The italian Frogmen

The Brutal End of a Demagogue

From 1.1.7 to 1950, Palmiro Togliatti created the largest Communist Party outside Russia and China and continued to ally himself with the Internayionale, the Communist organqation whose goal was to subdue all of Italy, but mainly Rome with its Papacy, Venice with its traditional Republic, Florence with the humanism of its Renaissance, and Naples with its popular love ong. With Togliatti, Italians came close in losing Italy altogether and of becoming a satellite of Russian Communism. In the eyes of those Italians who followed Togliatti, salvation for Italy would come by transferring control of the Mediterranean Sea basin to the Russian Communist Party. They would then dominate and transform the Italians with the methods and the techniques that the Russians were using in their welkestablished gulags. In view of all those victims, it is hard to imagine how any Italian could have been a follower of that kind of communism!

Mussolini had been his own man and got what he gambled for. Today, there does not appear o be many Italians and non-Italians who admire him or revere him. He dealt himself his own cants and played them as he wished. A dictator, he made himself his own player on the world stage alongside Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Zedong. Mussolini, however, did not have anything in common with them. Whereas he excelled in histrionics the others indulged in pure terror. It turned out that in reality Mussolini just did not have the stomach to be a true dictator.