The Real Face of Hate
The famous dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell provides a frighteningly realistic look at where totalitarian statism is heading. Winston Smith, the main character, works at the ‘Ministry of Truth’. On the outside wall are the three slogans of ‘The Party’: “WAR IS PEACE,” “FREEDOM IS SLAVERY,” “IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.”
We see much the same happening all over a highly politically correct and secularised West. As God grows smaller in public life, and the state grows larger, the militants who are seeking to overturn all that is decent and valuable have resorted to such slogans. They have become experts at seeking to turn virtues into vices, and vices into virtues.
Thus for the militants love is now hate, tolerance is now intolerance, and diversity is now uniformity. They scream (and I mean quite literally scream) about love, acceptance and tolerance, yet they prove by their actions on a daily basis that they really champion hate, rejection, and intolerance.
They shout the most about diversity and tolerance, yet they are the most opposed to diversity and the most closed to tolerance of any group on the planet. We see this all the time. The militant homosexual lobby is a prime example of this, and I have documented the “tolerance brigade” at work time after time on my site.
Another group that excels in hatred, abuse and demonic fury is the pro-death crowd. They can be the most ugly and hate-filled bunch of people you will come across. And I know, because I often come across them. They are experts at hurling abuse, throwing mud, and engaging in vilification and contempt.
Yesterday I and thousands of other peaceful and joyous pro-lifers experienced this again first hand. I have already written up the march here: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2012/10/13/abortion-public-discourse-and-the-media/
In it I mentioned how a few dozen militants screamed themselves hoarse yesterday in an effort to prevent others from celebrating their democratic right to free speech. They were there for one thing only: to disrupt our meeting and prevent us from even being allowed to hear what the various speakers were saying.
So there they were, carrying on about freedom and diversity, when they don’t believe in it for a moment. If they really did, they would recognise that people have the right to be able to hear what is being said at a meeting in a democracy, and that diversity means the right of other points of view to exist.
But these activists were not interested in this at all. Their MO is always the same: shout down and shut down anyone who dares to take a different point of view from them. That of course is not democracy in action; that is the ugly jackboot of fascism.
And had it not been for the police who were there to keep the militants away from the pro-lifers, the whole thing would have gotten very ugly indeed. In fact, the militants did get into a number of skirmishes with the police. We all can thank the patient and hardworking police for having to endure all their abuse and hatred.
The media was quite appalling in all this, implying that the pro-lifers were involved in scuffles with the militants. That was not the case. And one media report was especially reprehensible, when it claimed 350 protestors were there! The truth is, there were far less than that. So this particular journalist inflated the figures to push an agenda. Talk about telling lies for ideological purposes.
But back to the “peace and love” brigade. Between their posters and chants, we were subject to all sorts of horrific bile. Here are just some examples of their sweetness and light:
-God raped Mary. She should have aborted.
-My vagina has nothing to do with your god.
-Black, white, queer, straight! Women will control our fate!
-F*ck off, bigots, f*ck off! F*ck off, bigots, f*ck off!
-Jesus was a gay sheila who was pro-choice!
-Pro-choice is pro-life.
-Not every ejaculation needs a name.
Wow, can’t you just feel the love? Can’t you just feel the warmth? Can’t you just feel the acceptance? The tolerance, diversity, and inclusion just oozes out of their very pores. And they want us to be loving, accepting and gentle like they are?
One of the highlights of the march was at the end, when MP Bernie Finn led the thousands of pro-lifers in a prayer for the haters. We turned to them, raised our hands to them, and prayed a prayer of blessing over them. That probably made them angrier than anything else that day.
But that will not deter us from praying for these folks. Who knows, some may see the light, as so many others have over the years (including myself – once a very angry secular lefty), and they might even come back and join the pro-lifers next year.
But what we saw yesterday was not accidental or unique. The rent-a-crowd protestors all work from the same script, and all scream from the same song sheet. Indeed, at almost the same time these guys were flinging their abuse, militants in Canada were doing identical things.
One report puts it this way: “A Quebec pro-life conference was interrupted last weekend when about a dozen pro-abortion protesters stormed the evangelical church in which it was held and began chanting blasphemous slogans in front of the barricaded doors of the conference hall. Police had to bring in reinforcements to remove the protesters. ‘The church door was locked to keep the protesters out, but as one of the conference participants left the building during the morning session, the protesters took advantage of the open door and snuck in,’ said Georges Buscemi, president of Quebec Life Coalition, to LifeSiteNews.com.
