Occupy the Family

Occupy the Family May 14, 2012

Kevin O’Brien make a very sound point:

Occupy Wall Street and related groups were indignant, and rightly so, that the wealthiest one percent of the population seems to control the government.

We would all agree that in a democratic republic, policy that affects every American should not be set by an elite, particularly if that elite is only one percent of the people.

But what if that elite is only half that size?

The (un-“occupied”) Wall Street Journal reports that, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, about five of every one thousand households is a “same sex couple” household – which, apprently means not just “room mates” but sodomites and Lesbians living together as a kind of “family”.

And so, even with “gay marriage” legal in many states, and with homosexual cohabitation legal in all states, only about point-five percent of households in this country are “same sex couples”. Whence, then, comes this tremendous political push to cater to the whims of one half of one percent of the U.S. population?

The only conclusion that we can draw from this is that “gay marriage” is a contrived issue, politically speaking. It is the “One half of one percent” trying to bully the rest of us.

There is something fevered and deranged about the strange push of our elite to radically redefine something as utterly foundational as the family because of a stampede on behalf of one half of one percent of the population. There is also something crazy about the fact that it is consistently achieved entirely through the machinations of elites, either in courts or among our ruling class, while the 31 times it has been put to an actual democratic vote it has been defeated every time.

It is not just atheistic communism that is the mortal enemy of the family. Our post-Christian culture, dominated by a slightly different form of materialist atheism is likewise a powerful corrosive to family bonds and as contemptuous of democratic rule and destructive of ordinary human culture as the revolutionary elitists of the Soviets. It’s just a different elite.

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