Debate in Italy: Main party of the right uses the fascist slogan “God, country and family”

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Giorgia Meloni, leader of the “Brothers of Italy”, repeated the controversial statement of the movement led by Benito Mussolini in the 1930s. Elections will be held on September 25.

Giorgia Meloni, leader of Italy's far-right Brothers of Italy party, at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, Italy, January 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File
Giorgia Meloni, leader of Italy’s far-right Brothers of Italy party, at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, Italy, January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File

The Brothers of Italy party, which was the first conservative option for the next legislative elections, used the motto “God, country and family” applied by the fascists in the 1930s of the last century. a month and a half later sparked controversy in the country September 25 elections .

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party leader, Giorgia Meloni He argued that it was a slogan, not a slogan. “love’s most beautiful manifesto” According to the Italian newspaper, a manifesto “over the centuries and rooted in Cicero’s ‘Pro Aris et Focis'” Republic.

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“Altar and hearth, which has always been at the foundation of Western civilization” According to Meloni, who feels that she is “the heir of a tradition, a culture, an identity and a belonging”.

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Meloni openly argues “Christian roots”, “holy” and “our spirituality” in a “European-level war” Some appointments of the October 2021 law in Madrid are moving with Spain’s Vox party.

For Meloni, homeland is a nation where patriots live and which is the “cradle of our civilization” in the Mediterranean. The family, for its part, is the “basic core of reproduction” attacked by those who question “sexual identity” today.

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, on September 18, 2020 in Florence, Italy.  REUTERS/Alberto Lingria/File
Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, on September 18, 2020 in Florence, Italy. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria/File

Author Gigi Marcucci He noted that “every time fascism resurfaces, many people have a hard time recognizing it.” “Like a rich relative, but with an embarrassing past, who suddenly touches you like a chatter” . Thus, he drew attention to the “ambiguous” character of the “third way”, which officially rejected the fascism of the 20th century, but put forward such slogans as “God, country and family”.

The slogan was coined in 1931 by Giovanni Giuriati, then general secretary of the National Fascist Party, in the publication ‘Fascist Youth’, addressing young militants, reminding them of the importance of order, discipline, obedience, sacrifice for the country. By the leader under the slogan “God, country and family”.

Different Italian political parties are currently forming coalitions to attend the meeting. upcoming legislative elections, but for now the election led by the Democratic Party (center-left) leads the polls with intent to vote 25 percent, followed by the Brothers of Italy bloc (23 percent), possibly joined by other parties such as the League (13 percent). Behind him is the Five Star Movement (11 percent).

The electoral progress of this legislature, which will end in March 2023, Mario Draghi’s resignation however, he will remain in office until the formation of the new Executive Board.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on 16 Jun 2022 in Kiev.  REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on 16 Jun 2022 in Kiev. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File

Draghi has chaired a national unity coalition in the past 17 months since February 2021, when he was appointed to manage the pandemic crisis following the fall of his predecessor, Giuseppe Conte, leader of the 5-Star Movement (M5S).

His coalition was supported by almost all parties in the hemicycle, from left to right, with the exception of Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers in Italy on the far-right.

However, he later decided to resign. Losing M5S support After weeks of disagreements for various reasons, including an anti-inflation decree and the populist formation’s skepticism about continuing to arm the Ukrainian resistance.

(with information from Europe Press and EFE)

Source: Info Bae

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