If you plan on supporting the concept of traditional marriage — members of the opposite sex with a bare minimum of common ancestors¹ — in the public square debate, for God’s sake be careful [looking around and lowering my voice as I type]. Please keep the following in mind:
- Defeat is assured in this particular battle of the culture wars. Defeat not being the same as a lost cause, as defined by T.S. Eliot.
- The defeat itself will be a drawn out affair, as our opponents keep us marginally alive for the sake of vengeance, not unlike how how certain species of ants keep flocks of plant lice as slaves to milk them for droplets of sugar. [See above and @ 4 minute mark of Werner Herzog's wonderful documentary, Encounters at the End of the World].²
- Unique opportunity to hone your debating skills in a zero expectations environment.
- Experience will look good on your resume, but poorly in your NSA file.
- Brendan Eich might be out, but Reihan Salam points out how his integrity is in.
So, how did we get here? Well as you can imagine, we came up against a powerful opponent: heterosexuals. Stay with me, or better said, stay with me as I attempt to stay with the columnist Ross Douthat and Ramesh Ponnuru from National Review.