‘First Avowed Fascist Since Mussolini’: Leftists, Media in Denial the Right-Wing Alliance Could Win in Italy
CBS News: “Giorgia Meloni, the woman expected to win, leads a neo-fascist movement, reminiscent of Benito Mussolini’s own political party.”
It looks like the Brothers of Italy will win in Italy. Giorgia Meloni will likely become Italy’s first female prime minister.
It’s Benito Mussolini again, you guys! Because anyone who opposes the left wing is automatically another Mussolini or Hitler.
If you follow Italian politics, you’ll know the country cannot have a stable government. It has to be in its documents because Italy constantly dissolves its parliament and elects new prime ministers every other month.
People are losing their minds on social media. My great-grandparents fled Mussolini in the 1920s. This is insulting and concerns me so much because people don’t know history.
🚨🇮🇹There is No way Italians have voted for Georgia-Meloni. Far-Right can not be the story of our time anymore. Russian interference in the #Italy election must be investigated. pic.twitter.com/fbBLo5ANtg
— Terror Alarm (@Terror_Alarm) September 25, 2022
Voters in Italy appear poised to elect a far-right prime minister tomorrow — Giorgia Meloni, the woman expected to win, leads a neo-fascist movement, reminiscent of Benito Mussolini’s own political party. pic.twitter.com/AzaD9SMRZC
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) September 25, 2022
Giorgia Meloni set to be Italy's first female prime minister and leader of its most right-wing government since World War II, exit polls suggest. https://t.co/dP2FPgMRa1
— CNN International (@cnni) September 25, 2022
Exit polls show that the first avowed fascist since Mussolini will be the next prime minister of Italy; the apparent victory of Giorgia Meloni, 45, is sending shockwaves across Europe tonight (NYT photo) pic.twitter.com/H94sYPmbG4
— West Wing Reports (by Paul Brandus) (@WestWingReport) September 25, 2022
“Born under Mussolini, I wouldn’t want to die under Meloni” 💔
Don’t let 2022 be like 1922 !
Italy deserves so much better ! 🇮🇹 🇪🇺 https://t.co/sVTYjILY7b
— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) September 25, 2022
Meloni being a woman doesn't mean she respects women. She's a shitty prolife, a fascist, a racist, a woman like her doesn't respect and care about other women. She's not hated because she's a woman but because she's a fascist
FUCK OFF https://t.co/LhkVxk4ZFb
— vir • missing geto 🙈🖤 // spoilers‼️ (@darkagechan) September 25, 2022
Italy may elect their 1st female Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni. She is Right Wing & will be a female Benito Mussolini. Why do countries still vote 4 Right Wing Nuts since NOTHING good has ever come from it & they steal all the nation's money or worse (see #WWII)? Teach History!
— Dan "I Stand With Ukraine" P (@ddanpereira) September 25, 2022
Another fascist party rulling in Europe. For fuck sake, what's wrong with Europe? When people in Ukraine fight against far-right fascist russian regime, people in EU are actually electing them in democratic elections? Orban, Le Pen, now Meloni pic.twitter.com/ZSCsFRFhZS
— Mykola 🇺🇦 (@bloombeary) September 25, 2022
Italy is to get its first far-right leader since Mussolini.
The right wing coalition leads after this weekend’s elections and the Brothers of Italy’s Giorgia Meloni will be expecting to form a government.
It’s a political shift which has been threatening to happen for a while. pic.twitter.com/Difu50Cavr
— Jack Parrock (@jackeparrock) September 25, 2022
The news out of Italy is frightening. It really is 1933. Except this time we are Germany. For fuck’s sake #VOTE #INeverForgot.
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) September 25, 2022
Last week MAGAs were offended Biden called them semi-fascist and this week MAGAs are celebrating Italy's new fascist prime minister.
Meaning, the word that offended them all along was "semi."
