I’m sorry for uploading the journal today, but yesterday I had to deal with some unexpected problems. I hope you understand me.
Well, yesterday in Social Sciencies we reviewed the content of Fascist Italy and we went on with the presentation. We saw how Mussolini took the power of Italy (in my opinion he got it very, but very easily and also stupid. The king had to be on drugs or something because this wasn’t normal). Anyway, Mussolini was the typical dictator (as asshole as the others) who impose his ideology to all the State. He wasn’t a liberal, he used violence to get what he wanted, he wanted everybody to obey, believe and fight. This last point reminded me to religions, I don’t know why (I actually do).
In a date I don’t remember, there was a man whose name I don’t know, that annoyed them in the Parliament because he was always there, outside, taking notes and telling everybody the truth about what was happening. Mussolini squad kidnapped him and killed him, and later Mussolini took the responsibility of his death but nothing happened. In this part of the lesson I was amazed: I mean, everybody knew that he killed the man but no one really cared. Are we mad?
Another anecdote was that Mussolini was atheist, although he signed peace with the Church and he let the Church have their own State. Hypocrisy? Where?
In Italy, as they wanted to be self-sufficient, they produced all by their own and this meant that there were periods where food wasn’t abundant, so they made advertisements saying that people should eat more rice for example, because it was super healthy or things like that, but in reality this was because they only had rice to eat and they didn’t want anybody to be aware of this. Something similar happened with coffee.
The members of the Parliament who didn’t belong to the Fascist Party had to leave (they only were 1/3 of all the seats of the Parliament) because most of them were persecuted and sent to jail. This way, the fascists didn’t have opponents.
They also taught children to leave in a dictatorship. When I watched the images of the children wearing soldiers’ uniforms, I turned a little bit sad.
When we finished with Fascist Italy we started with Nazi Germany. The first thing we studied was the period of time where Germans printed a lot of money to pay the debt of the war. This was so ridiculous that even children played with the notes. To buy a lettuce, for example, they had to carry sacs of money because the value of the currency was very low. At the end they had to burn everything and create new money.
We started also watching something about Hitler, but not so much. We saw that there was a photo manipulated where Hitler seemed to appear but in reality he wasn’t there. This was made to show people that Hitler was very nationalist.