Fascists in Italy and Neo-Nazis in Sweden: All That Was Old and Horrible is New and Horrible, Again (sigh)

Kat Loveland
4 min readSep 26, 2022

Hasn’t even been 100 years since the end of WW2, we couldn’t even make it that long without going right back to where we were.

We got so damn close to doing better…now look where we are.

You know, as much as people say “Humans evolve and learn” I am really starting to doubt that whole premise.

Neo-Facists have taken power, sort of, in Italy..

The Brothers of Italy party, which won the most votes in Italy’s national election, has its roots in the post-World War II neo-fascist Italian Social Movement.

Keeping the movement’s most potent symbol, the tricolor flame, Giorgia Meloni has taken Brothers of Italy from a fringe far-right group to Italy’s biggest party.

A century after Benito Mussolini’s 1922 March on Rome, which brought the fascist dictator to power, Meloni is poised to lead Italy’s first far-right-led government since World War II and Italy’s first woman premier.

When I say sort of I mean that Italian politics are, shall we say, fluid, at the best of times. They tend to flip governments every two years or so and like most countries in Europe they have multiple parties that have to build coalitions to make any progress or gain power.

All that aside…they voted for Fascists. Or should I say, the paltry amount of the population that turned out to vote voted for facists (sound familiar?) Only about 51% of the population voted and the winning group emphasizes “God, fatherland and family,” (like come on people, it’s right there!) is against gay marriage, for the “nuclear family,” wants to take a hard line on immigration and is supposedly talking about self-sufficiency re: energy generation.

The Italians are “fatigued” and “want change” so they both failed to show up and then voted for the exact opposite of what they had, even though those people are blatantly advertising that they are cut from the same cloth as the people who plunged Europe into a devastating war. Yeah, that makes total sense.

Sweden, who I had more hope for, is on the same path.

Final results showed that the right bloc won 49.6% of votes, while the left bloc led by the Social Democrats secured 48.9%. The small…

Kat Loveland

The only consistency in this author’s wheelhouse is mindfuckery. Writer, editor, blogger. Books here https://www.amazon.com/Kat-Loveland/e/B00IRRAMWO/re