…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Oh, the so called unintended consequences, which may (or may not) be unintended by the primary actors, but are entirely foreseeable by a kindergarten child (of old, not one of the today’s wrap-in-cotton-wool and kill-the-spirit variety) and surprise, surprise, may be very much intended by the secondary actors, formerly called eminences grise, now just the ‘enablers’ or financiers. This, somewhat long sentence, brings me to those marriages.
If the media are to be believed the homosexuals worldwide are celebrating the recent US Supreme Court decision on marriages. I have some doubts, though I could claim expertise neither on homosexuality, nor on a marriage; both leave me cold. There is no doubt that the media, in or out of closet, are almost all rejoicing, but the ordinary non-heterosexuals of non-militant variety? They want to live quiet lives.
I intend no moral, historical or theological discourse here though you could ponder why those who since the Gramsci’s times denigrated and undermined the institution of the marriage suddenly discovered that it is such an unalienable human right. You could also ponder what sort of pseudo-Christians took over the churches, and are now busy reinterpreting the Old and the New Testament for the poor, benighted souls who hitherto believed that the anal intercourse is not the God’s preferred way. If you come to the conclusion that all that brouhaha has nothing to do with marriages, sexual practices, taxation or human “rights”, but power, you could be right.
The ostensible victors may yet receive a surprise wedding anniversary present. It seems they never stopped to wonder why their “struggle” methods mirror those of the Islamic minority in the West. They never wondered why they have all this support and financial assistance from so unlikely sources as the Arab/Muslim states. Well, with the government imprimatur the same sex marriages, just as those old-fashioned ones, will have to be officially registered, which today means available to anyone with access to internet. Recorded for posterity, there will be no need for mullahs to inspect posteriors.