We live in strange times. So persistent and insistent have been the various radical minority groups, that increasingly we are living in an Alice in Wonderland world. Readers will recall this exchange between Humpty Dumpty and Alice:
Humpty Dumpty: When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.
Alice: The question is, whether you can make words mean so many different things.
Humpty Dumpty: The question is: which is to be master – that’s all.
That is exactly the situation we face today, with verbal engineers decimating commonly accepted meanings and definitions of words in order to bring about radical social engineering. And they have been very successful at this. This is especially so in the area of the family.
For millennia everyone knew that family meant one thing, and one thing only: mum, dad and the kids. Sure, extended families and the like were part of the picture, but family has always meant any group of people related by blood, heterosexual marriage, or adoption.
But our societal wrecking crews have managed to convince us that family can mean anything we want it to be. Three men and a dog? No probs, you got family. A football team? Sure, why not? So it comes as no surprise that an article in the mainstream media about a family consisting of one son and four mothers can apparently be written by a journalist with a straight face.
That such a story can even be passed off as serious journalism is simply staggering. But of course the MSM has long ago replaced objective covering of news and facts with advocacy journalism. Today many so-called news articles are little more than glorified editorials, pushing ideological agendas.
The piece in question, published in the June 16, 2007 Sydney Morning Herald, was penned by veteran feminist and familyphobe, Adele Horen. The article reads like something that could have been lifted straight out of the homosexual press. It is all about the normalcy of such a situation, and about seeking to foist this redefined ‘family’ onto the rest of society.
This is how Horen describes this grouping: “In his case, there are one, two, three, and, at a pinch, four women who are proud to call Eamon ‘son’. There is Mary Waterford, the mother who gave birth to him almost 21 years ago, and Jill Day, Mary’s partner at the time. After they split up when Eamon was about two, Jill moved in with Sarah Dillane; and then Mary and Judy Finch became partners when Eamon was about six. All the women have been constants in his life since he can remember.”
And on and on goes the story, describing this peachy keen social arrangement. Indeed, the story is really about the “long battle for equal rights for gay couples and gay parents”. Sorry, but equality only applies to that which is equal. There is nothing equivalent about the natural family, consisting of two biological parents, and a social arrangement in which any number of players are involved.
And as an advocacy piece, Horen is quite happy to play fast and loose with the facts. She makes this claim for example: “The 2001 census recorded 20,000 self-identified same-sex couples, a figure regarded as a gross under-representation.” Regarded by whom? The homosexual lobby of course. One might as well argue that the figure for cigarette smokers is a “gross under-representation”. It would be, by the tobacco industry of course.
Like all social revolutionaries, Horen is quite happy to ignore the mountain of evidence that now exists which shows that children do best when raised by their biological parents. But radicals seldom let the facts get in the way of their ideology.
So this is the madness we have come to. Family can now mean precisely anything whatsoever we want it to mean. We have certainly arrived at the state of affairs in which Orwellian doublespeak has become mainstream amongst our intelligentsia and media elite. “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength” was the motto of “The Party” in George Orwell’s prophetic 1949 novel, 1984. It seems that “the Party” is alive and well in the SMH in particular, and our intellectualoids in general.