Love, dogs and same sex marriage

An 1875 marriage certificate. This represents part of our American cultural norms that come under attack on a broad front.
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Same sex marriage is not simply a perversion, one that can be traced back to the paganism of ancient times, say of the Canaanites. No, same sex marriage is symptomatic of the decline of love in modern times, especially in democracies where love has been reduced to a biological urge or desire.

Same sex marriage comes from leveling between man and beast

Do the American people really accept same sex marriage?

Love and Marriage. Photo: Jim Hammer, CC BY-SA 2.0 Generic License

Normless Democracy, whose paramount principle is equality, levels all desires, whether of a man, a dog, or of a philosopher’s desire of wisdom. In other words, normless democracy levels distinctions between what is high and low, noble and base, between common or vulgar behavior or aspirations versus refined behavior or aspirations.  This is democratic nihilism.

Same sex marriage is the end result of nihilism.  It is symptomatic of a dearth of love, and never has love been so lacking as in democratic times.  But this eclipse of love in our times was precipitated by the eclipse of God.

Once man loses sight of the highest, he inevitably succumbs to the lowest, and what is low and lowest characterizes the indiscriminate egalitarianism of normless democracy. This egalitarianism makes democracy especially susceptible to the debased love of same sex marriage.

There is no political or judicial solution to this nihilism. Normless or egalitarian Democracy is not simply a form of Government; it is a state of mind, which obliterates moral and intellectual distinctions. Normless, egalitarian Democracy therefore violates the essence of man, whom Nietzsche defined as the esteeming animal.  Ours is the era of Nietzsche’s “Last Man,” a man devoid of aspirations, or of Ortega’s “Mass Man” whose highest concern is “security.”

Cocker Spaniels do not envy Great Danes. Among canines there are no distinctions of rank. Love makes distinctions. Same sex marriage eliminates distinctions.  It defines an era that has gone to the dogs.☼

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