You know why Mussolini became a fascist?

Well...as the 19th century ended, it was starting to become apparent that the workers of the world weren’t about to up and unite with any sort of spontaneity. This was a problem.

Come the beginning of the 20th century...something
Curious happened. With the outbreak of the First World War - countries were curiously quick to rally behind their nation in the name of patriotism. National pride. This happened literally across Europe...even among steadfast Marxists.
Mussolini saw this and got an idea. Tho the workers of the world wouldn’t unite in class war - they did unite, across the board, bourgeoisie to proletariat, behind their nation. Mussolini thot ‘perhaps socialism would be better positioned for success if it worked on a national
Rather than international scale.’

For some odd reason...the socialist party of Italy took issue with this. Despite Socialists in every other European country getting behind their home nation in the Great War - Italian Marxist wankers decided that
Mussolini was a heretic - and they kicked his ass out of the party.

Now on the street, Mussolini went to the fascist party because of its nationalist framework. Mussolini thought that by uniting Italy in a Socialist party that simultaneously appealed to nationalistic pride
He could just organize industry on a national level...in much the same way Marx had raved about syndicates. To Mussolini, rather than syndicates, he sought to orchestrate national industry by working with trade unions. By incorporating these into the national body...as a frame...
He could head off the class war, mediate between the workers and the bourgeoisie, and hold things together on a national level. This would allow him to raise wages for workers and slowly supplant the bourgeoisie with a totalitarian system
‘All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.’

This is what the fascist party of Italy attempted to do.

It is, in almost every sense, an attempt to orchestrate a socialist ideals on a national scale.
There is nothing more to the communist/fascist divide than this. Everything you know about ‘fascism’ as a ‘thing’, everything, has been the result of Marxist propaganda. The Marxist ideal is an international, spontaneous, workers Revolution.
This nationalist ‘corruption’ of
The Great communist dream...is felt as an existential threat to Marxists - and they will lie in every way possible to bury the national version of these ideas.

It is so much more complicated than they want you to know.

And that’s the main take away from this:
Understand the true animus between the communists and the fascists....because, as with the schism - it’s better to paint your enemies as evil than it is to fight the truth - that it’s a question of doctrine, rhetoric and dogma.
Marxists love to muddy the water of words so that they can coerce and manipulate you so thoroughly that you don’t even know the nature of the problem...let alone the ‘other side.’
‘...immediately, the Italian Left branded fascism a reactionary force in the service of the bourgeoisie. It would keep on saying so. History, by & large, has accepted this definition of fascism. But fascism was anything but a right-wing movement.’ - ‘Mussolini’ - Nicolas Farrell
Did you know...that ‘Corp’ in ‘corporation’...refers to a corpse? In the Italian sense it was not big business...it was about ‘incorporating’ trade unions into the national BODY in such a way that they WERE, by default, state run as tho nationalized. This is why Mussolini
Said ‘all within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.’

Done, as Mussolini intended it to be done, in a socialist sense...it was, effectively, a dictatorship of the proletariat.
Fascists didn’t need to nationalize business as done in the USSR. Instead - they merged all business into its relevant ‘trade Union’. These trade unions were then merged into the large state - the government - so that there was no reason to nationalize a private owned business.
By enforcing and backing the trade unions with the full might of the state itself, these trade unions could rule their trades. And these trade unions could be further run by the state above. This creates a top down infrastructure that leaves full dictatory power at the top.

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