Dunn and Dunner

by Brad Nelson   5/1/14

J.R. Dunn has done an outstanding job defining two issues in his article at American Thinker titled Roe and Gay Marriage.

It’s worth a read. And it’s worth noting that Jonah Goldberg couldn’t bother to find this obvious connection. Well done, Mr. Dunn.

Here’s an excerpt:

But of course that’s not it at all.  The campaign for gay marriage targets the exact same things that abortion did: tradition, middle-class values, the family.  Abortion was part of a large-scale effort by the “Dead Souls” – the upper-class elites – to destroy lower-class attitudes, traditions, and beliefs, above all involving religion and the family, that were thought to be holding back progressive social evolution.  The same motive can be seen here.

Marriage has no actual place in homosexual culture.  It never has.  If marriage were of such overwhelming importance to homosexuals, they would have, at some point in the last several thousand years of civilization, created some institution of their own to reflect it within their ranks.  There is no sign in the historical record that this has ever happened.  (The reason is that the basic impulse behind same-sex attraction is profoundly different from the attraction between the sexes.  But we won’t go into those complexities here.)

Andrew Sullivan and others have reflected this reality by declaring that gay marriage would be “different” from traditional marriage, involving open relationships, shifting liaisons, and the like.  In other words, reflecting gay life as it is actually lived, and for all practical purposes not marriage at all.  That is, something that could have been established generations ago if gays really wanted it.

So if this campaign is not about marriage per se, what is it about? To put it bluntly, it’s about vengeance.  The modern view of civil rights does not involve justice, reconciliation, or tolerance.  It involves revenge.  No longer is it enough to correct injustices, to see to reparations, to guarantee that no backsliding with regard to minority rights occurs.  Since the 1960s, it has been necessary to punish the majority for various historical sins – even if they had no actual involvement.  This began with black civil rights, as the movement, at one time a campaign of high moral content, went off the rails with the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.  In short order we got forced bussing, affirmative action, and political correctness, each of which was intended less to assist blacks than to punish, harass, and annoy whites.  The same has followed with the feminists, Hispanics, and now gays.

It’s worth noting that libertarians tend to be useful idiots in this cause.
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9 Responses to Dunn and Dunner

  1. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    It’s worth noting that libertarians tend to be useful idiots in this cause.

    You beat me to it.

  2. Timothy Lane says:

    I followed the link, and this was certainly a very interesting and sagacious article that demonstrates nicely the viciousness that is the motivation of the fag-boys pushing the issue, as well as the Left’s ultimate goal of destroying the institution of marriage, and thus the family that provides an alternative of sorts to reliance on the State.

    Incidentally, there have been scattered liberals who have admitted that Roe v. Wade (in which the “right” to abort was found in a penumbra of an emanation of the actual Constitution). Darth Vader Ginsburg (the first of the Court’s 3 Weird Sisters) pointed this out, and expressed concern about doing the same thing with regard to homosexual “marriage”. But I can’t imagine it will stop her from abusing her power as juristocrat any more than it’s ever caused her to support pulling back from the sanctity of abortion as “right”.

  3. steve lancaster says:

    The sad commentary about homosexual relationships is that seldom reach the degree of intimacy and bonding that occurs in heterosexual relationships which is difficult enough under the best of circumstances. Some homosexual couples can make it happen but most do not. This I believe is the source of the high rates of infidelity among homosexuals, in short looking for love in all the wrong places. 🙂

  4. Glenn Fairman says:

    This weekend I will be participating in that most retrograde of institutions by giving my daughter’s hand in marriage to her childhood sweetheart– a man.

    Dunn is spot on in exposing the oxymoron of gay marriage as what it is: a central knife thrust at the core institution of nature and tradition. Indeed, at the heart of this battle, it is the extermination of the marriage bond that is targeted. Two old men or women living together as elderly cats may seem to be a harmless and quaint egalitarian concept, but they always had that option open. What they would actually serve up is the condition of individuals who couple as flies of a season. Not only would they have us embrace that temporary bond of convenience, they would have us reverence it as some species of carnal holiness—–in as much as such impossibilities can be even imagined—-like a squared circle.

    In the end, gay marriage normalizes the homosexual perversion and opens the door for polymorphous marriage to groups and in the end to birds and beasts. And if marriage can be literally anything……then it is actually nothing.

  5. steve lancaster says:

    Congratulations for you and your daughter.
    Semper Fi

  6. glenn fairman says:

    Man, I am in this swanky private hotel on the grounds of this compound just north of San Diego. What a beautiful place for a wedding. I myself got married in my in-laws backyard. Times have changed. Still, my daughter can afford this as a Pharmacist. Her 1st job out of college making nearly 70 dollars an hour……..

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      I think we need an extended blog report on this momentous event. 🙂 Or maybe a poem or two.

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