We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The shot-up corpses hanging upside down in the square of Milan were so because it had been communist partisans that first caught up with him (and Clara Petacci).
The two of 'em would've no doubt gotten due-process otherwise, from the Italian people at large. I mean, 'legal' due-process, not commie 'due-process'.
But what do i know --the red partisans had fought long and well against the Axis, and at any rate, maybe they were less sounding the barbaric yawp and more sending a message to the old aristocracy that had fallen in with the 'progressives' (the fascisti) to rebuild the Roman Empire --the natural thing for progressives to do, natch.
buddy ... during the Second World War, the most egregiously cruel mercenaries were the Greek partisans, and the Italian partisans weren't far behind. The citizens of both Greece and Italy were terrified of both sets of mercenaries. I suspect the mercenaries subsequently moved to Bosnia where the pickings were better....
--so true, MM --must have something to do with the high-relief broken mountain & valley homelands. Seems everything in the Alpine/Carpathian watershed, everything drained by the Danube and the Dnieper, has an ancient tribe in every nook and cranny, each with a hundred bloodfueds going back to the stone age, and every meadow a memory with a running checklist.