When one conducts a proper war, the first thing is to define the enemy. The next thing is to destroy that enemy. (Cartago delenda est.) That's the way of war.
Thus when we read Kennedy's decision in Windsor, a bell should be ringing. The bell could be inscribed "Dred Scott."
...Justice Scalia rightly identified as particularly outrageous the Court’s
assertion that the purpose of the definition was a “‘bare … desire to
harm’ couples in same-sex marriages.”...
Could Kennedy really believe that? Yes, he could:
...from what counts as serious discussion by serious people in our country
it is clear that most well-placed and influential Americans have come to
believe that opposition to same-sex marriage can only be a matter of
ignorance and bigotry. They are convinced that a social institution that
involves sexual differentiation can have no legitimate function or
right to exist, and the point is so obvious that no rightly constituted
mind could possibly believe otherwise....
IOW, the Ruling Class--the Elites--have come to the conclusion that Kennedy used as an assertion: those opposed to same-sex marriages are Hating Bigots, devoid of rational thought.
The Enemy has been defined, folks.
Such views [that were expressed by Kennedy here] are considered an obvious demand of reason and justice. To
reject equal fulfillment as the highest standard and technology as the
model for putting it into effect can, it is thought, only be a matter of
greed, bullying, sadism, or irrationality. After all, the alternative
to giving people what they want equally is preferring some people and
their desires to others, the alternatives to technology are passivity on
the one hand and magical thinking on the other, and the alternative to
equal respect is suppression of some people and what they want for the
sake of a scheme that other people want to impose on them. How can any
of that be justified?
Since it is all so obvious, or so it is thought, resistance is not
merely misguided or wrong but an expression of gross irrationality that
can only be motivated by gratuitous hatred. It is evidently for some
such reason that the Windsor majority treats those who disagree with it, in the words of Justice Scalia, as hostes humani generis: enemies of the human race.
If this is a war, the "define-the-enemy" stage is now accomplished. All that remains is to destroy that enemy.
Kennedy is a tool; we saw that in his infamous Lawrence obiter dicta when SCOTUS overruled Bowers. It's clear that he is easily influenced at cocktail parties. But this simple tool has a black robe--and friends--and his blather will have effects.
Should the logic of the war analogy prevail, we have just seen the second Dred Scott decision. Let us hope that what follows does not resemble 1861.
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And off to church we go
I ejaculated into the rectum of a young Laotian man today.
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