In light of the news that the Democrats are hoisting "gay marriage" to their platform, I'm starting to understand the reason for the diatribe coming from the likes of Alderman Moreno, alderman of the First Ward of Chicago, the mayor, Rahm Emanuel, and for that matter, the mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, Tom Menino.
As these three (and others) go on about tolerance (for some), we the people truly understand that it's more about power than anything else.
In his article "The Tolerance Enforcers," Mark Steyn says it beautifully: "These guys are about power, and right now your cause happens to coincide with their political advantage. But political winds shift. Once upon a time, Massachusetts burned witches. Now it grills chicken-sandwich homophobes."
I remember another time, another country where the Bolsheviks, headed by Lenin, who was steeped in Marx's writing, instigated the October Revolution, killing people in power and destroying printing presses, etc. The violence didn't end there. A few years later, Stalin wanted even more power, so the days were numbered for the powerful Bolsheviks. During the Communist Revolution, Stalin had them killed. For more about this period of history, and possible applications to our own time, read "How Communism Works" by Alia Hoyt. I also recommend watching the movie "Burnt By the Sun."