So-Called “Same Sex Marriage.” How Did We Get Here?
With CNN and other Jurassic media outlets, touting great victories for so-called “gay rights,” which is actually just more lawlessness from the Obama regime, trampling on the federalism that the Founders so wisely created in our precious Constitution, it’s worth revisiting how we got here. Contrary to what we hear from cheerleaders from this social pathology, it is NOT the culmination of some grand ascent to the summit of human rights. Rather, it is the culmination of a decades long descent into the gutter.
As most readers of this site, and listeners to The Teri O’Brien Show well know, the popular culture has been one of the most effective tools in the Left’s arsenal. They have used it very skillfully to attack traditional society in general and traditional marriage in particular, especially over the last twenty-five years. You may not know, though, that this strategy is not a happy accident for our left-wing friends. It is a deliberate calculated strategy, one laid out in the 1990 book,After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s. It written by psychologist Marshall Kirk and Madison Avenue ad man Hunter Madsen, both Harvard grads, which is shocking, I know. The book was based on a 1987 article by these two schemers, published in the homosexual magazine, Guide. Think of it as Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals for the militant homosexual movement. They advise that homosexuals take six steps (you can read all six here), including desensitizing the public and portraying homosexuals as victims by using television and movies. Noting that Americans at that time spent on average 7 hours a day in front of the idiot box, they write about infecting our society with a casual attitude toward homosexuality without our even realizing that it’s happening. “Those hours open a gateway into the private world of straights, through which a Trojan horse might be passed.” Can you say “Will and Grace?” Even Joe Biden understands how effective that strategy has been. Being that he’s Joe “Three Letter Word JOBS” Biden, it was easy to pretend that he put his foot in his mouth again while saying so, when in reality he was just paving the way for Barack Obama, who only a couple of years ago was a homophobic hater who believed that marriage was an institution between one man and one woman, to announce that he had “evolved” in time for the November 2012 election.
Like the snakes in the grass they were, Kirk and Madsen note that the beginning of the plan, it must not be too scary, lest their plot be exposed.
“At least in the beginning”, they write, “we are seeking public desensitization and nothing more. We do not need and cannot expect full ‘appreciation’ or ‘understanding’ of homosexuality from the average America. You can forget about trying to persuade the masses that homosexuality is a good thing. But if you can only get them
to think that is just another thing, with a shrug of the shoulders, then your battle for legal and social rights is virtually won (emphasis mine). And to get to shoulder-shrug state, gays as a class must cease to appear mysterious, alien and contrary.”
Eventually “….by conversion [toward public acceptance of homosexuality] we mean something far more profoundly threatening to the American Way of Life, without which no truly sweeping social change can occur. We mean conversion of the average American’s emotions, mind, and will, through a planned psychological attack, in the form of propaganda fed to the nation via the media.” (emphasis mine)
And did they ever succeed! So much so that we find ourselves living in a time when the sovereign state of Arizona tries to expand protection for religious liberty and ends up on the receiving end of a bullying and intimidation campaign that would make Tony Soprano proud. Who can blame Gov. Brewer for vetoing the religious freedom bill, in the face of the threats from corporate America, and even the NFL? She saw how the propagandists in the media distorted the truth about the bill, and she knows how it has played with low-information voters. Can we really expect the sort of well-intentioned, but clearly addled, people who voluntarily affix “Mean People Suck,” and “Co-Exist” bumper stickers to their vehicles, people who have been conditioned for decades not to be “haters” to understand why so-called “marriage equality” is a bad idea? Do we expect them to appreciate how we got to the place where it could even be considered? They don’t realize that back in the late 60’s and early 70’s when people decided to shack up because they didn’t need “a piece of paper,” pretty soon that “piece of paper” would be as meaningless as they said it was. After “marriage” was destroyed, of course, it could mean whatever anybody wanted. They also don’t know that this derogation of the institution of marriage was taking place at the same time as this underhanded conspiracy to normalize homosexuality. The result? “I now pronounce you husband and husband.”
Unfortunately, it’s not just fluffy sitcoms where these devoted apparatchiks worked their black arts. In Part II, we’ll unpack notable examples of stunning fraud that the militant homosexual movement has perpetrated on not only the public, but even the U.S. Supreme Court.
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