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Yeah, I know, I'm supposed to be taking a break from blogging. But an article from American Thinker caught my eye on Twitter, and so here I am.
Barry's latest Commissar of Equality is one Chai Feldblum, "perhaps the nation's leading LGBT rights activist". Why is that important? Because she's also an advocate for polygamy.
[A]ll of us are harmed, as members of a society seeking a common good, when society fails to acknowledge the wide array of non-marital intimate social structures that we as humans have ingeniously constructed to negotiate and make sense of the world. ... It is precisely because such an interdependent framework helps sustain an individual's sense of self and stability that the state has a moral responsibility to support such frameworks. But why should the state support just marriage partners - and not other intimate partnerships that equally support the development of the self?
There's that "common good" clause again, making mischief by twisting into knots which end at total selfishness. "Development of self?" Whatever helps you "develop" is A-OK? Why yes, that's precisely what Ms. Feldblum is saying.
To have our government define as 'legitimate families' only those households with couples in conjugal relationships does a tremendous disservice to the many other ways in which people actually construct their families, kinship networks, households, and relationships. For example, who among us seriously will argue that the following kinds of households are less socially, economically, and spiritually worthy?
Oh boy. Here we go. Claptrap on steroids! "Blended families", "single-parent households", and the piéce de resistance ...
Committed, loving households in which there is more than one conjugal partner.
Yee-haw! Gay "marriage", the next best thing to Big Love! Why keep things only between Adam and Steve when adding Linda and Eve takes the conjugal relationship to a whole new level? Throw in a sheep and well, when the house is a rockin' don't come a knockin'. If you get my drift.
The decline of the traditional American family is one of the greatest tragedies to emerge from the sexual revolution. Divorce and remarriage entrenched the idea of disposable partnerships — 'til Death or The Court do us part — and left our children feeling abandoned by the very people who are supposed to guide them into adulthood. "Sacrifice" became a dirty word. Because sustaining your sense of self is now nore important than nurturing the next generation.
And so who has stepped in as surrogate parent and instiller of values? The Nanny State, of course. The very folks who can't be bothered to take care of their own children because they're too busy fulfilling their sense of self will nonetheless gladly opine on how you need to be raising yours.
It's madness. And it's only going to get worse. Because who among us could argue
against the spiritual worthiness of any familial permutation which advances the
sense of self? What's 6000 years of Judeo-Christian tradition when compared to
that! So, do it! Do it in the streets! Do it 'til you're satisfied! Judgment?
That's for squares, man.
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