Directive from the Premier

The Premier issued a directive:

higher social justice for the working class.

This would translate to:

see that wages are increased in proportion to the cost of living.

And how will this work?  Like this:

The increase will be determined by the Minister of Corporation by mutual agreement between representatives of employers and employees.

Doesn’t it sound great.  These words and directives came from Premier Benito Mussolini in 1939.

What else did he say:

Social justice, he said, would “identify ever more closely the fascist State with the working class”.

The Premier, as in Premier Mussolini:

did not give details of the demanded military preparedness, but one manifestation is expected to be the intensification of the military training of Italian youth, which has been placed under the direct control of the Fascist party.

Hot off the press.  Read all about it.  New York Times, March 2 1939.  Only 80 plus years ago.

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16 Responses to Directive from the Premier

  1. Karabar

    How well did that work out for the Premier, his wife, and the lamp post?

  2. John A

    Karabar #3509038, posted on July 10, 2020, at 12:35 pm

    How well did that work out for the Premier, his wife, and the lamp post?

    I believe the lamp-post stood firm.

  3. Hay Stockard

    Black shirts seem to a fashionable uniform item again.

  4. NoFixedAddress

    Time for Victorian state wide BLM marches and protests.

  5. Professor Fred Lenin

    BLM ? Builders labourors marchers?
    Andrews dont look a bit like Benny Mussolini his chin dont stick out.

  6. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    today it’s absolute fascism with chinese characteristics

  7. NoFixedAddress

    Labor – Building the future without U.

  8. Coming to a place near you (one day)?

  9. Boambee John

    How well did that work out for the Premier, his wife, and the lamp post?

    I think it was the forecourt of a petrol station, after they were shot.

  10. Entropy

    But, but fascists are right wing! The socialist alliance, the greens and the media tell us so!

  11. Up The Workers!

    Leftard “progressives” always at the forefront of hypocrisy, stupidity and fascism.

    All we need now is for Dodgy Dan to shave his head bald, don the jack-boots and goose-step his way up and down the Spring Street sewer whilst singing the old Monty Python favourite: “I Like Chinese!”

  12. Up The Workers!

    Labor(sic) – so long as they are allowed by blind Labor-appointed Police Chiefs to keep cheating at State elections, they have no use for “U”.

  13. sfw

    Dear Glorious Leader Dan would have loved to live in the 30’s

  14. Des Deskperson

    ‘But, but fascists are right wing! The socialist alliance, the greens and the media tell us so!’

    A ‘living wage’ – determined by a central government arbitration authority without regard to efficiency, productivity or, for its first few decades at least, the capacity of industry to pay it – was the basis of Australian industry relations for about half a century and one of the hallmarks of Australia’s former wonderful caring/sharing social democracy that so many ‘progressives’ now regret the demise of.

    Do they also realise that it was a key element of classic Fascism?

  15. Squirrel

    We had wage indexation, for a time, under “Premiers” Fraser and Hawke, but I’m not sure we’ve ever had a Premier (in the Strayan sense of that word) who has managed to make the trains run on time – and keep it that way.

    On other matters Italian, we had a more recent “Premier” who was apparently a bit of a fan of Gramsci –

    https://books.google.com.au/books?id=dkkc1VIKwMUC&pg=PA48&

  16. Entropy

    Corporatism is really fascism without the uniforms.

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