The advocates of gay marriage are bent on repealing the Law of Gravity. Obviously, they’re not stupid.  They realize that’s impossible, so this must be about something else.

I hate writing about this topic because it’s ridiculous, and because what these publicity hounds want is attention, but in the interest of defending Reality from Fantasy I’m compelled.  Obviously there is no such thing as a gay marriage any more than there can be a Catholic Muslim — it’s definitionally precluded, if words are to have any meaning.  Men don’t ‘marry’ men just like men don’t ‘marry’ animals.  They might have an immoral relationship with one, but that’s just inappropriate sexual behavior.  It’s also inappropriate for a married man to have an immoral relationship with another man’s wife, and so one might think that the advocates of gay marriage would champion that arrangement as well, declaring that adulterers should have permission to be married.  But they don’t, as far as I know.  Nor do they make any public statements in favor of including an animal in a relationship, at least not sexually.  The cynic in me says he know why.  Those positions are instant political losers which would poll under 0.1% in favor and permanently tar any advocate as a first-rank crank.

But if gay marriage, why not bestiality?  Why not adultery?  Why not polygamy?

The answer emerges fairly quickly when you get to know such folks.  It’s not that they want society to get off their backs about their particular choice of immoralities.  It not that Civil Union just won’t do, ’cause it’s not about filing joint tax returns and inheritances and medical proxies.

Such people swim in a different ocean than most of us.  They are descended culturally from a long lineage of Those Who Cast Off Restraint.  It’s not hard to find freethinkers all the way back through history who decided that morality shouldn’t exist.  I don’t mean who suppose we should have a right to be immoral, but that the very concept is misguided.  I mentioned earlier about words having meaning — it is another facet of this kind of person to very much want words not to have intrinsic meaning when it’s inconvenient to their preferences.

That’s basically what’s at the core of ‘gay marriage’.  Marriage is a word with an inconvenient meaning, pointing as it does to the self-evident fittingness of heterosexuality, with the concomitant intrinsic rebuke to their particular choice of immoralities, so the fastest route to neutralizing the threat is to redefine the rebuke out of existence.

It’s one of the larger signs of the cultural degeneracy of the past 50 years in America.  That such an argument is even entertained by educated minds is conclusive evidence of the presence in our culture of underlying premises unconnected to real life which are inculcated in the academy so consistently that they remain unchallenged even to the extent that jurists and politicians act against the Law of Gravity.

I got news for them.  That rocket’s got no fuel.  No clothes on that Emperor.  Everyone can stand around the launching pad for the next 100 years saying, “Whoosh!  Whoosh!,” and flinging their arms up but it’s not going to fly, because men don’t have a, well, and at that point one of the most notorious reasons for this whole debate having gotten this far emerges.  Polite people avoid using lewd language, so the vulgar descriptors which would expose this insanity at its root just don’t appear in print.

So it’s not about molesting Fido or inviting a neighbor or two into a permanent soiree.  It’s about whether “meaning” has any meaning, or whether it doesn’t.  For these people, it doesn’t.  They make it up as they go along.  If you doubt me, consider these guys, or these.

I have a personal theory as to why this is increasingly the case in the modern era.  All people everywhere in all earlier eras, as do those in the Third World today, had a kind of ongoing reality check in their lives because of having to work or starve, and frightening levels of infant and small child mortality, which kept people sorrowful and hence humble.  We are spared much of that in the West because of productivity and prosperity thousands of times higher than any other human culture has experienced in the history of the world.  It gives those who are inclined to mischief a huge opportunity to follow their depravities and blasphemies far longer, without the abrupt correction that occurs when the belly or the cradle is empty.