Christian Rout in the Culture War
(The American Conservative) -- by Patrick J. Buchanan --
A Democratic Congress, discharged by the voters on Nov. 2, has as one of its last official acts, imposed its San Francisco values on the armed forces of the United States.
"Don't ask, don't tell" is to be repealed. Open homosexuals are to be welcomed with open arms in all branches of the armed services.
Let us hope this works out better for the Marine Corps than it did for the Catholic Church.
Remarkable. The least respected of American institutions, Congress, with an approval rating of 13 percent, is imposing its cultural and moral values on the most respected of American institutions, the U.S. military.
Why are we undertaking this social experiment with the finest military on earth? Does justice demand it? Was there a national clamor for it?
No. It is being imposed from above by people, few of whom have ever served or seen combat, but all of whom are aware of the power of the homosexual rights lobby. This is a political payoff, at the expense of our military, to a militant minority inside the Democratic Party that is demanding this as the price of that special interest's financial and political support.
Among the soldiers most opposed to bringing open homosexuals into the ranks are combat veterans, who warn that this will create grave problems of unit cohesion and morale.
One Marine commandant after another asked Congress to consider the issue from a single standpoint:
Will the admission of gay men into barracks at Pendleton and Parris Island enhance the fighting effectiveness of the Corps?
Common sense suggests that the opposite is the almost certain result.
Can anyone believe that mixing small-town and rural 18-, 19- and 20-year-old Christian kids, aspiring Marines, in with men sexually attracted to them is not going to cause hellish problems?
The Marines have been sacrificed by the Democratic Party and Barack Obama to the homosexual lobby, with the collusion of no fewer than eight Republican senators.
This is a victory in the culture war for the new morality of the social revolution of the 1960s and a defeat for traditional Judeo-Christian values. For only in secularist ideology is it an article of faith that all sexual relations are morally equal and that to declare homosexual acts immoral is bigotry.
But while this new morality may be orthodoxy among our elites in the academy, media, culture and the arts, Middle America has never signed on and still regards homosexuality as an aberrant lifestyle, both socially and spiritually ruinous.
To these folks, homosexuality is associated with a high incidence of disease, HIV/AIDS, early death, cultural decadence and civilizational decline. And no sensitivity training at Camp Lejeune is going to change that.
Behind these traditionalist beliefs lie the primary sources of moral authority for traditionalist America: the Old and New Testaments, Christian doctrine, natural law. Thomas Jefferson believed homosexuality should be treated with the same severity as rape.
And 31 consecutive defeats for same-sex marriage in state referenda testifies that Middle America sees the new morality as the artificial invention of pseudo-intellectuals to put a high gloss on a low lifestyle.
Not until recent decades have many in America or the West argued that homosexuality is natural and normal. As late as 1973, the American Psychiatric Association listed homosexuality as a mental disorder.
Today, anyone who agrees with that original APA assessment is himself or herself said to be afflicted with a mental disorder: homophobia...MORE...LINK
From article comments:
Paul Gottfried, on December 20th, 2010 at 6:20 pm Said:
I’ve just finished watching FOX news and the ecstatic acceptance of openly gay soldiers by movement conservative high priests Bill Kristol and Charles Krauthammer. The black Democrat and official liberal Juan Williams raised some reservations about lifting the ban and sounded almost like Pat Buchanan in comparison to Kristol and Krauthammer. Well there’s another family value, heterosexuality, that is being thrown out the window in order to strenghen the neoconservative alliance with socially liberal war mongers. Since they don’t have to worry about serious opposition in the movement they control, they can continue to move left on the cultural front.
Chris Moore comments:
Left or Right, Judeofascists never stray far from their warped, pharisaic, statist-authoritarian pathologies; all that really changes is the type of sickness and corruption they seek to impose upon society at pain of imprisonment or death.
Neocon Pharisees Kristol and Krauthammer and their Judeofascist Marxist partners on the Left will accept nothing less than a prostituted, lobotomized, American Zombie rampaging around the globe at their command, assaulting anyone or anything that doesn't conform to their daily whims, particualaristic neuroses, or compulsive contrarian perversions.
There can never be peace, for anyone, with psychopaths like this in charge, or anywhere near the reins of power. Their sickness and insanity has no bottom, and will only end when they do.
The U.S. military is clearly just their play thing, and they want everyone to know it -- especially the military itself.
And why do homosexuals, latent homosexuals and homo-philes want to impose gay tolerance on the U.S. military anyway? Is it for the same reasons that the neocons wanted to impose pluralism on the Mideast? Is it because they want the particularistic minority tail to wag the majority dog? To “prove” that their deviance isn’t deviant at all, no matter how many people or civilizations they have to destroy to gain acceptance? To what end? When put in charge, all they do is nurse murderous grudges against the majority, seek to sow strife and chaos — and then go about declaring how special they are for sowing strife and chaos.
These people don’t want world peace or acceptance. None of them. They’re not happy unless they’re stirring enmity, and poking fingers in the majority’s eyes. And they hate Western civilization to the core. Their actions prove it.
I couldn't care less about the existence of homosexuality, but it's the institutionalization of their "rights" (which in the context of Western civilization, necessarily means the "right" to poke their fingers in the eyes of the majority's ethos, values and norms) that's the problem; the same goes for Jews.
When a deviant minority's "rights" are institutionalized, it inevitably leads to institutionalized preferences, and eventually the overthrow of the majority's ethos, which in this case means the overthrow of America and, down the line, the entirety of Western civilization. The Jewish overthrow of America's political, economic, and social hierarchy is proof positive of where institutionalizing preferences for an angry minority with "issues" inevitably leads.
Better to let the marketplace of ideas rule out, with everyone on the same playing field voting with their feet, or at the ballot box. Why not allow the military itself to vote on this question? They are the ones who have to put their lives on the line. Oh, but that would by "tyranny of the majority," say the deviants when they don't like the outcome of a democratic vote. That's why they become tribal fascist hell bent on using the government to ram their "orientation" down the majority's throat.