[Marxism] Fwd: Justice Scalia spent his last hours with members of this secretive society of elite hunters - The Washington Post

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Feb 25 06:09:20 MST 2016

When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died 11 days ago at a West 
Texas ranch, he was among high-ranking members of an exclusive 
fraternity for hunters called the International Order of St. Hubertus, 
an Austrian society that dates back to the 1600s.

After Scalia’s death Feb. 13, the names of the 35 other guests at the 
remote resort, along with details about Scalia’s connection to the 
hunters, have remained largely unknown. A review of public records shows 
that some of the men who were with Scalia at the ranch are connected 
through the International Order of St. Hubertus, whose members gathered 
at least once before at the same ranch for a celebratory weekend.

Members of the worldwide, male-only society wear dark-green robes 
emblazoned with a large cross and the motto “Deum Diligite Animalia 
Diligentes,” which means “Honoring God by honoring His creatures,” 
according to the group’s website. Some hold titles, such as Grand 
Master, Prior and Knight Grand Officer. The Order’s name is in honor of 
Hubert, the patron saint of hunters and fishermen.


"Fascism has opened up the depths of society for politics. Today, not 
only in peasant homes but also in city skyscrapers, there lives 
alongside of the twentieth century the tenth or the thirteenth. A 
hundred million people use electricity and still believe in the magic 
power of signs and exorcisms. The Pope of Rome broadcasts over the radio 
about the miraculous transformation of water into wine. Movie stars go 
to mediums. Aviators who pilot miraculous mechanisms created by man’s 
genius wear amulets on their sweaters. What inexhaustible reserves they 
possess of darkness, ignorance, and savagery! Despair has raised them to 
their feet fascism has given them a banner. Everything that should have 
been eliminated from the national organism in the form of cultural 
excrement in the course of the normal development of society has now 
come gushing out from the throat; capitalist society is puking up the 
undigested barbarism. Such is the physiology of National Socialism."

Leon Trotsky, "What is National Socialism?"

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