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Title: Giorgia Meloni ahead before Sunday’s election, Italy could get its first leader whose party traces its roots to Fascism.
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URL Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/24/ ... y-election-fascism-meloni.html
Published: Sep 25, 2022
Author: Horse
Post Date: 2022-09-25 09:22:44 by Horse
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Views: 50
Comments: 4

Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s hard-right leader, resents having to talk about Fascism. She has publicly, and in multiple languages, said that the Italian right has “handed Fascism over to history for decades now.” She argued that “the problem with Fascism in Italy always begins with the electoral campaign,” when the Italian left, she said, wheels out “the black wave” to smear its opponents.

But none of that matters now, she insisted in an interview this month, because Italians do not care. “Italians don’t believe anymore in this garbage,” she said with a shrug.

Ms. Meloni may be proved right on Sunday, when she is expected to be the top vote-getter in Italian elections, a breakthrough far-right parties in Europe have anticipated for decades.

More than 70 years after Nazis and Fascists nearly destroyed Europe, formerly taboo parties with Nazi or Fascist heritages that were long marginalized have elbowed their way into the mainstream. Some are even winning. A page of European history seems to be turning.

Last week, a hard-right group founded by neo-Nazis and skinheads became the largest party in Sweden’s likely governing coalition. The far-right leader Marine Le Pen — for a second consecutive time — reached the final round of French presidential elections this year.

But it is Italy, the birthplace of Fascism, that looks likely to be led not only by its first female prime minister in Ms. Meloni but the first Italian leader whose party can trace its roots back to the wreckage of Italian Fascism.

“People have become used to them,” said John Foot, a historian of Fascism and the author of a new book, “Blood and Power: The Rise and Fall of Italian Fascism.” “The taboo is long gone.”

The indifference of Italian voters to the past, however, may have less to do with Ms. Meloni’s own personal appeal or policies than with Italy’s perennial hunger for change. But there is another force at work: Italy’s long postwar process — even policy — of deliberate amnesia to unify the nation that began essentially as soon as World War II ended.

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#1. To: Horse (#0)

Italy better not vote the wrong way

Ada  posted on  2022-09-25   16:51:47 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Ada, Lod, 4um (#1)

Interestingly worded article.

“The most terrifying force of death comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left Alone.
TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy…
but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone.”

Esso  posted on  2022-09-25   18:41:17 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Horse (#0)

Per the left, anyone less liberal than Stalin is a “fascist”.

"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men." -- Samuel Adams (1722-1803)‡

"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." -- Thomas Jefferson

ghostdogtxn  posted on  2022-09-25   18:46:21 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: ghostdogtxn. Esso, Ada, Lod, Pinguinite (#3)

CNN — Italy will be led by the most far-right government since the fascist era of Benito Mussolini, early exit polls suggest.

An alliance of far-right parties, led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party – whose origins lie in post-war fascism – were on track to win between 41 and 45% of the vote in Sunday’s general election, according to data from the Rai exit pollster Piepoli.

The ultra-conservative Brothers of Italy party looks likely to win between 22 and 26% of the vote, with coalition partners the League, led by Matteo Salvini, taking between 8.5 and 12.5% and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia scoring between 6 and 8% of the vote...

The center-left coalition, led by the left-wing Democratic Party and centrist party +Europe are set to win between 25.5% and 29.5% of the vote, while former prime minister Giuseppe Conte’s bid to revive the Five Star Movement appeared to have been unsuccessful, taking just 14 to 17% of the vote.

The Five Star Movement is they key to forming a new government. They are anti-corruption and anti-EU. When the EU gives them a hard time, Giorgia Meloni can fight back as Five Star plus the Far Right will give her an absolute majority. In fact Italian law will give her an extra 10% of the deputies to help the winners form a government. Italy could become interesting on 3 fronts

1) Destroying the EU.

2) They can take a separate position on the Ukraine and get cheap Russian oil. That will give Italian business a tremendous advantage over the Germans and the French. It will also boost the tourist industry as Europeans look for hotels with lights, heat and hot showers.

3) Worldwide Debt Cancellation. BRICS might offer worldwide debt cancellation of all debts payable in dollars, pounds, euros and yen. If the Italians pull out of the EU and the lira becomes their currency, then all debts they owe in euros and dollars and pounds become zero. This will be instant debt relief for them. Ditto for Hungary, Serbia.

The Truth of 911 Shall Set You Free From The Lie

Horse  posted on  2022-09-25   19:53:05 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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