Someone let Joe Biden off his chains again
(Yahoo News) Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions as the Obama administration sought to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination.
Biden told a gathering of U.S. and international gay rights advocates that President Barack Obama has directed that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women around the world.
“I don’t care what your culture is,” Biden told about 100 guests at the Naval Observatory’s vice presidential mansion. “Inhumanity is inhumanity is inhumanity. Prejudice is prejudice is prejudice.”
In may seem like some off-the-cuff remark from Sheriff Joe, but put this in context of the Progressive movement overall, and it makes perfect sense. A big chunk of the Progressive (nice fascism) movement is to destroy social, cultural, and religious historical norms and mores, replacing them with something else, which helps increased dependence, reliance, and adherence to The State.
Do Progressives really care about gays? Mostly only in terms of them being a potential voter block as well as an interest group they can use for political purposes. How often have you seen Progressives take on gay hating nations like Saudi Arabia and Iran, or hardcore Islam, over their treatment of gays? I believe that most people, even those who do not agree with the gay lifestyle, would agree that the treatment of gays in some countries, such as jailing, whippings, stonings, and hangings, are Wrong. The notion here, though, is that Everyone Else must give up their rights in accordance with the gay lifestyle.
Of course, this is also part of the how the Obama admin focuses on smaller issues, because the big issues have just beaten them down and exposed their sheer incompetence.