Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lucia David Cameron doesn't know what he stands for


David Cameron recently said:
“Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us; that society is stronger when we make vows to each other and support each other.

“So I don't support gay marriage despite being a Conservative. I support gay marriage because I'm a Conservative.”

His first statement is correct, conservatives do believe that society is stronger when we make vows to each other (through marriage) and support each other.

However, his second statement belies the first. Gay marriage destroys what we know marriage to be and replaces it with a romantic partnership that doesn't have as a natural outcome the rearing of children. It therefore will act to destroy society, as how we understand families and vows and lifelong commitment will change. Mexico's marriage trial of two years (as discussed by ZenTiger below) shows the erosion of understanding that is at play here.

If Cameron believes the two statements, he's a fool. Presumably a well-meaning fool, but still a fool. But, he'd not get away with saying such things if everyone around him knew they were foolish. Our society is strangely taken with foolish notions, so now has difficulty recognising when a fool speaks or when a clever man tries to fool the naive.

Cameron's also trying to redefine Conservatism. Maybe his political party think that the long term destruction of society over which they are presiding is no big deal, but Conservatism has never been about the redefinition of language nor the destruction of society. At it's worst, Conservatism always seeks to conserve, not destroy.

As an example of what is already been happening in the UK along these same lines, passport applications will no longer have the words "Mother" and "Father". These words have been redefined to "Parent 1" and "Parent 2". There's really not much substance behind Cameron's idealism of the concept of parents making vows to one another when most of those parents are just referred to by numbers.

It's best to take the measure of a society by how it's going in real terms rather than just the rhetoric the political leaders spout as to how they think it should be.  The recent riots in London show that the direction the UK is taking is slowly pointing to disaster that when it explodes takes down all those who believe in a different way of life.  When you have a huge feral underclass that grows up without a father in the house and then perpetuates that way of life because they don't know any different and their leaders aren't expecting any more of them, except just for them to become "Parent 1" or "2" then all efforts by Cameron and his ilk trying to get men to marry each other rather than the mothers of their children just become ludicrous.

At least he's getting some push-back from Christian leaders, including a Catholic Archbishop.

Related links: Archbishop attacks Cameron's gay marriage plan ~ The Telegraph
UK Government bans ‘Father’and ‘Mother’from passports due to pressure from homosexuals

1 comment(s):

Redbaiter said...

Cameron is the kind of weak charlatan you get when you don't defend Conservative principles.

Electing fools like Major et al, just like the Nats here with Shipley and Bolger.

And now worst of all, Key.

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