Gay marriage for me has always been a distraction issue. Something the Left uses to manipulate another perceived victim demographic into voting Democrat. A demographic that maybe makes up two percent of the population and primarily exists in states that are already overwhelmingly “blue.”
I don’t really care about gay marriage.
What I do care about is the malignant cancer of political correctness.
I think is was 1994, my sophomore year of college that I first heard the strange, vaguely disruptive term.
What was this ‘correctness?’ It sounded shady. What did it really mean? The letters P.C. floated around campus like an annoying ghost. You couldn’t see it, not particularly threatening, but you’d be happier if it just wasn’t there.
Eighteen years later that pesky ghost has transformed into a psychotic, omnipresent, fire blasting dragon.
It’s what it was always meant to be.
Unknown to me until just a couple of years ago, the origin of political correctness was as the brainchild of the father of Marxism, Karl Marx. A vast, insidious mechanism designed to enslave a nation’s citizens without them ever knowing it. If you can control the argument you can control the people.
Well, the people have politely dealt with this unrelenting monster for twenty years. And now that America has suffered through it’s first blatantly Marxist president – yes, Bill Clinton shared a very similar ideology to our current ruler but was far more adept at hiding his true nature – the people have had enough.
Chik-fil-A shot the first arrow at the dragon.
An arrow that announced the American company’s views are consistent with that of traditional marriage.
And as usual, liberals have displayed about as much mental flexibility as a steel brick.
What’s most fascinating about Chik-fil-A’s public stance is that it’s a corporation actually bucking a trend. Corporations don’t do this. They are colossal machines which make their decisions based on two factors. The bottom line and avoiding lawsuits. I worked in the corporate world and it’s like dealing with day of the robots when it comes to issues of race, gender, and yes, sexual orientation.
Here’s a conversation verbatim I had with a middle manager type guy my first month in the corporate universe:
Middle manager type: Spence! How was your weekend?
Me: Good, man. How was your’s?
Middle manager type: It was outstanding! Did you spend it with a girlfriend or a boyfriend?
Me: Um. No. I’m not gay.
Middle manager type: I didn’t think you were but we maintain a positive, gay friendly atmosphere here.
Me: Um thanks. I’m going to go back to my office now.
Plastic corporate personalities aside, this is the stranglehold political correctness has on our society. Did middle manager type guy really think I might be gay? I doubt it. Did middle manager type guy actually care about the perspective of gays? Based on what a childish, shallow twat he turned out to be, I’d say definitely not. Had middle manager type guy been programmed by his superiors through endless, one-sided ”sensitivity in the workplace” meetings to ask this question? Bingo.
That’s why the support shown on Chik-fil-A appreciation day was so impressive and crucial beyond the day’s events. The Left gets its power through intimidation. Liberals throw around the word “hate” like beads on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras. Who you are accusing and what his or her actual intentions are means nothing to liberals. But intimidation is hollow if you can’t back it up and the lines of free speech advocates that stretched well beyond the Chik-fil-A restaurants signaled that Americans – and even a powerful corporate entity – were no longer going to be bullied by phony leftists who’ve gotten away with their own self-serving intolerance for far too long.
Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emmanuel, is a sterling example of such a leftist.
“Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values.”
A not-so-soft threat. And like our President, Emmanuel has very little use or respect for the first amendment, let alone the Constitution. He presides over a mega city and seeks to appease what he sees as his significantly liberal voting base (Chicago actually has the largest gay and lesbian population per capita in the nation) – and probably our suddenly same-sex marriage “approving” President as well. Even worse, his behavior here is particularly obnoxious due to Chicago’s explosion of gangland violence, murders (311 as of July, 26 this year), and hate crimes.
Strange how we don’t hear a peep nationally from Rahm about the violent atrocities being committed under his watch. But Chik-fil-A’s views on marriage sparks his moral outrage?
Americans are tired of this garbage.
This nation is in big, big trouble and we’re stuck with politicians and a mainstream media who are living in some sort of academic fantasy land. They lecture us on fabricated issues – the temperature changing by a half a degree in the Arctic, a business’s need for the appropriate variety of skin-pigmentation, our career successes being owed to someone who built a road twenty years ago – and accuse of things we haven’t done and being things we are not.
It’s a bad joke.
The Far-Left is once again trying to be as disruptive as possible. It has no interest in gay rights – or anyone’s rights for that matter. Nor does it have any interest in Americans uniting in a constructive, respectful way so we can return to our not-so-long ago glory.
Liberals of course don’t know it’s a joke. They waste our time harping on divisive, esoteric issues and browbeat everyone who doesn’t see the world through their same hazy, rose colored glasses. This is what led Americans to come out in such great numbers to support Chick-fil-A.
Unfortunately, the liberal gay community (yes, I know that sounds redundant but there are conservative gays out there) doesn’t get the Left’s sense of humor either. Another minority too wrapped up in identity politics to see that they’re being played as fools. Thomas Sowell calls this “ethnic narcissism” and although homosexuality isn’t an ethnicity -at least I don’t think it is yet- the principle is the same.
The Left loves this and takes full advantage. After all, if liberal gays realized that – other than the issue of being legally married – they do have the same rights as everyone else then it would be a hell of a lot tougher to get them to fall into Democrat lockstep every four years. This doesn’t mean that their choices are going to be liked by everyone and they don’t have to be.
It’s called reality.
And we all have to deal with it.
Chick-fil-A had every right to express its views. And to be honest, the gay “Kiss-In” response to the appreciation day showed a dangerous lack of perspective. If you are a gay man or woman who feels less threatened by the Occupy Wall Street crowd or a President who is chummy with the Muslim Brotherhood, then you are in for a rude awakening if things in this country ever really do go the wrong, left-wing way. Then like they do throughout the rest of the world, The Far-Left will show the gay community what true intolerance really is. And it won’t be the p.c. police who comes to save you.
It will be those conservative Americans whom stood in incredibly long lines to support our First Amendment rights, America, and of course, Chick-Fil-A.
Copyright 2012 Spencer Wolfe
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