Homosexual militants are all about using any method possible to advance their agenda. “Tactics” described in Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” are included in their continued assault against traditional, Christian sensibilities, or so it would appear, consciously or otherwise.
Alinsky, an all-out neo-Marxist, left-wing Chicago radical, interestingly enough, often referred to euphemistically as a “community organizer” – not unlike his most high profile devotee Barack Obama – taught in “Rules” that:
“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”
Far from presenting the merits of one’s vantage point, progressives, including same-sex “marriage” advocates, look instead to the stratagems of deceit and personal attack Alinsky proscribed in his manifesto.
A most ridiculous aspect of Alinsky’s proscribed ridicule is the manner in which words are perverted until they are so far removed from their original meaning they no longer have ANY meaning whatsoever.
Take for instance a recent article featuring the same-sex marriage topos of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo which refers to policies like “don’t ask, don’t tell,” as draconian.
By implication, the same feature states that those who recognize marriage in the traditional sense, i.e. between one man and one woman; eschewing the attempted universal paradigm shift of the left to incorporate two men, two women, a man or woman and an underage minor of either sex, etc. are equally draconian and downright intolerant.
To ridicule as draconian those who oppose Ayanbadejo’s views that “…American pop culture is ready to accept a gay male athlete…” and that “…same-sex marriage can’t come soon enough …” begs the question, “What exactly does that mean?”
From the dictionary of etymology, examining the origins of draconian, it seems extremely harsh in application to those who disagree with homosexual marriage.
The term finds its genesis from “Draco,” a Greek statesman who laid down a code of laws for Athens 621 B.C.E. that mandated death as punishment for minor crimes. His name seems to mean literally “sharp-sighted” (see dragon).
The same root word is used in Bram Stoker’s Dracula whose malevolent title character’s name transliterates as “son of the dragon or devil.”
If there is any merit to this ridicule, one is left to reconcile exactly HOW supporters of traditional marriage can rightfully be branded bloodsucking creatures of the night bent on putting homosexuals to death as is clearly being implied.
This is the conundrum of same-sex “marriage” pundits and more broadly, progressive radicals as a whole. They use words in such fashion that they become stripped of their true meaning.
So what about when an actual societal draconian reality presents itself? What words can one use to describe for instance the way homosexuals are treated under Islamic Sharia Law, e.g. often times beaten, hanged, and stoned to death, for instance?
One can’t describe it as draconian that was already used to define something entirely different.