Update: The revised language has now been released, and it’s even worse than we thought. The new language forces Christian bakers to bake cakes in violation of their faith and conscience. Gov. Pence tried to fix something that wasn’t broken, and he broke it. The “cure” in this case is far worse than the non-existent disease. Gov. Pence must veto this misbegotten piece of legislation.
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“Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.” That was the message of the Borg to Captain Jon-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise on the television series Star Trek: Next Generation. The Borg was a conglomerate of species forcibly transformed into cybernetic drones controlled by a hive mind called the Collective. The Borg grew ever stronger by appropriating and exploiting the assets of whatever new species it encountered as it roamed the universe in pursuit of its insatiable lust for power over the lives of others. Both individual and corporate victims of the Borg were assimilated into the Collective, losing their identity to the hive mind.
This week, the State of Indiana met the Borg, which on planet earth is spelled LGBT. Like Captain Picard, the Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence, has attempted to reason with Borg and learned that there is no compromise with the Collective. “Resistance is futile” said Borg drone Tim Cook, the formerly human representative of the now-Collectivist entity Apple Computers. The refrain was echoed by a chorus of other drones, including some from the newly Borg-acquired National Collegiate Athletic Association.
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Interestingly, the Star Trek Borg used a system involving microscopic nanobots to assimilate their prey but the LGBT Borg use media-driven fear-inducing psychological tactics instead (which is exceptionally effective on politicians). Governor Pence and the Republican Party of Indiana are, of course, being subjected to the assimilation process as we speak.
All kidding aside, whether or not it was intended as such by the Star Trek writers, the Borg collective is a chillingly appropriate metaphor for Cultural Marxism, the driving force of the LGBT movement. What we know as “political correctness” is simply the “group-think” of the Marxist hive mind.
No existing member of the American Marxist collective is allowed to dissent from the view that homosexuality and related perversions are deserving of legal protection and cultural celebration. Moreover, any dissent from outside the Collective attracts the entire body of Borg-like drones — like a swarm of hornets — in the single-minded quest to seek and either assimilate or destroy whatever person or entity has been foolish enough to challenge it.
Many Americans are surprised that major companies like Apple, Ebay, PayPal, and Angie’s List are leading the charge against Indiana on behalf of the homosexual movement. They are shocked that government entities like the State of Connecticut have banned all state-funded travel there. Wake up, America! That’s just how the LGBT Borg operates and it‘s getting stronger with every conquest.
The “gays” began assimilating corporations, government agencies and other entities more than twenty years ago. As a newly minted Christian social activist fighting the homosexual agenda in Oregon and then California I began observing and reporting on the phenomenon in the early 90s. It was a simple strategy implemented over and over again with machine-like precision.
Remember, first of all, that there no objective criteria for determining whether someone is “gay” — it’s purely a matter of self-declaration, thus so-called “closeted” homosexual activists can be the perfect “secret agents” for their own cause just by keeping their sexual proclivities hidden from their employers and co-workers. Many go so far as to marry the opposite-sex to protect themselves from suspicion. This is such a common phenomenon among homosexual men that there is even a name for the women they use for cover: “Beards.”
In any case, this is their process of taking over an organization:
They begin by getting one of their in-the-closet activists into a hiring position in the targeted organization. This agent then hires other “closeted” activists for all new openings for strategic positions. They hire some open homosexuals as well. Once they have a large enough body of activists inside the organization and in control of key decision-making positions, the openly homosexual members of their group lobby for and receive approval for the creation of a “Gay and Lesbian Employees Association.” The demand is typically backed by the “closeted” activists as well.
Once this political beachhead had been established, the “gays” begin working to gain control of the organizational culture. This starts with the adoption of a company anti-discrimination policy based on “sexual orientation,” followed by mandatory “sensitivity training” to indoctrinate all employees with pro-homosexual values and perspectives. These training sessions serve the dual purpose of identifying dissenters who are then targeted for termination after a sufficient paper trail is created to give the appearance that the termination is performance related. (As an attorney in California I represented several people who suffered this treatment after vocalizing a pro-family perspective during “gay sensitivity training.”)
Once the LGBT power bloc has gained sufficient control, the resources, systems and assets of the organization are commandeered to advance the “gay” cause outside of the organization. Charitable giving is diverted to homosexual organizations, business contracts go to “gay”-owned companies, and community influence and goodwill is directed to the support of “gay” political goals, such as the effort to force Indiana to abandon its new religious freedom law.
(The Indiana law, by the way, is not an attack on homosexuals. It is an effort to protect Christian businesses from deliberate attack by homosexual activists who use state and local anti-discrimination laws as an offensive weapon rather than the defensive shield they were designed to be.)
This relatively simple process is how thousands of American corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, labor unions, sports franchises, media outlets, judicial systems, law enforcement agencies, church denominations and even the Boy Scouts of America have been assimilated by the Collective.
So, America, is resistance to the LGBT Borg futile? Marxist regimes have been overthrown before. (And even Jon-Luc Picard eventually defeated his Borg opponents). I guess the outcome of this battle depends on how much we the not-yet-assimilated want to avoid becoming mindless slaves to the Collective.
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