Thursday, July 16, 2009
Personal Aside: Obamas Endorsement of Homosexual Rights
Obama the First Real Pro-Gay President.
Not content with working overtime to change the economy from one at least based on free enterprise to a variant of democratic socialism ala Europe, Barack Obama has pledged a revolutionary change in morals by endorsing specifically and in detail a culture at odds with traditional Judeo Christianity that has been in effect for 5,000 years.
Largely skipped by the news media was his speech June 29 commemorating a date that homosexual activists have marked with solemn dedicationthe 40th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots by gay activists in New York. Stonewall was a bar in Greenwich Village serving liquor without a license owned by the Mafia which was a gathering place for homosexuals. The police raided it continually but gay leaders determined that what was needed was an event to commemorate martyrdom. They were correct from a marketing point of view because theres nothing like martyrdom to spur a movement. Nobody was killed but the Stonewall raid by the police triggered a series of outbreaks in New York and has been designated as the gays Battle of Lexington and Concord.
The civil rights people have a number of such datesstarting with December 1 (1955) when Rosa Parks declined an order to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger March 11, the date of the march at Selma March 26 (1939), Marian Andersons performance at the Lincoln Memorial after she was denied to appear at Constitution Hall owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution April 4 (1968), the date Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed June 11, (1969) the date Medgar Evers was killed even June 11 (1963) the date Alabama Gov. George Wallace kept his pledge to stand in the schoolhouse door to prevent the federal government from integrating the University of Alabama.
Every mass movement has seized upon anniversaries for marketing purposes (such as our July 4) and not just in this country. Probably the most dramatic in Europe at the time was in Nazi Germany when Feb. 3 (1930) was designated as a memorial for the slaying of 23-year-old Nazi activist Horst Ludwig Wessel in Berlin purportedly by a Communist. When his cortege was carried in the streets of Berlin March 1 roughly 30,000 marched behind it. The marketing device also featured a song Wessel purportedly wrote, Die Fahne Hoch! (Raise High the Flag) known as the Horst Wessel Song.
When I was visiting Germany in 1938 at the age of 10 with my parents, we were strolling in Berlin a week after we had witnessed Hitlers takeover of Austria (the Anschluss) in Vienna when a detachment of Nazi youth in brown-shirted uniforms some of the boys no older than I marched in goose-step down Unter den Linden boulevard to that song and my father, proficient in German, scribbled notes (as he did from a balcony in Vienna during that countrys takeover). Four years later I discovered why: while he was an officer of the North German Lloyd steamship company and general secretary of the Germania Club in Chicago, he had been recruited on the side as a special agent of the FBI in which capacity he served until the end of World War II. Whether my mother knew his job at the time I do not know (I think not) but I didnt find out until 1942 when the head of the Chicago office of the FBI visited our home for the express purpose of informing us of Fathers role.
In commemoration of the Stonewall anniversary at the first-ever LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) Pride Month at the White Housea veritable carnival of decadence--Obama said:
We must continue to do our part to make progressstep by step, law by law, mind by changing mind. And I want you to know that in this task I will not only be your friend; I will continue to be an ally and a champion and a president who fights with you and for you.
An adroit panderer, he presented a detailed shopping list of the specific actions he has made or intends to make to accommodate the demands of the homosexual lobby including embracing hate-crime laws, supporting civil unions and federal rights for LGBTQ couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights and ending the existing Dont ask, dont tell policy.
His enthusiasm for appealing to the LGBTQ gathering unmatched by the last liberal president, Bill Clinton would normally be subject to an examination as to what Obamas own sexual orientation is. There is no doubt as to his heterosexualityalthough watching him throw out the first ball at the All Star Game could, if considered solely, lead one to think otherwise. But disregard that, please. His motivation can be classified as utter capitulation to personal partisan advantage, generated by no shame due to lack of moral and intellectual discipline or decline in necessary moral traditions.
In many ways, Obamas ignorance of what it is to be decadent has led him to obliviousness of the nature of demographic and moral decay. Remember he was born to a rootless 1960s morally relativist atheist Hippie white mother who was abandoned by not one but two black husbands and was propelled into the disadvantage of two culturally barren Ivy League universities at the height of their disintegrationfrom which both have partially been repaired. His dissimulation in politics comes from an inherent gift of duplicity, yesbut it is heightened by the fact he has utterly no compass for religion or truth, no understanding of the virtuous life, patriotism and pride of country. It is accompanied by elevation of self-indulgence, narcissism and histrionic pretension which reject absolutes such as truth-telling or pricking of conscience. In a very real sense he is tabula rasa, a tablet empty of anything but self-promotion.
In U. S. history his accession will likely be compared to the succession of unstable emperors beginning with Nero, Caligua and Commodus. While they ruled two centuries before the fall of Rome they were popular with the lower classes and their reigns indubitably played a role in Romes decline and fall. If the Age of Obama is not checked the same will come to usbut fortunately there are signs of Americans getting wise to this moral eunuch.
Marxist theory relies on a theory of decadence that separates one from religion, the work ethic leading to mans gradual decrease in his capacity to provide for his needsleading to the probability of socialist revolution in the West. This is his vision. Insofar as we have vision, there is an opportunity for us to shuck it off. A private agnostic-cum-atheist, he wouldnt understand the nature of prayer which is why we have an advantage over him. We can beat this thing yet.