Sunday, November 16, 2008


Thousands across the nation have come out in protest to the election of Barack Obama to the US Presidency. Ignoring the will of the majority, they have surrounded the DNC headquarters and called for blacklists and boycotts of all who voted for Obama.

Is it just me, or does it strike no one as odd that protests are not organized against victorious candidates and parties in elections, but have been organized by an extremely vocal minority over Prop 8? Why didn't they do this over Obama? Or in '04? or in 2,000?

Never mind the constant miscasting and misrepresentation of the position of the people who supported prop 8. The gay lobby wants everyone to believe something that is manifestly untrue ("H8"); ie, propaganda, which could work in the short term to convince gullible people of the lie that Christianity and oddly enough, traditional religions that condemn homosexual behavior actually "hate" people who engage in this behavior. Of course there are people who actually hate, and some of them claim a religious cloak. But this ignores the vast majority who hold no hate whatsoever; but merely see homosexual behavior for what it is - something that must in the end destroy society. Some see it in terms of religious instruction about the truth of the nature of man, others merely see the rational implications of a society without any limits or definitions. In the long run, it will come around and bite the gay activists in the behind, so to speak. All arguments not based on truth are bound to fail as people eventually learn of their falsehood, and this will turn them back against the people who lied to them.

"If we can move anybody past anger and have a respectful conversation, then you can plant the seed of change," said Seattle blogger Amy Balliett, who started planning the protests when she set up a Web page after the California vote.

Let her talk to me, and we'll plant a seed of change. Only it won't be the change she's thinking of. If people like her were to learn that opposition may actually be rational, she might realize that such words are useless until the arguments are fully understood, from their beginnings. Since the gay lobby teaches that opposition is rooted in irrational religion and mindless bigotry, they can hardly admit that they might really be wrong...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

On Proposition 8

I think this, more than anything, reveals the nature of the war. For the first time those who would turn all social understandings upside down have lost a really important battle. Up until now, the legislative and judicial systems have practically always supported them, and so they could freely call on us to admire and support the system of "democracy" that enabled their victories, while those defending traditional families and understandings have seen the value of their participation in democracy eroded bit by bit.

But now the gay lobby has suffered a defeat. Now they must move against the very idea of democracy, which, expressed in its one true form - referendums - reveals that all are willing to move against the democracy if the 'demo' in the 'cracy' makes the 'wrong' decision. They must resort to legal, but quite undemocratic action to nullify the last victory of the traditionalists over the fashion bugs.

Now the ruling principle should not, ultimately, be democracy. The r.p. should be "who is right?" and that established and enforced. And now the fashion bugs have been revealed to be just as unhappy about a democratic decision as the traditionalists. When the state governor talks about overturning a referendum ("my power over the power of the people") he has declared his commitment to an anti-democratic principle and that reveals, to a degree, the hollowness of our claims to and illusions of living in a democracy.

So the war will continue. And it is a war where somebody will win and somebody will lose. And the losers will have to go into the shadows. There will be no tolerance of a dissenting idea here, especially if that idea has any hope of being turned into reality. Living in the Golden State, I saw, as an agnostic school teacher slowly turning towards Orthodoxy, which way the wind was blowing. There is no place for traditional beliefs in a public setting, and Christians that hold that what they believe matters will eventually be forced into the catacombs.