Get Ready For Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs.
We’ve heard the warnings: after same-sex marriage becomes “normal,” polygamy is next. That concern was initially dismissed by same-sex marriage advocates as alarmist, but now we’re hearing, “Yeah, go for it.”
And along comes this article at the BBC, inspired by the recent charges (which have been denied) that Newt Gingrich asked his ex wife for an open marriage. The BBC article is accompanied by photographs of smiling women who are totally okay with multiple partners; in fact they’re positively glowing.
Also in the article we are instructed that “The preferred term is polyamory, a word coined in the early 1990s in the US in part to distinguish from swinging, in which couples approach sex with other people as a joint endeavour, or arrangements in which partners are allowed to have sex with other people without romantic attachments.”
See? It’s not like this is adulterous sex or anything. These are happy, well balanced adults making mature choices among themselves. They simply want what everybody wants, really. And by the way, let’s not call it “polygamy” anymore. This is so much more than that. These folks are in love.
Where have we seen this before? And what comes next?
Now, (with apologies to ourselve for going there) we are compelled to observe that this kind of doublespeak, this kind of Big Lie should sound familiar to we the people who have been sufficiently brainwashed to accept that “gay” no longer means “happy,” and rainbows no longer symbolize a promise from the Lord. And speaking of promises, here’s a whopper:
“. . . it is absolutely possible for adults to be in committed, emotionally satisfying relationships with more than one person at a time.”
Really? If it’s absolutely possible, why is it so difficult to explain? Three people. One bed. It’s not like the math requires a solid grasp of quantum physics or anything. Yet there is this:
“Block struggles to explain how she can be satisfied with her husband, yet still want another person in her life – and her bed.”
Indeed. Now we see the problem. It is a little difficult to explain how one could be “satisfied” with one’s spouse, and yet want another person, what with the inconvenient fact that words like “satisfied” have actual meaning. But here’s a tip for Ms. Block, straight out of the same-sex marriage playbook: Just keep telling us over and over that “satisfied” means “you’re not enough,” and whatever you do, don’t call what you’re doing “polygamy” anymore.
Do that often enough, and long enough, and loud enough, and sooner or later everyone will understand.