Monday, April 22, 2013

Lucia The Dinosaurs may have lost, but the Barbarians won last week

The above cartoon by Tom Scott was published in the Dominion Post on the Thursday morning last week following the final vote in Parliament to re(un)define marriage.

Tom Scott's bias is obvious.  He refers to the bill as the "Marriage Equality Bill" rather than the Marriage Amendment Bill, and those 44 MPs who stood firm against the forces of imaged progress are drawn as dinosaurs, ie, of the type that will soon become extinct.

Except, societies that don't restrict sexual activity to marriage (real marriage between a man and a woman) are the ones that will die out.  Really, Tom Scott's cartoon should have also shown the supposed "champions of progress" as barbarians, people who have inherited civilisation but don't really understand it and so will destroy it without even knowing they are doing so.

From Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism Rejected Homosexuality:

Societies that did not place boundaries around sexuality were stymied in their development. The subsequent dominance of the Western world can largely be attributed to the sexual revolution initiated by Judaism and later carried forward by Christianity.

This revolution consisted of forcing the sexual genie into the marital bottle. It ensured that sex no longer dominated society, heightened male-female love and sexuality (and thereby almost alone created the possibility of love and eroticism within marriage), and began the arduous task of elevating the status of women.

It is probably impossible for us, who live thousands of years after Judaism began this process, to perceive the extent to which undisciplined sex can dominate man's life and the life of society. Throughout the ancient world, and up to the recent past in many parts of the world, sexuality infused virtually all of society.

The above article needs to be read and memorised and assimilated by every single person who cares about real marriage. He who forgets the past is doomed to repeat it. Real marriage acts as constraint on mens' nature and protects women and children. Without that understanding, the barbarians can mock and jeer and redefine words, but they can't destroy real marriage if we don't let them.

We have entered a dark age.

Related link: Tom Scott Cartoons

4 comment(s):

I.M Fletcher said...

As far as homosexual practice and a culture dying, I also posted this before (somewhere?) -


Dr. Carle Zimmerman from Harvard wrote a book in 1947 in which he researched the different roles that marriage played in different historical periods. He wanted to find out if there was a correlation between the health of a nation and the health of the family. His book is called “Family and Civilization”.

He found that there are three basic patterns to families. One pattern is always dominant in a developing nation, the second pattern always dominates in a thriving nation, and the third pattern always dominates in a nation in decline.

He found a direct correlation between the health of the family and the health of a nation. He said that you can predict exactly where a nation is in its life cycle just by studying the family.

According to this research, eight specific patterns of domestic behaviour have signalled the downward spiral and imminent demise of every culture:

* Marriage lost its sacredness; it was frequently broken by divorce.

* Traditional meaning of the marriage ceremony was lost. Alternate forms and definitions of marriage arose, and traditional marriage vows were replaced by individual marriage contracts.

* Feminist movements appeared, and women lost interest in child bearing and mothering, preferring to pursue power and influence.

* Public disrespect for parents and authority in general increased.

* Juvenile delinquency, promiscuity, and rebellion accelerated

* People with traditional marriages refused to accept family responsibilities.

* Desire for and acceptance of adultery grew.

* Increased tolerance for sexual perversions of all kinds, particularly homosexuality, with a resultant increase in sex-related crimes.

Sound like any culture that we know?

Lucia Maria said...

There's a similar study from the 1930s, which basically goes through what went wrong with every civilisation that no longer exists, and it found much the same thing. I can't remember the name of the writer, however. I do know it's quoted quite a bit, but getting a copy of the book is pretty much impossible as it's out of print. Maybe someone will republish like the book you quote.

scrubone said...

Lucia Maria: if it's out of print it might be on google books perhaps?

scrubone said...

As for your last comment, I would consider that we entered the darkness when parliament voted to outlaw reasonable child discipline, giving a branch of the government that already had few immediate checks and balances even more power to destroy the lives of anyone it chose.

How can we claim as a nation to have freedom when the government has so much power?

This is small potatoes by that standard.

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