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The star-struck Claretta, Mussolini’s last love. According to her diaries, he radiated a ‘god-like potency’ and a ‘bull-like’ magnetism.

‘I’d like To Jump Onto Your Bed Like a Big Tomcat’

Benito Mussolini had two wives, several mistresses and dozens, possibly hundreds, of casual lovers during his lifetime

Star-struck Claretta Petacci was determined to conquer her ‘divine Caesar’ — and was finally strung up beside him. Claretta Petacci, born 28 February 1912, was perhaps the biggest love in Benito Mussolini’s life, a man 30 years her senior. Brought up in a wealthy family, Clara’s father was the pope’s personal physician.

As a child in fascist Italy, Clara Petacci (known as Claretta) was dutifully adoring of Benito Mussolini and the Cult of ducismo. She gave the stiff-armed Roman salute while at school (the Duce had declared handshaking Fey and unhygienic) and sang the fascist youth anthem ‘Giovinezza’. Her father, was a convinced fascist, for whom Mussolini was the incarnation of animal cunning — furbizia — and the manful fascist soul. Claretta herself would have to wait before she met the ‘divine Caesar’.

The story begins like a romantic novel. On a glorious spring day in Rome in April 1932, stunning heiress Claretta Petacci and her dashing fiance, an army lieutenant, took off in their chauffeured limousine for a day at the beach.

Giggling excitedly between them on the back seat of the Lancia was Claretta’s nine-year-old sister, Myriam, there as chaperone. The road to the coast was a marvel of modern engineering, a motorway built at the command of Italy’s fascist dictator — prime minister Benito Mussolini. He was at the height of his powers, adored by Italians who knew him as Il Duce and feted by leaders around the world. Winston Churchill called him the ‘Roman genius’, and even Mahatma Gandhi praised his ‘passionate love for his people’.

That same day, Il Duce was also taking a spin in the sunshine along the Via del Mare in his bright red Alfa Romeo 8C, with its long running boards and rear fin like the crest of a Roman god’s helmet. Near Ostia, Mussolini’s car recklessly overtook the limousine, blasting his horn as he did. The young woman in the back smiled and waved. For a fleeting moment, Mussolini looked into her eyes — and was smitten. Pulling over, he signalled for the Lancia to stop. Claretta recognised Mussolini at once and scrambled out of the car. ‘I’m going to pay homage to him,’ she declared. ‘I’ve been waiting for such a long time.’

Claretta had been besotted with Mussolini for years, ever since a 1926 assassination attempt when the insane Irish aristocrat Violet Gibson took a potshot at him with a revolver. The bullet just nicked the bridge of his nose. Then a 14-year-old schoolgirl, Claretta had been aghast at the news and penned a gushing letter to him: ‘O, Duce, why was I not with you? Could I not have strangled that murderous woman?’

She told him she dreamed of putting her ‘head on your chest so I could still hear the beats of your great heart. Duce, my life is for you’. Now her teenage fantasies were about to be realised.

The cars drew level, and Mussolini pulled over to confront his pursuer. Petacci was 19; he was 49. But to judge by her diaries — first published in Italy in 2009 as Mussolini segreto (Secret Mussolini) — the encounter was love at first sight. As the weeks went by, the doctor’s daughter began to court the Duce in a decorous way, first by sending him perfumed billets-doux, then by calling him on the telephone.

Mussolini, never one to resist a woman’s advances, soon took her to bed.

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Everyone the Left is against is Hitler

Every one that the Left is against they say is Hitler.

Everything that they disagree with they say is Fascist.

Hitler first joined a party that only hard-core unionists could love called the German Workers Party    (doesn’t sound very right-wing does it?) which eventually turned into the National Socialist German Workers’ Party that the Left in modern times continues to inexplicably compare to people and parties that are the complete opposite of both Socialism and Fascism.

Hitler was a Fascist dictator obviously but he was also a hard-core socialist and his policies reflected that.

Let’s look at some of the comparisons to Hitler …

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The diary of Tanya Savicheva, a girl of 11, her notes about starvation and deaths of her sister, then grandmother, then brother, then uncle, then another uncle, then mother. The last three notes say “Savichevs died”, “Everyone died” and “Only Tanya is left.” She died of progressive dystrophy shortly after the siege. Her diary was shown at the Nuremberg trials.

The Siege of Leningrad

When Germans encircled Leningrad they planned to quickly freeze and starve the city. They had no idea the devastation and horror that the people of Leningrad would be willing to endure without ever giving in. The siege is one of the longest in history and one of the deadliest as well.

