Friday, November 8, 2013

Savage Love and Dangerous Ideas

Dan Savage has written  Savage Love, a syndicated sex-advice column since 1991.  Savage has parlayed his alternatively oriented amorous advice into becoming an international sought after "sexpert" who shills on the college circuit telling co-eds how to perform oral sex.  Savage also promotes his "It Gets Better" Project which was positioned as an anti-bullying event to encourage homosexual teens coming out.  But when speaking to some students during the "It Gets Better" campaign, Savage launched into an anti-Christian rant and then berates the hundred offended teenagers as "pansy-asses" for walking out on his profane philippic attack on their faith.

Savage was invited to appear on Australian television during a Festival of Dangerous Ideas  with Peter Hitchens  to debate marriage, Christianity and sex.  When Savage fielded a question from the studio audience on what dangerous idea would best help the world if it were implemented, the Savage sexpert blurted out Population Control...there's too many goddamn people in the world."  And that wasn't all of his dangerous idea.

Savage seems to thrive on controversy so his outrageous answer should not be conflated to speak for the entire homosexual community or even pro-abortion advocates.  But Savage's "Modest Proposal" tips the hand as to the direction of progressive thought when mores are unmoored from valuing each human life and Judeo-Christian values.   This callous sort of Liberal Fascism was predicted by George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and Aldous Huxley in Brave New World (1931) but the normalcy bias insists "It Can't Happen Here".

Considering the uncritical promotion of Savage sorts of celebrities and a continued concentration of power, such blowhard bile might not be so readily dismissed as poppycock. 

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