|Too unpalatable for Little Johhny|
Every self respecting red-neck is disgusted with the thought of two men
climbing into bed together and having sex. With the sound-proofing in
modern buildings getting poorer every year, avoiding being kept awake by the
primal grunts of two sweaty men through the dividing wall of the next apartment
is paramount to one's peace of mind of mind in the modern age. And as for
explaining those funny sounds to the children, well ..
So it's very easy to seize upon a solution which relies on government force. Locking up all the shirt
the local prison is one way to keep the grunts out of earshot, but it's
expensive and it has proved unpopular in the modern 'tolerant' age. It seems
that people's rights to have consensual sex with whichever adults they please has just
about won the day.
But arch conservatives like Johnny (retiring real soon now) Howard are not
content with just fighting a rear-guard action against the tail gunners. Little
Johnny has struck big a blow against the creeping acceptance of deviance in the
age of political
correctness: there will be no gay marriages in Australia. Johnny said
Marriage is the most fundamental institution in our society.
So fundamental it seems, that the government has an obligation to control it,
regulate it, and refuse it to people who aren't approved of by, well, the
government. Further he went on
Marriage, by definition, is between a man and a woman.
By whose definition Johnny?
You mean the definition which was established by people who persecuted gays?
Apparently the justification for government discrimination against gays is that
they have been persecuted by governments before.
Naturally the claws came out and the gay lobby lashed out with the usual
shrieks of 'homophobia'
and 'discrimination', and
both sides managed to cover up the real issue. Marriage has nothing to do
with the government at all. Marriage is simply a contract between consenting
partners, and they have a fundamental right to agree to whatever terms in that
(or any other contract) they choose to. Johnny is right that marriage (ie the
family unit) is the most fundamental institution in our society, and that is exactly
why the government should never have nationalized it.
But with parasitic institutions like the Family Law Court firmly
entrenched in our pockets and our lives, and with conservatives like Little
Johnny firmly committed to controlling as much of our lives as possible, common
sense isn't about to win the day. It's too late. Both sides of politics are
firmly refusing to leave our bedrooms.
The ALP, which normally
bends over backwards for special interest groups like the gay lobby, is going
along with this. Mark (Maddog) Latham realizes that the ALP has lost much of
the redneck vote by courting retarded Aboriginal migrant lesbian feminists, and is attempting
to seduce redneck Australia by refusing to climb into bed with the nancy boys.
Politics does indeed
make for strange bedfellows.