By Irene F. Starkehaus -
The texted statement made by 6th CD constituent Laurie Higgins was a simple one:
"Do not replace the marriage plank with the proposed RINO/Libertarian plank that marriage has an intrinsic nature, that children have an intrinsic right to be raised by a mother and a father whenever possible. The language in this pernicious plank necessarily endorses the legal recognition of plural unions. Evidently, the RINOs/Libertarians on the committee have no understanding of the essential role marriage has in the health and survival of any society. Mr. Brady, you have done enough damage to Illinois."
Pat Brady represented the 6th Congressional District on the 2016 platform committee on May 20, 2016 at the Peoria Civic Center at which time the committee voted 10 to 7 to end the 6000-year-old traditions surrounding the one-man-one-woman nuclear family. Although the bid was ultimately unsuccessful, we are witnessing an attitudinal shift in the Republican Party that is unprecedented. There was also a less effective attempt to supposedly broaden party appeal through agreeable language regarding abortion.
Quoting Ryan Higgins of the 8th CD, "Why can't we be more receptive to those who agree with most of our core principles? [Inclusive language] is a beacon."
Just what shining light of core principles remains after the GOPs progressive scorched earth policy on traditional values, I'm not sure.
Oh, right. Fiscal responsibility. That's just the thing to bond principled voters of Illinois to those who are ethically impaired. Plan A: Attracted moral relativists to the Republican Party so that we can stop the Illinois legislature from overspending, confiscating wealth and redistributing that wealth to gain votes, because crippling taxpayers with debt is – what? Wrong? Immoral?
By what standard? And what exactly is Plan B?
I'm sorry. The premise is simply ludicrous. Relativists will not expand fiscal responsibility in Springfield. They'll expand relativism.
After receiving Ms. Higgins simple plea for sanity via text, the former Illinois Republican Party chairman Pat Brady offered a response that was a bit more complex by its nature than the Higgins appeal:
Perhaps you're thinking, "Complex? No, complex is not the word I'd use."
Pat Brady's comment, however, should be lauded as particularly complex in spite of its monosyllabic and ribald nature because Pat Brady is by definition the public servant representing the woman he verbally assaulted. Thus we begin a new era in American politics. In keeping with this election cycle's GOP gold standard, Brady bullies his constituency into submission through insult and violent rhetoric.
Just so there's no misunderstanding over my allusion, if you are a Trump supporter, please spare me your moral outrage over Pat Brady's malicious rhetoric. Welcome to the exciting new world of inclusion, because verbal abuse is now the benchmark by which election standards are measured.
And hey, don't misunderstand. I personally commend the former GOP chairman for dropping the pretense of representation and finally delivering the tag line that confirms what conservatives already knew. The Illinois GOP leadership has been politely screwing over conservatives for decades while they play fast and loose with constitutionally protected freedoms; while they shelter politically connected, accused child molesters from public scrutiny; and while they provide the Democrat Party any tools necessary for amassing insurmountable debt, regulation and cultural blight in the name of bipartisan unity in the State of Illinois. Brady's FU is merely affirmation that the days of polite are over.
The Illinois GOP thinks that the only way to survive is to shape shift with the pop culture echo chamber rather than to offer a contrast and choice. This will supposedly bring in more voters.
So civility is dead, our culture is in disarray and what does this mean in real world terms? With some basic markers of societal advancement like traditional marriage, bathroom/changing room privacy and an infant's right not to be dismembered being washed away in avalanches of inclusion, many casual observers will begin to notice contradictions in conventional wisdom as the thin veil of courtesy tears away and reveals our manufactured decline.
The first incongruity within scientific consensus that observers will notice is that homosexuality is not actually genetic in nature. In the next corresponding decades of emphasis and glamorization surrounding the LGBT-QRSTUV lifestyles, witnesses will note that the oft touted 3% rule with regard to LGBTQ populations will no longer apply. Watch that number grow to 15% and then to 30% by the year 2030.
The number claiming LGBTQ status will increase exponentially by design because LGBTQ is a cultural phenomenon that is the totality of learned behaviors that develop and take hold within declining societies in the same way any other vice can.
As institutions of primary and secondary learning increasingly extoll the virtues of sexual diversity to the point of deification and increasingly condemn the evil of hegemonic cisgenderism, future generations will learn to view reproduction within the bonds of traditional marriage as barbaric, and they will ultimately coopt new social norms at much higher rates than that 3% you thought was etched in stone.
The LGBTQ lifestyles can absolutely be encouraged and enlisted because they are not a result of biological inheritance. These are learned or adopted behaviors.
The second inconsistency that will be noticed by many is that the progressives are devastatingly religious in spite of their overt hatred of traditional religious tenets. The problem for the Left isn't faith per se. I mean, you have to be some kind of religious zealot if you really thought you were going to keep your doctor if you liked your doctor. No, faith isn't the issue. The problem is that Judeo-Christian principles require an external, fixed locus that easily confirms and disparages incongruity once it is exposed.
The Left demands a new, more fluid value system that won't get caught up in details. Like this:
What is murder? It's the taking of innocent life. What is abortion? It's the taking of innocent life. Is abortion a form of murder? No. Why? Because.
What is theft? Theft is the taking of another person's property. What is social justice? Social justice is the taking of another person's property. Is social justice a form of theft? No. Why? Because.
See? Lots of promises. No demands. Who knew that paradise regained would be so easy?
The third inanity to understand is that appeasement doesn't really appease. This current GOP platform of fluid inclusion is not even close to the depths that progressives will take us as additional concessions are made. We are not shepherding in an era of peace and tranquility by surrendering traditional marriage, the incontrovertible differences between XX and XY or prolife principles. This is because tranquility and peace are the last things that progressives actually want.
Pinky and the Brain notwithstanding, totalitarians know that the best way to destroy a free society is to teach people how to destroy themselves by bastardizing their understanding of what freedom is. Freedom does not mean you get to do whatever you want. People who do whatever they want are people who end up subjugated.
It's a well preserved analogy. I have a car. I want to boost fuel efficiency, so I mix water in with my petrol. You say, "Don't do that. You'll ruin your engine." I say, "Says who?" You say, "The car manufacturer for a start. Check the owner's manual." I say, "No! You're not the boss of me. I'm free. It's my car. I can do what I want with it."
And that's true. I can do what I want with my car. But when I do, my car will no longer run, and I will be a little less free. It's simply a law of physics.
And so it is with culture. We are free. We can do what we want. It's our society. But when we do whatever we want, our culture will break and we will be less free. When all is said and done, we are asking to be conquered by warping the fixed principles of morality. Further, the future vanquishers of America will feel no sting of conscience in conquering us because they will believe themselves justified in destroying a degenerate society. Americans led by the people of Illinois will have no means of stopping the subjugation because they will be so infused in the rigor of inclusion that they won't be able to justify self-defense.
To that end, Pat Brady has never spoken so truthfully as he did when he when demeaned his constituent with his directive "Fuck U."
First the he said it, and then he did it.