Every time I start to think that politics don’t matter… that there’s nothing we can do about it anyway… that they’re all alike… a lovely little Neanderthal like Tom DeLay will come along to set me straight (no pun intended).
In a speech to Knox County Republicans, DeLay clarified for me exactly why he and his cronies must be removed from power. For if he is to be believed, we Americans don’t give a damn about the economy or taxes or jobs or health care or education or the environment or terrorism. What we are (and, by his reckoning, should be) most concerned with is the crisis of homosexuality.
Americans “have been tolerant of homosexuality for years, but now it’s being stuffed down their throats and they don’t like it,” DeLay said. “They know it will undermine the very foundation of this society, will undermine our understanding of what families are.”
The very foundation of this society.
Let that sink in for a bit.
According to DeLay, if the trend continues, when you get up in the morning life as you know it will cease to exist. The fact that the state officially sanctions a commitment between two people in love without regard to their body parts will destroy the very foundation of this society.
“…security and prosperity are not worth anything if you don’t maintain and protect the American family from the onslaught that is attacking the family, starting with gay marriages,” he said. “We believe the American family is headed by a man and woman, and that is marriage, and that is the foundation of this country.”
You unmarried folk have nothing to contribute to society. You celibates are taking up valuable resources, denegrating the sanctity of the family. You homosexuals are an evil blight that must be eradicated…
There is one thing DeLay said that I agree with wholeheartedly, and I will use it to maintain my resolve in working toward the defeat of foul bigots like him:
“Every now and then, an issue that is central to who you are and what your world view is comes along.”
Thank you, Mr. DeLay, for clarifying that for me.
[ Thanks, Scott ]