practical purposes...]. This means that an agreement between at least two coalitions would be needed in order to have the amendment approved [on an Italian, but also on a Sardinian level]. Furthermore, since no Sardinian party has its own representatives in the Italian Parliament [except non-Sardinian parties], it would be needed that the proposal by PSd'Az [Sardinian Action Party] was forwarded by another party. (source)As far as representation is concerned, Italy is no longer its own country, like Sardinia, as the example above shows...
Any way you look at it, there may be some potential African Springs, and the real ones are African, not so-called Arab Springs, but the European Union area has become a real political desert.
I have already stated I am not a Roman , not even remotely, because all my ancestors were Hernici, an ancient Italic people, and thus I am an Hernicus or Hernican. But in fact I am not really an Italian either, not even remotely, nor do I truly need to become Italian because I don't need a second class citizenship, as I was already born with a second class US citizenship, and any potential value of EU citizenship for natural, non-juridical persons is greatly hyped, because only commercial transactions are greatly facilitated in the EU by the Euro, the official currency, while human transactions are severely impeded, since there is no single official language.
EU citizenship could acquire a value for natural persons only after so many generations, so if I became a full citizen of Italy, there would perhaps be an advantage for my grandchildren, and that is not a certainty either. However, since I don't have children yet at the fairly mature age of half a century, it is even unlikely that I will ever have grandchildren. Not impossible, mind you, just very unlikely.
Besides the Euro, the EU would need to have lots of official languages, a lot more than it has even now, and one superofficial language, a language a theoretical European of the future could use in communications with any other theoretical European of the future outside of his region or country.
In fact, for any rational protection of linguistic diversity there would need to be lots of official languages in Italy alone, not just in the EU.
Despite the sometime strong differences in vocabulary and grammar among so-called dialects, there are only three regional Italian tongues which have been officially recognised as languages by the Italian government: Friulian, Ladin, and Sardinian. Moreover, having failed, thus far, to ratify the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, Italy is currently free from its provisions defining and protecting even the few regional languages the Italian government does recognise .
Thus Italian, and Italian only, will continue to enjoy a degree of legal protection for at least as long as Italian bureaucracy can create and maintain the few jobs left where spoken and written Italian is absolutely necessary (and those jobs may only be the legal and political professions in the future, because Italy is creating no new jobs or industries), since Italian is the de jure official language of Italy, and Italian is also the de facto superofficial language in Italy, because even recognised regional languages, not just so-called Italian dialects, enjoy no real legal protection.
Well, that is not sufficiently democratic for me. That, for me, is not sufficient linguistic diversity.
Not only are some European languages like French, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese still useful, and I find that I'm seriously limited in what I can do daily because I lack even functional fluency in those languages.
Not only do some genuine languages like Neapolitan need the status of actual languages, not dialects, and even that, at this stage of deliberately induced linguistic degradation, may be insufficient to protect them for the longer term.
I can also say that it still makes sense to protect at least some general fluency in Latin, a 'dead language' according to some, for religious and for other purposes; Greek, whether ancient or modern Greek, appears to still be useful in certain rare instances when Italian is not sufficiently 'cosmopolitan' to be useful for the adoption of new words (Italian has inherited the provincialism and limitations of Latin, and I may actually be the only person able to prove this); and quite frankly I am trying to learn as much Hernican [3, 4], or more pragmatically, as much Oscan as I can, but I doubt very much that I will be able to even partially resurrect the language for modern-day non-Roman, non-Italian use, and this makes me even more angry, even less willing to sacrifice the growing liberties of my own special citizenship to the dying Italian citizenship, and to the absolutely corporate (and inhumane) EU or European one.
No, I am not really an Italian either, and if I am European at some level, I am not European in an EU citizen sense.