Saturday, March 30, 2013

It's the trees, forget about the forest

The current debate concerning homosexual “marriage” is framed by its promoters and apologists as fundamentally a question of “equality.” Seeing these references in the slogans floating around social media these days got me to thinking about this word and its synonyms:  similarity, equivalence, sameness, etc., among other things.

On the one hand is the obvious absurdity that a homosexual union, independent of its being state-sanctioned or not, is equal to or in some sense the same as a heterosexual union—a farcical notion, from a purely biological perspective, brought to you by the crowd who fancy themselves the paragon of scientific enlightenment in the world, ever battling religious obscurantists.

On the other hand is the recurring fallacy of the liberal left: that social mores can be reduced to the question of whether anyone is immediately harmed by the matter at hand and that morality is based on that criterion alone. The wisdom of examining social issues of profound importance with multitudinous implications through a lens that only looks for immediately apparent harm to others is at best short-sighted and reveals the nexus point of homosexual “marriage”, race relations, mass immigration and feminism—in short, the bulk of the PC agenda.

Of course all these matters are framed by the liberal left as simple issues of individual fairness and equality; stripped of any constraining context like tradition, society, certainly not religion or for that matter biology. Reality is a social construct according to this crowd.

To some extent, you have to admire the left’s ability to keep the debate focused away from the forest and squarely on the trees in promoting their agenda. Not only does it give them the opportunity to portray themselves as the good guys in their myopic morality play, it saves them the trouble of dealing with much more complicated ethological questions, like the ill considered ramifications of their policies, but I digress.

The fact is that since the counter-cultural revolution of the 1960s, the left has been largely successful in having their assertions of “equality” and “sameness” go unchallenged. Anyone with the temerity to publically contradict this doctrine is branded with a derogatory Orwellian epithet:  homophobe, sexist, racist, etc.  

The curious thing is that those of us who do see the forest as well as the trees have reality on our side. Who would seriously argue that the very essence of a homosexual union is the same as and equal to that of a heterosexual union?  Being that the interplay of the sexes is the dynamic through which human life is created, society obviously has an inherent interest in promoting and nurturing such relationships. It’s as absurd to assert the “equality” of these relationships as it is to promote the other fictions in the Cultural Marxist agenda.