The left’s battle to the death with normality
Race relations and pretend marriages, at the same time. These issues are critical precisely because they address essentials, which is what the battle between the left and normality is all about. With regard to race, I feel it would take a book to say what I have to say.
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With regard to enforced pretending about marriage, I will borrow from Orwell:
“Freedom is the freedom to say two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows”
It is PRECISELY that freedom which is attacked by homosexual “marriage,” and for more or less the same reason that O’Brien insisted that, if the Party said “Two plus two equals five,” that two plus two DID IN FACT equal five, and that if you disagreed and resisted correction, you would become a nonperson.
If two men or two women pretend to be married, and if the state gives them money for it, well, that’s not so bad. But the first time an institution or person receiving federal or state funds, or engaged in one of the hundreds of day-to-day activities requiring some sort of government approbation, refuses to call a man another man’s “husband,” or refuses to alter some official form to eliminate the words “husband” and “wife” and replace them by “partner” and “partner,” then, it will become a very big deal.
The “religious exemptions” in the NY statute are, of course, worse than worthless, because they conceive “religion” as a corporate activity concerned with ceremonies, rather than an individual right the practice of which includes the freedom to say that two plus two makes four.
The people of New York State are in for a very dark time, which will shortly include the whole United States, as soon as Barack Obama completes his “evolution” on this subject.
Alexis Zarkov writes:
We use the phrase “squaring the circle” as a metaphor for doing something impossible. The problem of squaring the circle was first proposed by ancient geometers, and it goes as follows. Using only a compass and straight edge, construct a square whose area is equal to the area of a given circle. Of course, strictly speaking, the “construction” proceeds in the ideal world of mathematics not the physical world of the carpentry shop. In 1882 the German mathematician Ferdinand von Lindemann proved that squaring the circle is impossible. Nevertheless in 1897 the Indiana General Assembly passed bill number 246 (the pi bill), which sought to establish a mathematical truth by legislative fiat—von Lindemann be damned. One can read the full text of the bill here. Fortunately the bill failed to pass the Indiana Senate thanks to the efforts of professor C. A. Waldo who spent the night educating the Senators.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 30, 2011 08:32 AM | Send
We now find ourselves in 2011 with no professor Waldo around to stop the New York State legislature from “squaring the circle,” or, as James N. wrote, “making two plus two equal five.” Marriage, that ancient institution defined by religion, custom, and biology, has been redefined by legislative fiat. No professor of theology or biology came forth to defend marriage. Indeed virtually the whole of academia applauds the New York State legislature. How far we have come since 1897, and I don’t mean that in a positive sense.