I’m not usually a great fan Brendan O’Neill’s Telegraph blog, disagreeing profoundly with most of what he says there, but inyesterday’s blog he offers a very perspicacious explanation for Britain’s political and media elite’s embrace of gay marriage, despite the lack of popular support. Here’s a quote from it, although I recommend reading the whole piece:
“[Supporting gay marriage] is so very useful as a litmus test of liberal, cosmopolitan values, having become a kind of shorthand way of indicating one’s superiority over the hordes . . . . its transformation into a clear-cut moral matter that separates the good from the bad, shows what its backers really get out of it – a moral buzz, a rush of superiority as they declare, to anyone who will listen, that they are For Gay Marriage.”
It’s not just a “moral buzz” they get out of it, but also a means of asserting moral authority as a source of power-political advantage.
And the very same explanation also goes some way in explaining our political and media elite’s much longer standing support of another, far more important and damaging, “moral cause”: that of transforming Britain, via the madness of mass 3rdworld immigration, into a multi-racial and multi-cultural society and melting pot.
One need only replace the cause of “gay marriage” with that of “multiracialism and multiculturalism”, which assumes, as a moral imperative, that race and ethnic origins are of no social or political importance, except to evil “racists ” like the Nazis, when in fact they are of profound importance to any deep and meaningful sense of both personal and group, i.e. national, identity.
I don’t know if gay marriage will undermine the institution of marriage, as many fear, but I do know that mass 3rd world immigration and the multi-racial and multicultural society it has given rise to have undermined the institution of the “nation state”, by destroying the natural ethnic basis of the nation on which it was based.
The implications of this are so profound and unsettling (bit of an understatement, I know) that one can understand the resistance (conscious and subconscious), especially on the part of our political and media elites, to facing up to it. But that is what we have to do – and the sooner the better.