Those of us familiar with demented far left types like Ren, 167 and the Duck often hear the term fascist bandied quite often in their rabid anti- semitic musings. In their cases being an actual fascist
would be a form of self improvement. Communists hurling epithets at anyone is quite amusing.
Our perception of Fascism is warped by a Stalinistic tendency to call anyone who is anti communist
a fascist. Actual fascism is clearly rooted in socialism and our understanding of Mussolini is often skewed by his disasterous alliance with Hitler.
Commies live in a fantasy land where Nationality does not exist. Communism as Goldberg and others present it is a religion. Mussolini was clearly a socialist and his variant was nationalistic and more pragmatic than the familiar types.
Communism, Nazism and Fascism are not polar opposites but competitors. One should hardly be surprised to learn Dubois spoke favorably about Nazism. Sanger, whom the left praises, saw abortion as part of an American eugenics movement. Commies also have frequent rivalries that are part of the pathology. In the demented world of Commies, brand x frequently kills brand y.
One can liken this to mafia crime families, but the mafia is a well run in comparison to communist debacles.
Goldberg goes through the actual policies of Mussolini and they are indeed far left. Mussolini was admired by many in the USA before WW2. The turning point was his invasion of Ethiopia and even that was justified by some of his American followers. Like Arafat he justified the violence of his followers to pursue his power. It should be noted that Communist, Socialists had their own street gangs, just they were run with typical commie acumen.
The chapter is interesting and I will be reading chapter 2 about Hitler in round two of jury duty.
As someone who runs procedings, I am appalled by the idiocy of the jury selection proceedings.
Asking the same questions over and over should be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
I am starting to wonder if civil cases should be handled by judges only.