Free-Man’s Perspective May 1 2013
1981: I was looking through some old books that somehow ended up at my parents’ house. Among them, I found a set of history books from the 1930s. With an innate interest in the topic, I began reading them, and was absolutely shocked by what I found.
The last book of the series covered what were then modern times, and to my horror, I found lavish praise for – of all people – Benito Mussolini.
These were American books, by the way, beautifully produced by a respected publisher. And there, in authoritative tones, was the story of the great Mussolini, the savior of Italy. Given that I was taught precisely the opposite, a mere 30-odd years later, you can imagine my surprise.
Just to establish my point, here are a few quotes from that time about Mussolini:
What a man! I have lost my heart!
– Winston Churchill
The greatest genius of the modern age.
– Thomas Edison
I am much interested and deeply impressed by what he has accomplished and by his evidenced honest purpose of restoring Italy.
– Franklin Roosevelt
Obviously, these quotes are no longer mentioned in ‘respectable’ circles. And that’s my point: What is inconvenient to the current ruling establishment is dropped from the books.