Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Taiwan Succumbs to Same-Sex Marriage

Protesters for and against meet face to face in Taipei.

Next year Taiwan will become the first Asian nation to legally recognize same-sex marriages. With the passage of relevant amendments by a legislative committee two days ago, the outcome is all but certain when the proposed amendments get their final reading next year.

It is no surprise that Taiwan is the first Asian country to go this route. A mid-sized democracy of 23 million people, the country’s culture is a blend of Chinese, Japanese, aboriginal and western elements, but in recent years its political elites take most of their cues from the West, and since democratization in the 1980s and ‘90s, generations of Taiwanese have returned with advanced degrees from western universities, deepening the western influence. Taiwan is also a staunch ally of the US, and the changes in American marriage law brought by Obergefell played no small role in convincing many here that Taiwan should follow suit.

I’ve lived in Taiwan as an American expat since 1996 and love the culture and people. Though I have been for much of my life an advocate of gay and lesbian rights (which I understand as rights not to be harassed or discriminated against in employment or education) I am against this change to the country’s laws, which is happening in unfortunately familiar ways.

Familiar is the top-down manner in which the new definition of marriage is being imposed. Rather than allow for a referendum on the issue, which most opponents of the change demanded, the legislature is seeking to pass the new marriage law on its own. As in Australia, supporters of same-sex marriage here do not want to take the risk of allowing the citizenry to weigh in. The citizenry, after all, might give the “wrong” answer.

So there is widespread suspicion of a betrayal of the will of the people, as we saw also in the US when the Supreme Court decided the marriage debate on its own in Obergefell.

Also familiar are the crowds of mostly young protesters surrounding the Legislative Yuan, the energy and moral certainty of these crowds, and the crowds of protesters on the other side, mainly from Christian, Buddhist and Taoist organizations, firmly against changing the meaning of marriage. Whereas the former are celebrating the joy of their certainty with the √©lan of attendees at a pop concert, the latter, to judge by their looks, seem mainly to be saying: “What the hell do you think you’re doing?”

To talk to Americans in the pro-LGBT camp, one often gets the impression that they believe Christians and Muslims are the only staunch opponents of same-sex marriage and gender ideology. This is myopic of course. Most of the world’s cultural and religious traditions, across Asia and through Africa (whether Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, or the myriad African and more local traditions) understand that marriage is between male and female. Thus the Buddhists and Taoists protesting the new marriage amendments in Taiwan. Their opposition, interestingly, surprised a few of my western peers.

“Aren’t Buddhists more progressive?” one asked.

“Yes,” I said. “Their ideas of progress are not yours.”

Familiar also is the arrogance of those pushing the law through. They know what human rights are, they just know, and if anyone opposes their proposed redefinition of marriage, it has to be because of a lack of knowledge.

One of the legislators active in pushing the amendments, Yu Mei-nu, was quoted at length in the Taipei Times, an English-language newspaper that solidly supports the changes (and that recently ran an editorial prodding Taiwanese to reform their “archaic ideas” of marriage):

“The public can rest assured that the legislation will not change heterosexual marriage in any way, but it will extend [the rights and obligations of] such marriages to same-sex couples,” she said. “The legislation will not destroy the family or abolish marriage.”

The legalization of same-sex marriage does not cause civic unrest in the Netherlands, which was the first country to legalize same-sex marriage, Yu said, urging marriage equality opponents to exercise tolerance.

She rejected proposals to launch a referendum to decide on marriage equality, saying a human rights issue should not be put to the vote.

“We are not God. How do we have the right to decide on other people’s human rights?” Yu asked.

That too is depressingly familiar. Legislator Yu is part of a cadre of lawyers and politicians, largely from one party, seeking to railroad through legislation that offends against the basic male-female understanding of marriage common to all the cultural traditions that have made up Taiwan since time immemorial, yet somehow it is she who is warning people against pretending to be God.

Blindly assume that whatever you assert human rights to be must therefore be human rights, then accuse those who disagree of being arrogant and judgmental. I’m saddened to see this kind of SJW demagoguery here in Taiwan, but on the marriage issue, it looks like the die is cast.

Check out my book Idiocy, Ltd. and begin the long, hard reckoning.


Anonymous said...

Jeff Kingston is a crusader of Homo Imperialism as Homomania is the 'new christianity' of the West


In past times, the West used to push Christianity on all nations. These Christians thought only theirs was the true God, true faith, true truth. They sent missionaries all over the world to convert people. Wherever they could, they used force and violence. Indeed, once-pagan Europe was also converted that way. Latin America was put under the Christian Sword. But where the West couldn't use outright violence, they sent missionaries and did good work.

But as Jews took power in the West, they were determined to destroy Christian power, their old nemesis. But since Judaism is a tribal religion, gentiles couldn't be converted to Jewishism. Also, most Jews consider gentiles to be too stupid and lowly to become Jewish. So, with what spirituality could Jews control gentiles? One was Holocaust guilt. But this only worked with whites who felt sorry about WWII.
As for non-whites, Holocaust didn't mean much. So, Jews decided upon Homomania. Since every race and every nation has its share of homos and since homos of all nations are willing collaborators and agents of Wall Street, Pentagon, and Hollywood, the homo crusade became the new 'spiritual' movement of the globo-imperialist west. Indeed, Hillary says Israel is so wonderful and the hell with Palestinians because Israel has GAY PARADES!!! Whoopie yay. And Trump says he will ban Muslims because he wants to defend HOLY HOMOS. It used to be 'With God on our side'. Now, it's 'With Holy Homo on our side'.