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) September 25, 2022
CNN compares Italy's first female prime minister to Mussolini on the same day they glorify the corpulent leftist lunatic who claims unborn children don't have heartbeats. pic.twitter.com/aXbyV7vXSY
— Rising serpent 🇺🇸 (@rising_serpent) September 26, 2022
Well, so much for moving to Italy…
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) September 25, 2022
We’re only 7 months into this wretched war, and already the neofascists are back in power in Italy for the first time since Mussolini, and neo-Nazis are in power in NATO’s newest member Sweden. https://t.co/qXuwdyAk9W
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) September 25, 2022
Giorgia Meloni, who is set to become Italy’s first far-right leader since Mussolini, says she supports Ukraine and has moderated her harsh views on Europe. But European leaders are watching with caution and some trepidation.https://t.co/9QMiDl9nMi
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 26, 2022
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“Because anyone who opposes the left wing is automatically another Mussolini or Hitler.”
Mussolini, Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot et alia were all for total government, like the Democrat Party.
The only known alternative to limited government is an unlimited one.
Being called ‘fascist’ by these knuckle-dragging regressive authoritarian goons is so cute….
The first anti- Germany party since WWII. Fixed it.
If somehow the word “f*ck!” were to suddenly disappear from our vocabulary, these geniuses wouldn’t have any arguments at all. Should we be expecting Dark Brandon to stop saying “For God’s sake!” and soon using “For f*ck’s sake!!!” instead?
I have yet to hear a coherent explanation as to exactly how she is “fascist”. I suppose I’d better not hold my breath.
I notice the little trick they’re pulling with photos of her: taking photos where she’s waving and cropping her hand out, and then pretending she’s giving a stiff-arm fascist salute. Not falling for it.
You noticed that as well…
It’s hard to miss, they’re not very subtle about it.
They never explain, they only declare.
“I have yet to hear a coherent explanation as to exactly how she is “fascist…”
You’re not going to. Propagandists don’t change.
I’ll believe the media that she’s a “far right wing fascist” when they start referring to Brandon et al as “far left wing communists.” And then they would be well served by stating which of her policies are “fascist.” Even formerly reputable news sources such as The Wall Street Journal have taken to referring to conservatives–both home and abroad–as “right wing,” yet simply refer to statist/socialist/communist politicians as “progressives.” It’s time for a non-evil media to emerge.
Good luck with that. We’ll have to raze “journalism schools” and departments in higher ed. They churn out these ideologues and are still doing it.
If only they had cheated and defrauded the voting system like they did here, they too could have their own neo communist in office!
Remember when liberals were called “knee jerk?” Time to bring that back, given their reflexive, unfounded, panicky accusations of “fascist” and “Nazi.”
They should take a good look in the mirror; it is their very extreme leftist views that will leave the EU cold and dark this winter. People notice.
Nothing wrong with being right-wing. The dirty little secret is that the Nazis and fascists were in fact not right-wing but left wing. The only difference between the commies and the Nazi-fascists was that former were international socialists and the latter were national socialists, and both were nasty dictatorships. The leftists who identify the Nazi-fascists as rightists are doing the same Orwellian number on us as when they call themselves liberal when there is not one liberal bone in any of them.
What’s the difference between a fascist vs an “avowed” fascist? She actually ran openly as a fascist? Referred to herself as a fascist? Does that ever happen?
“Avowed” is one of those scare=quote words, like “so-called” is. In general press coverage, and in the religious press, all of us atheists are “avooowwwweddd” atheists. I think this is to put us all into the Madalyn O’Hair pigeonhole. Me? I’m just a non-believer.
My late mother was incapable of using the word “conservative” without the prefix “ultra” spliced on in front of it.
Apparently, that person is claiming that Meloni has herself claimed to be a fascist.
I wonder what libel laws might apply?
At some point in the past, she was part of what was an explicitly fascist party. That’s the claim.
This could work out nicely for conservatives if media didn’t play by the only standards they know (doubles).
By this logic, all Dems are now avowed racist slavers.
