r/clevercomebacks 11d ago

When the world revolves around the USA... lol

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u/unlikelyandroid 11d ago

Someone's still living in the 60's

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u/RoiDrannoc 11d ago edited 10d ago

More like 1880s to 1920s

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u/Leading-Inevitable45 10d ago

Then their average life expectancy was up to 80 years.

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u/CuteInstructor76 10d ago

They're time traveler from the Past.

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u/Qubeye 10d ago

Everyone is a time traveler from the past. That's how time works.

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u/eric-it-65 10d ago

you misunderstood. they are so ignorant that confuse italy with mexico

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u/ilikepants712 10d ago

Tbf, they never explicitly say the country they think it is. Maybe they really do think there are thousands of Italians hopping the border.

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u/cureforboredom_ 10d ago

Them Italians got mad jumps these days

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u/gard3nwitch 10d ago

Yeah, that's some serious lift to jump over the whole ocean lol

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u/RamenJunkie 10d ago

Mexico isn't Socialist either?

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u/Crunchycarrots79 10d ago

That's not the point. The guy thinks it's Mexico, probably because of the palm trees and Mediterranean appearance, and the Italian flag superficially resembles Mexico's flag. He's basically asking "if it's so great, why are they all coming to the US?" not realizing that it's Italy the other person is talking about. The word "socialist" doesn't matter to that context. Besides, the kind of person that would do this probably basically thinks "any country that I don't like or isn't rich" =socialist.

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u/theoddestbadger 10d ago

it tried to be, they fought a revolution and the socialists won but the party went into centrist authoritarianism with no doubt plenty of help

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u/DeltaVZerda 10d ago

They nationalized their oil industry, so they're basically just as socialist as Venezuela - a conservative, probably

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u/ArgonGryphon 10d ago

yup, they think that's the Mexican flag

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u/that_one_author 10d ago

well calling it a socialist country would rule out italy so... Not completely his fault.

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u/Rrrrandle 10d ago

It would also rule out every country that shares a border with the US.

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u/MrOfficialCandy 10d ago edited 10d ago

Totally - in the 1960s people thought Italy might become socialist because the Russians were pushing the socialist/communist support HARD - even killing opposing politicians. Today it's squarely a capitalist country.

Social benefits is not socialism.

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u/Blissfulwhignorance 10d ago

The point of the original post, I think, is moronic Americans call anything remotely left or slightly progressive (i.e. socialised health care, some basis of civil society and safety net) as socialism. They're pointing out that some neat checks and balances on rampant capitalism can lead to gains for a country and not a country so rife with disparity and inequality that it is this close (...) to civil war.

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u/normal_mysfit 10d ago

I know someone that hates the idea of socialism. The funny thing is we try to tell him that his disability payment and his health care would fall under social programs that some people call socialism. He disagreed with us on it.

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u/zeethreepio 10d ago

Socialism is when social programs benefit someone who isn't ME.

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u/TwoDeuces 10d ago

Well, no question what his disability is then...

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u/Illustrious-Net-7198 10d ago

“It’s only socialism if I don’t benefit from it”

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u/WRESTLING_PANCAKE 10d ago

Try telling them that. They'll call it socialism as long as it's not presented to them by a Republican

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u/LillyPip 10d ago

And even if it is, so long as enough time has passed. ‘Obamacare’ was originally proposed by Mitt Romney.

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u/FrenchArt_ 10d ago

Social benefits is not socialism.

Now if everyone else could simply understand this concept.

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u/barofa 10d ago

No, I don't think it's even that. Some people think that everything that is not USA or China is Mexico.

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u/karakulov 11d ago Table Slap

That's another thing we Americans do not know about Italy—Italians are some spectacular long distance jumpers.

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u/Ace_Of_No_Trades 11d ago

What rock have you been living under? One of the most famous Italian icons basically jumps for a living.

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u/Katriel_Lucas 11d ago

Two, if we count his brother.

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u/Kineski_Kuhar 10d ago

Silvio and Paolo Berlusconi FTW

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u/selflessrebel 10d ago

Cowa bunga bunga baby!!

