We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?"
Justin Trudeau is certainly not an eminent thinker; indeed, he has probably never read any Mussolini or Stalin. He may look uncannily similar to the Soviet dictator, but certainly does not possess the intelligence of the crafty, murderous tyrant.
However, the Liberal party leader, in his words and deeds, reflects pure fascism. His latest pronouncement on abortion; the supremacy of his perspective of morality over subjective truth, and the conscience of the individual person, stamp him as a fascist. Consider these words of Mussolini:
|A youthful Stalin|
Anti-individualistic, the Fascist conception of life stresses the importance of the State and accepts the individual only in so far as his interests coincide with those of the State, which stands for the conscience and the universal, will of man as a historic entity. It is opposed to classical liberalism which arose as a reaction to absolutism and exhausted its historical function when the State became the expression of the conscience and will of the people. Liberalism denied the State in the name of the individual; Fascism reasserts the rights of the State as expressing the real essence of the individual. And if liberty is to he the attribute of living men and not of abstract dummies invented by individualistic liberalism, then Fascism stands for liberty, and for the only liberty worth having, the liberty of the State and of the individual within the State. The Fascist conception of the State is all embracing; outside of it no human or spiritual values can exist, much less have value. Thus understood, Fascism, is totalitarian, and the Fascist State - a synthesis and a unit inclusive of all values - interprets, develops, and potentates the whole life of a people . . .
The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative. Individuals and groups are admissible in so far as they come within the State. Instead of directing the game and guiding the material and moral progress of the community, the liberal State restricts its activities to recording results. The Fascist State is wide awake and has a will of its own.. . .
...liberalism spells individualism, Fascism spells government. The Fascist State is, however, a unique and original creation...
Now, consider these words of Pope Francis:
“The phenomenon of uniform thought” has caused “misfortune throughout human history”, the Pope said. “Over the course of the last century we all saw how the dictatorship of uniform thought ended up killing many, many people”. Those who were responsible for such atrocities were of the mind: “it is impossible to think otherwise, one has to think like this!”
“Today too,” the Pope said, “uniform thought has been made into an idol. Today one has to think in a certain way, and if you don’t think in this way you aren’t modern, you aren’t open”. Or worse, he said, many times “when some governments ask for financial help, we here them respond: ‘if you want this help you have to think this way and you have to enact this law and that, and that other’”.
Therefore “today, too, a dictatorship of uniform thought exists and this dictatorship is the same” as the one established by the people described in today’s Gospel. The way of acting is the same. There are those today who “take up rocks to stone the freedom of nations, the freedom of the people, freedom of conscience, the people’s relationship with God. And today Jesus is crucified once again”.
Unless you are pro choice you cannot be a Liberal. Unless you are pro life you cannot be a Catholic. This seems quite reasonable until you realize that the Liberals would like to wield the coercive power of the state to enforce their views. As Stalin said, "Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?" and again, "The Pope! How many divisions has he got?"