…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Breakdowns of same-sex marriages is often overlooked part of the Socialist International ‘rights’ parcel. The push for legalising cohabitation between partners of the same sex has deep moral and societal implications, but at the moment it really makes no difference to me except for one thing: the socialist/ global government activists have already misappropriated one word – ‘gay’, and now they are about to steal another, a ‘marriage’. It is not even a case of 2 to 3 % of population imposing its standards on the rest, for out of those 2-3% only about 2% are the militantly intolerant, self-important misfits. However, I leave that to those better informed and more intimately involved with the subject – for example http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/piersakerman/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/opposition_to_gay_marriage_on_target/ or to Ian Wishart – Eve’sBite (2007) supposedly “the most politically incorrectbook ever published in New Zealand” .
But the second thing. It occurred to me that whatever one may think of efficacy of marriage counselling by the wet-behind-the ears victims of the contemporary tertiary education, counselling is practically compulsory in the Lionel Murphy spawned Family Court. Hardly a client would say or allow a lawyer to say in open court that he/she doesn’t believe in that nonsense, though absolute majority would say that in confidence. It would take a great courage to say to the emperor he has no clothes, when he has you by the balls. The counselling farce doesn’t come cheap. The counsellors get on average over $52,000 p.a. I mention the figure not out of envy; if populosus wishes to pay, so be it. Unfortunately, it is by and large a taxpayer who pays and whose wishes do not count. And a court can order a person to attend counselling and to pay for it, unless he (why I guess it would be he?) proves he cannot afford it.
When, inevitably, the majority of the same sex marriages break down the formerly happy spouses will have to go through the same, mostly futile and expensive proceedings. As far as I know, no dissolution of marriage lasting less then two years, no custody or maintenance (parenting) dispute is likely to proceed to a hearing unless and until the parties go through the counselling charade.
In our Aboriginal communities the nurses or counsellors have to be of a particular tribe, or even, as I was informed, of a special segment of a tribe, before a patient would graciously consent to a consultation or treatment. This greatly reduces the quality and timeliness of health service and by increasing number of health service providers increases its cost.
Will the same sex parties demand homosexual/lesbian counsellors? Based on the past performance of their self-appointed and assertive leaders, they will. And the way the current Government and the media are prone to appeasement of all politically correct demands, however extreme, they will get them. The mandatory counselling machine will expand and the taxpayer will finance another echelon of public servants. Perhaps that is what the socialist manipulators mean when they urge the uneducated masses to embrace diversity.
When discussing the subject with my friends and acquittance, I was told that I am barking up the long-time-dead tree, as all the Family Court counsellors are either lesbian or homosexual. I do not believe that, but were it so, no additional money would be needed. Heterosexuals are mostly tolerant people, sometimes tolerant to a fault. So, for that matter, is the silent majority of homosexuals.
I also heard a suggestion that if necessary the flocks of Australia’s unemployed imams could be recruited for such a purpose. Even if they lacked some of the job-description empathy, at least they would be unlikely to favour one party over the other.