The Egalitarian Man Prefers Barabbas to Our Lord Jesus Christ

September 20, 2018

By Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

This egalitarian mentality is worthy of hatred because it professes a love of evil for evil’s sake. It is a love of dirtiness for the sake of dirtiness. A love of crookedness for the sake of crookedness… Barabbas.

Barabbas must have had a horrendous face, a crazed look, a big disheveled mop of hair. He must have screamed, etc. Imagine a brute like this next to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Majestic, most handsome, and sublime even in misfortune. Anyone who were to look at the two and say, “Oh that pretty boy, Barabbas. He’s my pick” is depraved and displays a soul as filthy as the one who sees the devil and prefers him to God.

Now then, this sordidness of soul is found in egalitarianism. And to understand egalitarianism without delving into deeper theological considerations or rising to loftier theological considerations, let us say that egalitarianism is a bad thing as such and an anti-egalitarian soul has a position whereby it seeks the most sublime in all things not to possess it, but to know and accept it.

Cristo de Medina Coli: This statue is located high above the main altar in Madrid, Spain. He has real hair. This statue was in the possession of the Moors, since they stole Him. The Catholics wanted Him back, so the Moors put the statue on a scale & said the Catholics could buy Him back in the statue's weight in gold. The friars put 30 pieces of gold on the scale & the scale balanced out. The Moors were furious (they wanted alot of gold, since the statue is very heavy), so they started fighting, but the Catholics won the battle & recovered the statue.

For example, for an anti-egalitarian person, it would be normal, when hearing about the crystal wheels of the Queen of Denmark’s carriage, to think: “What a pity I am unable to see it.” Not to ride the carriage but to admire it. A person somewhat imbued with egalitarianism considers a sublime thing from a mechanical standpoint.

(Excerpt from a Saint of the Day, Tuesday, April 19, 1966 – translation)

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