Sunday, March 15, 2009

Defining Deviancy Down, Chapter MMIX

A small newspaper in Massachusetts reports the following news story, a sign of our times:

A woman who allegedly intended to artificially inseminate her wife with her brother's semen has been charged with domestic assault and battery. Pittsfield police responded to a call shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city's Morningside neighborhood, where the assault allegedly occurred. ... Jennifer A. Lighten, 33, told police that Stephanie Lighten, her wife, was "all liquored up" when she returned to their Lincoln Street apartment, where the defendant then allegedly tried to use a syringe to inseminate her, according to a police report.
This is naught but a garden variety attempted rape, and a matter of minor note, except:

This newspaper had the sheer GALL use the phrase "her wife" in dead earnest: they regard the female rapist pervert as the "wife" of the female victim.

This is how propaganda works, the Big Lie in action. We see this BS over and over and over, and we are eventually intended to get used to it.

No. Never. I for one refuse to go along with this gag. Just because Massachusetts' Gods in Black decreed that men can marry men doesn't make it so; the only thing it proves is that the Gods in question are either stupid, or evil, or both.

Thomas More faced this same dilemma five hundred years ago. Once, certain Gods in Black made a decree concerning the King and the Church; he was ordered to agree to that decree, or else. In Robert Bolt's play "A Man for All Seasons," More was asked to sign a paper recognizing the King's rule over the Church, which led to the following exchange.

Cranmer: Then the matter is capable of question?

More: Certainly.

Cranmer: But that you owe obedience to your King is not capable of question. So weigh a doubt against a certainty —— and sign.

More: Some men think the Earth is round, others think it flat; it is a matter capable of question. But if it is flat, will the King's command make it round? And if it is round, will the King's command flatten it? No, I will not sign.

Nor shall I. Non serviam.

NOTE: The Berkshire Eagle disabled the comments associated with this story. Cowards.

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