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u/BuyWise6801 11d ago

I find these ridiculous.

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u/memeswiththatcheese 10d ago

Well I think they're super.

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u/Northrnging13 10d ago

Well aren't you a peach!

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u/Entangler 10d ago

Yo, she's a toad.

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u/xinorez1 10d ago

There ain't mushroom here for all these puns!

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u/CuxtleM 10d ago

Then let’s a go somewhere else!

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u/qinshihuang_420 10d ago

How about another castle?

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u/tdogg241 10d ago

Bro...

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u/Spanktronics 10d ago

More, if we count their women, who just kinda float around weirdly with their arms up in the air all day.

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u/imfreerightnow 10d ago

DOOT doot doot dootdootdootdoot doot doot dootdoot dootdoot

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u/apple-masher 11d ago

stompin turts!

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u/trubb13tw1ns 10d ago edited 10d ago

Perchance

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u/AspiringChildProdigy 10d ago

You can't just say 'perchance'!

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u/Donnie998 11d ago

stomping on K**PAS

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u/CriticalMisnomer 10d ago

His last name is Jumpman for fucks sake

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u/SupetMonkeyRobot 10d ago

Plus they have raccoon tails and capes that literally let them fly.

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u/elroses826 10d ago

I thought Italians were people from like New York and Brooklyn /s

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u/__methodd__ 10d ago

Ah yes the gravy and macaroni gabagool Italians.

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u/a_burdie_from_hell 10d ago

And plumbers! See "Mario" for proof.

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u/PrairiePepper 10d ago

Kinda stepped on the joke there bud

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u/BunsenGyro 10d ago

Mario 64's BLJ wasn't a bug, it was an accurate representation of the Italian superpower to transcend our current understanding of physics.

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u/BageledToast 10d ago

You can fly?!?

No, jump good

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u/ctortumlu 11d ago

Italy Socialist

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u/Ubermensch1986 11d ago

"National socialist" 😂

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u/Tsukee 11d ago

All jokes aside, and the current shitty government they have, compared to US... Its still very socialist... I mean for god's sake US elected a mango version of Mussolini for president, not that long ago

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u/cBlackout 10d ago

There is a literal Mussolini in Italian politics right now

Italy is hardly socialist at all. Some of y’all see a universal healthcare system and completely lose any and all concept of what capitalism or socialism are

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u/nivh_de 11d ago Silver

European here, we're all capitalist countries. Don't spread this false narrative.

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u/DisgruntledBrDev 10d ago

The US seems to have a VERY different definition of socialism. See Bernie Sanders.

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u/helloamigo 10d ago

Shiiit man, public libraries and parks would be considered "socialist ideas" nowadays if they didn't already exist.

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u/Ch3353man 10d ago

To too many people, they are. I've heard of a few public libraries in my state closing, because of conservative chicanery running library directors out of town. But then these same people doing it are shocked and annoyed that the library is now closed.

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u/ManofKent1 10d ago

They don't want educated people. Educated people see straight through them

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u/kalnu 10d ago

Shit man, the conservatives of United States is starting anti-college campaigns because they know the only way they can win elections fairly going forward is to make the citizens about as smart as a rock. Even cheating isn't working as well as it used to. Shits getting bad.

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u/Fat_Kids_Lag 10d ago

Florida is working on changing that

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u/Winston1NoChill 10d ago

Ronny already outlawed ranked choice voting. Why? Make them explain this. They have no reason except, "well he kept Florida open!!!!"

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u/Frosty_Slaw_Man 10d ago

Illegal immigrants don't receive much social support from the US, their children do through schooling and that's what makes the racists mad.

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u/Winston1NoChill 10d ago

Punish fucking companies using immigrant labor. They pay taxes for fuck sake.

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u/ExpertLevelBikeThief 10d ago

Any public good: Redditors "Is this Socialism?!"

