Wow, thanks for sharing that quote from Degrelle. Hopefully he recanted of those errors before died.
As we can see, Degrelle's Catholicism is quite questionable. This was a relatively common problem among National Socialist leaders, let's remember Himmler for example, perhaps the most extreme case of this.
Paganism and the occult, as well as racial supremacism, were in my opinion the main problems of National Socialism. Perhaps if they had not considered the Slavs as Untermensch they would have united a large part of the USSR against Stalin. Much more than they managed to unite.
It seems that the kind of racial supremacism you see among certain NS thinkers (particularly with the condemnation of the Slavs as inferiors) and modern White Nationalists/Neo-nαzιs were held only by a certain few of the Third Reich's intelligentsia. The average German soldier didn't believe the outrageous theories we're all familiar with. Considering that I find him a trustworthy primary source, I quote from one of Degrelle's books:
One may imagine the surprise of the Germans, hurtling towards Russia, at meeting only blond men with blue eyes, exactly the types of perfect Aryans that they had been made to admire exclusively! Blond men! Blond women! And what blond women! Big farm girls, splendid, strong, with light blue eyes, more natural and healthy than anything the Hitler Jugend had gathered together. One could not imagine a race more typically Aryan if one adhered to the most sacrosanct canons of Hitlerism!
In six months the entire German army had become Russophile. They fraternised everywhere with the peasants. And with the peasant women!
Some nαzι theoreticians professed some violently anti-Slav theories. They would not have resisted ten years of Russo-Germanic cohabitation. The Russians of both sexes would have learnt German very fast. They already know it. We found German handbooks in all the schools. The link of language would have been established in Russia quicker than anywhere in Europe.
Hitler for a Thousand Years, pgs. 174-175
But still the problems present within the Church before Vatican II would be present, which means that Vatican II would've happened regardless. It's a shame to see so many right-wingers sucked into the racial idolatry these days. I know I was for a time before I became Catholic. And I still see them placing race over religion in the comment sections all over the place, calling Christianity a Jєωιѕн psy-op or whatever.
Even if the Right did prevail over Globohomo, we would still wind up in the same rut within a generation or two.
I am of the opinion that Italy would have fared much better off had they stayed out of the war (as was indicated by a warning that Bl. Sister Aiello received from Christ, and sent to Benito Mussolini). The Axis would have beaten the Russians without the Germans having to postpone Barbarossa by an entire month to assist the Italians in their botched campaign in Greece. It's been said by prominent men on both sides. And without the Russians, Rothschild puppet Churchill would have had to make peace and end his suicidal war against Germany.
One can argue that the relationship between the Italian Fascist government and the Church wasn't the ideal, but in my view, Mussolini's government produced a better relationship than what came before or since. Certainly Mussolini defended the union between Church and State, whereas under the reign of John Paul "the Great" this union was entirely rescinded
, and Italy has been a secular country since 1984.
It's interesting that Mussolini is so hated by MartinezPerspective (a WN online personality) and other guys like him, because according to them, Mussolini wasn't racialist enough. This is despite the fact that Italian Fascism had a lot of overlap with Italian irredentism, a belief held by Italian nationalists that all lands that held a significant number of Italians in other European countries (such as Malta, Corsica, and certain parts of Croatia) should be annexed by Italy one way or another. Mussolini himself supported these views, which demonstrate that he definitely wasn't a civic nationalist. But of course, because Mussolini wasn't race first, that automatically makes him a civnat to these people, who ignore information like this that points out the absurdity of their accusations.
They also accuse him of being a crypto-communist, because he signed a pact
in the 1930s with the Soviets that was essentially a trade deal (probably to reduce Italy's reliance on the West - the "Battle for Grain"
happened around the same time).
This uncharitable interpretation of events ignores the fact that Italy violated the Italo-Soviet Pact by joining
the Anti-Comintern Pact in 1937, only a few years after it was signed.
And they seem to ignore that by this same standard, Hitler was a crypto-communist for approving the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
He also accuses Mussolini of centralizing a lot of the Italian economy and uses this as proof of him being a crypto-communist. I am personally suspicious of the data he used, but will do more research into it. It is interesting to note that I read some years ago in a VERY anti-Mussolini book that his government promoted laws that still protect small businesses in Italy today, which puts a serious hole in that accusation.
Let it also be mentioned that Martinez is half European Spainard (that's where his surname comes from - he's not Latin American, as some idiots assume) and hero worships Franco, who certainly would have disagreed with the man's racial supremacist ideals. This gets even sillier when you consider that Mussolini pushed very hard to help Franco in his war against the Communists, even though his measures invited condemnation from the international community.