Not only do the Australian Greens political party want to legalize homosexual and lesbian marriages, they now want to legalize polygamous marriages as well. It appears that the Greens, a minority political party, are using these issues to secure the votes of minority groups that live on the fringes of society. And, let us not forget, it was the Australian Labor party that lifted the blankets and invited the Greens into their bed in order to cling on to power. If not for this union, these issues may never have seen the light of day.
Polygamy has been around for as long as we have. Zoologist Desmond Morris, author of ‘The Naked Ape’ is of the opinion that polygamy may have been used from time to time as a temporary measure when there was a surplus of breeding women due to the high morality rate of man the hunter. Rather than waste the breeding potential of these woman, polygamous relationships may have been used to ensure the survival and growth of the group. Such an arrangement would have required a group effort to feed and nurture the polygamous group because the work load for one hunter would have been impossible to manage.
There is however another possibility. We may have inherited the polygamous instinct from our primate ancestors. Some groups of primates practice polygyny where a dominant male has exclusive relationships with two or more females. If modern man did inherit this instinct from primates, it may account for man’s propensity to compete in trials of strength, endurance and skill, to be the champion, the gold medalist, the dominant male. For modern man, polygamy will be nothing more than an ego trip.
In order to prevent discrimination, women will also be entitled to practice polyandry, that is, marry more than one husband. Again, to avoid discrimination, one homosexual will be entitled to marry more than one homosexual and the same will apply to lesbians. Personally I cannot think of anything more grotesquely burlesque than that. In order to avoid discriminating between different groups of consenting adults, why not legalize marriage between siblings in incestuous relationships? What about heterosexual and homosexual pedophiles? Do we keep on locking them up or do we simply abolish the age of consent to cater for their particular ‘sexual orientation.’
For hundreds of thousands of years, long-term monogamous relationships that we call love and marriage has been the keystone of human survival, growth, development and success. Weaken or remove that keystone will bring the building blocks of western society tumbling down. People will lose their sense of family, sense of belonging, sense purpose and sense of direction. The stage will then be set for the introduction of a new world order that, in my view, will be far more repressive than the religious, communist and fascist regimes of our history.