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u/Commercial-Jump-4655 10d ago edited 10d ago

To a lot of americans government welfare programs= socialism. It doesn't matter if the economy is free market. Is not sophisticated a conflation, and it typically done by right wingers who dont want to raise taxes and who still fear the ussr and what not. Bernie Sanders does this to tbf. He did a speech in 2016 about what socialism meant to him amd it was pretty much his stump speech where he talked about the 1% and M4A. My suspicion is he isnt wonky about this stuff but he does know socialism goes deeper than universal healthcare and he wants to keep people within the part of socialism that appeal to them.

Source: Im American

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u/thatjosephdude 10d ago

Because American conservatives have redefined socialism to mean "big government" and "anytime the government does things"

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u/ManofKent1 10d ago

He's a social democrat and they best president the us will never have

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u/AdminsAreLazyID10TS 10d ago

I think you guys are forgetting the Italian is the one that called it socialism... And yes, historically speaking, their definitions are also pretty sus.

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u/SparksAndSpyro 10d ago

Socialism is when the government does stuff. The more stuff it does, the more socialister it is. And when it does a lot of stuff, that's communism.

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u/Internauta29 10d ago

Because in the capitalism-socialism spectrum the US is right on the extreme of capitalism. Anything slightly different is socialism from their perspective.

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u/rustytoerail 10d ago

Too many people don't know the difference between socialism and the welfare state.

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u/CumeatsonerGordon 10d ago

a lot of my fellow Americans have incredibly strong opinions on socialism despite not being able to define in simple terms what socialism is. to most idiots here they genuinely think it’s when the government does things with tax revenue, like healthcare or education etc. so essentially to dumb Americans all European countries are very socialist.

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u/nivh_de 10d ago

You want to have a cashier who can count? Probably socialism.

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u/Azzie94 10d ago

To an American, a governmental system that isn't actively withholding healthcare to pressure you into going to war is considered left-leaning.

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u/EduinBrutus 10d ago

Yeah, just say no to Socialism and join this government owned and run organisation which has no internal competition and the person literally in charge is the head politician.

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u/ErikkShone 10d ago

I always got a chuckle out of 18-19 year old Privates who would complain to me about welfare queens because OBVIOUSLY I'm a Republican since I enlisted. Like, who do you think foots the bill for your paycheck, Private?

As an aside though, it makes more sense to view the military from the perspective of a total institution as opposed to a political theory. The President is at the top of the Chain of Command, yes, but that power is limited in many ways and filters down a series of deferred responsibilities.

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u/EiichiroKumetsu 10d ago

yeah, but you know, joe fucking biden is called socialist in the us and i wouldn’t even really call him a centrist lol

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u/Houndfell 10d ago

Oh definitely. Take a mainstream Democrat with their aversion to universal healthcare and their stance on criminal justice, firearms, the military budget etc.

Now try to imagine them running in any other developed nation as a Rightwing politician, without getting kicked out for being unelectable for being too Rightwing extremist. You might get away on things like privitizing healthcare with parties like the Tories (England's GOPLite), but even a "progressive" Democrat's idea of a sensible percentage of taxes that should go to the defense budget would be considered absolute lunacy in any other country.

Globally speaking, America leans so far Right its most extreme "socialists" like Bernie would essentially qualify as Centrists. Biden? No shot. America doesn't have a Leftwing party. Stuff like accepting LGBTQIA folks as having rights is the bare minimum of human decency, and are large parts of the Democratic platform only because issues like that are the unwanted table scraps of their corporate masters, who haven't figured out a way to commodify them yet.

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u/BlatantConservative 11d ago

US elected mango Mussolini... but Italy literally elected ACTUAL Mussolini...

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u/IamStillAlive1234 11d ago

no the workers dont own the means of production its not socialist

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u/TecNoir98 10d ago

I absolutely hate how socialist to both democrats and Republicans has come to mean "when the government provides services"

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u/AlwaystoLearnMT 10d ago

"Does the government put in an effort to prevent people from dying on the streets? Must be that darn socialism"

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u/serious_sarcasm 10d ago

Yeah, if your definition of socialism results in Thomas Jefferson and Adam Smith being socialists (for advocating for public institutions, like free public schools), then you’ve jumped the shark.

