Not like Communist parties elsewhere
It was more like a party
I shouldn't say was, because it still is,
but its heyday is passed.
Because of the Italian influence, the party
was less abstract, more rooted in real-life experience.
Oddly enough, it was very Catholic, though not
religious, partaking of that part of the church
that believed in God and love but was not interested
in kissing up to the local priest.
Once a year they would hold local Unity festivals, where
everyone would overeat and have lots of fun.