Having not updated their demagoguery playbook since the Cold War ended, today’s right wing continues to blather on about communism as if it were somehow relevant to, well, almost anything. Paul Kengor and the Worldnetdaily would like you to know that those dirty rotten commies approve of gay marriage. Which is important. For some reason.
American communists have finally found a vehicle through which they can destroy marriage and the family, according to author Paul Kengor, and that vehicle is none other than same-sex marriage.
“The communist movement in America is absolutely and totally gung-ho for gay marriage and the full gay-rights agenda, which is a fascinating development because … once upon a time, the Communist Party expelled gays like Harry Hay,” Kengor said in a recent appearance on Roku TV’s “America’s Survival.”
Ever since Karl Marx and Freidrich Engels called for the abolition of the family in “The Communist Manifesto,” Kengor said, communists have sought a tool through which to “redefine, reshape, and take down the family and marriage.”
While they once joined most of the world in shunning “gay marriage,” they now embrace it as the key to dismantling the foundations of Western civilization.
“The key is that they finally have a vehicle in gay marriage that has mainstream public support,” Kengor said. “Never before could the radical left, with their dangerous ideas on family and marriage, could they ever get mainstream public support. Never. But only now, finally, finally they have it, and they’re looking at this with a sense of befuddlement, but absolute joy and amazement that they have mainstream America with them in this fundamental transformation.”
Yes, in a fit of incredible strategery, those dirty commies are going to destroy marriage and family by supporting the right of more people to marry and form families. That’s dash clever of them, don’t you think?
Conservatives may hold to unchanging principles, said Kengor, but progressives have built their worldview on change.
I know, right? Like we’ve worked to change things like theocracy, slavery, the oppression of women and gay people, all things that were once and often still are based on those “unchanging principles” of conservatism. Is he trying to disprove his own position here?