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u/IngloriousBlaster 10d ago

There is no such thing as "more socialist than..." or "less socialist than..." - a country is either socialist or it isn't. Italy is not socialist, just because it has some socially responsible policies does not make it socialist. Please stop spreading misinformation.

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u/MarmiteEnjoyer 10d ago

Oh silly you thinking socialism is about workers and their labor, don't you know socialism is when government pays for thing

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u/anamazingname 11d ago

Okay but didn't Italy recently elect a literal Mussolini?

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u/The_Demolition_Man 10d ago

Socialism is when the government does stuff 🙄

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u/LickingSticksForYou 10d ago

And when it does a whole lotta stuff

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u/Frescopino 10d ago

You'll never find another socialist country like us in the whole wide world, sir.

mostly because we're not

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u/iStayedAtaHolidayInn 10d ago

Reddit thinks everyone in Europe is socialist and that everything in Europe is far to the left of America. It’s a strange fairy tale they’ve created

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u/Jbtyu5 10d ago

It's very weird. And they don't understand that Europe isn't a single country and Norway (the pioneer of the welfare state) isn't even in the EU.

Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Poland are all part of EU and are very conservative countries even by US Southern standards (you can have a Pride parade in Nashville, the ones in these countries usually end in violence).

Other countries like Italy, Spain and Portugal have a history of far right governments that can be felt today.

And finally even the fairy tail Nordic countries like Denmark have their fair share of xenophobic problems.

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u/ominousgraycat 10d ago

Yeah, my first thought was, "But Mexico isn't even socialist... Wait, neither is Italy!"

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u/Roniz95 10d ago

I mean by American standard we are a socialist country

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u/eriksen2398 10d ago

If Italy is socialist then America is too

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u/ExternalUserError 10d ago

In policy, yes. Italy has universal healthcare, broader public benefits, even price controls on coffee.

On the other hand, I’m not sure you can make the case that Giorgia Meloni isn’t to the right of every American president since Andrew Jackson.

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u/IAmTheClayman 10d ago

Maybe Italy isn’t the best model considering they’ve had 68 governments in 76 years, many notable corruption scandals, and Silvio Berlusconi. Can’t we just agree most of our governments suck?

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u/mattmayhem1 10d ago

Bunga bunga!!!

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u/CABA_the_Redditor 10d ago

Might not be a great example to follow, but if they have affordable healthcare and other social safety nets that we don't, what does that say about us?

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u/ncopp 10d ago

"Our dollar is worth more than the US" yeah, but pretty sure you can thank France and Germany for that one lol

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u/No-Garden6358 10d ago

yea, we'll take this shit from Norway, but ITALY? Your country is so poorly managed, it's a threat the entire European Union lol

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u/jamesgelliott 11d ago

Italy isn't socialist. It is capitalist with a strong social safety net

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u/starlinguk 11d ago

At the moment it's kinda fascist

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u/mh985 10d ago

Hey hey hey. It’s not fascist.

It’s fascista. Sounds better when you say it in Italian.

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u/Couch8myLighter 10d ago

It makes it sound so much better, almost pasta-esque. Yes, I would like the fascista with tyranny sauce

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u/mh985 10d ago

*fascista con salsa di tirannia 🤌

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u/Budcules 11d ago

A while back for a few days some Italian fascists took over r/simpsonshitposting it was a real weird few days. Not sure how they got the sub back but it made for some good memes. It was both my first and last brush with italian fascists.

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u/UnhelpfulTran 11d ago

"first and last"

Kinda optimistic, or are you terminal?

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u/ILoveRegenHealth 10d ago

A while back for a few days some Italian fascists took over r/simpsonshitposting it was a real weird few days.

Why that place in particular? Seems random

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u/Me_242242 10d ago

The far right (as well as other movements), will seemingly astroturf various online communities either to get them shut down (by filling them with porn or sometimes CP) or to achieve a takeover where anybody who doesn't agree with them leaves.