“Most right-wing government since WW II”? What a meaningless phrase. They’ll undo nothing put in place over the last 70 years, but maybe, just maybe, slow down immigration. As a commenter said on another thread, if the lefties won’t make the government do its job, then the people will elect “extreme right wingers” who will.
Anti WEF and anti Brussels candidate elected to lead an independent county. Good. Now do France and other EU countries. let’s celebrate the accomplishment of women.
Then, really branch it out and kill off the UN.
And salt the earth.
Reclaim that real estate in NYC and give it to Pres. Trump for reparations for his political persecution!!
From way over there on the lunatic fringe left, everything looks “far right wing”.
See my comment elsewhere about my late mom using “ultra” in front of “conservative” without fail.
For centuries Germany and France have tried to conquer all of Europe. They couldn’t do it with war, so they came up with the EU. Now that the rest of Europe is waking up to this (Poland, Hungary, Sweden, and now Italy), and saying NO, they are even more dangerous
Haven’t been following this — does she actually call herself a fascist?
Or does “avowed fascist” have some other meaning?
I think it means that people on the left don’t like her and they are pissed off that they lost some power.
Yes, it is like the fake little golden book “Everyone I don’t like is Hitler”
Or Mussolini, in this case…
Maybe we should call them “Castros” or “Maduros” just to even it up…
The leftist drones are reacting with their usual pants on fire freak-out, complete with plenty of meaningless name calling including their favorite term for opponents: fascist. These fools have been telling voters, “It’s our way or the highway,” for decades. Looks like voters finally agreed and are trying the highway for a change.
Um, that’s “panties on fire” for the ultra effeminate lefty males….
Fascism is just another form of socialism in real life.
Fascists and commies act like there is some great chasm between them. They’re both authoritarians that like murdering their political opponents.
Fascists = Nationalist Socialist vs. Communists = Internationalist Socialists.
Of course the Nationalist Socialists want to conquer everyone so they can control them, making them also Internationalist Socialists.
In other words, they are all leftists.
I haven’t looked into the politics of the woman in question (Italy isn’t exactly my highest concern, here in the US), but usually when leftists say “far right” they’re using a political scale that has Chairman Mao as the “center” point.
Yep. If she is at the extreme right of the political spectrum then wouldn’t those who hold opposing left-wing views be at extreme left?
Somehow we never get the media to observe that the center mass of the body politic in the US is center right, which means their d/prog allies are the outliers on the extreme left. Polls show this every year on issue after issue but somehow 2+2 never gets added.
“Far-right” is usually similar to a mainstream Republican I think.
Usually it means someone who simply wants some privacy in their life and not to be stolen from excessively.
Not quite. It means someone who feels that way AND votes against the thieves and voyeurs.
Anyone who isn’t an avowed global communist is a “right wing fascist.” Despite that being a nonsensical phrase.
She’s better looking than either Mussolini or Hillary. That’s probably what REALLY pisses off the far-left crybabies.
I think Mussolini beats Hillary.
At least the paparazzi would actually look up Il Duce’s skirt if he wore one…
I suspect the lefties are also butthurt because the first female PM will be a conservative. “Hey, we own that!”
Fascist. They keep on using that word, but I don’t think they know what it means. The original Fascists, the party of Mussolini, regarded FDR as a fellow fascist. The Nazi party simply took the Democrats’ Jim Crow racial laws and substituted “Jew”. Again, they do not know what that word means.
Another aspect of Fascism is an all-powerful government that strong-arms large corporations into doing their bidding, in exchange for a favorable regulatory environment. Much like what we see in the past few years with Democrat lawmakers leaning on Big Tech to enforce their censorship, cancel right-wingers, implement gun control through de-banking businesses, etc.
If you find yourself at a party and somehow surrounded by leftist academics spouting nonsense the most effective way to escape is ask if they support socialist policies. When they agree then ask if they want those policies implemented across the Nation. When they agree to that ask them why they are NAZIS. After they finish sputtering just calmly explain that anyone who wants to impose National Socialism is by definition a National Socialist aka a NAZI. Then walk away.
