Italian Fascism instigated by Socialist Marxists
It seems like it needs to be said more explicitly and without too much decorum;
When making the final preparations for the introduction of the new Fascist party in Italy,
Mussolini (all his political life until then being a stout member of the Italian Socialist Party, until he rushed off to war as part of the Pro-War Leftist of his party), and his fellow socialist pro-war comrades...
..well, out of the seven who attended the preparatory meeting two days before the launch of the party, five were former Marxists or syndicalists, according to Zeev Sternhell, in the book: The Birth of Fascist Ideology.
Now, this originally socialist attitude towards the instrumentalization of the individual is present also in Fascism, and as the dictatorship of Mussolini matured, Fascist rhetoric increasingly voiced explicit hostility to the individual ego. Fascism had always been strongly communitarian but now this aspect became more conspicuous. Fascist anti-individualism is summed up in the assertion that the death of a human being is like the body's loss of a cell.
- Among the increasingly histrionic blackshirt meetings from 1920 to 1922 were the "funeral services". When the name of a comrade recently killed by the Socialists was called out, the whole crowd would roar: "Presente!"
Isn't that just lovely, it's like the BORG from Star Trek.