So it looks like the same-sex marriage referendum has passed?
Some quotes from today as the results are being counted –
I've lived in Ireland for 25 years and don't think I've ever been so proud or as happy to do so as today
Great day for Ireland and for the future of all our children
To listen to the commentary you'd swear that Ireland had finally combated poverty, debt and disease for all time.
Let's step back for a moment and look at the scale of allowing same sex marriage.
At a very rough estimate, around 5% of the population are homosexual. Presumably around half those are of marriageable age? An even smaller percentage are in a lasting relationship and a smaller number again wish to commit to a permanent relationship. So we are talking very small number here, maybe in the hundreds? The referendum result is indeed cause for celebration for that tiny minority [and fair play to them] but let's keep things in perspective.
Now it is a sad fact but people need someone to look down on. It used to be Negroes, but that was banned. Then it was Itinerants but that was banned too. In fact any mention of race, colour, religion or sexual orientation is now banned so who can society look down on? There is no mention of lifestyle on the list so let's go for that!
So while the 5% homosexual crowd are now rejoicing, I would ask about the new Niggers of Ireland? They constitute well over a quarter of the population and are now classed as the underdogs, with open encouragement to sneer and vilify them. Not only do they have no laws to protect them, but it is the law itself that has classed them as the underdog, to be refused welcome, to be ostracised and to be cast in the street at every opportunity. Millions are spent each year with the specific aim of persecuting this underclass with the stated and specific aim of forcing them to change.
It may be a great day for the homosexual population of Ireland, but segregation and apartheid are still openly practiced here in Ireland with the encouragement of the powers that be.
I'm happy for those who are now free to marry and I wish them well.
But don't fucking talk to me about equality!