Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Benito Mussolini did NOT say: "Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power." That is a fake quote re: 22 Sectoral Corporations myth

Benito Mussolini did NOT say: "Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power." That is a fake quote (See the work of the veteran historian Dr. Rex Curry). 

There is no reference to this quote in a reliable source.

Some people point to Giovanni Gentile (in "La Dottrina del Fascismo") as the person who made the statement. But if you go to the article at http://www.piralli.it/dottrina.htm
http://litgloss.buffalo.edu/mussolini/text2.shtml
and a full translation in http://cosmo.slique.net/~vikrum/mirrored/texts/mussolini/fascism/ 
you find the article "La Dottrina del Fascismo" written by Giovanni Gentile, and published under Mussolini's name in the Encyclopedia Italiana, and the only reference to corporatism is in section VIII, and NOT in the words of the quote.

There is no original source in Italian that refers to the quotation.

Instead there is one source in Italian, that translates an American source
http://216.239.57.104/search?q=cache:ZTsuo2t9sYkJ:https://www.inventati.org/mailman/public/forumbergamo/2003-April/000985.html+%22chiamato+corporativismo%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Mussolini never said the statement in the quotation, and anyone who has any understanding of what he DID say would know that he would not say that because it does not describe what he WAS saying otherwise. It does not even make sense that there would be a SINGLE quote like that from Mussolini if what it purports to state was what he thought. Thus more proof it is a fake quote.

The socialist Mussolini & his 22 sectoral corporations & his Ministry of Corporations, the Address to the National Corporative Council - 

Discover how hard it is to find anywhere on the web a list of Mussolini’s 22 corporations. 


The socialist Mussolini touted the Ministry of Corporations that organized the Italian economy into 22 sectoral corporations. "Address to the National Corporative Council (14 November 1933) and Senate Speech on the Bill Establishing the Corporations (abridged; 13 January 1934)". 


They were not “corporations” as discussed by socialists in the USA. Socialists deliberately lie about what the socialist Mussolini was saying. 


Mussolini didn't mean the power of big companies, rather the power of a large number of individuals working collectively. That's what he meant by “corporativismo.” 


See the work of Dr. Rex Curry. http://rexcurry.net/fascism=socialism.html


FASCIST MEANT "Band of National Combat" under the socialist Mussolini: the well-known and long-time socialist Benito Mussolini began to mimic American socialists in their use of the stiff-arm salute, robotic chanting to flags, the use of the fasces as a symbol of government, and the glorification of ancient Rome (or myths about Rome). In 1921, Mussolini (who acquired his title "il duce" -leader- when he was known only as a socialist, long before his new f-word for socialist factions) created a new sub-group called "Fasci di combattimento" (also known as the "Fascio nazionale di combattimento." 

The term "fascio" was the Italian word for workers' groups, peasant organizations, labor unions and the other socialist groups where Mussolini had developed a large following. It meant "band," or people banding together, and referred to his socialist band of combat. It is similar to the word "faction" in that Mussolini's group was another of many socialist-inspired factions. Socialism is always faction against faction.
http://rexcurry.net/fascism=socialism.html

On December 11, 1914, Mussolini started a political group, Fasci d'azione rivoluzionaria, (band of revolutionary action) which was a fusion of two other movements: the above group, Fasci d'azione rivoluzionaria
internazionalista and a previous group he started called the Fasci autonomi d'azione rivoluzionaria.

He eventually decided to declare support for the war by appealing to the need for socialists to overthrow the Hohenzollern and Habsburg monarchies in Germany and Austria-Hungary whom he claimed had consistently repressed socialism. He further justified his position by denouncing the Central Powers for being reactionary powers; for pursuing imperialist designs against Belgium and Serbia as well as historically against Denmark, France, and against Italians, since hundreds of thousands of Italians were under Habsburg rule. He claimed that the fall of Hohenzollern and Habsburg monarchies and the repression of "reactionary" Turkey would create conditions beneficial for the working class. While he was supportive of the Entente powers, Mussolini responded to the conservative nature of Tsarist Russia by claiming that the mobilization required for the war would undermine Russia's reactionary authoritarianism and the war would bring Russia to social revolution. He claimed that for Italy the war would complete the process of Risorgimento by uniting the Italians in Austria-Hungary into Italy and by allowing the common people of Italy to be participating members of the Italian nation in what would be Italy's first national war.

The socialist Mussolini & his 22 sectoral corporations & his Ministry of Corporations, the Address to the National Corporative Council -

Discover how hard it is to find anywhere on the web a list of Mussolini's 22 "corporations."

The socialist Mussolini touted the Ministry of Corporations that organized the Italian economy into 22 sectoral corporations. "Address to the National Corporative Council (14 November 1933) and Senate Speech on the Bill Establishing the Corporations (abridged; 13 January 1934)."

They were not "corporations" as discussed by socialists in the USA. Socialists deliberately lie about what the socialist Mussolini was saying.

Mussolini didn't mean the power of big companies, rather the power of a large number of individuals working collectively. That's what he meant by "corporativismo."

See the work of Dr. Rex Curry. http://rexcurry.net/fascism=socialism.html
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Subject: Fajita is related to Fascia & Fascist: Fajita is related to the words "Fascia" and for the same reason "Fascist" or "Fascism" and for the same reason "plantar fasciitis" in the sense of "band" (probably referring to the "strips" of meat).




22 Sectoral Corporations under socialist Mussolini


22 sectoral corporations under the socialist Mussolini are now available thanks to the work of the historian Dr. Rex Curry.
Rex Curry archives are linked at this blog
Is this the only place on the internet that exposes the so-called "22 corporations"?

On July 2, 1926, the Ministry of Corporations was established and soon thereafter the National Council of Corporations. The wacky Italian socialists also created the Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale (IRI), in yet another ominous parallel to the USA's socialist Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). It was not until February
5, 1934 that the 22 "corporations" were defined:

1. Grains
2. Vegetable, Flower and Fruit Cultivation
3. Wine and Oil Cultivation
4. Livestock and Fish
5. Wood
6. Textiles
7. Clothing
8. Metalworking
9. Machinery
10. Chemicals
11. Liquid Combustibles and Fossil Fuels
12. Paper and Publishing
13. Building Construction
14. Water, Gas and Electricity
15. Mining Industries
16. Glass and Ceramics
17. Internal Communications
18. Sea and Air
19. Entertainment
20. Hostelries
21. Professions and Arts
22. Social Care and Credit

3 comments:

  1. http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Benito_Mussolini.aspx

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  2. http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Benito_Mussolini.aspx

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  3. You write that a specific Mussolini quote is fake. However, a similar quote ("corporatism is the corner stone of the Fascist nation, or better still, the Fascist nation is corporative or it is not fascist" original: "il corporativismo è la pietra angolare dello Stato fascista, anzi lo Stato fascista o è corporativo o non è fascista") appears to be real per https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporativismo The note claims the quote is from a 1930 speech by Mussolini.

    I do not know Italian, so I cannot parse whether Mussolini's use of the term means corporatism in the sense of "merger of state and corporate power" but the translation of the Italian Wiki page appears to go in that direction.

    It certainly seems clear that control by corporations of the machinery of the state to its advantage is one of the basic elements of fascism. It was the case in Italy and for sure in Germany (even U.S. corporations cooperated with the Nazis).

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