October 3, 2022

Italy has spoken. And the White House and the media don’t like it.

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Politico White House bureau chief Jonathan Lemire claimed that the election of “far-right” Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni was met with “deep, if private, worry within President Joe Biden’s administration.”

Going further in Politico, Lemire wrote that despite the White House’s acceptance of Meloni’s win, they view her recent victory as part of a “concerning trend” of “right-wing wins” in Europe. Concern for the White House means jubilation for most of the rest of us.

It’s so bad that the media is invoking the F-word. Not the usual one but “fascism.” 

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Another Politico article refers to Meloni and her fellow political supporters as, “Meloni and her ‘post-fascist’ Brothers of Italy.” The mainstream media has been voicing angst over Meloni’s election, concern which has included comparisons of the new government to the fascist Mussolini regime.

Is she an Italian MAGA politician?

AP’s headline invoked the F-word, “How a party of neo-fascist roots won big in Italy.”  The Guardian went further in their headline with some misogyny, “The election of Italy’s fascist-adjacent Giorgia Meloni is a public reminder that women can be just as awful as men.” When the media tires of “fascist” they can trot out “far right nationalist,” forgetting that the prominent fascists in history were leftists and socialists.

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For the left, including the Democrat party and the media, fascism is more of the same name calling that in recent years was “racism” or any of the many “phobias” used, in Alinsky fashion, “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.”

If you don’t like mass shootings or bombings carried out in the name of Jihad, you are “Islamophobic.” If you believe boys and girls should compete in sports separately, you are a “transphobe.”

The Atlantic bemoaned, “The return of fascism in Italy.” Does the left even understand what fascism is? I doubt it.