Thursday, April 4, 2013

Gay Marriage and the Life of Julia

Mark Steyn, as usual, casts an illuminating light on the thinking of those who have stubbornly refused to join the Gay parade...

His first thought springs from something an Australian politician said to him last year:
“It’s not about expanding marriage, it’s about destroying marriage.”

That would be the most obvious explanation as to why the same societal groups who assured us in the Seventies that marriage was either (a) a “meaningless piece of paper” or (b) institutionalized rape are now insisting it’s a universal human right. They’ve figured out what, say, terrorist-turned-educator Bill Ayers did — that, when it comes to destroying core civilizational institutions, trying to blow them up is less effective than hollowing them out from within.
He goes on to wonder if "Western liberalism had finally succeeded in boring all the fun out of homosexuality."
Which of these alternative scenarios — the demolition of marriage or the taming of the gay — will come to pass
 He then wonders where gays will fit into our crumbling society... 
Seventy percent of black babies are born out of wedlock, so are 53 percent of Hispanics (the “natural conservative constituency” du jour, according to every lavishly remunerated Republican consultant), and 70 percent of the offspring of poor white women.

Today over 40 percent of American births are “non-marital,” which is significantly higher than Canada or Germany.

The conservative defense of marriage rings hollow because for millions of families across this land the American marriage is hollow.
He also has some astute observations about the history of miscegenation and our contemporary "fairness" frenzy.

Please go read the whole thing.  You'll love his conclusion.  We worry about the debt, but it is the dissipation of human capital and the destruction of our souls that will ultimately do us in.  All those single mamas need a "sugar daddy whose checks never bounce," and that means an ever-expanding welfare state without end.

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