Thursday, January 9, 2014

Gays and the Abuse of Power

We know by long and sad experience that as soon as a person gains power, that person will most likely turn around and abuse the power given him. This is especially true in today's world where there are few social constraints against the abuse of power, which stems from modern liberal dogma. Such dogma has long taught that it represents the powerless, not the powerful, while stamping out all opposition to its political goals. This double standard is especially dangerous when liberalism holds absolute political power in places like San Fransisco, or New York City, or Washington D.C.

Power is abused everywhere. We see examples of the abuse of power within marriages, where men abuse their wives, wives abuse their husbands, and parents abuse their children. We see this in businesses where managers behave like dictators because they hold control over other people's jobs. We see this in schools where students are told what to think, instead of taught how to think. We see this in street gangs, in churches, in corporations, or at the DMV.

Politicians are always susceptible to abuse power granted by the people of the US. We've seen this with Hillary Clinton, who abused her power to hide the truth behind the killings in Benghazi. We've seen this in Attorney General Eric Holder's abuse of power in sending guns illegally into Mexico, as well as in refusing to defend laws he happens to disagree with. We've seen this in Barack Obama who, having been handed power from a spineless Congress, abused his power in order to kill American citizens without due process, and to prolong wars he promised to end.

The abuse of power is not unique to political party, nor to political ideology.

We now see human nature at its worst as gays abuse the political power handed to them by spineless judges and state legislatures. Each time another state redefines the institution of marriage to include same sex couples, gay ideologues gain more power, only to abuse it.

Two examples will suffice:

Those who read or watch the news will remember the stink caused when the A&E network suspended Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame for speaking about his beliefs about homosexuals. While the executives at A&E certainly have the right to pick up or cancel any show they want to in order to try to make money, suspending Robertson for what he believes was an abuse of power. A&E execs were under pressure from gay activist groups who now use the very public media to condemn anyone who doesn't agree with their point of view. In the end, money won over power and A&E reinstated Robertson in the show.

When the movie Ender's Game came out last November, all the media surrounding its release centered, not on the movie, but on the author of the original book, Orson Scott Card. Apparently, Card had spoken about his beliefs against same sex marriage, which is a wildly unpopular view within the entertainment industry. Nearly every media outlet mentioned Card was a bigot or a homophobe. Even the actors and directors made statements against Card's beliefs. You could not read a single story about the movie without it condemning Card's beliefs.

What's the problem here? Aren't we all supposed to be oh-so-loving and accepting of gays in this Brave New World of liberalism? The problem, of course, is that gay dogma's foundation is built on the principle of the abuse of power. Their tactics are those tactics of the abuser. They know that if they attack and abuse a few, key people publicly, if they can destroy their lives or their livelihood, they can then go on to use those tactics against anyone who disagrees with them.

As the courts and state legislatures hand more and more power to those who self-identify as "gay" the group as a whole will grow in its abuse of power to force the rest of the world to accept its dogmas, or at the least, to make unbelievers quail before them in fear of retribution. Theirs are the tactics of belittlement, of name calling, of force, of threats, of the angry mob. They are heady with power without restraint.

Of course gays learned about the abuse of power, not from those whom they condemn as oppressors, but from those who lifted them up and showed them the means to power, without restraint, regardless of consequences. They learned from the liberals who consciously abused others in order to gain more power.

Power does not always lead to abuse. We only have to look at those who wrote and supported the Declaration of Independence to see that many who signed it gave up everything they had in order to uphold the ideals of life, liberty and property. Somewhere inside us all is a nobler voice, a moral voice that persuades instead of abuses, a voice that uses power to achieve, rather than to tear down. I still have hope that voice lives within the hearts of most Americans.