Anonymous said...

But this homomania is really sick. While Christians of yesteryear were often hypocritical and deluded, they did believe in good work, selfless commitment, helping the poor, and etc. It was about love of larger humanity. In contrast, homo culture is all about narcissism, celebrity, self-indulgence, egotism, materialism, vanity, and etc.
Christian missionaries were about helping other people. Homomania is about making straight people cheer homos in love with their own vanity. And why are homos so filled with PRIDE? Homo men stick their male organs into fecal holes of other men. Trans-men cut off their penises and balls and get fake vaginas. That is worthy of being associated with the rainbow. That is now the West's gift to the world.

And it is no longer a secular movement. It is a quasi-spiritual movement. If you oppose the agenda, you are denounced as a 'homophobe', which means you are SICK in the head for not praising and worshiping Homo Vanity. After all, if homo agenda is only secular, why are homos trying to stick the homo flag in every church? Why is EU forcing churches to marry homos? Why are Christian bakers being run out of business because their moral conscience says they won't cave to decadent homo demands.

Also, this homo agenda is not about 'marriage equality'. After all, if marriage should accommodate any individual sexual deviance, it should also allow incest marriage. It should allow a mother to marry son, sister to marry brother, homo brother to marry homo brother, homo father to marry homo son. And we should have Incest Pride Parade. But where is it? Why celebration for homos but not incest-sexuals? Cuz homos, as the favorite agents of Jews, have the power.

Kingston bitches and hisses in the article that even though Taiwan's Christian population is only 5%, it plays a a powerful role in opposing the Agenda.
It doesn't seem to occur to him that it is even stranger that homos, who are only 2% of the population, has managed to push globo-homomania deep into the country. Imagine that. According to Kingston's logic, it is ridiculous that the 5%(of Christians) have TOO MUCH power in Taiwan. But it's natural that 98% of Taiwanese who are straight should over to the 2% homo that shills out to Zionist-American US globo-imperialism. After all, the 'gay flag' is neo-imperialist globalist symbol of Jewish-American Power.

Anonymous said...

Now, I'm an atheist and don't believe in God, never did. And I do find it strange that Asian nations need to rely on Christianity to fend off this homo imperialist assault. Are Asians so devoid of native values, morality, culture, and confidence that they must rely on Christianity to stave off the decadent neo-imperialist proxy tool of Jewish Zionists who still crush Palestinians, raped Russia in the 90s, and spread wars all over that have killed millions of Muslims in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and etc?

You mean to tell me that is NOTHING in Asian culture that, on its own, hasn't the guts and balls to say NO to the Western political and cultural demands? Of course, China, a sovereign nation, has this will and power. But it seems Japan, Taiwan, and Korea are too much of a whore of the US to ever say no. Also, its intellectuals and cultural figures are too slavish and servile to Hollywood and MTV to have values and ideas of their own. Asians are like yellow dogs who only know how to follow and take orders from the imperialist likes of Kingston who thinks he is 'more evolved' and morally superior to those Asians whose only duty is follow the West.

Anonymous said...

Homomania is a tool of Zio-Western Neo-imperialism..And 'same sex marriage' is bogus term. It is homo 'marriage.


Btw, if you prog imperialists push 'same sex marriage' today, will 'same family marriage' or incest marriage be the thing tomorrow? You decadent degenerate neo-imperialist filth.

Wherever the US spreads its power, it pushes homomania as the new religion. It is the new crusade.



Taiwan, along with Japan and South Korea, is a puppet whore of arrogant Western imperialists who think they are superior, 'more evolved', and more advanced morally. These western imperialist assholes don't respect the values or morals of Asia. Instead, they think Asian culture exists only to follow and obey America..

Asians don't tell Americans to follow the Asian way, but arrogant 'exceptional' and 'indispensable' Americans think their values and culture is superior to all else. They go to Asia and say YOU BETTER IMITATE US AND HAVE GAY MARRIAGE BECAUSE WE ARE MORE EVOLVED THAN YOU. Arrogant motherfuckers.

It is cultural and moral invasion & imperialism. Ugly Americanism push a moral supremacist argument. As the US is now ruled by Jewish elites who favor homos as the holy elite minority, they think they have the right to spread homomania all over the world.
The whole world should associate marriage with homos who do fecal penetration.

Russians, Chinese, Iranians,and Indians are respecting of other cultures. Russians don't push/force their values and culture on others. China doesn't either. India doesn't push Hindu values on others. Iran doesn't push Islam on non-Muslim nations.
Jewish-run America pushes its decadent homomania and rap ghetto culture on all nations. US also invades and destroys nations like Iraq, Libya, and Syria. US also instigated the neo-nazi coup in Ukraine and then pushed homo parades on the nation. Vile neo-imperialism that uses sodomania as its cultural proxy.

Indeed, are Asians are so lacking in moral and cultural confidence that they feel the need to imitate the worst decadent excesses of the West that has gone crazy with hedonism and shit culture? Do Asians really swallow the Ugly American Jewish Homo Bullshit that it is 'more evolved' to praise penises-penetrating-anuses and men cutting off penises to get fake pussies? That is 'more evolved'?