Mussolini Encouraged an Honorable "Struggle"
Mussolini's party created strong and absolute propaganda to instill a belief and obedience in their leader. Phrases such as "Il Duce ha sempre ragione" ("The leader is always right") were forced upon the population, much like how the simpler animals on Animal Farm were indoctrinated to believe that "Napoleon is always right". The State also indoctrinated their people on the idea of a "struggle" that every citizen must partake in in order to move Italy forward. In Mussolini's defining piece of writing, The Doctrine of Fascism, he explains how each and every citizen will be valued only as far as their interests and actions coincide with the interests and motives of the party. To ensure that their citizens would stay in line with the government, the Fascist party strongly encouraged their citizens to partake in the "struggle" that Mussolini promoted, framing it as a social duty. Those whose interests did not coincide with the State were subject to persecution and, oftentimes, execution by Mussolini's party of state terrorism, "The Black Shirts". By directing the citizens of Italy into compliance with the State, Mussolini felt that he was creating a sense of unity between the people that favored the State.