Futurist Political Party

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Futurist Political Party
Founded1918; 101 years ago (1918)
Dissolved1920; 99 years ago (1920)
Merged intoFasci Italiani di Combattimento
NewspaperRoma Futurista
IdeologyAnticlericalism
Futurism
Georgism
Nationalism
Republicanism
Revolutionary syndicalism
Political positionFar-right
National affiliationFasci Italiani di Combattimento
(1919–1920)
Colours     Blue

The Futurist Political Party (Italian: Partito Politico Futurista) was an Italian political party founded in 1918 by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti as an extension of the futurist artistic and social movement. The party had a radical program which included promoting gender parity and abolishing marriage, inheritance, military service and secret police. The party was absorbed into the Fasci Italiani di Combattimento in 1919.

Ideology[edit]

Futurist Democracy[edit]

  • The abolition of marriage,[1] with children raised by the state with funds raised by a "tax on free love".
  • Bureaucratic decentralization and abolition of seniority in state careers.
  • "Technical government without Senate" (i.e. a youth council made up of a dozen people under 30 years, elected by universal suffrage direct).
  • Land reform similar to that of Henry George.
  • Gender equality in employment and participation in political life.
  • Creation of "schools of courage and patriotism" (which eventually became the Opera Nazionale Balilla).[2]
  • Prison reform and abolition of the political police.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Reprinted in Teoria e invenzione futurista (1983). p. 374.
  2. ^ Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Il cittadino eroico, l'abolizione delle polizie e la scuole di coraggio. Reprinted in Teoria e invenzione futurista (1983). p. 442.