nho Resistente Existencial: (512) A lógica da batata conservadora

Resistente Existencial

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sexta-feira, setembro 10, 2004

(512) A lógica da batata conservadora


   Durante a convenção republicana apanhei uma daquelas notícias laterais, irrelevantes para a "big picture", mas sempre interessante para os locais. Estou a falar de entrevistas aos "cromos" do partido, uma espécie de "fait divers" político. O que se segue são excertos duma entrevista ao republicano Alan Keyes, candidato a senador, sobre a temática do casamento gay. Nota: isto não é do Inimigo Público.

"(...)I think that the party’s position is the correct one. We have to stand in defense of the traditional marriage institution in order to preserve its basis in procreation and make sure that we retain an understanding of family life that is rooted in the tradition of procreation, of childbearing and childrearing. That is the essence of family life."

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"(...)marriage, as an institution, involves procreation. It is in principle impossible for homosexuals to procreate. Therefore, they cannot marry. It is a simple logical syllogism, and one can wish all one might, but pigs don’t fly and we can’t change the course of nature.”
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“The definition and understanding of marriage is “the two become one flesh.” In the child, the two transcend their persons and unite together to become a new individual. That can only be done through procreation and conception. It cannot be done by homosexuals.

[O entrevistador] - Mike Signorile : But what about a heterosexual couple who cannot bear children and then adopt? They are not becoming one as flesh, they are taking someone else’s flesh.

“And they are adopting the paradigm of family life. But the essence of that family life remains procreation. If we embrace homosexuality as a proper basis for marriage, we are saying that it is possible to have a marriage state that in principle excludes procreation and is based simply on the premise of selfish hedonism. This is unacceptable.”
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“By definition, a homosexual engages in the exchange of mutual pleasure. I actually object to the notion that we call it sexual relations because it’s nothing of the kind.
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"It is the mutual pursuit of pleasure through the stimulation of the organs intended for procreation, but it has nothing to do with sexuality because they are of the same sex. And with respect to them, the sexual difference does not exist. They are therefore not having sexual relations."

   Enfim, após várias releituras, nem sei se me ria ou se fique deprimido. Mas parece claro que não é só aqui que é preciso educação sexual.
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