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Current Status: US Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage On Friday morning, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was a protection granted by the Constitution, legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. Ma…
Saeed Oday Saeed Oday 5 days ago
Of course, thats fair. You are entitled to your own opinion and religion. I don't think this ruling encroaches upon that though.
Eponymous1 Eponymous1 2 days ago

If the state can tell us that sexual union between a man and a man or a woman and woman is EQUAL to that between man and woman, or that a man can actually BE a woman, then the state can tell us ANYTHING.

Are you familiar with Orwell's 1984 at all?

"“How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?”


“And if the Party says that it is not four but five — then how many?”


The word ended in a gasp of pain. The needle of the dial had shot up to fifty-five. The sweat had sprung out all over Winston’s body. The air tore into his lungs and issued again in deep groans which even by clenching his teeth he could not stop. O’Brien watched him, the four fingers still extended. He drew back the lever. This time the pain was only slightly eased.

“How many fingers, Winston?”


The needle went up to sixty.

“How many fingers, Winston?”

“Four! Four! What else can I say? Four!”

The needle must have risen again, but he did not look at it. The heavy, stern face and the four fingers filled his vision. The fingers stood up before his eyes like pillars, enormous, blurry, and seeming to vibrate, but unmistakably four.

“How many fingers, Winston?”

“Four! Stop it, stop it! How can you go on? Four! Four!”

“How many fingers, Winston?”

“Five! Five! Five!”

“No, Winston, that is no use. You are lying. You still think there are four. How many fingers, please?”

“Four! Five! Four! Anything you like. Only stop it, stop the pain!”

Abruptly he was sitting up with O’Brien’s arm round his shoulders. He had perhaps lost consciousness for a few seconds. The bonds that had held his body down were loosened. He felt very cold, he was shaking uncontrollably, his teeth were chattering, the tears were rolling down his cheeks. For a moment he clung to O’Brien like a baby, curiously comforted by the heavy arm round his shoulders. He had the feeling that O’Brien was his protector, that the pain was something that came from outside, from some other source, and that it was O’Brien who would save him from it.

“You are a slow learner, Winston,” said O’Brien gently.

“How can I help it?” he blubbered. “How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.”

“Sometimes, Winston, sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”

We as a people have folded and abandoned our reason much more easily than did Winston Smith.

LIES. Now we must live by them.

And the end game of living by lies for our own expedience is our own dehumanization:

In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.

— Theodore Dalrymple

V12_BITURBO V12_BITURBO 2 days ago

Good. We need to keep moving toward the direction of not withholding rights from people without them giving us a good reason to do so. An example of withholding rights without good reason is slavery. We have almost beaten slavery. So this is good news.

Donkey Hotay Donkey Hotay 2 days ago

If you're against Gay Marriage, then don't have one.

Problem solved.