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Italy is... well, Italy.

Still, much as I find Corruptioni scary, I think he's more of a mafiosi than a brownshirt. He does not strike me as someone who is bent on making a revolution.

Most importantly (mafia connections aside), he doesn't seem to have a cadre of organised, violent thugs as part of his party machinery. And that's really the distinguishing characteristic of fascism, as opposed to general xenophobic far-right, anti-people, pro-fatcat assholes like Corruptioni.

Plus, while Corruptioni may be hard on the Italian people, he's not going to seriously export his racket to the rest of Europe; I wouldn't trust his gang to organise a drinking party in a distillery, nevermind stage a continent-wide revolution. Le Pen and Jobbik, OTOH, are just barely bright enough that they might be able to do that.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Sep 27th, 2009 at 05:22:18 PM EST
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