„Well, I see this case must have been in the media, because everybody asks me that question,“ answered Kuby, author of The Global Sexual Revolution: Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom. On 10th October, she gave a lecture at the Catholic University Ružomberok, one of her six stops as part of a tour across Slovakia, giving her insights into the current situation of the civilized world and warning against the gender ideology.
„I don’t remember seeing that many people even at the last promotion ceremony,” observed the photographer as he pushed his way though the crowd at the lecture hall of John Paul II in Ruzomberok. Kuby spoke to more than a thousand students about parents deprived of their children because of their refusal to expose them to the curriculum on sexual education prescribed by the school. Parents were imprisoned for 40 days. Kuby gave examples of similar stories such as the one about ‘illegally home-schooled children’, which the authorities isolated from their parents, who, in turn, obtained a substitute custody payment request from the government.
"Here in Slovakia, you have a first-hand experience with anti-fascist and anti-communist resistance; well, you will need that resistance again.”Zdieľať
Such an absurd penalization supported by positive legislation resembles the process of slow cooking of a frog, explained Kuby. First, you start with cold water and use soft instruments. The legislation comes at the end so that the key wordings in the new legislation remain unnoticed by the general public. That’s exactly how the detachment of biological sex from social gender was gradually ‘massaged into’ the Western societies. Same goes with ‘sexualization’ of preschoolers. Kuby drew a parallel of this trampling upon the foundations of the human nature to the fascist and communist terror. „ Here in Slovakia, you have a first-hand experience with anti-fascist and anti-communist resistance; you will need that resistance again,” warns Kuby.
Kuby doesn’t limit the ongoing battle to the field of ideas and arguments. „Where arguments are not enough – the battle can be won by power. There must be many of us, and we need to go out to the streets.“ Kuby mentioned her recent conflict with Olga Pietruchova, a bull-headed Slovak feminist, as an example of the futility of providing reasonable arguments in a dialogue with gender ideologues. Pietruchova responded with ad hominem arguments – ironically pointing to her crusade against Harry Potter, questioning her sociological professionalism, or, her alleged cover up of her divorce. In an earlier debate in Bratislava, she also tried to scandalize Kuby’s ‘fanatic Christianity of a convert’.
But there might some point in those attacks. G. Kuby, at times, does seem radical. She does not seem to pay much attention to voices that regard some of her ‘theories’ as paranoid. She sometimes speaks about conspiracies of billionaires such as Rockefeller, Gates or Soros who finance the UN campaigns, or attempts of the so-called ‘big movers’ to depopulate the planet. She pays tribute to the new Hungarian Constitution for the establishment of right to life from conception to natural death, as well as the reservation of marriage solely to conjugal unity of man and woman. She made positive comments on unanimous vote of Russian Duma on the ban of anti-family policies at schools. But even if Kuby can be ridiculed for her opinions, she poses at least two important questions. Number one, what is fact, and what is a (media) interpretation of that fact; and number two, whether absurd must also be unbelievable.
According to Kuby, we can only speculate about the motives of the ‘movers’ and ‘doers’ behind the gender ideology, but that won’t help us much. We would probably end up our contemplation in deep transcendent questions about the forces of evil. The effort to open people’s eyes is not intended to invoke fear. “I only ask myself what is my task here in this particular situation,” says Kuby. She encouraged the young audience to search for their own calling and try to find their own answers to questions about God, or how to live one’s life including the question of giving way to common sense. “Because those who are unable to orderly manage their own personal lives will surely have no interest to fix these problems.”
Terézia Rončáková is Associate Professor at the Catholic University in Ružomberok, Associate Editor of postoy.sk website and author of Can the Church Speak Media Language?, the third of a three-volume study on the intersection of religious and journalistic style.
[photo: Catholic University Ruzomberok website http://www.ff.ku.sk ]
Gabriele Kuby is a German sociologist, born in Konstanz, Germany in 1944. She studied sociology in Berlin and completed her Master’s degree in Konstanz, works as a translator and interpreter, and is author of several books about faith and spirituality. Kuby is a frequent lecturer in Germany and around Europe, and has written for numerous print and on-line publications in Europe, including the Die Tagespost in Germany, Vatican Magazin in Germany, and www.kath.net. She has also been a guest on talk shows aired by German public service broadcasters ARD and ZDF, as well as global television network EWTN. As part of her Slovak tour, she is presenting the Slovak translation of her latest book, Die globale sexuelle Revolution: Zerstörung der Freiheit im Namen der Freiheit (The Global Sexual Revolution: Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom).
[photo: kuby.sk / postoy.sk]