Take Masha Gessen, a Russian-American journalist who has written
a highly-praised biography of Vladimir Putin. She told the
Sydney Writer’s Festival in 2012 that she would not be happy until the law accommodates her own complicated sexual and family relationships: a lesbian marriage, followed by divorce, followed by another lesbian marriage, three children who have five parents (the child of her second wife being the biological son of Gessen’s brother). And perhaps there should be no law at all:
John Kerry, by the way, has extolled Gessen as “a wonderful person — a mother, a journalist, an extraordinary human rights defender”, so she is not a voice in the wilderness.)
Unlike the French Revolution, the victims of the sexual revolution will not be sent to the guillotine. But they and their children could flood the divorce courts, the prisons, the rehab clinics and psychiatric hospitals. Opponents could end up bankrupt from paying fines, or even in jail. Overseas, women could inhabit baby farms for surrogate mothers in Ukraine and Cambodia.
Who knows what social destruction lies ahead? No one. But the mark of a true revolutionary is that he doesn’t care. He always proclaims that everything will be hunky-dory. As President Obama put it, "#LoveWins", which is a succinct precis of the words of Maximilien Robespierre, the leading figure in the Reign of Terror, “By sealing our work with our blood, we may see at least the bright dawn of universal happiness.”
Michael Cook is editor of MercatorNet where this article was first published. It is reprinted here with permission.