That the left-right wing narrative means nothing. The terms merely describe what side a political party sits within a chamber. Today it is even more confusing given Left wing can mean liberationism, Socialism, Social Democracy, Marxism, Stalinism, Maoism, SJWism, Wokeism, equal rights, immigration, transgenderism blah blah blah. Right wing means Conservativeism, Fascism, Authoritarianism, Nationalism, Trumpism, Nazism, Censorship, Corporatism, Hate, Racism, Gun Rights, Constitutionism, Globalism, Far right, KKK, Wars, blah blah blah. Don't you see? The lines are so blurred the terms are used as a slur and are meaningless. They mean anything. And as such if your only criteria for separating Stalin with Mussolini is one is right wing and the other is left wing, then you actually haven't said much at all.
No, the meanings of left wing versus right wing are *not* blurred *whatsoever*. The terms are *not* just for name-calling and insults, as you're indicating, though they *are* often incorrectly intentionally used as slurs.
'Left-wing' implies *social equality* -- as before the law -- to various extents. 'Right-wing' implies *hierarchical* social relations, as we have today through wealth ownership and class and social-oppression social status.
Here's the run-down:
- 'liberationism' -- presumably 'liberation theology' -- anti-oppression, civil rights / civil equality
- 'Socialism' -- presumably 'anti-imperialism' -- anti-imperialism, geopolitical / national / ethnic equality
- 'Social Democracy' -- internal nationalist democracy, democratic / representative / political equality
- 'Marxism' -- *labor* equality
- 'Stalinism' -- anti-imperialism, geopolitical equality
- 'Maoism' -- (ditto)
- 'SJWism' -- anti-oppression, civil rights / civil equality
- 'Wokeism' -- anti-oppression, anti-police-brutality, anti-Western-hegemonic-historical-narrative, civil rights / civil equality
- 'equal rights' -- racial- and gender-specific civil rights / civil equality
- 'immigration' -- national-origin citizen equivalency, open-borders, global-citizen equality
- 'transgenderism' -- gender-identity anti-oppression, civil rights / civil equality
- 'conservatism' -- presumably *status-quo-maintaining* -- elitism
- 'fascism' / 'authoritarianism' -- presumably 'might makes right' war-machine corporatist politics -- elitism
- 'nationalism' -- presumably statism, including a standing military -- elitism
- 'Trumpism' -- nationalist retrenchment -- elitism
- 'censorship' -- presumably nationalist / ideological moralism -- elitism
- 'corporatism' -- nation-backed colonialist / imperialist enterprise -- elitism
- 'hate' / 'racism' -- racial-based 'otherness' and discrimination, to the point of violence -- elitism
- 'gun rights' / 'constitutionalism' -- legacy of slaveowning white settler plantations / slavocracy / aristocracy -- elitism
- 'globalism' ['NWO' hysteria] -- anti-United-Nations / anti-international-law / nationalist "sovereignty" -- elitism
- 'far right' -- white nationalism / fascism / executive power / corporatism -- elitism
- 'KKK' -- (see 'gun rights')
- 'wars' -- (see 'fascism')
Stalin was trying to achieve nationalist *parity* with the Allied countries, through catch-up industrialization, while Mussolini was *affiliated* with the Allied countries:
In 1917 Mussolini got his start in politics with the help of a £100 weekly wage (the equivalent of £7100 as of 2020) from the British security service MI5,
[T]he Fascists did not have an integrated set of policies and the movement was small, ineffective in its attempts to hold mass meetings, and was regularly harassed by government authorities and orthodox socialists. Antagonism between the interventionists, including the Fascists, versus the anti-interventionist orthodox socialists resulted in violence between the Fascists and socialists. The opposition and attacks by the anti-interventionist revolutionary socialists against the Fascists and other interventionists were so violent that even democratic socialists who opposed the war such as Anna Kuliscioff said that the Italian Socialist Party had gone too far in a campaign of silencing the freedom of speech of supporters of the war. These early hostilities between the Fascists and the revolutionary socialists shaped Mussolini's conception of the nature of Fascism in its support of political violence.
In political and social economy, he passed legislation that favored the wealthy industrial and agrarian classes (privatizations, liberalizations of rent laws and dismantlement of the unions).
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