"My maternal grandparents were forced out of their own businesses by Mussolini's Blackshirts. There was nothing socialist or lefty about it either." Before Mussolini and Giovanni Gentile created Fascism they were both Socialists. They created Fascism because they saw that the future predicted by Marx in his writings was not happening. To make Socialism advance, as the good socialists that they were, they created Fascism as an updating of the ideas of Marx. https://www.dineshdsouza.com/news/fascisms-karl-marx/
Well, there's your problem right there, friend. Relying on Dinesh D'Souza for anything is like expecting poetry from the white pages. I can't think of a less principled propagandist, except James O'Keefe, or less reliable source for history.
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Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich