This is Italy’s new Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 26, 2022
I’ve never heard any politician so perfectly explain what we’re up against and why we fight.
When you watch this video, you’ll quickly realize why the establishment is afraid of her.
explains why she knows Steve Bannon pic.twitter.com/XCl5vPRCwj— The Ghost of GC ? (@gtconway3dg) September 26, 2022
Giorgia Meloni is on course to be Italy's next Prime Minister.— PoliticsJOE (@PoliticsJOE_UK) September 26, 2022
Here she is as a teenager, praising Benito Mussolini as the best Italian politician "in the last 50 years". pic.twitter.com/OL4u6gIOE8
Don't get it twisted: This is a member of the elite celebrating the rise of fascism in Europe as a playbook for consolidating minority power over everyday working people in the US. https://t.co/bCEOdzOKZ0— Candice Bernd (@CandiceBernd) September 26, 2022
The Return of Fascism in Italy— Jennifer Harris ?? ?™? (@jwharris) September 26, 2022
An important piece from ?@ruthbenghiat?
“Meloni’s party slogan—‘God, Fatherland, Family’ —celebrates those very pillars of power. And it came from Mussolini’s dictatorship.” https://t.co/zKA1lUpW9Z
There it is: Republican “Conservatives” really are fascists. Heritage Fdn celebrates fascist wins in Italy & Sweden, sees “conservatives everywhere” as a global “US vs THEM” project.— ??Paula Chertok??? (@PaulaChertok) September 26, 2022
“Heritage” was a clue. But this drops the pretense. We should too. Conservatism is just fascism. https://t.co/xPmmuEEguB
A neo-Fascist conspiracy theorist, a man who wants mass cleansings of immigrants, and another man convicted of wiretapping, fraud, bribery, and sex with a minor. That's Italy's next governing coalition, if polling proves accurate. My @TheAtlantic essay: https://t.co/DHkDkEk4AS— Ruth Ben-Ghiat (@ruthbenghiat) September 23, 2022
From How Fascism Works, the ten pillars of fascism. pic.twitter.com/GR4fSJ6ix5— Jason Stanley (@jasonintrator) September 25, 2022
All is lost.
Giorgia Meloni is about to become Italy’s new prime minister.
The Sweden Democrats had a major breakthrough in Sweden two weeks ago.
Marine Le Pen came closer than ever to winning in France and Éric Zemmour ran to her Right on opposing the Great Replacement. Over 60% of French voters believe the Great Replacement is happening.
Viktor Orbán decisively won reelection in Hungary and gave a speech in which he condemned race mixing. Orbán is now giving speeches at CPAC and is seen as a role model.
“ROME (AP) — A party with neo-fascist roots, the Brothers of Italy, won the most votes in Italy’s national elections, looking set to deliver the country’s first far-right-led government since World War II and make its leader, Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s first woman premier, near-final results showed Monday.
Italy’s lurch to the far right immediately shifted Europe’s geopolitical reality, placing a euroskeptic party in position to lead a founding member of the European Union and its third-largest economy. Right-wing leaders across Europe immediately hailed Meloni’s victory and her party’s meteoric rise as sending a historic message to Brussels.
Near-final results showed the center-right coalition netting some 44% of the parliamentary vote, with Meloni’s Brothers of Italy snatching some 26%. Her coalition partners divided up the remainder, with the anti-immigrant League of Matteo Salvini winning nearly 9% and the more moderate Forza Italia of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi taking around 8%. …”
Meloni ran as a Christian, a conservative and a patriot.
As in France, mainstream conservatives are willing to vote for Meloni and Le Pen now. Nationalists have become the dominant force on the Right in France, Italy, Sweden, Hungary and the U.S.
“Giorgia Meloni has successfully rebranded her Brothers of Italy party as the country’s dominant conservative force, without fully expunging its post-fascist roots. Her right-wing coalition was on course to win a majority of seats after Sunday’s general election, making her the favourite to become Italy’s first female prime minister – and its first far-right premier of the postwar era. …
“I am Giorgia, I am a woman, I am a mother, I am Italian, I am Christian,” a fired-up Meloni told supporters in central Rome. “No one will take that away from me.” …”
In this country, it is now mainstream on the Right to oppose legal and illegal immigration and support isolationism and trade protectionism. It is mainstream now to be a nationalist and a populist. It is mainstream now to oppose anti-Whiteism and the Great Replacement. It is even mainstream to be a “Christian nationalist” and to loudly defend White people and their interests.
There are two ways to look at this:
- Nothing has changed and the system is completely corrupt and all is lost and there is nothing we can do but complain on the internet.
- Public opinion is rapidly changing, our politics are becoming more mainstream, we are not excluded from mainstream politics anymore and we should capitalize on the inroads we have made.
I’m in the optimistic camp.
There isn’t anything that Meloni or Le Pen ran on which is unique to Italy or France. Orbán is widely admired here now. We aren’t nearly as shut out of politics as we were a decade ago.
Rod chimes in on Meloni’s victory.
“If this is fascism, let’s have more of it!
Of course it’s not in any way fascism — a slur that the US media apply to Meloni to avoid having to take her ideas seriously.
Do we have a single American politician capable of speaking words like that with such force, and such conviction? I can’t think of one. Giorgia Meloni has more balls than a Congress full of Republicans. She is going to wipe the floor with Ursula von der Leyen, Mark Rutte, and the Brussels gang. Last year, via our mutual friend Francesco Giubilei, she sent me a nice gift, which I pulled off a storage unit shelf today to admire …”
I also want to see more “fascism.”
“During the final hours of their legislative session, Alabama lawmakers passed a sweeping package of anti-transgender legislation. Governor Kay Ivey quickly signed this discriminatory slate of bills into law, and in doing so stripped transgender youth of life-saving resources and further isolated them from their peers and communities. The laws feature some of the most anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-transgender legislation, creating an untenable environment for our community in Alabama.
SB 184: This law makes it a felony — punishable by up to ten years in prison — to provide gender-affirming care. Arkansas passed the only other gender-affirming care ban into law last year and it was immediately challenged and blocked in court. SB 184 also forces educators to “out” children to their parents.
HB 322: This law bans K-12 students from using bathrooms and school facilities consistent with their gender identity. Additionally, the law bans conversations about sexual orientation and gender identity in classrooms for grades K-5, similar to Florida’s recent “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bill. …”
If you are angry with federal, state and local Republicans, you should first check to see what they have been doing rather than assuming that state level Republicans are as bad as the national Republican Party.