… and many of our formerly enthusiastic cheerleaders for authoritarian liberation are stuck under those roosts, with no umbrella to shield them. Michelle Malkin, to name one example, is horrified at homosexual activists determined to bypass popular will to impose same-sex “marriage” in California, condemning those activists as “unhinged” as they loudly (even violently) protest the Mormon church and other supporters of Proposition 8. And here’s one champion of universal rights in Iraq sputtering about how the homosexual lobby is “straining” the concept of equal rights. Priceless!
Odd, but the homosexual agenda doesn’t see it as a “strain” at all; indeed, they interpret equal rights for homosexuals as the natural progression of the civil rights movement — and aren’t the least bit shy about blasting opponents of same-sex “marriage” as exponents of “hate”:
Can you hear it? It is the Grand Rule of Bigotry, same as it ever was: Prejudice and fanaticism tend to yell loudest and cling on the hardest when they are most threatened, when they know their worldview is slated for imminent demolition.
Just look. As I write these very words, big-money ultraconservatives are joining churches and temples and sad, sad priests nationwide in extolling their fearful throngs to send huge portions of their life savings straight to the gaggle of pro-Prop. 8 extortionists, in an attempt to ban gay marriage and crush what essentially amounts to a type of love they cannot, will not understand it.
Those words must sting, seeing as how the bloggers linked above once cheered on the invasion of Iraq in the name of Bush’s proclaimed principles of “universal liberty” and “the equality and dignity of all people.”
Some of the more frenzied war supporters delighted in brandishing “equality” as a noble cover for their fun little war:
Egalitarianism? Absolute! Belief in human equality especially with respect to social, political, and economic rights and privileges is an all American tradition. Great Satan doesn’t have apartheid, holy blood lines, untouchable castes, tribal affiliation, sacred turf or the enslaved. Great Satan does have an amazing lack of sympathy for nation states that who would promote them – and often utterly destroys (including one especial sucessionary confederation) [He meant "secessionary," as in the South -- a favorite target of State-worshippers -- webmaster] that are jazzed about such played, failed, ammoral, immoral and retarded – in the classic sense too – wicked regimes.
Now, the few war supporters I’ve heard from on this embarrassing topic say something along the lines of, “Oh, we didn’t mean ‘equality’ for homosexuals.” Sorry, but that’s the danger of wielding universal abstractions – they’re intended to be applied everywhere. Andrew Sullivan, who’s worked himself into a lavender rage about Prop 8, and is daily highlighting the effort to have the courts impose same-sex “marriage” on Californians, also welcomed the invasion of Iraq as the beginning of a global war of liberation for homosexuals. Can we blame him for expecting a little consistency?
I would tell those former Neocon enablers they should’ve been a little more far-sighted when they jumped on the warwagon of Iraq “liberation,” but frankly, I’m enjoying watching them cook in the boiling water they helped draw. Besides, they didn’t pay much mind to those of us who warned that the Neocon battle cry of global “creative destruction” didn’t just apply to Muslims, but to our traditional culture as well. The ideology of “universal rights” is a sledgehammer designed and used for destroying traditional society and expanding the power of the central government to advance equality by force.Â That’s why the charge of “hate” is hurled at those who resist reconstruction. And that’s why Big Government proponents of all stripes, from leftists like Christopher Hitchens and Hillary Clinton, to rightists like Cal Thomas and Dick Cheney, rapturously embraced the Neocon Wars.
You made your bed, war bloggers. Sleep in it. And don’t blame us for your bad dreams.