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Fascism Mounts a Comeback in Italy


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Cal
- 553 days ago - globalpost.com
As Italy prepares for elections, Mussolini, the father of Fascism, is casting a long shadow.



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Serena Ciarrocchi (34)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 3:57 am
Ah! Italians are a people of sheeps!!! We always found the easiest way to make money or to exit from a crisis the the same right-wing politics -together and much helped by all the other parties of every political believing- has created. And now,to make people sill talk about him,and to convince people still undecided about who vote, has come out with this declaration. But should we be surprised? We are in the country where apology of fascism is formally incriminated,but meanwhile there are openly neo fascist parties or parties anyway fascism-friendly (Casa pound, Forza Nuova,Lega Nord,PDL and most of right wing parties), and also Mussolini granddaughter Alessandra,about me a very ignorant person with low culture, still defends publicly her grandad: would there be in Germany an Otto Hitler who went to tv and said "my grandad was a good man?" I don't think so.
 

John S. (300)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:38 am
Since communism has died, fascism ihas become the new worldwide disease.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:47 am
""People forget the bigger picture," he told GlobalPost. "Mussolini suppressed freedom, brutally suppressed opponents, clamped down on all rights and had racial laws which were quite central to the ideology of Fascism, not imposed from outside."

++++++++++++++++ Which somewhat overrides that old ''the trains run on time'' business, doesn't it?
 

Mike M. (55)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 2:00 pm
That is a sad thing to hear
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 2:39 pm
Oh this is just too much.Will this mentality, yes , sickness, just lay down and die...
 

Marlene Dinkins (230)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 2:45 pm
Notato Cal!!!! but this is not too good!!!!! grazie!!!! per i`l article!!!!!
 

Aaron Bouchard (126)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:43 pm
Noted thanks
 

Winn Adams (191)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:33 pm
Noted
 

Peggy Peters (29)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:51 pm
Uh-oh!
Not good! The US is no longer a super power so the results could be drastically different if Fascism rises again!
 

Stan B. (124)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 1:06 am
Sadly, it's not just Italy.
 

Michela m. (3864)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:10 pm
I AM AGAINST KIND of EXTREMISM!!!!!!!
I remember that my grandma usually was saying "when there was Mussolini we could sleep with our houses open & not locked, because there were no rubberies......."
I usually answered: YES, but this was at the EXPENSES of DEMOCRACY, at the EXPENSES of HAVING the OPPORTUNITY to EXPRESS one's own OPINION, at the EXPENSES of HAVING the OPPORTUNITY to EXPRESS one's own RELIGION (JEWISH), it is really TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
About Berlusconi's "declaration": we are USED to Berlusconi GAFFES!!! in this case was probably in order to gain consensus by the far-right wing!!!

Anyway, it doesn't seem to me that a limited fringe of extremists could mean that "Fascism mounts a comeback in Italy" as this journalist states!!!! I'm old enough to know that sometimes Journalists try to get a scoop, and are not always reliable. For example:

My first job (1969) was as Interpreter for a newspaper company. I was going to carry out an interview to Professor Michael De Baky (a famous surgeon supporting an "artificial pump heart" transplant) contrarily of the famous Professor Barnard (human heart transplant), I went to the American Embassy in Rome for 3 days, in order to study the scientific state-of-the art & knowhow about heart transplants.
After the interview, I wrote an article that was exactly what Prof. De Baky had stated. The only question the chief journalist wanted me to ask him was: "what is your Hobby" (???).
The surgeon replied "my hobby is WORKING hard for the artificial heart transplants!".
When I saw the end result on the printed article: it had been completely "revised" & distorted by the chief journalist. There was written that his hobby was... going hunting (???) Almost nothing was true on the printed article!!!!!! This is why I immediately resigned.....
 

Michela m. (3864)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:12 pm
I AM AGAINST WHATEVER KIND of EXTREMISM!!!!!!!
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:45 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:10 pm
Very sad. I agree with Michela statement "I am against whatever kind of Extremism" because I'm also against it too. Thanks Cal
 

Birgit W. (144)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 7:18 pm
Not good at all
 

Diane K. (136)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 9:10 pm
Noted. thx
 

Roxy H. (340)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 10:01 pm
geeesh!
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 3:03 am
Hamas is on a gradual track of the Islamisation of Gazan society, which goes against their early promise

Only fools would beleive muslim promises.

If they did not suppress and control they would lose their power to impose their idiotic laws.

It looks like the free world is seriously threatened. Our desire to have and to give equal rights to all may just be our downfall into servitude.
 

Kirsten Taufer (43)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:31 am
Fascism = Corporatism. Guess what? That's what's going on here and everywhere else.
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 3:31 pm
Noted. Terrible! I hope that pendulum starts swinging the other way in a hurry.
 

Mike m. (9)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 5:30 am
He's casting a long shadow here in the US too, though nobody wants to admit to it.
 
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