25 February 2017

Fascist Flags

Last Sunday I watched the first episode of the BBC dramatisation of Len Deighton's intelligent SS-GB. How droll to see the Nazi banners dangling and flapping from London's public buildings.

The next day I went into the city centre and saw the 'Diversity' flags dangling and flapping from Oxford's public buildings.
 

Should one be grateful for the distinctions and differences between the bad old brutal Hard Fascism and the nice new shrill Soft Fascism?

Warm cosy non-judgemental Abortuaries are so much more civilised than grim old-style Extermination Camps.

13 comments:

Matthew Celestine said...

How many people have been tortured or put in concentration camps by advocates of 'Diversity', Father?

I'm not sure you are doing your cause any favours by making such a blunt comparison.

Fr John Hunwicke said...

Dear Matthew
What I find fascinating is that you do not grasp what I am saying!

Elisabeth F. said...

"The Master smiled a little sadly. 'You know you and I will never feel quite the same about differences of opinion. Didn't somebody say up here, about walking with a friend by the river, "Not differing much, except in opinion." Isn't that the motto of a university? To have hundreds of opinions and not be opinionated. If people fall here, it's by what they are, not what they think. Perhaps I'm a relic of the eighteenth century; but I incline to the old sentimental heresy, "For forms of faith let graceless zealots fight; he can't he wrong whose life is in the right." What do you think about that, Father Brown?'........

'I don't believe in that, anyhow,' he said shortly. 'How can his life be in the right, if his whole view of life is wrong? That's a modern muddle that arose because people didn't know how much views of life can differ. Baptists and Methodists knew they didn't differ very much in morality; but then they didn't differ very much in religion or philosophy. It's quite different when you pass from the Baptists to the Anabaptists; or from the Theosophists to the Thugs. Heresy always does affect morality, if it's heretical enough. I suppose a man may honestly believe that thieving isn't wrong. But what's the good of saying that he honestly believes in dishonesty?'......

'Well, you're all very down on Communism, of course,' said the Master, with a sigh. 'But do you really think there's so much of it to be down on? Are any of your heresies really big enough to be dangerous?'

'I think they have grown so big,' said Father Brown gravely, 'that in some circles they are already taken for granted. They are actually unconscious. That is, without conscience.'

'And the end of it,' said Byles, 'will be the ruin of this country.'

'The end will be something worse,' said Father Brown."

from: "The Crime of the Communist" by G.K.Chesterton

Sue Sims said...

Matthew: that's the point. No concentration camps - just losing friendhips, public humiliation, losing one's job, fines which destroy the small business built up over many years: that's the 'soft' persecution Fr H. is referring to.

And yes, it's preferable to Kristallnacht, Bergen-Belsen and Treblinka. But the mind-set which gives rise to the latter has certain resemblances to the former, particularly in its inability to acknowledge the full humanity and dignity of those whom Mrs Clinton described as 'a basket of deplorables'.

PS I'm not sure whether this has already been sent, since Google took on a tour of security and account-signing when I tried to send it. Please delete if it's repeated!

roberts said...

Yes, Matthew seems not to have grasped that history rarely repeats itself in exactly the same way.

The worldview and ideology of relativist liberalism might not (yet) be torturing and creating concentration camps - although it has waged wars ("Not in my Name"? Sure, but you're part of that system all the same) and in any case it most certainly aborts (tens of millions every year) and euthanises (many thousands likewise.) It's creating a eugenics movement without reference to any moral good whatsoever in the name of compassion, initially, and personal autonomy, inevitably.

Moreover it is utterly toxic to the remembrance of God and is inimical to Truth (and I don't just mean revealed truth) I mean truth tout court. Here are two particularly extreme manifestations of that repudiation of truth at the hands of one of the offspring of relativism.
First:
Decolonising Science in South Africa.
Behold, the new Cultural Revolutionaries....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9SiRNibD14

Second:
This video was actually BANNED from being broadcast in France - in case it upset those who had aborted their Downs baby...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju-q4OnBtNU

All signs of the times. Let us learn to read them.
The gay flag in Oxford EVERYWHERE was both menacing and pathetic at the same instant.
Walking down St Giles I even thought there was one flying from St Benet's Hall! But no, it was the building attached next door. Phew.

neilmac said...

