I suppose it had to happen. Legalizing and making mandatory the celebration of homosexual marriage has been touted as the cure for everything from a sagging economy to boils on the ass. Many on our own side are happy because now we can get on with the real issues. I’m still not sure what those issues are or why it was necessary to destroy Western Civilization to fight those issues. But here we are. Now we find that homosexual marriage is the silver bullet, or the neon condom, needed to defeat ISIS. Let’s pause for a moment and consider our enemy:
Now move to the big brain thinkers at Foreign Policy magazine. In this case it is a not-very-bright lawyer, I know I repeat myself, named Rosa Brooks:
Rosa Brooks is a law professor at Georgetown University and a Schwartz senior fellow at the New America Foundation. She served as a counselor to the U.S. defense undersecretary for policy from 2009 to 2011 and previously served as a senior advisor at the U.S. State Department.
I only mention her named because she was a senior functionary in Hillary Clinton’s State Department when the decision was made to hand Iraq over to Iran but they got ISIS instead. Her solution is to send images of the pulsating, palpating crowds cheering on Constitutionally protected sexual deviance to everyone you know.
The second set of images shows another crowd, thousands of miles away from the first. This crowd is full of men and women, all ages and all races, and they’re waving American flags and rainbow-colored flags. This crowd isn’t flanked by gunmen; no one looks frightened or enraged. This crowd is laughing and embracing; a few people are weeping, their faces lit with relief and joy. Caption from the Washington Post: “Gay rights supporters celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington after justices ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry, no matter where they live.”
I know which crowd I’d rather be in.
Do you want to fight the Islamic State and the forces of Islamic extremist terrorism? I’ll tell you the best way to send a message to those masked gunmen in Iraq and Syria and to everyone else who gains power by sowing violence and fear. Just keep posting that second set of images. Post them on Facebook and Twitter and Reddit and in comments all over the Internet. Send them to your friends and your family. Send them to your pen pal in France and your old roommate in Tunisia. Send them to strangers.
And I still have faith that this dream is the one that will prevail, in the end. That’s the lesson of history: Brutality and fear can keep people down for only so long. The Nazis learned this; the Soviets learned it; the Ku Klux Klan learned it; Pol Pot learned it; the Rwandan génocidaires learned it.
One of these days, the Islamic State and al Qaeda will learn it too.
I’m not a big fan of Twitter, but for once there’s a Twitter hashtag worth quoting, though it took my 13-year-old daughter to point it out to me: #LoveWins.
Tweet it. Shout it.
This is, perhaps, understandable. After all, sending puerile messages prefaced by a hashtag has worked swimmingly in Ukraine
and in Nigeria
So I graciously concede defeat and offer up to the State Department, nay, to the nation and the world, my contribution to the fight against ISIS. May they look upon it in awe and consider the error of their ways.