Oh those wild and crazy Bolsheviks, exporting gayness everywhere they go! General Patton saw the problem, saw it clear, he did, and suggested that since we already had the army there in 1945, that we pick up where we left off smashing those goose stepping fairies in Nazi uniforms and crush the gay defilers of Soviet Russia as well, and hang Joe Stalin in the Kremlin with his own pink tutu.
Surely you remember all that history!
Retired neurosurgeon and professional bigot Ben Carson seems to, warning now that Marxists plan on taking over the world by promoting LGBT rights. Really! It’s not our flush toilets they want after all!
You can take your chances watching the videos below. I was consumed by conflicting needs to go to sleep and an uncontrollable rage at human idiocy. To retain my grip on sanity I had in the end to picture Ben Carson practicing this speech at home in his pink princess costume, using a sparkly magic and instead of a microphone. Go ahead, see if that helps you:
Carson really has flipped reality on its head, claiming in what can only be labeled one of the most gratuitous lies in history, that it’s marriage equality’s hetero opponents – not gays and lesbians – who just want to be “left alone” to be themselves.
Here is Carson’s tendentious argument – a straw man of course – explaining the problem with marriage equality supporters to his dim-witted audience:
You know, I liken the gay marriage crowd to a new group of mathematicians who say 2 + 2 is five, and the traditionalists say no, it’s four, it’s always been four, it always will be. And the new ones say no, no, no, we insist, it’s five. So the traditionalists say, okay, for you it can be five, for us it’s four. And the new ones say, no, no, no, it has to be five for you also, and if it’s not five for you, then you’re a mathophobe.
Of course, this isn’t what is happening at all. What is happening is the traditionalists (conservatives) are the ones insisting it has to be the same for everybody, not the “new mathematicians.” No marriage equality proponent I’ve ever heard of has said that straight people can’t get married to members of the opposite sex, but Carson and his crowd are insisting that gays and lesbians can also only marry people of the opposite sex.
Dr. Carson, this ain’t brain surgery. Why are you making it so hard?
Look, all I’m saying is that if you’re against sodomy you must be for Tea Bagging. This guy gets it:
So anyway, these poor bigots just want to be left alone and the pesky gay folks keep badgering them to have gay weddings. It’s horrible! The humanity! Next thing you know somebody will be demanding Carson marry his pet gerbil!
Feel his fake pain:
When we talk about liberty and justice for all, doesn’t that mean that people can be left alone, that no-one else gets to change definitions on them and change life for them?
“They have no right to say to me that I must change the way I think in order to accommodate what they believe. That’s where the injustice comes from, and we have to understand that.
That’s what these folks are doing by the way, just demanding to be left alone while they march around with their hateful signs:
Ben Carson thinks it’s perfectly okay for him to force other people to change how they think, of course, meaning not only gays and lesbians and transgenders themselves, but you and me, who support their constitutionally-given right to be free to be themselves and not how Ben Carson want s them to be.
Ben Carson isn’t selling freedom. He’s selling tyranny. Joe Stalin would be proud.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.