Whether you hate it, support it or don’t care either way, gay marriage is growing in acceptance. In fact, the change is revolutionary. (see below).
Support for gay marriage reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, marking a dramatic change in public attitudes on the subject across the past decade. Fifty-eight percent of Americans now say it should be legal for gay and lesbian couples to wed.
That number has grown sharply in ABC News/Washington Post polls, from a low of 32 percent in a 2004 survey of registered voters, advancing to a narrow majority for the first time only two years ago, and now up again to a significant majority for the first time.
Most Americans, moreover, say the U.S. Constitution should trump state laws on gay marriage, a question now before the U.S. Supreme Court. And – in another fundamental shift – just 24 percent now see homosexuality as a choice, down from 40 percent nearly 20 years ago. It’s a view that closely relates to opinions on the legality of same-sex marriage.
Ten years ago, the vast majority of Americans opposed gay marriage. Twenty years ago the very idea was pure science fiction. As a libertarian, I have always taken a laissez faire attitude regarding the same sex marriage.
Still, I must say that radical cultural change of this magnitude worries me. As always, it doesn’t bother me that 2 percent of the population want the law to support them in engaging in non-traditional marriage. What bothers me is that entertainment propaganda and political campaigning can cause so many Americans to radically change their deeply held beliefs. The culture war is real and conservatives are losing in a rout.
The implications of that scare me.
In 1923, inspired in part by Lukacs, a group of German Marxists established a think tank at FrankfurtUniversity in Germany called the Institute for Social Research. This institute, soon known simply as the FrankfurtSchool, would become the creator of cultural Marxism.
The only problem was that the working class would not lead a Marxist revolution, because it was becoming part of the middle class, the hated bourgeoisie.
Who would? In the late 1950s, the question was answered: a coalition of blacks, students, feminist women, and homosexuals that’s who.
Reblogged from R.D. Walker