Posted on November 6, 2013 by The Matt Walsh Blog
A bunch of readers have sent me this video. It’s a piece of viral propaganda put together by a gay rights group. You can check it out yourself or I can summarize it for you:
Several children, aged 5 to 13, are asked to watch footage of a couple of gay wedding proposals. The “heartwarming” video catches the reactions of these children; reactions that sway between awe and adorable bemusement. After viewing the tape of the gay proposals, the young kids then offer their own reflections on the issue of homosexual marriage, as they wonder aloud why the big bad right wing meanies would try to stop people from loving each other.
The YouTube video is meant to show how innocent young minds naturally see the truth and goodness of gay marriage — that is, until Republicans and Christians pollute their little souls; turning them into hatemongers who buy into the vicious lie that “marriage” is an institution specifically designed for the unique procreative union of a man and a woman.
As the makers of the video note: “The opinions of children about these issues can give incredibly valuable insight…”
I read that and I couldn’t help but wonder: “these issues”? What are ‘these’ issues? What other hot button social controversies could be enlightened and illuminated by the raw honesty of children? We know that progressives are quite fond of using kids to make a point. President Obama has even gone so far as to argue for his side of the gun control debate by reading letters written in Crayon by naïve second graders.
Personally, I find this all to be quite manipulative, absurd, unethical, pointless and distracting. These are moral and intellectual discussions that are both complex and nuanced. I love children but I’m not sure they possess the mental maturity and wisdom to contribute anything valuable to the conversation. Yes, the little ones can be very insightful in their own way, but they probably haven’t examined these controversies with the seriousness and focus the issues require and deserve.
Listen, progressives, we aren’t living in a Nickelodeon afternoon special. This is the real world and these are important matters which call for the input of competent adults. Drop the Legos, put your big boy pants on, and let’s deliberate like grown men and women.
READ MORE: http://themattwalshblog.com/2013/11/06/kids-react-to-abortion/