• Ugo Spirito

Freedom

Updated: Dec 12, 2019


Pp. 73 Spirito, Ugo. Memoirs of the Twentieth Century. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000.


If freedom is a spiritual conquest and not a natural right, it must be evident by now that we have the freedom we deserve. In response to democratic liberalism, which openly laments the loss of freedom, we answer: ‘You dragged the nation toward skepticism and anarchy; you diminished the dignity of the State with ideologies that by now are detrimental, and led the nation to the brink of having lost the ability to have a government. You provoked the reaction, and you alone were the party truly responsible for necessary use of force. Today you complain about the violence you are enduring; but you are solely responsible for your freedom or your slavery; you possess only the freedom that you deserve. Do you want a larger measure of freedom? Conquer it. To conquer this freedom it is necessary to set aside your complaints. It is necessary to take action. It is necessary to convert to an ideal of the State, which is even superior to that of Fascism and to elevate Fascism to this superior level. Do not deny this and revert to that situation from which Fascism emerged out of inexorable necessity.

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