Come on, they did a lot more than that, even in the 1930s. There is no comparing the Nuremberg Laws to the Jim Crow laws.
In Umberto Eco’s excellent “The Name of the Rose”, there is a scene in which the protagonist and a friend are having a wine at an outdoor café. While doing so they are approached by a dirty, scruffy, down-and-out woman who is begging for money. The protagonist gently refuses, and the woman spits in reply, “fascist”. She then goes to the next table, and the next, and she has the same response to everyone who refuses her demand for money: “fascist”.
I think this encapsulates the response today to the Italian election. The progressive and socialist left is demanding money and power, and when we refuse to accede to their demands we are labeled “fascist”. It’s the same in American politics, and indeed around the world.
“Fascist” — simply an expression of hatred and frustration that we ordinary people aren’t doing as demanded.
the country cannot have a stable government. It has to be in its documents
It actually is. Italy has proportional representation, where parliamentary seats are apportioned based on the number of popular votes a party receives (as opposed to the first-past-the-post, winner-takes-all by riding method in a typical Westminster Parliament). This means perpetual minority and coalition governments, and any lost vote in the parliament means back to the polls.
How stable will it be in independently addressing their fiscal position when the EU cuts off the spigot of assistance? The lack of a coherent govt policy that takes head on their bloated budget has resulted in a debt approaching 150% of GDP.
The constant changing of political horses under their system results in endless buying of votes by the various parties through govt promises which leads directly to their looming debt crisis should the more fiscally responsible EU Nations pull the plug.
a debt approaching 150% of GDP
Pikers. /US Congress and Federal Reserve
Also, how much do you really think stable gov’t would help that? *looks at US gov’t*
As the current world reserve currency and the worlds military/financial hegemon (though weaker every day) we are in effect exporting inflation at present. Every dollar denominated transaction casts more.
Our debt to GDP is ‘merely’ 130% ish and investors flock to buy our debt and a nd their funds here to our markets but only because it’s still the least dirty shirt in the laundry and in many respects lack of an alternative…..for the moment at least.
We still have enough inertia left to propel us along for a while.
Italy is among other debtor nations of the EU is likely hosed. They lack our advantages and depend upon the EU subsidies direct and indirect to fund their govt programs. The day is approaching when the more productive, frugal Nations are compelled by the demands of their own citizens to stop sending their tax dollars abroad to support the debtor Nations. Then the wheels of the EU come off and it falls apart.
EU leadership is functionally the same as Dems and our Marxist Progressives. Stupid and incompetent.
They are hardly stupid or incompetent, if they were they wouldn’t be able to collapse the economy worldwide so quickly and effectively. I would say “evil and malicious”.
First, if you define “fascism” as “right-wing” i need you to define ‘left’ and ‘right’ for me.
Second, I need you to provide a definition of ‘fascism’ before you can use that word in speaking to me.
Third, since I know you* can’t really do either of the above, you should understand that you’re much closer to ‘fascist’ than anyone you call ‘fascist’.
(* Rhetorical “you”. Not aimed at the author of this post.)
It seems ‘fascist’ is the new ‘racist’
Well our D-party hordes would certainly know “fascist” when they see it.
“If you’re not with us, you’re against us.” — preferably pronounced by an agitated white guy, lit in black and red, with a Praetorian Guard on display. The Italian comrades seem a bit light on symbolism and policy, so far.
The left’s definition of “fascism” is “someone who refuses to do the bidding of globalist bureaucrats and oligarchs.”
Apparently these people are too stupid to know that fascists properly belong on the left with all of the other socialists.
Italy salutes lefties everywhere today with a heartfelt “Vaffanculo” and “Up yours” gesture.
In this country, we do it differently.
We hand over all the election management to Liberals…
And they cheat.
She’s every bit as much of a “fascist” as Milton Freedman.
Stands for limited government and free market capitalism. In short, she’s diametrically opposed to what Fascism is as a political ideology.