Friday, September 23, 2022

Remark from Mussolini on Strength in Isolation

"We become strong, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look to for moral guidance."

- Benito Mussolini

Image: Early office of Mussolini.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022

The Decent One

"The upper half is the teacher, the lower half is the sadist."

- Heydrich, remarking on Himmler

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

A Quote from Arnold Meijer of the Black Front

"De jood tracht overal binnen te dringen. En dat is hen wonderwel gelukt." 
["The Jew tries to penetrate everywhere. And in that succeeded wonderfully."] 
- Arnold Meijer, in 'Het Nederlandsch Volksfascisme en de Joden' ['Dutch Folkish Fascism and the Jews'], c. 1940.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Flesh Which Deforms and Sickens

"His flesh, that stuff full of veins, nerves, tendons, glands, and bones; full of instincts and necessities; the flesh that sweats and stinks; flesh which deforms and sickens, ulcerates and is covered with wrinkles, pimples, warts, and hairs; that bestial stuff, flesh, flourished in him with a species of impudence..."

- Gabriele D'Annunzio, 'The Triumph of Death'

Monday, August 8, 2022

Lavr Kornilov and His Regiment

Kornilov's regiment and the flag with skull that was his banner. Kerensky had him arrested on a charge of mounting a coup. Kornilov bravely escaped, and even though he died within a year, in 1918, he became a key figure in organizing the anti-Communist white guard that would be pivotal in the Civil War (1922-24).

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Mussolini on Democracy and Popular Sovereignty

"Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy. You in America will see that some day." 
  - To Edwin L. Edwins of New York Times

"The dogma of popular sovereignty... in practice is the sovereignty of small minorities composed of intriguing demagogues."

   - In Times article, "Mussolini Rejects Democratic Rule"

Monday, November 15, 2021

Franco on Captured Female Combatants

"[The] failure of humane democracy in Spain had given way to one of the coldest-hearted men, a man intolerant of human foibles, humourless but able, calm, and determined. One day in winter, Bernhardt was lunching with Franco (whom he admired). The question came up as to what to do with four militiawomen, captured, armed with rifles. Franco believed that all women captured in arms should be shot. 'There is nothing else to be done', he said, 'shoot them', without changing the tone that he would use for a discussion of the weather." 
- Thomas Hughes, The Spanish Civil War

Friday, October 8, 2021

Remark from Joris van Severen of the Verdinaso

"More than ever, the supreme and most urgent necessity is to see and say things as they are... And, more than for others, this is an imperative necessity for those who take it upon themselves to lead their people... More than ever, because, as perhaps never before, the lives of men and the lives of the nations on all sides are dominated by lies and deceit. Such that one hardly hears or reads words anymore that are words of truth: honest and matter-of-fact expression of genuine reality."

- Joris van Severen

Thursday, September 23, 2021

A Remark from Arnold Meijer on Facing Reality

"Een fascist moet de werkelijkheid aandurven."

["A fascist must dare to face reality."]
- Arnold Meijer, 'Het Nederlandsch Volksfascisme en de Joden'

Image: Arnold Meijer

Sunday, September 12, 2021

The Smothering Shroud of Humanity

"Man has learned nothing: there are people who are still sanctimonious in their opposition to violence regardless of the state of the world, and who will presumably continue in the same way until the end. Frolicking in peace and love must be sweet – no doubt about that. Yet it is a nonsensical and disastrous attitude. With a smothering shroud of six [eight] billion people and all their demands covering the surface of the earth, pacifism is dead." 
- Pentti Linkola, 'Can Life Prevail?' 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

A Quote from Mussolini on Time and Blood

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