Sorry…2 + 2 ≠ 5

Are George Orwell’s fears coming true? Orwell warned 2+2=5that, “He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.” In his cautionary tale Nineteen Eighty-Four, Orwell envisioned the ultimate totalitarian regime that put this dictum into practice. The dictator, euphemistically referred to as Big Brother, controlled its citizens by redefining their language. Orwell postulated that if the state could control how we think then it could control what we think. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, Big Brother redefined language to indoctrinate its subjects. Hence the party slogans were WAR IS PEACE; FREEDOM IS SLAVERY; IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. In the novel, the main character, Winston Smith, fails in his rebellion against Big Brother and is forced to undergo reeducation. The struggle between Smith and his interrogator is over whether 2 + 2 = 5. If the interrogator can convince Smith that 2 + 2 = 5 then he can be made to believe anything.

The year 1984 has long since past and many of totalitarian regimes have been relegated to the dustbin history, yet Big Brother still lives on inside our Universities and Mass Media. While they cannot hope to convince us that 2 + 2 = 5, they continue to foist irrational ideas on their willing (or unwilling) supplicants. In the future we will touch on other illogical teachings of the elites (Evolution, Abortion, Euthanasia, etc.) yet current events dictate we look at the spectacularly irrational concept of “Same-Sex Marriage.”

The fool says in his heart there is no God. Yet, even past fools recognized that marriage had something to do with a man and woman having babies. Granted, the norms for marriage have changed over time. Polygamy was practiced among the ancient Jews but is not accepted now. Arranged marriages were common in the Middle Ages but extremely rare today. The details may change but the fact remains that they all involved men and women having babies. How then can intelligent people espouse such a foolish idea as “same-sex marriage”?

The problem with all lies (including intellectual lies such as “same-sex marriage”) is that they build on each other. Once you accept a small lie, it becomes much easier to accept a larger one. Before you realize it you believe a really big lie. The really big lie of “same-sex marriage” is built on the lie that sex is only about pleasure and not about reproduction. Since the 1960’s, the advocates of the “Sexual Revolution” have been feeding us the propaganda that sex is really only about pleasure. Reproduction is seen as an unwanted side effect that can be safely regulated by birth control and abortion. Obviously, the younger generations have accepted this lie with enthusiasm. If we can disconnect sex from reproduction then marriage becomes largely superfluous. Note the astronomical rise of young couples living together. If we can enjoy sex without any consequences, then why get married? However, reality has a nasty habit of eventually imposing itself on us. When birth control fails and a woman cannot bring herself to kill her baby or when unmarried couples realizes that their lives are empty without children, then they start talking about marriage.

The secular elites within the University and the Mass Media admire homosexuality because it epitomizes their ultimate view of sex: pleasure with no possibility of reproduction.  (Of course AIDS is hated with a passion because it proves that sex outside of marriage does have dangerous consequences, particularly homosexual relations.) The battle to legitimize homosexuality is not an isolated debate but is sought as the crowning achievement of the sexual revolution. The ultimate irony is that they seek legitimacy in the word marriage; the very thing they have tried so hard to destroy.

Of course “same-sex marriage” is an oxymoron. However, if you accept the Sexual Revolution’s new concept of sex and if you eliminate the issue of children from marriage then a redefinition of marriage is possible. If we redefine marriage as a public statement of love between two people, then it really does not matter if the two people are of the same sex. Only then does the term “same-sex marriage” have any semblance of meaning. Only then does 2 + 2 = 5.

If we allow the cultural elite to continue to redefine our language there is no telling what intellectually lazy people will be convinced to accept. By no accident these people already control our universities and mainstream media. If they can reeducate the present generation, they can rewrite our history books. Just like Big Brother they believe who controls the past determines the future. Will our children someday believe that 2 + 2 = 5? Already tolerance means that we should accept everything, no matter how immoral, as long as it’s not Christian. The elites encourage homosexuals to proudly storm the public square while demanding that Christians retreat to their private prayer closets. A famous misquote of Dostoevsky states that “if God did not exist, everything would be permitted.” The fool who believes this in their heart is a very dangerous fool. Christians need to wake up before its too late.

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