Morality on Its Way Out
Canada once boasted of a firm sense of its own identity that of being morally conservative compared to its giant neighbor to the south. The land was rooted in biblically based morals and high standards, and an obligation to set an example of civility and uprightness for the rest of the world. Sadly, that has all changed, and this country has joined in the moral decline of North America, vitiating its citizens’ sense of identity and history.
By trampling on its own sense of “Canadianess”, this nation has created openings that are going to be filled up with dogmas of its own.
A quick bit of history, Canada was founded under the slogan “peace, order and good government,” whereas settlers in the U.S. were spurred on by religious freedom, as well as economic opportunity. Our current Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has proposed the decriminalization of the sale and consumption of small amounts of marijuana. In addition, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal officials are already contemplating whether they should supply hard drugs such as heroin to addicts in an effort to combat the crime of drug pushing, stop the rampant spread of HIV and save lives. Furthermore, Canada announced that it will start selling cheap pot to ill people seeking surcease from pain or nausea as the result of disease, chemotherapy used to treat cancer, AIDS and other serious sicknesses, becoming the first country in the world to supply so-called ‘medical marijuana’ directly to patients.
Marijuana also will be sold to people not expected to live more than a year.
In yet another initiative, Canada jumped to the forefront in the moral slide of the West, when it legalized same sex marriage. It is mind-boggling how fast this moral revolution came upon the nation of Canada. You cannot afford to be indifferent about what is happening in a nation like this.
In the last 35 or 40 years, society in general has relaxed so many long-standing traditions, standards, morals, policies, and laws that nothing is lasting as we once thought. Even the Christian foundation has crumbled and nearly everything is socially acceptable, from unwedded parents, abortions, tattooed females, to gay marriages and gay preachers.
Call me prophetic, pathetic, or at worst oddly frenetic but let the following stand for the records that as the downhill spiral of society, especially in Canada, gains momentum, monogamy will be compromised, allowing polygamy to slowly enter the mainstream of our thoughts. Yes, polygamy is edging its way closer and closer to the ballot box. Yes, it will be the next thing on the ballot box pleading for legislation.
When I learnt that the law for same sex marriage was passed in Canada, I searched for answers as the very thought tantalized my [conscious] psyche. I gradually came to the realization that it was a reality, and I have since daily wondered what would become the next law or tradition that would crumble and find acceptance in the political, social and religious arena.
Monogamy being challenged by polygamy came to mind, especially with the recent influx of Muslim immigrants. Under Islamic marital jurisprudence, Muslim men are allowed to practice polygyny; that is they can have more than one wife at the same time, up to a total of four. Polyandry, the practice of a woman having more than one husband, by contrast, is not permitted. Do not for one moment factor out the media. Television is usually the medium that first tosses the hat of controversy, such as the many gay-orientated TV shows and movies over the past thirty years or so that softened our hearts for gay acceptance and subsequently gay marriage. Most sitcoms had a gay actor, or a gay neighbor, and we all laughed, and as we opened our mouths in laughter, we gradually allowed them access into our hearts and minds.
Even toys were not exempt from certain displayed lifestyles. Remember Gay Bob, the first openly gay doll created by Harvey Rosenberg, followed by lesbian dolls. The television industry in the interim has not been quiet in pushing forward its own agenda, polygamy T.V shows. Big
Love is an American television drama about a fictional fundamentalist Mormon family in Utah
that practices polygamy.
One is not enough, there is also Sister Wives, a reality television series that documents the life of a polygamist family living in Utah, which includes a patriarch husband, his four wives and their sixteen children. Sister Wives has been renewed for yet another season.
Hold on to your undies, in the same manner as those who opposed gay marriage were labelled homophobic, there is sure to be an intimate label for me, based solely on my seemingly stated opposition of polygamy.
At this juncture, permit me to proffer a suggestion—and coin a new word—polyphobic, fearful of so many things . You have been forewarned.
Aleuta—The struggle continues.