Fascism in the U.K.- Why wasn't Mosley hanged? Oct 5, 2019 23:36:04 GMT -5
Post by generalpl4gue on Oct 5, 2019 23:36:04 GMT -5
I was studying about WWII, all the political background, and I realize that all the world was beeing permeated by Fascists Political movements. And the Fascist Movement that took my attention was the BUF.
Founded and Leadered by Oswald Mosley, British Union of Fascists was a political party founded in 1932, during the international rising os Fascism, guided by Benito Mussolini and his Rome March made by the Camicie niere. BUF, as well as all the Fascist Parties in the World, had a sight based in a series of ideals: cult of personality, multi-class members, total State, structural violence, anti-semitism, ethnocentrism and paramilitary wing. A thing that surprised me was how much support BUF received, gathering famous politicians, personalities, businessmen, laborers and etc.
The Blackshirts, as they recognized themselves, was leadered by Oswald Mosley, the sixth baronet, that was the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster during 1929-1930, and member of parliament between 1926-1931 and 1918-1924.
There's a lot of things that i want to discuss about it, but I will narrow my view over the headfigure of BUF, Mosley.
Initially, Mosley was really close to Mussolini and Hitler. I saw that He married his second wife in the Joseph Goebbbels' house, in 1936, having Hitler as their "honour guest".
I really couldn't understand why Mosley, a figure strictly linked with enemies, Hitler and Mussolini, could be freely working in his political party, making movements, sharing propaganda and other things. I even think that He could be giving important information to Axes, using his power and influence. Going deep, during the war Mosley was "arrested". In my juridical view, Mosley committed lesè-majestè while maintaining close relations with the enemy or even spying, what should be enough to hang him. His Party promoted a lot of Marchs ( like Cabble Street Battle, that can be a great point to thread), movements that offered real threat to British Stability and Sovereignity during the war or its proximity. A lot of people were hanged for a lot of less.
I think that He was arrested and not executed because its nobility tittle. He had some political importance, beyond his family importance. What do you think about it?
Surprise yourselves, but after the war he was granted political asylum in France, living until 1980.