In the aftermath of the Obergefell decision, the kultursmog churned out by our media elites has been thick enough to cut into 8 inch high sections for use as cheap cinder blocks. Cinder block is what the new sexual utopia is going to be built out of, lit up at night by those gaudy rainbow lights, which is, come to find out, cheaper than paint. Of course, whenever the sun is up we will have to deal with life in bunkers made out of cinder block, cut from rancid kultursmog. But you can’t have everything.
For those who do not fancy such an existence, and don’t like how enthusiastically the future is being promised to you, I would like to take a moment to sketch out three lies that are being told you, lies you should take care to hold in derision.
The first lie is that there has been a “sea change” in American public opinion, and that all this tumult around us is the result of that sea change. This is not even close to being true. This has been a power play to establish such a sea change; it is in no way the result of it.
Teams that bite, kick, gouge, and otherwise cheat, and which buy all the refs for a tidy little sum beforehand, are not teams that are confident of winning in the ordinary way. A national definition of marriage decided by Anthony Kennedy and a national definition of marriage decided by a national referendum would be two decidedly different things. Scalia was right to point out how profoundly undemocratic the decision was.
If you are feeling helpless about all of this, here is something you can do and it will help establish this point I am making. The Fourth of July is this coming Saturday. I want to suggest that everyone take a few moments to do one or both of the following things. On the Fourth, send out a Tweet of a photo of the American flag at half mast, with the hash tag #SCOTUSShameHalfMast4th. You can also send out a Tweet of a photo with the American flag upside down, a sign of distress, with the hash tag #LordHaveMercy.
Dollars to donuts, if something like that started to trend, the honchos at Twitter would exercise their prerogative as a private company to not let it trend — you bigots. They would do this in support of their agenda, but it must be marked that their agenda does not just include same sex mirage. Their agenda includes making everyone think that opposition to same sex mirage is anemic. Creating that illusion is part of the battle, and is a central part of their campaign of disinformation. Our response should be organized and disciplined outrage that seeks out an outlet of expression they didn’t anticipate. An outlet that stops short of burning down the White House, which I would regard as quite unnecessary.
The second lie regards the myth of inevitable progressivism. This is what lies behind — in both senses of “lies behind” — the idea of being on the “right side of history.” Two things. First, I would rather be on the right side of Heaven than the right side of history. Second, since progressivism has no possible eschatology other than the heat death of the cosmos, there is no such thing as the right side of history for them. In the real world being on the right side of history means not going to Hell, and this would, it seems to me, exclude sodomizing people.
But progressives like to pretend that history has an arc, and that they somehow know what it is, and that Christians are on the wrong side of that arc. They want to pretend that certain things “just are” inevitable, but this is maintained by nothing other than bombast. It is worth noting that when groups have cultivated the myth of their own necessary victory, they generally don’t take defeats and reverses very well at all — even tiny reverses. Think about what tiny Grenada did to the myth of inevitable Soviet expansion.
The cultural revolution we are dealing with has taken several routes. One was the open revolution of Lenin, which was eventually toppled by Reagan. The other was the “long march through the institutions” advocated by Gramsci, which has not yet been toppled by anybody. But both forms of revolution wanted to exude an aura of invincibility, of inevitability. The former was the evil of Mordor, the latter is the rot of Gondor. But both want you simply to give up the fight. Chesterton is apropos, as always. “The one perfectly divine thing, the one glimpse of God’s paradise given on earth, is to fight a losing battle – and not lose it.”
The third lie is that it is possible for men to plant Canada thistle and reap wheat or barley. God is not mocked — what a man sows will determine what a man reaps. Returning to the first point, to say that the American people did not want this travesty jammed down their throats is not to say that the world would somehow change its nature if they did want it. A vote by a democratic majority would not make water run uphill any more than Anthony Kennedy’s vote will do so. The world is the way God made it, and will stubbornly continue to remain that way.
This should be heartening, exhilarating. In the long run, stupidity never works. For example, summon a national referendum in Greece, and put “hard cold math facts” on the ballot. Say that 85% of the people voted against hard math, and only 30% voted for it. Would math care?