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Posted by: Frenchy on December 20, 1999 at 13:49:10:

In Reply to: Are you on glue? posted by Stoller on December 19, 1999 at 20:55:25:

: : When exactly did Fascism become a right-wing movement?

: When Mussolini and his goons, armed by the desperate Italian bourgeoisie, called themselves fascists in the 1920s. In other words: from the beginning.

: For your edification: the J.P. Morgan company leny over $100 million dollars to Mussolini's government; the President of the New York Stock Exchange publicly supported Italian fascism; Barron's, Nation's Business (the official organ of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce), and the Wall Street Journal publicly supported Italian fascism; and the American Legion appointed Mussolini an honorary member (source: Diggins, Mussolini and Fascism: The View from America, Princeton UNiversity Press 1972, pp. 32, 146, and 206).

: Now, let's hear more about 'laissez-faire' capitalism, please...

Hold on a second here ace, let's talk some more about Mussolini. What were Mussolini's policies in the '20's and in the '30's? What effect did the Depression have on Italians and their choice of leaders? What promises did Mussolini make to the Italians that would make them vote for him? Fascism is the combination of industry in service of the State, the opposite of free enterprise; Isn't this done for Socialist purposes? Making the trains run on time and such?

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