As Mark Shea continues his sad journey to the looney left, he has developed the habit of calling those who disagree with him Nazis or seeking to associate them with Nazis. A case in point:
Austrian Nazis to attend inauguration…at the invitation of Catholic congressmand Steve King.
God’s Name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you, Mr. King.
This will be today’s thing for Catholic Trump supporters to defend instead of the unborn and the Faith.
And so it will go for four long years.
Or you could just stop defending every filthy thing Trump and his toadies do and say and get back to defending the Faith and the unborn.
Go here to read the comments. I was imagining brown shirted and lederhosen clad Austrian legions goosestepping through downtown Washington. I was crest-fallen to learn that Shea was actually referring to the Austrian Freedom Party. Founded by a Nazi in the 1950s, it is a rather conventional center-right European party. Except for their opposition to immigration, the Freedom Party would on our political spectrum be moderate Democrats, and about as much Nazis as the members of a Rotary Club in our country.
Austin Ruse in a post at Crisis tells what happens when he pointed this out to Shea:
I recently came under a blog-swarm (though not on blogs rather on Facebook), but the swarmers were mostly bloggers who I will not name except to say they fashion themselves as Über-Catholic Defenders of Francis-Destroyers of Nazis-Creators of the One True Church of Pro-Life-and-Wrath of the Old Guard.
I forget exactly how it began except with a Facebook post nitpicking something Donald Trump had done. Never Trumpers still sit in the caves of the Pacific with their field glasses trained on the enemy and whenever Trump does even the littlest thing they judge to be wrong they shout, “See, see, we told you” or “Isn’t it interesting that Trump would (fill in the blank).”
In this situation I usually prefer to ask a question and have the unhappy fellow defend the silly nitpicking. But, in this case, from out of nowhere, The Thing That Used to be Catholic Apologetics lumbered through the underbrush and grunted “So do you defend Trump meeting with Nazis?” or something to that effect.
So, here we have Trump meeting with actual goose-stepping Nazis? I had to admit I had missed that and had to inquire, “Huh? Wuh?”