Faith-based and community initiatives, 1929

Five months before the Crash, the market’s reaction to the certainty of the impending Great Depression, Winston Churchill was still sweet on Mussolini, who had allowed faith-based conditioning of students into government schools. But that can’t happen here, right? What George Bush did after his reelection was nothing like Italian Fascism, right? See Bush Jr. Executive Order 13198 (link)

You tell me. The Canadian clipping above says:

Mussolini Introduces Bill For Intensive Teaching of Religion to Youth of Italy… ROME, April 30 (1929)–Intensive teaching of Religion in Italian schools is contemplated in a new bill presented to the Fascist parliament by Mussolini, as a consequence of the treaty recently concluded with the Vatican.
Young Italy in the future, in the words of education Minister Signor Belluzzo, “will be permitted, or rather fortified, by the lofty spiritual contents of the Roman Catholic religion and its sacred character of a cult with the tradition of two thousand years,”
This makes it clear that the extension of religious instruction in state schools, particularly desired by the Vatican, will be carried out to the letter and the government has already circularized teachers asking them to do all in their power to form a new generation in Italy that will be “Christian in thought, sentiment and action.”
Teachers are ordered to collaborate with the clergy to this end.

Go to Google News Archives for the Calgary Herald (link) for the original in context.

If that is reminiscent of Bush dynasty perpetuation of Republican asset-forfeiture prohibitionism, or of the tone and tenor of this newspaper (link), welcome to The Ominous Parallels. Right now is a good time for the Libertarian Party to stop encouraging invasions by uninspected entry, and to stand up, as we did in 1972, for the individual rights of women. (link) (link)

Democrats who would prefer John F Kennedy to Kruschev, Ceauscescu, Castro, Maduro, Kim Jong-un, Xi Jinping, Bernie, Biden, Pocahontas or the like could perhaps be persuaded to cast libertarian spoiler votes in 2020–rather than waste suffrage on the brainwashees of totalitarian dogma. Voting Libertarian does not endorse any form of fascism, and the leveraged effect is stupendous.(link) When Nixon was elected a thimbleful of hemp seeds was cause for stripping an 18-year-old of all property AND a two-year term in prison.

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