REVOLUTION OF REACTION: “Fascism started—and this is where I see echoes of what’s going on in the U.S. today—in the Italian countryside as these bands of demobilized soldiers hired by large land owners.”-@ruthbenghiat with @davetroy from Twitter Spaces.…
VIOLENT THUGS—“It started as these bands of violent thugs who went around with trucks with flags and beat people up, and then Mussolini made them into a movement and this became early fascism.. he was a skilled journalist who told everyone what they want to hear.”-@ruthbenghiat
VICTIM—“You have victimization, strongmen always have to be victims, their bodies become vessels of national humiliation..they become an umbrella for all extremist’s often the most impious corrupt individuals who become icons in the’s all transactional.”-RBG
“To get people on board with violence and mass arrests of Jews in Nazi Germany, in 1933 and 1938, the Nazis past a debt eradication law —the state gave them a gift if they looked the other way or participated in violence..Corruption is intertwined with violence and propaganda-RBG
For more on @ruthbenghiat and her book, Strongmen, please read my @BylineTimes interview with her.
For more on the work of @davetroy please read my interview with him in @BylineTimes

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