As every blogger does, I scout other blogs, news aggregators and press agencies to inform myself about what happens in the Catholic world and to decide what issues might be the subject of my next blog post. Some days are more eventful, others less and others still are positively boring.
What I have seen in the last days, though, is something of which I can’t remember the equal in this almost one year of blogging. The news of the so-called “same-sex marriage” has taken such a large place in the news panorama as to justify the opinion that this might become one of the biggest themes – if not the biggest one – of the 2012 US presidential race.
Mind, this is not the media storm raging one day and promptly substituted by other news the following one. The flow of angry reactions has been unabated for one week now; criticism has emerged from liberal outlets like the Boston Globe, and there are growing signs that the US episcopacy is going not to let this go.
In short, the times when homosexuals (we must stop calling them “gay”; we really do; would you call zoophiles “smart”?) could claim whatever “right” they wanted and the general population remained silent and embarrassed for fear of being considered “backward” and “oppressive” are rapidly coming to an end, the Christian ranks now slowly beginning to form.
When this happens, it will be the sure death of the homo agenda. What is generally not well perceived is that many societal issues are the pet of a tiny minority, imposed on the majority only because the latter is not upset enough to react against the imposition. It is like having a bad neighbour that is a nuisance only once in a while, and certainly not enough to start an all out fall out. But when the neighbour crosses some invisible line – or the homo agenda attacks the very foundation of Christian society; nay, of every society! – then the full mobilisation becomes, in time, unavoidable.
Or you can make a comparison with Pearl Harbour. The Japanese attacked the United States on the assumption that the country, satiated and corrupted, would have preferred to pay the price of peace rather than the one of war. But when the United States showed that this would not be the case, Japan’s war was already lost, the remaining 44 months being merely the time necessary to despatch the now already inevitable execution of Japan as a military power. Too big was the difference in military strenght, industrial capacity, technological potential. It was like a game of “Risk” by which one contestant can take an additional full handful of armies at every round. Already on the 8th December 1941, there was only one possible outcome.
The same happens in our days. Homosexuals comprise between 0.5% and 1.5% of the population. It is fair to say that they are, from the political point of view, less than a fringe group; they are, in fact, almost irrelevant. Their only hope is that they can make their issue the pet of some political group (liberals, say) and profit from the inertia of the population to get their agenda through. They are like Japan hoping that the United States don’t choose outright war.
If we look at the broader picture, we see that the combined forces of both the perverts and their assumed “intellectual” allies are vastly overwhelmed by the Christian base of the country, and that the pro-homo stance is by far not unanimous among the leftists. So much so, that even in time of prolonged media subservience to the homo agenda, and tepid resistance from the Church, they have lost all the 31 popular votes held on the matter, even in states like California! Let me stress this again: this is without the matter having become a dominant political issue, and without the Church having declared a holy war on this.
The decision in New York has, I think, changed the situation on the ground. New York State’s legislation is on its way to become the homos’ Pearl Harbour.
When the Christian giant awakens, it will take time and effort to get rid of their agenda, as it took time and effort to the United States to obliterate Japan as a military threat. But in one case as in the other, there is only one possible outcome.
1) Both were made for a good cause and with good intent.
2) Both got out of control, and disaster ensued.
3) Both released highly toxic materials.
4) Both caused negative consequences lasting for decades.
5) Both show an astonishing lack of proper internal controls.
6) Both show clear lack of communication, inept damage limitation, and a massive dose of wishful thinking.
7) Both caused serious consequences for generations of innocent people.