Many of you may have already seen the video of the Christian pastor David Lynn, who street-preached at the recent Toronto Gay Pride Parade. In my own review of the situation, I see a grave danger on police interpreting law, and in police deciding/enforcing state social policy, and in police violating personal liberty. We've seen all this before in various degrees: the Cheka, the NKVD, the KBG, the Gestapo, the Red Guards etc., etc. Use of police to enforce State ideology - the will to power - is fascism. Don't take my word: read Mussolini.
I am providing a link to a number of videos. Two provide background material, and three provide historical documentation on two particularly odious police forces: the vicious Soviet secret police in its various manifestations, and the equally repulsive Gestapo. The latter should concern us more, for Weimar Germany was an advanced nation; parallels to Canada and other western nations are obvious. People in Germany, prior to the rise of Adolf Hitler, would have been horrified if someone had suggested that within a few years the demonization of one particular ethnic group would lead to wholesale slaughter. Likewise, in Canada, a few years ago, if someone had suggested that the police would harass a Christian and accuse him of "hate" - all the while turning a blind eye to criminal acts being committed (e.g. public nudity) due to state sanctioned ideology - one would have been incredulous at such a proposition. Yet such is the present day reality. That police may enter upon a situation that may turn violent, and warn, suggest that persons should reconsider for reasons of personal safety is one thing. That police should enter upon a situation and focus on political ideology is a totally different thing: the enforcement of political ideology by police is a fascistic act. We are in a transitional phase into a State-enforced ideological authoritarian political entity. The next phase is totalitarianism. To watch the videos, please click on the video captions.
|The Pastor and the Police|
|Comparisons to Weimar Germany|
|History of the Gestapo|
"...what is happening also at the level of politics and government... is the sinister result of a relativism which reigns unopposed...in this way democracy, contradicting its own principles, effectively moves towards a form of totalitarianism. The State is no longer the "common home" where all can live together on the basis of principles of fundamental equality, but is transformed into a tyrant State...when this happens, the process leading to the breakdown of a genuinely human co-existence and the disintegration of the State itself has already begun.
...This is the death of true freedom: "Truly, truly, I say to you, every one who commits sin is a slave to sin" (Jn 8:34). Pope John Paul II (Evangelium Vitae, Sec.20).