Commentary: Conservatives need to wake up & see the threat.
“Social” and “fiscal” issues the same to those out to destabilize society.
POSTED: May 4, 2012
When the radical homosexual organizations and the “Occupy” movement team up to brutally stop a Tea Party rally, what else do you need to know? They are clearly natural allies in the effort to destabilize our society.
A vocal minority of Tea Party people in Massachusetts were skittish and upset when the Tea Party Coalition decided to include so-called “social issues” in their repertoire of topics for that event. “It will hurt our brand” or “it will alienate people” or “it’s not what the Tea Party is about” were some whines we all heard.
Well, guess what? They rioters see it all as one big movement. They understand that “social issues” and “fiscal issues” are two sides of the same coin that can radically change America. (And of course, that’s how every philosopher from Marx to Jefferson saw it, because it is so.) A nation’s fiscal policies are merely the product of its overall morality and ideology. To have a solid constitutional government along with a population that can’t control its passions or morality is simply a pipe dream.
(In fact, the rioters jeered Carla Howell, a fiscal-issues-only Libertarian speaker who took pains to inform them she is pro-gay marriage! just as loudly that day!)
But more importantly, this event should make it clear that as soon as the Tea Party or anyone gets in the radicals’ way, this is what will happen. These people have no rules except to destroy those who disagree with them. You think you can agree with them on “gay rights” but disagree with them on taxes? Think again. With these people it’s all or nothing. And so it should also be with those who are fighting for what’s right.
Stopping the “progressive” juggernaut is ultimately a much bigger and nastier fight than a lot of conservatives or Tea Partiers probably thought they’d be in. But that’s what we have before us.
The idea that same sex marriage will be accepted in an historic perspective is as silly as one of the experiments that Dean Swift described in Gulliver's voyage to Laputa & trip to the Academy there. Marriage, in the historic sense, no less than in the philosophic, has always been the way Mankind, or any of its subsets, seeks to sanctify its procreational procedures. It reflects the reality (Shep Smith, notwithstanding), that all civilization--and every community, tribe, nation & race--is a multi-generational ongoing work in progress. Marriage has never been considered valid, if it could not be consummated by a procreational act--in most societies subject to annulment.
The burlesque of the concept of marriage, of course, goes 'hand-in-glove' with all the other ways that multi-generational purpose is being lost in America & Europe. There is a considerable parallel between the attack on marriage--and the family as a coninuing enterprise--and the willingness of politicians to spend the wealth--often not yet even earned--of future generations, to buy the support of the totally self-centered, who want to live for the moment.
Unfortunately, Shep Smith will not be around to see what realistic historians actually have to say about the farce that he seems to applaud.