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  • Friday, March 04, 2005

    Political Orienteering

    Was Fascism truly a political movement of the right? According to John Ray, it was in fact a movement of the Left, and still today bears many similarities with modern Leftist thought and ideas.

    The ideas of Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), the founder of Fascism, are remarkably similar to the ideas of modern-day Western Leftists. If Mussolini was not the direct teacher of modern-day Leftists, he was certainly a major predecessor. What Leftists advocate today is not, of course, totally identical with what Mussolini was advocating and doing 60 to 80 years ago in Italy but there are nonetheless extensive and surprising parallels. Early in the 20th century, he prophesied that the 20th century would be the century of Fascism and he got that right in that most of his ideas are still preached by the modern-day Left.
    Its a long article, but worth reading through, as its thoroughness makes it hard to scoff off as an attempt by someone on the right to "clean up" the right by removing sores, in the form of political movements like Fascism.

    Hat Tip: No Pasaran

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