Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentCivic Participation · 2 months ago

Hypothetically, if Mussolini’s grand daughter says her grandfather is fascist and right wing, would you believe her?

10 Answers

Relevance
  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Not "hypothetically", considering how many people think Alessandra Mussolini is herself a Fascist I don't know that I'd trust her to know one when she sees one.

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    As a historian, one of whose fields of specialization is Italy (I also lived there and speak Italian), I don't need Alessandra Mussolini or any of Mussolini's other descendants to tell me that.

    He was, indeed, a fascist, and fascists are, by definition, reactionary and right-wing. In fact, the description "right-wing fascist" is redundant.

    • Earleen
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      Being a historian perhaps you can give some insight between the current economic model of Nazi/Fascist and modern day Europe. The difference is in the control, i.e. authoritarian vs. democratic government.

  • RICK
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Well he was, however since he is long dead saying "is" is the wrong tense

  • 2 months ago

    That would be true, but the comparison is to a communist who is left wing. Not to a conservative. You are playing a game of interposing economics and government structure which is inaccurate and misleading. The true comparison is communist to a Nazi or Fascist. Which is the original comparison starting about 1900. Note that all 3 have dictators, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini. Likewise, the economics is a comparison between communism and socialism, i.e. Stalin compared Hitler and Mussolini. Mussolini was right of communist Stalin, but Mussolini was a socialist. It is not a comparison to conservative, capitalist or democracy/republic. If you will note, present day Europe is pretty much socialist economics along the same frame work of Hitler and Mussolini. If anyone knows the details of it, it would be fun to know.

    • Earleen
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      Actually, it is pretty well written. It just says a lot and you have to know a bit to understand it. Try again and read more slowly and think what each sentence says, in terms of what you know historically and economically.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 2 months ago

    The term "right wing" used to describe fascists has little in common with the same term applied to modern American conservatives.

    The social and economic policies of fascism read like the platforms of the Democratic Party candidates for 2020.

    • Earleen
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      Rick believes the communist line that anything to the right of a communist is the enemy of communism and that enemy, regardless of the particulars, can be labeled a Nazi or a Fascist. It includes capitalist individuals of democrat elected republics who do not believe in total authoritarian control.

  • 2 months ago

    Fascists were to the right some ways and to the left others. So no....I wouldn't just take one person's word. At their heart they were authoritarian and socialists who took over the economy. They were more left than right from what I see.

  • 2 months ago

    Not necessarily.

    For a start, the statement would be incorrect because its in the present tense, therefoire impossible he's dead.

    Second it would be on dodgy ground if the granddaughter never met him. Or did not know him anywhere near well enough. If she is as ill-informed as the rest of the population on a matter, she can't speak on it with any greater clarity than anyone else.

    Being a blood relation does not make you a better judge of a persons character. It gives you ACCESS, but if that access is not used then nothing can come of it.

  • 2 months ago

    I don't really care what she says. He was a right wing fascist.

    • Earleen
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      From a left wing communist point of view. Mussolini was left (socialist) of a conservative free individual democracy/republic point of view. The trick is that communist include the free individual and the socialist as being on the right. They are, but they are also different entities.

  • wowser
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Of course she would only be stating the facts

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    of course

    only a newspeak-artist would claim otherwise

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.