Tuesday, August 6, 2019

A Remark from Mussolini on D'Annunzio's Fiume

Under the Fiume standard: Soldiers of D'Annunzio's Fiume.
"We don't know what Nitti's government is thinking. All we can say is that, if necessary, thousands of volunteers - the best of Italy's youth - will be with D'Annunzio."

- Mussolini's "Long Live Fiume!," in Il Popolo d'Italia

Friday, August 2, 2019

From "Fiume Under D'Annunzio" in MacLean's Magazine

"It is a great mistake to underrate D’Annunzio. This mari is a real force, not only by what he has been in the past, but by what he is, and stands for, to-day. No one did more to bring Italy into the war, and some of his speeches then, like his Fiume orations now, will endure as long as the Italian language. He fought on land, at sea, and in the air. He was severely wounded, and even after the loss of his right eye he remained in the fight. He has always dreamed of a greater Italy, supreme in the Adriatic and extending its influence over the Balkans. He is quite sure that Italy has been robbed of the spoils of victory by the “ingratitude and egotism” of the Allies, and he is just as ready to give his life now for what he believes to be his country’s due as he was to die for her in battle."

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Mussolini on the Question of Fiume

"The speech of the crown did not take a clear position against the subversive forces which were menacing nothing less than our whole national unity. It forgot the question of Fiume - a torch which held out a flame for our national spirit."

- Mussolini, 'My Autobiography'

Image: Mussolini visiting D'Annunzio in 1925

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Last Lines of the Codex Fori Mussolini

"It stands at the very entrance of the Foro Mussolini and it will immortalize for eternity the fortunes of the fatherland, restored by the Leader, the excellent and unconquered spirit of the Leader regarding the fatherland, the immovable loyalty of the citizens to the Leader, and the outstanding achievements of Fascism." 
- Codex Fori Mussolini, 27 Oct. 1932, inscribed by Aurelio Giuseppe Amatucci 
Image: Monolithic obelisk at the Foro Mussolini. The Codex Fori Mussolini was hidden at its base, and only recently recovered.

Friday, December 28, 2018

A Quote from Mussolini on Time and Blood

"It is blood which moves the wheels of history!"
- Benito Mussolini, end of 1914 Parma speech

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A Remark from Biggini on World War II

"The Anglo-Americans certainly did not wage war out of some desire to help or "liberate" any Western European people, but rather because they saw themselves threatened by the advent of a new era, which was expressed in Italy and in Germany with more strength and awareness than anywhere else."

- Carlo Alberto Biggini, "Truth and Lies About Fascism"

Monday, December 24, 2018

Codreanu on the Life and Death of Nations

"A people is not led according to its will; the democratic formula; nor according to the will of one individual: the dictatorial formula. But according to laws. I do not talk here of man-made laws. There are norms, natural laws of life; and there are norms, natural laws of death. Laws of life and laws of death. A nation is headed for life or death according to its respect for one or the other of these laws." 
- Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, 'For My Legionaries' 
Image: Iron Guard funeral procession for Codreanu

Saturday, December 22, 2018

The Truth of This World is Death

"Ce qui est pire c'est qu'on se demande comment le lendemain on trouvera assez de force pour continuer à faire ce qu'on a fait la veille et depuis déjà tellement trop longtemps, où on trouvera la force pour ces démarches imbéciles, ces mille projets qui n'aboutissent à rien, ces tentatives pour sortir de l'accablante nécessité, tentatives qui toujours avortent, et toutes pour aller se convaincre une fois de plus que le destin est insurmontable, qu'il faut retomber au bas de la muraille, chaque soir, sous l'angoisse de ce lendemain, toujours plus précaire, plus sordide.

C'est l'âge aussi qui vient peut-être, le traître, et nous menace du pire. On n'a plus beaucoup de musique en soi pour faire danser la vie, voilà. Toute la jeunesse est allée mourir déjà au bout du monde dans le silence de vérité. Et où aller dehors, je vous le demande, dès qu'on a plus en soi la somme suffisante de délire ? La vérité, c'est une agonie qui n'en finit pas. La vérité de ce monde c'est la mort. Il faut choisir, mourir ou mentir. Je n'ai jamais pu me tuer moi."

- Céline, Voyage au bout de la nuit

The credit for gaining this quote goes to P. URwiss

Thursday, December 20, 2018

José Antonio Primo de Rivera on Fascism

"Fascism was born to inspire a faith not of the Right (which at bottom aspires to conserve everything, even injustice) or of the Left (which at bottom aspires to destroy everything, even goodness), but a collective, integral, national faith." 
- Primo de Rivera, quoted in Payne's 'A History of Spanish Fascism,' 1961, p. 31

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A Remark from Ioannis Metaxas on the Blood of Heroes

"Heroes never die; instead they fall, and the soil, by drinking their blood, allows them to be reborn..." 
- Ioannis Metaxas 
Image: Greeks salute Metaxas, the leader of the Fourth of August regime in Greece (1936-41)

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Remark from Ferenc Szálasi on the Enemy Within

"The enemy within are always more cruel, more vicious, more hateful and more bloodthirsty than an outside enemy. The enemy within is not open about its intentions and hides it real face using religion, nationalism, friendship, patriotism, just to reach its goals. The outer enemy is always open about its intentions." 
- Ferenc Szálasi, leader of the Arrow Cross of Hungary