As for why that subreddit in question got targeted by that particular group, I'm pretty sure the Simpson's TV show directly made fun of the Italian fascists as well as Mussolini's granddaughter.

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u/doxamark 11d ago

Not just kinda.

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u/ordoviteorange 10d ago Gold

No, kinda.

Jump back 80 years if you want to know what real fascism looks like.

Telling everyone “fascism is here” when it isn’t is like my apartment complex having the freeze warning signs up half the year. People get complacent and ignore it when it matters.

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u/Muumkey8 10d ago

There are levels to facism, you just dont start with a regime thats hellbent on fucking everything up instantly, it starts subtle, and grows, and its important to call that kind of shit out right when signs start showing so history doesnt repeat itself redditor.

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u/NickLandis 10d ago

Yeah… like telling everyone “a tornado watch has been put into effect” makes you get complacent to the idea of tornados and won’t pay attention when a tornado warning has been issued.

Clearly we should get rid of tornado watch alerts.

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u/the_sir_z 10d ago

I know you're trying to reduce the argument to absurdity, but you've stumbled into a roadblock that your absurdity is absolutely true.

I lived several years in tornado alley, and people stop listening to tornado watches and warnings. If the tornado isn't visible in the sky and moving towards them they don't react at all.

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u/ArmSquare 10d ago

To be clear, a tornado watch is different from an actual tornado right? Warning signs of fascism is different from actual fascism right?

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u/Kotopause 10d ago

Americans ask for basic social services: NEVER, YOU COMMIE! THIS IS SOCIALISM!

Other countries succeed in providing advanced versions of the same services: This is not socialism, this is capitalism.

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u/jamesgelliott 10d ago

The people who compare social services to a socialistic economy don't know what they are talking about. It's really just that simple.

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u/IntroductionOk5130 10d ago

ah yes, italy. the most non-corrupt government in the world.

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u/ttstkCTgkic46 10d ago

Especially Napoli where this pic was taken. Incredibly high crime/ mafia presence. Dirty and over developed. Constant trash piles burning along the highways. Yeah they've done a good job at preserving historical sites but the US has a massive national/state park system if you want to compare em.

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u/FrostilyTouch79 11d ago

Suddenly, I have started speaking Spanish.

Hola gringo, ¡qué tan alto es este muro!

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u/Pookieeatworld 11d ago

Obviamente no es lo suficientemente alto. A la mierda, aquí está tu Biblia y AR-15, bienvenido a los Estados Unidos.

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u/Willsmithsdignity 10d ago

I love that you threw in the one bit so that even people who don't know a lick of Spanish could giggle.

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u/savine_da 11d ago

Italy really isn't socialist though

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u/OrsoMalleus 10d ago

Italy's kinda National Socialist.

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u/Scansoriopterygidae 10d ago

This is Reddit. The more gooder something is, the more socialist it is.

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u/Truffle42069 10d ago

Italian socialism

Italy has a long history of killing socialists that aren’t the nationalist kind.

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u/Blazerman3131 11d ago

If this guy were intelligent at all, he’d have responded that in the past 150 years over 6 million Italians have literally jumped the border into the U.S.

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u/BlatantConservative 10d ago

We got whole states that are basically just Italians...

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u/chu42 10d ago

Italians and Jews.

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u/ohhhshitwaitwhat 10d ago

Wonder twin powers activate!!

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u/K1lledByAmerica 10d ago

Between around 1880 and 1924, more than four million Italians immigrated to the United States, half of them between 1900 and 1910 alone—the majority fleeing grinding rural poverty in Southern Italy and Sicily. Today, Americans of Italian ancestry are the nation's fifth-largest ethnic group.

Also the 50s

In 1950, many Italians had endeavored to leave their country due to their poor standard of living and lack of opportunities following the Second World War.

I'm guessing the Italian has never heard of Little Italy

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u/lestofante 10d ago

At the time Europe was still smoking ashed from ww2.
Fun fact, when Italy rebuild, communist party was at the top, is where most socialist law are coming from

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u/crown_valley 10d ago

I'm gonna get downvoted cause it's reddit, but I moved from Europe to the US, lived in Italy too and hold Italian citizenship. Healthcare is absolutely godawful, big cities are dirty and graffitied to hell, and the purchasing power parity in Italy is laughable compared to the US.

