If the witness of associates in a loose network of observers in the academic arena across Canada is to be believed, casual conversations on campuses these days tend to parrot the anti-Trump (anti-conscience, anti-religious) diatribe of the fascist left.
To anyone with eyes and ears and a computer, television or smart phone, the evidence is in that the ideological liberal (progressive, socialist, militant secularist) is the most dangerous actor in the public square. The ideological liberal, thinking him/herself the defender of free speech, is merely an authoritarian, a tidy despot with little or no tolerance for any opinion other than his or her own.
violence and vandalism at UC-Berkeley and exemplified by the rage of a self declared "professor" whose vitriolic rant was recently recorded (***WARNING—STRONG LANGUAGE***) during a rally in New York City, NY. Violence and such empty headed rants are typical among liberal-fascists whose attempts to shut down rational debate have been exposed and lampooned by bloggers and the alt-press. Among those providing balanced forums for rational debate and forthright criticism—two things which cause liberal-fascists to have an allergic reaction—are Catholic media organizations and independent bloggers.
I can see clearly now their reign is gone.
America is currently suffering the temper tantrum of confused citizens whose candidate lost the Presidential election. Liberals and progressives have been losing ground in state and civic politics for some time now. Most state legislatures mirror the US House of Representatives and the Senate with Republican and conservative majorities.
- The GOP now controls 68 out of 98 partisan state legislative chambers.
- Republicans now dominate state government with 33 governors.
In British Columbia, a centre-right party has helped it become a "have province" while leftists and socialists have produced provinces such as Ontario that are cesspools of failed social experiments and tragically deficient economic policies. We can only imagine how far the very liberal Prime minister Justin 'The Shirtless' Trudeau will drive Canada into economic distress.
As Rex Murphy recently opined in the National Post, the real threat to democracy is coming from the so-called enlightened left.
For where else are words turned quite upside down, flipped over to stand on their bruised heads and told to dance to the rigorous tunes of fanatics? For it is only on a university campus that simple, basic words are made by violence to take on their exact and opposite meanings: up is down, right is wrong, day is night, and anti-fascism is fascism.
A couple of nights ago the Twitter-banished, Trump supporter, Internet gadfly and author Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to give a talk at the (hilariously regarded) home of the Free Speech movement of the 1960s, Berkeley campus in Oceania, sorry, in California. If I were to characterize Yiannopoulos I’d put him down as a right-wing, more sophisticated version of Jon Stewart. He is certainly more clever. There is a relaxed quality to his goading of the politically correct hordes that Stewart’s more determined sneering never really achieved.
The Left can only survive and thrive if and when they divide people and create chaos so that they can then appear to be the reconcilers, the warm blankets and pacifiers that citizens, provoked to anger and violence, will need from the all-consoling nanny state.
Now what do we call it when people in black uniforms and face masks storm a speaking venue, assault attendees, light fires and throw bricks at police with the express purpose of shutting down a speech? Would “fascist” work for you? In this context, and remembering it is a university campus where this outrage was perpetrated, I think fascist will serve quite nicely. And then we may advance to giving the name of the group that sponsored this giddy fit of intolerance and mayhem. They call themselves “AntiFa” which is the cute way campus blackshirts like to spell anti-fascist these days.
You see thereby what I mean by saying it is only in a university setting that words and descriptions are not only torn from their roots, mauled and variously abused, but put to service in the exact opposite of all their meaning.
For those who are little too fond of invoking an analogy with the Weimar Republic in these Trumpian days, it might be worth looking in a reverse direction at Trump’s more fanatic opponents for a more faithful deployment of the comparison. As between the well-coiffed, mild-mannered Yiannopoulos and a mob of black-clad mask-wearing brick-tossing rioters, I’d go with nominating the latter as the fascist crowd.
At Rye High (Ryerson University), as we called it, you were most free to speak as long as you clung to the conventional left-wing cant.
Nothing has changed, as a quick survey of Canadian campuses shows.
It just so happens that, at this point in history, the fascists have disguised themselves as trendy liberals or progressives. They are merely neo-fascists, though there is nothing "new" about their threat to civilization. It is the same old evil which threatens peace, order, and inalienable rights which come from the Creator.