Leningrad, the old imperial capital, was the most beautiful city in Russia and had for centuries been her cultural heartland. Founded as Czar Peter the Great’s window on the West, it had known many agonies throughout its turbulent history, but in 1941 geography and pragmatic military strategy would see Leningrad engulfed in a tragedy unparalleled in modern history.

With most of Europe already under the heel of Nazi Germany, Hitler turned his attention eastward toward the vast expanse of the Soviet Union and on the morning of June 22, 1941, launched Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia. Spearheaded by three Army groups, German forces stormed across the Russian frontier and completely overwhelmed the Red Army units in their path. With clinical precision, the world’s largest army was being systematically annihilated and, after just 18 days of fighting, the Russians had lost over three million men, 6,000 tanks, and most of their aircraft.

Germany and her allies attempted to strangle the life out of the historic Soviet city of Leningrad – the heart of the Russian Revolution

It would be no exaggeration to say that the family of every native citizen of St. Petersburg was touched by the blockade, which lasted almost 900 days, from September, 1941 to January, 1944. During that time nearly a third of the population at the siege’s beginning, starved to death. Roughly one in three. Many of them in the streets.

Few people outside realised what the siege was like. For years afterwards Stalin kept people in the dark. Deaths were underestimated. Its party leaders were purged. For decades, details of the blockade have been little known in the West. Stalin suppressed the facts of the siege and twisted its history.

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Hitler Youth members perform the Nazi salute at a rally at the Lustgarten in Berlin.

Hitler Youth members perform the Nazi salute at a rally at the Lustgarten in Berlin.

The Hitler Youth

The Hitler Youth was a logical extension of Hitler’s belief that the future of Nazi Germany was its children. The Hitler Youth was seen as being as important to a child as school was. In the early years of the Nazi government, Hitler had made it clear as to what he expected German children to be like:

“The weak must be chiselled away. I want young men and women who can suffer pain. A young German must be as swift as a greyhound, as tough as leather, and as hard as Krupp’s steel.”

Nazi education schemes part fitted in with this but Hitler wanted to occupy the minds of the young in Nazi Germany even more.

As Russian soldiers closed in on Berlin during the waning days of World War II, Margarete Koehn, a ticket seller at one of Berlin’s train stations, left her position. She then set off to walk the roughly ten miles back to her parents’ home in the village of Luebars.

As she walked, evidence of the city’s collapse surrounded her. Upon arriving home, she told her family that she saw “trucks burning, barricades, people not allowed into cellars, and a boy shot by the SS.” The boy, she told her adolescent daughter, “couldn’t have been more than fourteen.” He had been shot for defecting his military post.

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The world’s most famous socialist

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Students of history flinch when left-wingers refer to Hitler as being right-wing because anyone who knows their history knows that Hitler and his  party were socialists. His party was called the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. The parallels between his policies and the policies of modern-day left-wing parties are obvious. When lefties call conservatives fascists they conveniently overlook the fact that Hitler was a fascist and his brand of socialism was the nanny state on steroids. Hitler is a perfect example of what happens when a socialist leader becomes a dictator.

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A gripping true story of Socialism in action

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People forget that Hitler’s party was the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. His party was a true socialist party. It provided free healthcare,equal rights for women, employment, soup kitchens for the poor and hungry, law and order and nationalised secular education. Sunday became National Youth day and the youth were given two hours of political indoctrination every week and then were rewarded with sports for the rest of the day.It was compulsory and parents were punished if they did not send their children.

Later it became compulsory for young men and women to work in the labor corps for one year.With the mothers out working, the state took over childcare. Tax rates went up to 80% of income.Child care and education were free.High Schools were taken over by the government and agencies were created to monitor business including farmers.The State was controlling everything. Free enterprise was abolished.

Disabled adults were taken away from their families by the government on a pretext and the families were then informed that they had all died. Next came gun registration which was quickly followed by the government demanding that gun owners all surrender their guns to the state.

“By this time there was no freedom of speech. Anyone who spoke out against the government was taken away. It only took five years for Socialism to transform into Totalitarianism.

I love history because I choose to learn from it. Can you see any of the above happening right now in the West? I can see the appeal. Being looked after by the State sounds great but when you hand over control for your life to a government, you are handing over your freedom.

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Deja vu: Time honours as Person of the Year the person most responsible for destruction of European society

The last time a person who was Chancellor of a United Germany was declared by Time Magazine to be Person of the year, ( Man of the year ) for 1938 it was 1939. Things didn’t go so well after that.

