Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Re-defining Civilization

Same-sex marriage, Wikipedia informs us, has been with us "[s]ince 2001, [when] ten countries and various other jurisdictions [began] legally formalizing same-sex marriages," so according to this Pierre Tristam human civilization is a mere decade old — When Florida, Like New York State, Joins the Ranks of the Civilized on Gay Marriage. A commenter agrees, saying that "the NY Senate [has] voted to come out of the dark ages and give equal rights to same sex couples."

To this, one barbarian suggests, "Marriage itself originated not as a legal right, but as a religious sacrament, recognized by just about every brand of religion out there." This savage goes on to argue that "the vast majority of opposition from the average American who does oppose gay marriage, comes from the concern that it will eventually permit government intrusion into the religious sacrament of marriage, rather than the civil contract aspects of marriage, by way of discrimination law suits against churches who refuse to perform gay marriage ceremonies." Such neanderthal bile!

I had no idea that human civilization was so young, nor that it had nothing to do with metallurgy, monumental public architecture, division of labor, writing systems, etc. I has no idea that the dark ages had lasted so long, and that so much of humanity remains in the grip of darkest throws of barbarism and savagery. According to Mr. Tristam, civilization only extends to Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, six states in our country and Mexico City. France, most of Europe and the United States, almost all of Africa and Latin America, and all of the Caribbean, the Islamic World and Asia are, then barbaric if not downright savage.

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Blogger J.K. Baltzersen said...

I was unaware that my own country was civilized, sir.

2:19 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

I am sorry to be the bearer of such news. May your homeland return to barbarism soon.

3:06 PM  

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