After much thought, I decided to kick off OD’s celebration of Independence Day 2014 with the inspiring story of Kristen Beck, a former US Navy SEAL and member of SEAL Team 6, the unit that took out Osama bin Laden, who has published a book called Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy Seal’s Journey to Coming Out Transgender, and who has lately become a poster girl for the Pentagon’s effort to recruit transsexuals to the US military.
Kristen Beck’s story puts a face on the cultural moment where America is at in 2014. Time magazine recently ran a cover story called, “The Transgender Tipping Point: America’s Next Civil Rights Frontier.” Buzzfeed recently ran a story called, “These Photos Of Two Dads Meeting Their New Baby Will Make You Cry Happy Tears.” Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that he was “open” to reviewing the military’s prohibition on transsexuals serving in the US military.
In Barack Obama’s America, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans rot in VA hospitals while Medicare is changed to accommodate sex change operations and the Pentagon pays for Chelsea Manning’s male-to-female transition. Vice President Joe Biden recently announced that henceforth protecting “gay rights” trumps all national cultures and social traditions in the world. President Barack Obama is preparing to issue a new executive order that will ban discrimination against transgender federal employees.
In hindsight, it’s hard to believe that it was just two years ago that Obama himself announced that he supports gay marriage. Newsweek ran a cover story that called him “The First Gay President.” The Green Lantern came out of the closet. The Boy Scouts embraced homosexual members and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) announced that “gay marriage” is Christian. A transgender Episcopal priest recently preached at the National Cathedral in Washington where church bells tolled to celebrate the demise of the traditional Christian definition of marriage in the United States.
The American Right now intends to fight Vladimir Putin’s “hetero-fascism” with a new class of gender neutral aircraft carriers. Facebook now offers 71 gender options which is up from the 51 that were announced a few months ago. The lesbian mayor of Houston, TX has desegregated Houston’s bathrooms to accommodate gender confusion. In a landmark decision, the US Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and killed California’s Proposition 8. In Colorado, the Civil Rights Commission forces bakers to make cakes for gay weddings and undergo “sensitivity training,” or go out of business.
Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and others who watched the 2014 Grammy Awards noticed the “demonic” performances on stage. The Oklahoma City Civic Center will soon host a Satanic Black Mass and a Satanic monument will soon be bestowed on the grounds of the Oklahoma state capitol. In another bold new advance for “civil rights,” last fall the American Psychological Association (APA) reclassified pedophilia as a “sexual interest” from a mental disorder.
We’ve seen brazen federal judges strike down gay marriage bans – the New York-based Satanic Temple calls gay marriage a “sacrament” – in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky. In the Sister Wives case, a federal judge struck down part of Utah’s law that bans polygamy. Also, a trio of married lesbians from Massachusetts are expecting their first child, which is a sign that “polyamorists” are coming out of the closet.
I’ve emphasized the queering of American culture by the LGBTPPP community – lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, pedophiles, polygamists, and polyamorists, etc. – only because of its dramatic escalation over the past two years. In other news, Wall Street is celebrating Dow 17,000, the Border Patrol is collapsing as tens of thousands of illegal aliens pour over the Mexican border in the hope of receiving amnesty, and confidence in US institutions has plummeted to an all time low and can’t decline much further.
We’re not at the end of America, but we are near its climax, its Thermidor. The sweet, putrid smell of its corpse overwhelms the senses. The soft edifice of the US Empire is tottering abroad as Russia takes bites out of Ukraine and the new Caliphate spreads over Syria and Iraq. This would not have been allowed to happen a decade ago.
I’m going to err on the side of optimism … we’re one major national crisis, a severe economic depression, or a robust challenge to the American Empire from abroad away from seeing the end of America as we know it. We’re going to live to see the “Great Unwinding” as the footprint of American power and influence is erased from the world.
Who knows what will emerge from the wreckage? If a new Caliphate sounded like an absurd fantasy three years ago, what does an independent South sound like today?
Note: In spite of two centuries of experience, American conservatives still believe the republican form of government can be reconciled with the preservation of a stable, normal, Christian conservative society, and that they can restore what has been lost since the American Revolution by voting in democratic elections.
The US has now exceeded the worst excesses of the Jacobins and Soviets in leftwing radicalism. We had everything the American Right pines over before we squandered our birthright for a pottage of “equal rights” wrapped up in a Star Spangled Banner.