Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The Reasonable take Canada

and the Gay Collective marches on! BBC NEWS reports that Canada's parliment has approved a bill that would legalize "gay marriages". Thus, Western Civilization continues to surf on quicksand. Details from this trainwreck:

The legislation that will allow gay marriage nationwide was drafted by Prime Minister Paul Martin's Liberal minority government.
The issue split the Liberal party, with the Cabinet minister for economic development in Ontario, Joe Comuzzi, resigning over the bill on Tuesday.

But supported by most members of the Liberals, the Bloc Quebecois and other allies, the legislation passed easily.

"We are a nation of minorities and in a nation of minorities, it is important that you don't cherry pick rights. A right is a right and that is what this vote tonight is all about," Mr Martin said before the vote.

The national co-ordinator of Canadians for Equal Marriage, Alex Munter, had said the bill's approval would be "a victory for Canadian values".

"I think this is going to be a proud and exciting day to be a Canadian because we are... affirming to the world that we are a country that is open, inclusive and welcoming," he said.

Marriage has been abolished in Canada. Instead of a union between a man and a woman--embodied souls whose complementarity form a union of life and love in which life comes forth. Marriage is now a legal contract between two consenting persons, whose idea of self disavows and dis-integrates his bodies. Once this tumor of denial settles into the culture of the Canadian public, watch divorces sky-rocket and co-habitation jump through the roof. If it isn't happening already, it will.

Can a society founded on such erratic social behavior survive?

Once again, the Reasonable have seen "rights" in the illusion of personhood to which many of them prescribe. Reality denies their speculation, but reality doesn't matter. The Law has established rights, thus, rights will be enforced.

Northwestern Winds has some interesting thoughts on the current affair. He observes:

We bloggers forget that we are NOT representative of the population at large far too often. As Intelligentsia, we are far more prone to give in to various forms of gnosticism, divorcing ideas from the logistic considerations that normally drive people who spend their time working with things. Most of these people don't blog; but they might be persuaded to vote. This is about as settled as abortion, which 30 years on, is still contentious - as bad policy and bad law should be.

He's exactly right. Those politically liberal and libertarian pundits--North and South of the Canadian Border--that keep urging the Tories to "get over it" aren't paying attention to the people. The People are paying attention to their common sense. And common sense sees a big problem with "gay marriage". That's why the Fools may have the last laugh on this issue. With 40% of the Canadian Liberal party balking at the bill, and slightly over 50% against it, Paul Martin and his crew have an uphill battle when they face the eventual election. Canada still has a chance to pull herself out of the Reasonable quicksand. May all Fools pray that she does.