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Without a scintilla of ambiguity and to enthusiastic and predictable applause from the packed audience, Gessen says that “fighting for gay marriage involves lying about what we’re going to do with marriage when we get there.” She continues “We lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change and that is a lie. The institution of marriage is going to change and it should change and I don’t think it should exist”
Seriously worth a watch. Bill O’Reilly back on Fox for a one off interview with Sean Hannity. Together they traverse much the same ground and range of issues that are going on here in Australia, particularly identity politics along with the grievance mongering and associated industry and the way the hard left in an endeavour to derail the country, are trying to rewrite, whitewash and photo shop history and shut down any opinion with which they disagree.
Following in the virtue signalling, preening and politically correct tradition of the AFL, with a captive audience of 84,000, the NRL is determined to shove the politics of gay marriage down the throats of ordinary mums and dads who just want to have a pie and a beer and watch the footy.
“..Macklemore is set to perform at the NRL Grand Final this weekend, and it’s now been confirmed that he’ll perform his Ryan Lewis co-written marriage equality anthem ‘Same Love’ before kick-off. The song, which was released back in 2012 as the US continued to push for marriage equality, went on to reach number one on the Australian charts..”
Like fleas on a dog, the basic thrust and distilled essence of identity politics is about finding, mining and exploiting grievance. Convincing people who never thought of themselves as a victim, that they are indeed, a victim. It’s about creating, exploiting and servicing the newly acquired constituency then moving on to the next target group. That at its core, is the raison d’être of the left.
“…This is why the identity warriors invest so much time and effort finding and backing causes and issues that can validate their identity and status — whether by demanding changes to marriage, or by demanding changes to statues of colonial explorers and governors. Identity politics is really about the politics of moral embarrassment. It is, therefore, ultimately a primitive way of conducting politics…”
In this debate as in so much else, like the climate and energy debate and fake news, Australia and the West generally has entered a sideshow hall of mirrors where everything is stretched, distorted and upside down. Things are not what they seem. “..Totalitarian tendencies in those who increasingly dominate public life in the West – let’s call them the progressive elitists have been pointed out before. Marriage fakery and gender confusion should be seen as parts of the elitist push. There are other parts, too, in other fields. (think climate) — Confusing, distorting, reversing and destroying the meanings of words was a major characteristic of communism, as much as the constant threat of state terror. The elitists in Australia also depend on word forgeries. “Homophobe” has become a term for the hysterical condemnation of ordinary people, and it is as manipulative as any communist cant..”
History comes back to haunt from 1994 — Clinton approves a plan to give aid to North Korea — New York Times
“This agreement is good for the United States, good for our allies, and good for the safety of the entire world,” Mr. Clinton said in a brief appearance in the White House press room this afternoon. “It’s a crucial step toward drawing North Korea into the global community.” — “The agreement goes to concerns we’ve had about the North Korean nuclear program with respect to past activities, current activities and future activities,”
The University of Sydney’s latest marketing campaign titled ‘Unlearn’ beggars belief but provides a striking example of how successful the cultural-left has been in subverting the academy.
While education has always involved questioning accepted truths and challenging the status quo you only need to watch the campaign’s accompanying video to realise that what is intended is more about enforcing a politically correct view of the world on students than wisdom and truth. Since the cultural revolution of the late Sixties and Seventies the more conservative liberal view of education has been attacked and undermined by a rainbow alliance of cultural-left movements including: Marxism, Neo-Marxism, deconstructionism, postmodernism, feminism and post-colonial and LGBTQI theories.
The elite see their virtue, rectitude, and moral superiority reflected back to them in the films, newspapers, advertisements, TV shows, and magazines they themselves create, and it is intoxicating – a gauzy reverie of self ratifying congratulation. Is it any wonder, after such unmitigated success, that the left is apoplectic about having its echo chamber shattered by a barbarian like Trump?