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On January 2, 1939, Time Magazine published its annual Man of the Year issue. For the year 1938, Time had chosen Adolf Hitler as the man who “for better or worse” (as Time founder Henry Luce expressed it) had most influenced events of the preceding year.

The cover picture featured Hitler playing “his hymn of hate in a desecrated cathedral while victims dangle on a St. Catherine’s wheel and the Nazi hierarchy looks on.” This picture was drawn by Baron Rudolph Charles von Ripper, a German Catholic who had fled Hitler’s Germany.

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Now in a spooky or perhaps ironic parallel, Time magazine has declared German Chancellor Angela Merkel Person of the year, for her leadership in handling the turmoil in the European Union during the Greek debt and refugee crisis.

It is certainly true that Merkel has influenced events in Europe.Unlike Hitler her motivation is altruistic , but nevertheless her actions have had a devastating effect on Germany and the rest of Europe. The flood of economic migrants and Syrian refugees that she has unleashed on Europe, in defiance of the European Union’s asylum rules, has irrevocably changed the culture and the future of Europe. I have no doubt that historians will refer to this era as the beginning of the end of a European and Christian Europe.

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Photo: Ed Westcott. Billboards across the town reminded the residents of Oak Bridge to stay tight-lipped and motivated for the job at hand– even if they didn’t understand what they were doing it for.

Photo: Ed Westcott.
Billboards across the town reminded the residents of Oak Bridge to stay tight-lipped and motivated for the job at hand– even if they didn’t understand what they were doing it for.

Oak Ridge Confidential

Cautionary billboards were posted all throughout town warning residents to never speak about their work. Some billboards also had a little extra motivation for people, who did not understand what they were doing it for.

Due to the sensitive nature of the work at Oak Ridge, the entire town was fenced in with armed guards and the entire place was a secret of the highest concern.

Before the fight to win women equal footing in the workplace, there was the fight against Hitler and Hirohito. In the depths of World War II, everyone in America had to pitch in, men and women alike. And in 1943 the government offered war jobs, lots of them, in a town called Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Where is it on a map? What do they do there? What will I do there? The government didn’t give any answers to those questions — and still the recruits, many of them young women, streamed in.

The one thing they did know was that the work they were going to do there was going to help end the war.

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Four Nazi troops sing in front of the Berlin branch of the Woolworth Co. store during the movement to boycott Jewish presence in Germany, March 1, 1933.

Four Nazi troops sing in front of the Berlin branch of the Woolworth Co. store during the movement to boycott Jewish presence in Germany, March 1, 1933.

Nazis Singing To Encourage

A Boycott of Jewish Shops

 “Germans, defend yourselves! Do not buy from Jews!” With such demands directed to the address of so-called “people’s community” (Volksgemeinschaft), the country’s organized boycott of Jewish businesses, law firms, and medical practices began on 1 April 1933.

Joseph Goebbels Called for a Boycott of Jewish Businesses, in the Nazi worldview, “international Jewry” was the most dangerous racial enemy of the German people. Jews were supposedly responsible for the biological degeneration of the nation and for all the country’s crises and grievances. Before Hitler seized power, views informed by this sort of racist anti-Semitism, Social Darwinism, and paranoia were the exception rather than the rule among the general population.

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Juan Pujol Garcia, the man who may possibly be the most successful double-agent in history.

Juan Pujol Garcia, the man who may possibly be the most successful double-agent in history.

The Greatest Double Agent in History

“This is the crowning achievement of the long and glorious history of the British Secret Service.”

– Winston Churchill

Being the guy who almost single-handedly ensured that the Germans were completely unprepared the Allied invasion of Normandy is pretty damn impressive.  Doing it without so much as lifting a rifle is amazing.

Juan Pujol Garcia, the man who may possibly be the most successful double-agent in history, is the complete opposite of everything you think about when you think of badass secret agents.  He was ordinary-looking, married, balding, and wore kind of nerdy glasses, and never owned a wristwatch that shot lasers.

He never snuck into a top-secret high-security enemy facility disguised as a frogman, flying side-kicked a dude into a nuclear reactor, and stole biological weapons schematics from a rogue terrorist nation.  He didn’t lead foreign authorities on high-speed car chases through crowded streets, plow commandeered armored vehicles through blown glass museums, or stop the Doomsday Laser from fragnosticating the human population into radioactive ash by flicking a coin into the machine seconds before it activated.  He didn’t have illicit affairs, sleep with piles of beautiful women stacked up on top of each other, or gamble away millions in complicated casino table games that don’t make any sense to anybody watching.

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