As our web site makes very clear, we are totally opposed to ideas such as racism, religious intolerance and communism. However, in order to combat such evils, it is necessary to understand them by means of the study of key documentary material.
Thus reads World Future Fund's disclaimer at the beginning of Mussolini's The Doctrine of Fascism
. And for good reason! This is some seriously totalitarian stuff. As with other world-jarring and vile works like The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, Mein Kampf, and The Turner Diaries, we should read them to better understand tyrants and the murderous ideologies they espouse.
Here's a sampling of the dangerous crap spewed by uber-turd Benito Mussolini:Against the concept of individual human dignity.
In the Fascist conception of history, man is man only by virtue of the spiritual process to which he contributes as a member of the family, the social group, the nation, and in function of history to which all nations bring their contribution.... Outside history man is a nonentity. Fascism is therefore opposed to all individualistic abstractions based on eighteenth century materialism.... Anti-individualistic, the Fascist conception of life stresses the importance of the State and accepts the individual only in so far as his interests coincide with those of the State, which stands for the conscience and the universal will of man as a historic entity.With individuals subordinated to the will of the State, Mussolini really pours on the totalitarian Statist propaganda.
The Fascist conception of the State is all embracing; outside of it no human or spiritual values can exist, much less have value. Thus understood, Fascism is totalitarian, and the Fascist State - a synthesis and a unit inclusive of all values - interprets, develops, and potentates the whole life of a people.Now with individuals belittled and the State exalted, Mussolini seeks to justify his becoming the State's sole ruler.
[I]t is the purest form of democracy if the nation be considered as it should be from the point of view of quality rather than quantity, as an idea, the mightiest because the most ethical, the most coherent, the truest, expressing itself in a people as the conscience and will of the few, if not, indeed, of one, and ending to express itself in the conscience and will of the mass, of the whole group ethnically molded by natural and historical conditions into a nation, advancing, as one conscience and one will, along the self same line of development and spiritual formation.
Here's Mussolini's poop in a nutshell. He made himself alone the State. The State's will was his will. And since simplicity and clarity of mind demand there be only one will or conscience, Mussolini gave himself a mandate to eradicate individuals and ideas that did not coincide with his preferences. That's a high price to pay for making trains run on time!
Mussolini believed the 20th century to be the totalitarian's time to rule. For him, the individual's time had run it's course in the 18th and 19th centuries. And really, events seem to have agreed with Mussolini. Millions upon millions of people died at the hands of him, Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, and a host of other uglies. Tyranny was an equal opportunity endeavor in the last century, with mass killers coming from both the left and right sides of the ideological spectrum. Lovely! The good news is there are things we can do to end these cycles of mass violence. For starters, when a theocratic, racialist or war party approaches you, move quickly in the opposite direction.