This Oughtta Be Good

Liberals love them some gay marriage, but hate them some Mormons, so this ought to be one for the ages.

Quoting William Jacobson quoting Martha Nussbaum, on legalizing gay marriage:

Polygamy would have to be permitted

Martha Nussbaum, btw, is one of the big legal brains behind the gay marriage push.

You know, the more I read the Dark Enlightenment sites, the more their view makes sense to me.  What is modern liberalism but r-selection run amok?  In order to temporarily sate their virtue jones, the gay marriage folks have permanently empowered the most “fundamentalist” of all fundamentalist groups.

On the doctrines of the Latter-Day Saints, I have no opinion.  But demographics don’t lie.  Mormons will outlive you.  They will outbreed you.  And while liberals flit from cause to cause like the scatterbrained butterflies they are, Mormons don’t quit.  Liberalism is quite literally an addiction.  Mormonism is a way of life.  And, on average, they’re better educated, more prosperous, way whiter, and way, way, waaaay more organized than any other demographic group in America.

If I got my knickers in a twist over the impending theocracy the way liberals always claim to, I’d look to Salt Lake City long before I’d worry about Rome (Italy or Georgia).

At bottom, I really don’t think liberals are anti-religion (because really, who’s more dogmatic than a liberal?  Torquemada ain’t got shit on your average MSNBC viewer).  Nor do I think they’re anti-Christian, though of course they think they are (and will quite happily tell you so after a drink or three.  Go ahead, ask ’em; company “holiday parties” are always a good venue).  Christian-bashing is just a socially safe way to get a quick virtue fix.  Being flighty little r-selected bunnies, they don’t really comprehend the organized part of “organized religion;” commitment to a set of fixed values just isn’t in their wiring.  Having gotten their bump from the gay marriage thing, they’ll flutter on over to the next great social justice crusade, forgetting all about both gays and polygamists.

When they remember — some nice, clean-scrubbed young men knocking at the door with a few pamphlets — it’s going to come as a biiiiiig shock.  And then they’ll get to see just how much fun it is to have an antithetical set of values browbeaten into you from all sides.  Hope I’m around to see it.  Hell, I’d go Mormon just to hasten the day.

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4 thoughts on “This Oughtta Be Good

  1. philmon

    But remember, when conservatives suggested polygamy would be next, we were told “don’t be ridiculous, scare mongers!”

    I’m pretty sure we also said that people wouldn’t be able to keep their insurnance or their doctors and their insurance premiums would rise, but

    Faux News! Raaaaaacist!!!!

    Whatever.

    1. severian Post author

      Yup. As if any more evidence were needed that these days, “raaaaacist” simply means “a conservative is right about something.”

    2. Cylar

      But remember, when conservatives suggested polygamy would be next, we were told “don’t be ridiculous, scare mongers!”

      I made precisely that point in an essay I wrote a number of years ago about the gay marriage phenomenon, one I’m planning to reprint shortly here on RC. Watch for it.

  2. Cylar

    Being flighty little r-selected bunnies, they don’t really comprehend the organized part of “organized religion;” commitment to a set of fixed values just isn’t in their wiring.

    They also don’t seem to comprehend the commitment to religious values which is put on display by fundamentalists of that other religion – the one whose hardcore adherents pass the time by blowing themselves up while attempting to snuff out the lives of others.

    The Left can’t comprehend that, either. Those must be outliers; surely it couldn’t be possible that generations of values lead the zealots of their number to do precisely this.

    Back to the issue of Mormons, I take great issue with their theology – but none whatsoever with their politics – and outright pleasure with the way they drive the Left bonkers. The secular types HATE Mormons and they HATE Mormonism. The Mormon Church makes a good stand-in for the Catholic Church when on the subject of what they disdainfully term “organized religion.”

    Both are seen as monolithic, faceless organizations who vote as a bloc and otherwise tend to get in the way of what liberals want. Both are seen as stalwart defenders of old parchments, musty books, archaic teachings, and other relics of a bygone era. Both stand opposed to liberal crusades to remake Western Civilization in their image. Both must be destroyed at any cost.

    If only the Left saw that zealots of that other religion in such negative terms, we might have something to work with. If only they were so willing to condemn a gaggle of 7th century barbarians who delight in stoning rape victims, blowing up Jewish pizza parlors, sawing off the heads of nonbelievers, and generally marauding around the world spreading their faith at the point of a sword…then I might regard the Left as well-meaning but misguided people legitimately concerned about the role of religion in public life. Instead, I see it attempting to make common cause with radical elements (who will be delighted to turn on the secular Left the moment their common enemies have been wiped out or neutered), while trying to destroy a pair of religious institutions that fight valiantly to preserve what’s left of Western Civilization as our grandparents knew it.

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