Limbaugh nails the Us vs Them culture war…
After how many thousands of years, the definition of marriage is out the window now, to accommodate a tiny percentage of the population. We’re not accommodating; we’re actively changing how a substantive institution is defined, and it’s happened essentially overnight. And any opposition to it is shouted down and ridiculed. So this piece… I can give you other examples, too, other than gay marriage. There’s any number of things that people just look at and can’t comprehend it. It doesn’t make any sense, within the framework of right versus wrong.
And, see, I don’t think the culture war has been about right versus wrong for a long time. And people haven’t figured that out. They continue to fight it on a moral or a morality battlefield, but that’s not it at all. In fact, obliterating morality has been what the culture war is all about, not asserting it and not having it triumph. The whole point of the culture war is an us-versus-them framework now, and the “us” is all of the disparate minorities of the world versus the “them,” which is people they claim to be the oppressive majority.
And the whole point of the us-versus-them battle has been to obliterate the whole notion of morality. Just wipe it out, on the belief that nobody has the right to define it. Nobody can write laws that are based on morality and have them apply to everybody, because your morality may differ from mine, and there isn’t any universal morality; there isn’t any universal right and wrong. And the culture warriors believe that there is universal right and wrong only because the majorities have had the tyrannical power to use right and wrong as ways to oppress people
That the whole concept of right and wrong are nothing more than political power movements. And they always found themselves on the minority or losing side of these. So something as simple as morality and right and wrong has now become politicized, and therefore illegitimate, ’cause you don’t have the right to tell somebody what’s right and wrong. You don’t have the right to define morality — and if you do, then you’re a problem. You’re the problem.
Bingo. It’s why Fathers (and Husbands) as authority figures are now the permanent “Them” class. It’s why the Men’s Rights Movement is doomed, and will always be smeared as supremacist. The “Them” have no rights; only “Us.” The only men allowed into the “Us” camp are those who surrender that authority discreetly or have it removed overtly. The only proper authority left at home is a single Mom supported by a benevolent (for now) government.
It also explains why God, being the ultimate Moral Authority, was systematically eradicated from progressive ideology (or so watered down to make it ineffective), something Schaeffer described in detail almost 50 years ago.