Now that gays can marry under the law outrage over a gay bar shooting is being used to weaken the definition of marriage.1 The attack on the sanctity of marriage comes as the late and lazy eyed Omar Mateen's (WOT:nonperson) wife (WOT:nonperson) disclosed she was aware he might use a gay bar as a shooting gallery. In light of this voluntary disclosure following husband's death, a death which relieved her of her matrimonial obligation to hold his confidence, the outrage industrial complex is calling for her to be criminally charged and crucified.
The common law has long held that spouses through the sacred bond of marriage enjoy a privileged level of confidentiality as well as protection from being compelled to testify against their each other. Airstrip One dumped their version of the spousal communication privilege some time ago while Australia's High court abolished both in 2011. Now the outrage machine serving the criminal gang in Washington, DC is attempting to leverage this incident to obliterate this component sacred bond of marriage entirely, under the law.
There is no small amount of irony that so soon after winning gays the right under the law to marry, the outrage industrial complex is moving to diminish the sanctity of marriage as treated in law, and still more ironic this dilution is being sold as an LGBT cause.
And of course there's the criminally fraudulent misrepresentation of this event as the largest spree killing in United States history. It is dwarfed by the slaughter of more than 150 Lakota civilians at Wounded Knee and by the burning alive of 74 followers of a religion of peace, 21 of whom were children, by the ATF acting under Janet Reno (WOT:nonperson) and William Jefferson Clinton (WOT:nonperson) in Waco, Texas (archived). But the outrage machine refuses count these crimes because the criminals responsible were agents of the alleged government of the United States. And so they will refuse to sensibly advocate, based on actual evidence that the arms available to the criminal gang in Washington, DC be limited so that citizens may better protect themselves from being subject to violence of the worst kind.
Get ready to have to file adoption papers to parent any children you produce in wedlock. Peace in our time.
The usual noise about banning the sale and possession of high capacity magazines is also being spouted, but that's not news so much as a weather phenomenon ↩