Former Diplomat Warns: The LGBT Ideology is 'Inherently Totalitarian'

WASHINGTON, DC — A former diplomat to the European Union described the "LGBT ideology" as "inherently totalitarian" at Hillsdale College's Constitution Day celebration on Thursday. He contrasted "democratic sovereignty" (the idea behind the United States Constitution) with "global governance," which uses a post-modern interpretation of human rights to replace the traditional view of human nature and limited government.

"I think the LGBT ideology is implicitly totalitarian — implicitly — it is going to destroy freedom implicitly," Todd Huizinga, a U.S. diplomat for 20 years who now serves as director of international outreach at the Acton Institute and recently authored the book The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe, told PJ Media in an interview. He argued that any ideology which denies obvious empirical facts has to quash dissent in order to maintain its political influence.

Huizinga emphasized the issues of gay marriage and transgenderism.

"Marriage is — just plain is — an institution between a man and a woman, it's not against anybody, for anybody, it's just objectively that," the former diplomat declared. "It's objectively the way that we in the West have figured out to have families that bring up children in a stable environment, with two different models [a father and a mother] that they need in order to grow into full human beings. Now that's been redefined, and you're a bigot if you refuse to accept that new definition."

Huizinga argued that the transgender movement also denies reality. "I understand that there are people who have psychological situations in which they feel uncomfortable with their physical gender, but that doesn't mean that someone who is a man or who is a woman can suddenly become the other," he told PJ Media. Even if a transgender person undergoes the full surgical "treatment," doctors cannot alter the DNA in each cell, which will still be male or female. "That, to me, really reveals the deep denial of truth that's behind the gender identity movement."

How does this denial of truth link to totalitarianism? "There's been a kind of totalitarian way of engaging the public square," Huizinga argued. The LGBT activists who resort to demonizing those who disagree as "bigots" or "homophobes" end up demonstrating "that when you fly in the face of reality, you are implicitly totalitarian, because if it's obviously not connected with reality, you have to force those who are arguing for reality onto the sidelines."

"If the emperor has no clothes, you can't allow anyone to say he has no clothes," the former diplomat quipped.

Huizinga added an important caveat, however. Just because LGBT ideology is "implicitly totalitarian" doesn't mean that it will necessary result in real totalitarian government. "Sometimes there's a coexistence between inherently anti-freedom ideologies, and freedom in practice," he admitted.

"I'm not saying that it will happen, but I'm saying the logic of it would lead to freedom being basically destroyed or weakened so badly that we wouldn't notice that we have any freedom," the former diplomat explained.

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