A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights demonstrates the reach and pettiness of the current international regime, while showing why we must break free from the international system.
What a strange land Europe has become. Once the undisputed civilizational center of the world, the continent has devolved into a post-first world wasteland. The healthy competition between nations has turned into a contest to see which nation can destroy itself the quickest and the most completely. From importing third world invader “refugees” to imposing anti-White and other destructive policies, White nations around the world are engaging in a race to the bottom. At the same time, those who attempt to fight back are stifled by powerful Orwellian institutions which crack down on any deviation from the path toward the destruction of Europe and the broader White world. Even low-level disruptions to the system lead to intervention from the international regime due to its reach and intolerance of dissent. Very few cases better demonstrate the strange, degenerate petty politics this has produced than the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling last Tuesday against a Russian law which bars the promotion of homosexual propaganda to children. The interests of the European people far from the minds of the continent’s elites, they focus instead on punishing the few who choose to fight their agenda and its monstrous bureaucratic mass.
The court, of which Russia is a member, ordered the Russian government to pay 43,000 euros total in damages to three men it had convicted of violating the law against proselytizing homosexuality to minors. The crux of the court’s reasoning in its decision was, “by adopting such laws, the authorities reinforce stigma and prejudice and encourage homophobia, which is incompatible with the notions of equality, pluralism and tolerance,” which must be upheld. Perhaps the court is right that the law is incompatible with those notions, but does that mean we should allow anyone with any message to propagandize our children, or does it mean we should reconsider whether equality, pluralism, and tolerance should be the central values of our civilization?
The men who filed the cases, on the basis that the law discriminated against them and violated their freedom of expression, were found guilty via the Russian law against “public activities aimed at the promotion of homosexuality among minors.” By any reasonable standard, that is exactly what they were doing. The men held multiple demonstrations in front of schools and children’s libraries, holding banners with messages, including, “Homosexuality is normal,” “I am proud of my homosexuality,” “Deputies are child-killers. Homosexuality is good,” “Children have the right to know. Homosexuality is natural and normal,” and “Homosexuality is not a perversion.”
As a sovereign nation, why is Russia not allowed to prevent these activities? In Europe today, sovereignty is secondary to degeneracy—you are only afforded the first if you condone the second.
Read the rest of Jay Lorenz’s article here.