“The pro-abortion protesters stormed the stairwell leading to the conference hall, but were stopped short by the conference doors that had just been barricaded. ‘One of our people physically blocked the doors to prevent the protesters from entering,’ said Buscemi. The pro-abortion groups provided free transportation to what they told participants would be an ‘action pacifique théâtrale’ (peaceful action drama)….
“Behind the barricaded doors, conference attendees heard the protesters chanting the equivalent in French of ‘It’s my body, my choice’. They also heard chanted a French pro-abortion sing-song against the Virgin Mary: ‘Ah si Marie avait connu l’avortement, on n’aurait pas tous ces emmerdements’ (‘Oh, if Mary had known about abortion, we wouldn’t have to deal with all this nonsense’.)”
There you go – same old tired hate, intolerance, and abuse. So it is the same the world over. The militants exist to interrupt and shut down any meeting or any group which dares to take an opposing view of things. But of course we have seen all this before, with books being burned on the streets in German cities last century. And that was just the start.
We live in scary times, but truth and love will always prevail in the end. The forces of truth and love must be willing to keep going, despite all the hate and lies of the militants. We must keep speaking truth and we must keep praying for the militants. Who knows how many more will be turned around as we reply in the opposite spirit and keep interceding for them.
11 Replies to “The Real Face of Hate”
And more peace and love from the tolerance brigade, this time in Ohio;
“Of course we were greeted with the usual profanities, we were spit upon, we were yelled at, we were harassed by the Obama volunteer team, we were harassed by the police who demanded they had the right to create a special bubble to limit free speech and so much more. Those that did engage with us could never answer a single point we made and just changed the subject or started chanting “four more years”.”
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
The number 350 probably came from the Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/events/482797631736694/), and represents the number that *said* they were coming.
There were several different pro-abortion rallies organized. The FB page of the NUS one (http://www.facebook.com/events/163080320498171/) says “NUS will march in a delegation together, so we can all feel safe.”
The translation from the French is slightly toned down… the last word in the slogan is something more odorous than mere “nonsense”. We may not expect to be treated by the enemies of the firstborn Son of the Virgin Mary any better than He was:
“It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they malign those of his household?” (Mat 10:25 cf Joh 15:18 – 16:2).
Thanks for that John
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
Do we have video of protesters? if so, can we put on net as an illustration and can we keep on doing that?
Lachlan, I posted a photo of protesters on my facebook – it’s in public domain https://www.facebook.com/nathankeenmelb
Or direct photo link: https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/c7.0.403.403/p403x403/560751_10151062840531529_1737635094_n.jpg
Well said Bill. I was there with just the row of policemen/women separating us. The tactics of the police command, who should be upholding not only the right to assemble but also the right to be heard, was reprehensible. Would this same tactic be used if the opposition were Muslim? If the opposition must turn up they should be kept at a distance in keeping with the spirit of those freedoms.
Pro-abortionists screaming profanities through their megaphone in the hearing of children should have been an arrest able offence and a reasonable excuse for confiscating their megaphones not to mention noise pollution.
I was angry and wouldn’t have minded if our group just kept shuffling to the left until the opposition was pushed out of the way. Christians are seen as being too soft and accommodating and these people need to see a bit of righteous anger at times. But of course that would be wrong and harmful to the cause of repealing these terrible laws and it would play into the hands of the pro-abortionists.
I was also reminded of the spontaneous turnout in response to Gillian Meagher’s tragic death of some 20 to 30,000 people marching against violence. Would that our society have the same passion for our unborn.
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
Yes quite so Keith
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
I was privileged to have been part of a prayer meeting on Mt. Ainsley in Canberra a few years ago that was organised by Catch the Fire.
The clash of kingdoms was palpable, but the Lord gave us the strength to stay calm and keep praying. As I recall, Danny made contact with one of the protesters with a tattoo on his arm. I believe he has become a Christian since. Good things come from these confrontations, 1 heart at a time if we persevere and don’t give up. Throw in some joy into the truth and love mix and you have an unmeetable strength against which “the gates of hell shall not prevail”. It is sometimes not until we experience the ugliness of the war first hand that we will also see the reliability of the promises of God.
What they are really saying Bill is “Hark listen to us the anointed Servants of Satan” nothing more, nothing less.