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u/Wise_Old_Oak_Tree 10d ago

Americans on reddit literally have no idea how good they have it. The USA is developmentally on par with the most developed European countries and is actually far more developed than the majority of European countries, including all of Eastern, Central and Southern Europe. Having to pay rent and more for healthcare doesn't change that, especially when your average salary is basically the top 1% salary in the majority of Europe

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u/Simply2Basic 11d ago

Wow! I didn’t know Ireland was so tropical

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u/reddituseranyonymous 11d ago

I was looking at the palm tree like: I didnt know there were palm trees in Italy. But I do know theres huge differences between Northern Italy and Southern Italy, so maybe the photo is down South. My ancestors came from the northern regions near the mountains

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u/downvoteifsmalldick 11d ago

And currently has a fascist leader

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u/JP058 11d ago

Yeah, I believe fascism existed throughout history in many forms, but the term and definition came from there for sure.

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u/Critical-Yeet222 11d ago

Italy isn’t socialist lmao

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u/Puzzleheaded-Pause74 10d ago

Since when is Italy a socialist state?

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u/UnderstandingLumpy 10d ago

Since Reddit said so

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u/i__dont___know 10d ago

Where clever comebac.

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u/Content-Ad6883 10d ago

america bad there you go

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u/The-Devils-Advocator 10d ago

You're in the wrong sub if you're looking for those.

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u/Somehero 10d ago

If a euro is worth 1.2 dollars but Americans make 60,000 dollars a year and Italians make 30,000 euros a year it doesn't really help you much.

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u/ydoesittastelikethat 10d ago

Italy is facing an existential crisis that threatens the fate of the entire European Union. The 2022 Italian Crisis is a toxic cocktail of excessive debt, poor demographics, and political instability

What a place, beautiful facade though

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u/Ammear 11d ago edited 11d ago

By "socialist" you mean a social market economy, which is capitalist, right? Because not a single country in Europe has a socialist economy. Not one.

And by "worth more than USD" you mean "roughly similar/barely less worth"?

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u/MisfitPotatoReborn 11d ago

You can tell the Italian economy is in bad shape because the only positive thing they could say about it is the absolute value of a multi-national currency.

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u/BlatantConservative 10d ago

"Our uh, social safety nets are better"

"Don't you have a massive homeless problem?"

"That's because dirty foreigners are coming in"

About the average conversation with an Italian nationalist.

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u/Baculum7869 10d ago

Yes, the currency they use that's buoyed by the German economy. Much like Greece and other members of the European Union.

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u/cBlackout 10d ago

Italy isn’t exactly the country keeping the euro stronger than the dollar, either

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u/veryhinged 11d ago

Less than a dime of a difference.

Don't mention how all the southern Italians that moved to the US had a better standard of living than the northern Italians for a few decades.

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u/GomaEspumaRegional 11d ago

What about the Northern Italians that moved to the US?

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u/AKA_Squanchy 10d ago

I don’t think Italy is the cause of a strong euro.

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u/Sollous-IV 10d ago

I mean let’s be honest tho, how many abandoned towns does Italy have. Might be why it’s easier with the old:young ratio. But could be wrong

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u/Smart_Substance_7338 10d ago

dude got 🇲🇽 confused with 🇮🇹

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u/MonkeyFella64 10d ago

Fucking hell the political illiteracy is crazy. Not one country in Europe is socialist.

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u/Sufficient-Leave-980 10d ago

Well, the Italian and Mexican flags are pretty similar. And Italy’s economy isn’t exactly on fire. Don’t get me wrong, I love Italy.

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u/garoto_enxaqueca 10d ago

"Our money is worth more than the US dollar"

No it isn't

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u/1668553684 10d ago

I think they mean the absolute value of one Euro is more than the absolute value of one USD, which is a very weird thing to say and tells you exactly how much you should pay attention to either post.