The persecution by (il)liberals has only just begun.

My prediction is that in the future the so-called liberals' actions and beliefs will so belie the name "liberal" that we shall probably be forced to call them by a more accurate name:

I suggest the following:
neo-pagans
post-pagans
disintegrators
Deus-surrogators
mors-amatores
desolationes
tyranni





Savonarola said...

This post could only be written by someone who has never had to live in a police state under a brutal Fascist dictatorship and has no conception of what such life could be like. You would not write so glibly about it if you had. Yes the current rates of abortion are a horror and a national disgrace, but in this country you can freely argue against the use of abortion and seek to persuade others of your case: above all you could do what you can to help women avoid having abortions, which would be the best form of witness. But the making of fatuous comparisons is worse than useless. It only convinces those we need to persuade that Catholics are antediluvian nutters who can only be ignored.

Savonarola said...

This post could only be written by someone who has never had to live in a police state under a brutal Fascist dictatorship and has no conception of what such life could be like. You would not write so glibly about it if you had. Yes the current rates of abortion are a horror and a national disgrace, but in this country you can freely argue against the use of abortion and seek to persuade others of your case: above all you could do what you can to help women avoid having abortions, which would be the best form of witness. But the making of fatuous comparisons is worse than useless. It only convinces those we need to persuade that Catholics are antediluvian nutters who can only be ignored.

Aggiornamento said...

I think history will judge the industrial-scale abortion of disabled people as fairly overtly facist, even setting aside the general focus of abortion provision on lower income and ethnic minority demographics. The fact that a lot of people earn substantial salaries from that industry will likewise indict many as willing participants.

Amateur Brain Surgeon said...

ABS was born in Vermont in 1948 when these United States were roughly 90% white -as was intended by our Founding Fathers (Sorry, Glenn Beck, there were no Founding Mothers) – just read the Preamble to the Constitution which clearly teaches this country is for men of British descent ( it was white men from Britain who wrote it) and their posterity.

If, in the late 1950s or early 1960s, ABS suddenly saw strangers appearing in Vermont wearing shirts with swastikas on them and ABS learned the govt had invited those strangers into Vermont, he would have understood the Govt was an enemy of white men and if in those same years he also saw strangers wearing sweaters with hammer and sickle symbols on them, he would have realised the govt was an enemy of white men (who, apparently, do not have a right to exist anymore).

Today, when ABS sees strangers arrive wearing Hijabs and Burkas, he understands he is seeing unassimilable strangers who are wearing enemy uniforms and he knows there will be blood. (Vox Day observes, Diversity + proximity= war).

Enoch Powell was right in his famous speech and it is entirely predictable that men who are awakening to the danger of pols having turned America into Yugoslavia are victims who will be blamed as perps when the inevitable tribal wars erupt.

According to Catholic prophecy (Desmond A. Birch's book is the one to read) there will be civil war in England, France, and Italy and it is not difficult to see what will be the case of these civil wars but because men do not care about prophecy, we are guaranteed they will come to fruition rather than become modified via right reason and orthodox action.

Catholic prophecy also sees a miracle ending to war in Germany against the Russians when a French Monarch allies with a great Roman Pontiff.

A French King and a second Peter the Pope?

Don't bet against it.

(This is prolly too churlish and wildly speculative to post but it was fun to write)>

John Vasc said...

"in this country you can freely argue against the use of abortion and seek to persuade others of your case"
Freely? If you are prepared to be howled down, publicly pilloried, and cautioned by police... That is not freedom as most people understand it.

Albrecht von Brandenburg said...

Savonarola,

Your intellect does not interface with reality.

Mary Kay said...

Albrecht von Brandenburg, thank you.