Insane liberalism’s greatest triumph
Dean Ericson writes:
Some commenters on the web hailing the passage of homogamy likened it to the passage of 1960s civil rights legislation. They said the same bigots opposed to civil rights then are the same bigots opposed to homogamy now and that this is another milestone for equality. They have a point, in that it is the unfolding logic of the liberal non-discrimination principle that has brought this about. But if you had told supporters of civil rights in the 1960s that it would one day lead to homosexuals demanding and winning the right of people of the same sex to “marry” each other, most would have scoffed in perfect disbelief, said it was crazy and impossible. And yet here it is. And now the homosexualist left will use this victory as a battering ram to destroy and criminalize any further public opposition to homosex and the progressive agenda.LA replies:
It is sort of an ultimate proof that the concept of equality cannot be kept within rational and sane limits, as American conservatives have always believed it can be. Once equality becomes the ruling political and moral principle of a society, it will proceed over time, notwithstanding all objections to the contrary, to demand the equalization of everything. Thus that supreme statement of classical liberalism in its American incarnation, the Declaration of Independence, with its idea of an inherent equality of rights among human beings, has evolved over time into a radical egalitarian doctrine of equality of results among all human beings and the destruction of all distinctions, including the very distinctions upon which the rights were originally based. The limited idea of equality that moved the Founders, that no man by birth should be better than another under law or custom, has evolved into the cultural-Marxist idea that nothing is better than anything else.
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Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 29, 2011 10:15 AM | Send