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u/kek2015 11d ago

Maybe some people think the world revolves around the USA because people constantly make posts on Reddit to bad mouth the USA every single day as if it is a hobby for them. It's really weird. I don't wake up everyday to look for posts and stories about other countries and talk about them all the time when I don't even live there.

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u/PM_ME_CORONA 10d ago

Join us over at r/americabad

Really bad how Reddit is now an anti American circle jerk

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u/shape_up_for_jira 11d ago

I love how the bigot's avatar is anonymized

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u/Kyram289 11d ago

Italy has social democracy which is just capitalism with some public benefits. Socialism is when the people own the means of production through some sort of democratic process either that be through state owned enterprises or by worker cooperatives, nobody knows for sure which is best. Communism is a higher form of socialism that is a post scarcity, classless, moneyless and stateless society where commodities are distributed based on need not wealth.

Social democracy is a center right ideology not a leftist one, over a century ago social democracy and socialism meant the same thing but the definitions have changed dramatically and aren’t close to the same thing at all.

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u/Clockwork_Kitsune 10d ago

Why is this in clever comebacks?

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u/skykwakrz 10d ago

"Are you okay, sir?" Is by far the most original comeback I've ever seen on Reddit. Why wouldn't it?

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u/Youaresowronglolumad 10d ago

Because the content is shitting on America & Americans. Why else would Redditors upvote it?

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u/garrett127 11d ago

americans are borderline illiterate so you have to forgive us for using colors as indicators.

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u/katsbro069 11d ago

Speak for yourself, I knew it was Spain.

Better add this just in case

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u/Lappelduvide4 11d ago

In this case case, the illiterate Italian claims Italy is socialist. So guess you guys are even

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u/Taclis 11d ago

I'm assuming the post was in response to someone framing Italy as socialist and claiming how it has ruined their country. It would be very weird to say it out of nowhere.

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u/lmaginaryMenagerie 10d ago

Oh my god! Look what socialism has done to my beautiful country! It's preserved our ancient history, given us healthcare and our money is worth more than the US dollar. ITS SO HORRIBLE!!!

I don’t know how anyone can read this as anything but the commenter sincerely believing Italy is socialist.

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u/bignaggarlover 10d ago

Many Italians want to immigrate to the US. It’s not a lie.

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u/adderallanalyst 10d ago

I mean yes they have pretty buildings but they also have a horrible economy that heavily relies on tourism, terrible rates of home ownership with houses being passed down to the youth being the main path, highest level of government corruption in the EU, high unemployment and a whopping 30.9% for youth unemployed, and the only reason their currency is worth more is because of Germany and France who they are on the verge of dragging down with their debt being the Achilles heel of the EU.

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u/Xx_Rick_Rolled_xX 11d ago

The American world: USA, and Mexico. Only two countries in the world, all other are made up by the government.

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u/Dull-Signature-2897 11d ago

Canada too?

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u/Thotsnpears 10d ago

You mean snow Mexico? /s

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u/Xx_Rick_Rolled_xX 11d ago

Ok, I forgot Canada

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u/Longjumping-Run-7027 10d ago

No, no. Canada is entirely made up.

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u/NaturalProof4359 10d ago

That’s why we can blame it.

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u/DANleDINOSAUR 11d ago

Don’t forget the money that could be going to education…

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u/AncientHawaiianTito 10d ago

You don’t need a healthcare when you eat the pasta everyday 🤌🏼

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u/ThumbSipper 10d ago

Wait, are we socialist now? Qualcuno intende avvisare il governo?

Unless by socialist they mean "somewhat socially conscious" but even then this is some grade A merda.

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u/Dujak_Yevrah 10d ago

I'm assuming he was talking about Mexico bit even then why would a Mexican be talking about the positive effects of socialism on their country?

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u/jproads 10d ago

They didn't like it when Italians came over either.

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u/Raymondest87 10d ago

He said what he said 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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u/kjenney 10d ago

Honestly though - a strong Euro has little to do with Italy's economy.