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  • The Mafia started its existence in Sicilia as an "alternate" political system, in a country which was devæstated by continuous invasions since about 2000 years. This system became obsolete during the early XIXth century when Italia was finally being constructed as a stable nation. The Mafia then specialized on its various protection and blackmail businesses. Becoming weaker and weaker, it would have naturally disappeared if its grand brother, the Americano-Sicilian Mafia, did not inject new blood and fresh money into the system during the Prohibition. But in spite of this conversion to the crime industry, it always remained attached to the mythology of its origins. A bit like the Christians who burnt different-thinking people, slaughtered Indians, and reduced Africans into slavery, were still attached to the message of peace and of love of Jesus, without realizing that they were perverting it beyond recognition. As they say, a centuries-old system can't be that bad, can it ?