There are many ways to come at this and different levels at which the damage can be seen.
Leviticus 18:22: Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
The first is the purely religious, the article of faith and this is summed up in that quote and in what I wrote at the other place:
This has nothing to do with opinion, it has nothing to do with libertarianism.
It is all in the definition – marriage, by definition, means a joining of man and woman in some sort of sanctity. In a broader, more historical and practical sense, it enables continuity for the family’s assets to be passed down in an orderly and legal way, so that the thieves in government and elsewhere can’t steal it.
It introduces the concept of dignity and decency to the picture.
Far more importantly, it transcends and overshadows any pseudo debate in the media or on blogs in this short time period now. The eternal is the eternal and will reassert itself, like nature.
Commenter James Wilson, an American, added a much broader and necessary take:
Being quite removed from the Irish scene, it’s only a guess, and I’m guessing that this is an unserious vote which is essentially intended to thumb a collective nose at the Catholic Church for it’s revealed behavior over the last two generations.
And it is no coincidence that the pro-gay marriage sentiment is happening as marriage itself is failing. Marriage is now a terrible and fearsome bargain for a man to face. But the fact is, homosexuals do not have any desire to be married, and never did. That was one of the loudest boasts of the lifestyle. But they do like the power of putting propaganda in your face.
Perhaps one half of millennials believe one quarter of the population is “gay”. Mission accomplished. As you printed above, “The ugliness we see around us has been consciously fostered and organized in such a way, that a majority of the population is losing the cognitive ability to transmit to the next generation, the ideas and methods upon which our civilization was built.”
To which I add that it is certainly the aim of the rabble-rousers who caused this to bring down the Church, ostensibly for all the maltreatment of girls, the paedo scandals, the corruption in the hierarchy – in fact the things which the protestant beginnings were all about.
The difference is that this time, it is not people like Luther who want to throw out the corruption but leave the message alone – this is people who want the whole thing gone. They don’t make this call on Buddhism, on Hinduism, bottomless pits of money are not poured now into such campaigns on them.
It is only one religion and its power to free the individual from the State which is the issue here. It always was, from Roman times onwards. This is a subversive faith because it involves doing good to people. The fact that corrupt or misguided people have got into it – see Welby, the Pope – is a valid criticism but that doesn’t touch the message and the message is what the PTB want killed off.
A more sociological take on it, reprinted from the Schiller Institute:
The ugliness we see around us has been consciously fostered and organized in such a way, that a majority of the population is losing the cognitive ability to transmit to the next generation, the ideas and methods upon which our civilization was built.
The loss of that ability is the primary indicator of a Dark Age. And, a new Dark Age is exactly what we are in. In such situations, the record of history is unequivocal: either we create a Renaissance—a rebirth of the fundamental principles upon which civilization originated or our civilization dies.
Yuri Bezmenov touched on it in the 80s:
They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern [alluding to Pavlov]. You cannot change their minds even if you expose them to authentic information. Even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still can not change the basic perception and the logic of behavior.
In other words [for] these people, the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. To rid society of these people you need another 15 or 20 years to educate a new generation of … common sense people who would be acting in favor and in the interests of … society.
[The aim is] to “change the perception of reality of [all] to such an extent that – despite the abundance of information – no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.”
This multi-stage process requires media complicity/mediocrity, control of educational policy, widespread corruption in politics and industry, and the unlimited money/credit of the international bankers.
The gays I know just want to be treated with respect and left alone unmolested to do as they do. Most people in the society do not feel they must go off and kill them. This however, is not enough for the rabble-rousers – they want the faith which redeems the ordinary citizen and which offers hope in a non-Statist solution and way of living – they want this killed off and for the State to step into the vacated breach.
That’s what this thing is all about. There is more than high politics in this – this is the destruction of society by a thousand cuts and the Irish have been taken in, as so many over here are and will be next, with Welby and the Pope cheering on, by all the faux compassion and tolerance the rabble-rousers pretend to and which people so naturally follow, as if following the Pied Piper.
They don’t give a damn, the evil muvvers who are doing this. Gays will be first up against the wall once the control is complete. Yuri Bezmenov say KGB files which stated exactly that – once the useful fools had done their legal duty, they were targetted for the wall or for oppression, as the Soviet people were.
That’s where this is headed.
The Lord of the Rings is not a bad analogy. Sharkey has got into Hobbiton Ireland and the ones he wants killed off are Strider and Gandalf, the ones protecting the society from afar. Kill them off and western society has no further protection. It was what the Romans did with the Druids.
First in will be ISIS Islam, second in will be the global state. And an entirely unnecessary referendum kicked it off.