… surprisingly, the winner is not Andrew Sullivan but Foreign Policy magazine, which asks Can Gay Marriage Defeat ISIS, and stupidly concludes that it can.
Do you want to fight the Islamic State and the forces of Islamic extremist terrorism? I’ll tell you the best way to send a message to those masked gunmen in Iraq and Syria and to everyone else who gains power by sowing violence and fear. Just keep posting that second set of images [of gay people celebrating the gay marriage order]. Post them on Facebook and Twitter and Reddit and in comments all over the Internet. Send them to your friends and your family. Send them to your pen pal in France and your old roommate in Tunisia. Send them to strangers.
That’s the lesson of history: Brutality and fear can keep people down for only so long. The Nazis learned this; the Soviets learned it; the Ku Klux Klan learned it; Pol Pot learned it; the Rwandan génocidaires learned it.
I had no idea that the Nazis and Soviets were defeated by hashtags and idiot transparent rainbows on facebook profile pics. This must be from the “Underwater Gay Sailor” school of strategic thinking.
Hat tip: Sooper Mexican