Skip to comments.ENEMIES OF THE HUMAN RACE: "HERE BE DRAGONS"
Posted on 06/27/2013 4:20:30 PM PDT by Lazamataz
In the maps of old, when an area was unexplored and presumed dangerous, a mapmaker might pen the phrase "Here Be Dragons". This warned the explorer that possessed the map that the area had not been tamed, or often, even explored, and that there were uncharted dangers in that area.
The Supreme Court of the United States has struck the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) down. While individuals may have feelings one way or another about this decision, what should trouble everyone on both sides is the report that the majority of the Court has called the minority "enemies of the human race."
As Anthony Scalia wrote, "But to defend traditional marriage is not to condemn, demean, or humiliate those who would prefer other arrangements, any more than to defend the Constitution of the United States is to condemn, demean, or humiliate other constitutions. To hurl such accusations so casually demeans this institution.... It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race."
This is the most henious, troubling verbiage we have ever seen emenate from the Supreme Court. It smacks of dehumanization of the opposition. When any tyranny wants to eliminate or exterminate the opposition, it must start by dehumanizing them. So if a group of people who hold a given ideology are "enemies of the human race", then they clearly -- in the eyes of the people who so declare -- are not human. An enemy of the human race cannot BE human.
When the dehumanization of your opposition has penetrated your soul, you become capable of any act of violence, any act of oppression. History is riddled with examples of this sort of speech. What invariably follows are pograms and mass-executions, tortures and oppressions, and denials of basic liberties. That our very highest Court has engaged in this sort of verbal assault should make everyone -- regardless of their political persuasion -- quite alarmed.
We do not want to travel into this uncharted area. America has had its' flirtations with depredation of an entire race, nationality, or ideology... but never have we engaged in wholesale slaughter, and we have great regrets for the times we have oppressed an entire class of people. We should not want to embark on another oppression.
We are a divided nation, this much is certain. However, for either side to start speaking of the other as "enemies of the human race" starts us down a path to tyrannical terror and bloodshed of a Biblical scale. I recommend our side, conservatives, not engage in this sort of behavior, and I would ask that our opposition do the same.
Otherwise, as our forebearers once wrote: "Here Be Dragons".
Thanks to the majority of the Court for the label. Will wear it like the Star of David.
So very close to the truth, this Star of David comment, my FRiend. The NSA has the methods required to identify the ‘ideological Jews’; namely, Conservatives. All it would require, now, is an order from Der Leader.
Ping to *my* ideological leader.... :)
JR is presently cavorting with his fav lady...Sarah Palin! :)
I oppose faggotry.
Except maybe for some really hot lebesians.
Otherwise, no way.
WOW! My favorite, too. JR, if you get the chance, direct Sarah to this editorial. Bet she'd like it! :)
It ain't like in the movies.
No doubt you’d hit THAT! ;)
Sarah Palin? No, I wouldn't. Her husband can kick my a&&!
Asking our opposition not to characterize us as "enemies of the human race" is like asking water to flow uphill.
You can ask, but it ain't gonna happen.
It is their plan to have most of us in the ovens, and the rest in chains.
There is a cleansing coming, and it will be Old Testament in both nature and scale.
And there is nothing any human can do to prevent it.
Well done, Laz.
Thanks for posting.
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