There has been some controversy regarding Invictus’ political views. People have wondered if he is truly a fascist. The short answer is: YES! He doesn’t even deny it! Even then, we have compiled a short introduction to Invictus’ platform and we encourage everyone to investigate for themselves.
For one, through his work as a lawyer, Invictus has defended the white supremacist organization American Front in court. When leading member Marcus Faella was convicted on terrorism charges for “trying to start a race war,” Invictus was hired as his appeal lawyer. Invictus is quoted as saying, “It has been said that I associate with neo-Nazis and skinheads. You’re goddamn right I do. I am a criminal defense lawyer, and I am proud of the work I have done for the American Front.”
Invictus has also openly endorsed eugenics, a set of practices used to “improve” people’s “genetic qualities.” Eugenics is often associated with Nazi Germany and the fascist extermination of Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, and others in order to create a “Aryan master race.” In one his article Future or Ruin, Invictus states that, “We have a duty to implement legislation to prevent the births of persons with mental retardation, inheritable diseases, severe physical handicaps, and psychological disorders. In other words, we have a duty to implement, through state legislation, an official eugenics program.”
In Invictus’ Letter to the People of Europe, he implores on Europeans to protect themselves from “a disease has slowly but surely been spreading throughout our ancestral lands for the past several generations.” According to Invictus, this “disease” includes the “mass immigration of Arabs and Africans; the criminality of questioning the official account of the Holocaust; entire cities of parasites defying assimilation into their host countries; your shores and streets flooded with the unwashed rabble of the foreign lands your ancestors once conquered.”
But this is bigger than just Invictus. Fascism is bigger than just one person’s campaign, it is a living, breathing movement. In the past several years, there have been several racial attacks in Vancouver. In 2009, a Filipino man was set on fire by white supremacists. In 2010, an anti-Nazi organizer has his house firebombed. In early 2016, 15 people were pepper-sprayed at a welcoming event for Syrian refugees. Similar attacks have been documented in Ontario, Montreal, and elsewhere.
Perhaps more disturbing than Invictus’ message are the people who support him. The Facebook page for his event has been full of hateful comments towards Muslims, gays, and everyone who doesn’t fit into their idea of the “ideal” human being. Several white supremacists have RSVP’d to the event, including Shawn McDonald, a leading member of the now-defunct Blood & Honour Canada.
Here are just a few of the posts made by Invictus and his supporters: