By Jonathon Van Maren
With LGBT culture now dominant in the West, Western countries are increasingly using their clout to advocate for the LGBT agenda in nations that have thus far rejected it. According to a report from C-Fam, for example, the Biden Administration is going further than any previous U.S. administration and pressing countries to adopt same-sex “marriage” as a matter of policy, most recently in Serbia. The Biden Administration’s global LGBT advocacy is well-documented, but calling on sovereign nations to change their laws – the U.S. also demanded that Japan and Korea “provide legal recognition of same-sex marriage” – is nothing short of revolutionary.
Unsurprisingly, these countries are feeling the pressure. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, has announced a bill to promote LGBT understanding to “showcase progress on the issue to his G-7 peers, with the country under mounting pressure.” According to Kyodo News: “A survey by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows Japan ranked 34th out of 35 countries in terms of LGBT inclusion legislation in 2019, down from 22nd in 1999. In a recent video compilation of messages, 15 diplomatic missions in Japan, including those of the United States, Europe and Australia, called on the Japanese government to take concrete action toward protecting LGBT rights ahead of the G-7 summit.”
Japan, a very nationalist country, has thus been bullied into making all of the right noises about the LGBT agenda – at the behest of the Anglosphere, which states in no uncertain terms that not legalizing same-sex “marriage” (which Japan has not) is “lagging behind” – by the cultural standards of the West, that is. The banner of globalization is the “pride” flag, and Japan feels at least compelled to pay lip service to this new ideology.
And then there’s NATO. As Noah Carl noted at Unherd earlier this week:
Nato is currently engaged in the most serious geopolitical conflict since the Vietnam War. You’d therefore expect it to have a laser-like focus on the matter at hand. But apparently not. On Wednesday, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg took time out of his busy schedule to record a video for “International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia”.
You can see where this is going. Almost every sentence in the one-and-a-half-minute speech sounds like it was crafted by an activist from Stonewall. “Nato’s strength is our diversity,” Stoltenberg explains, “so it is important that we reflect and celebrate the extraordinary diversity of our populations.” Should the organisation be “celebrating” any particular identities? There are plenty of groups doing that already; Nato’s job is meant to be security. “I value every member of the LGBTQ+ community,” Stoltenberg continues, “and I am proud to call myself your ally.” Is there any need for this? Can’t we just assume that Nato represents every member of the population, regardless of identity, until told otherwise?