Talk:Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
"Fascism is preoccupied by the clothing" quote
- Fascism is preoccupied by the clothing (namely the forms of state organization), National-Socialism by the body (namely the racial eugenics), whereas Legionarism is preoccupied by something much deeper: by the soul (namely by its strengthening through the cultivation of Christian virtues and its preparation with final salvation in mind, salvation dealt with by the Christian Church in the most perfect fashion).
This quote is not directly from Codreanu. In fact, this quote is a very free retelling of an indirect quote of Codreanu told by Julius Evola in 1938. From what I understood, the text where the original indirect quote would be from was first published in 1938 in a text of Evola. Said text was then republished in Italian in La tragedia della Guardia di ferro - Julius Evola a cura di Claudio Mutti (1996), and translated in Romanian in Naţionalism şi asceza: Reflecţii asupra fenomenului legionar (1998, the indirect quote is p. 42-3).
You can find Evola's text where he mentions it here in Spanish: "Según Codreanu, en el fascismo el principio de la forma, como idea política formativa y Estado, tenía la primacía; era la herencia de Roma cual potencia organizadora. En vez en el nacional socialismo alemán se daba un particular relieve a la fuerza vital: de aquí el papel que en el mismo tenía la raza, el mito de la raza, la apelación a la sangre y a la comunidad nacional racial. Para la Guardia de Hierro en cambio el punto de partida había sido el elemento espiritual. Quería pues partirse de éste. Y por 'espíritu' Codreanu comprendía algo que tenía referencia también con los valores propiamente religiosos y ascéticos."
I found what should be the original Italian text, but the passage is not there, strangely. Anyway, I will removed the quote, because it is not a direct quote from Codreanu. Veverve (talk) 00:02, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
And, of course, this quote is nowhere to be found in The Nest Leader's Manual. Veverve (talk) 00:37, 27 July 2021 (UTC)