Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Friends, Roman Catholics, Countrymen...a guest post

The following is a guest post.  The author is my seventeen-year-old daughter who goes by the blog nickname “Hatchick” on this blog:


Friends, Roman Catholics, Countrymen, lend me your ears.
I come to bury Traditional Marriage, not to praise it.
The evil that such ideals do lives after them;
the good is oft interred with their bones.
So let it be with Traditional Marriage.
The noble Supreme Court hath told you that Traditional Marriage was binding our freedom.
It it were so, it was a grievous fault, and grievously hath Traditional Marriage answered for it.
Here, under leave of the Supreme Court and the rest--for the Supreme Court is an honorable institution; so are they all, all honorable men and women--Come I to speak in the funeral of Traditional Marriage.
It was the friend of some, faithful and just to me.
But the Supreme Court says it was binding our freedom,
and the Supreme Court is an honorable institution.
It hath brought many men and women together,
whose children did the public schools fill.
Did this in Traditional Marriage seem to bind our freedom?
When that the poor have cried, Traditional Marriage hath wept.
Such that enslaves us should be made of sterner stuff.
Yet the Supreme Court says it was binding our freedom,
and the Supreme Court is an honorable institution.
I speak not to disprove what the Supreme Court spoke,
but here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love Traditional Marriage once, not without cause.
What cause withholds you then to mourn for it?
O judgement! Thou art fled to brutish beasts,
and men and women have lost their reason.
Bear with me. My heart is in the coffin there with Traditional Marriage,
And I must pause till it come back to me.


freddy said...

Most excellent brilliance!

Elizabeth said...

And today it was announced that the Episcopal Church has approved SSM in church.

Svar said...

@ Elizabeth

Eh. The Episcopalian Church has long ceased to be a Christian church in any real sense of the term.

Ultimately this is a big distraction from the real issues. Gays will never be married in any real sense of the word. And while there is the issue of gays adopting children, since gays consist of 2% of the population and since a small percentage of gays, who are already a small percentage, want to play marriage or parenthood preferring to participate in dat hawt ghey life.

Both liberals and conservatives act as if this is some big huge deal even though it's nothing more than a typical symptom of a civilization that is going through it's natural period of extreme decadence before it's inevitable decline.

Lay off the MSNBC and Tumblr blogs and pick up some Spengler.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

One thing Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, Baptists, and Methodists have in common is a historic antipathy to the Anglican Church. Our theological reasons are different, but for all of us, it is the effete stuffy Establishment of a pompous kingdom of this world. While a prince of the (Roman Catholic) church circa 1550 might look down on the upstart apostates, Irish peasants circa 1800 have a lot more in common with Baptists circa 1745, looking up at the Iron Heel. So let us join in an ecumenical Bronx cheer for the Episcopal Church. I mean, what do you expect of a twice upstart Episcopacy nurtured by the British ruling class and the American plutocracy?

Oh, and a tip of the hat to Hatchick's skilled satirical creation.