When leftists get off script, dispatch with the propagandist talking points and say what’s really on their minds:
“Progressives” hate natural marriage.
And they hate the natural family.
But they do so love big government.
In an article for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation titled, “Is having a loving family an unfair advantage?” Joe Gelonesi, host of The Philosopher’s Zone radio program, calls the natural mom-dad biological family a “weathered institution ever more in need of a rationale for existing.”
While he admits that it may be premature to “abolish the family and put children into care of the state,” Gelonesi suggests, nonetheless, that such government action might be the most “straightforward answer” – if only “from a purely instrumental position.”
But what’s the question? And why such hostility toward the natural family?
Buzzz! What is “social justice” for $1,000, Alex?
In the context of marriage, family and economics, the left’s upside-down brand of social justice, of “equality,” requires that, in order to level the playing field, we must bulldoze the playing field altogether – we must take from the haves, give to the have nots and dumb-down everything else to the lowest common denominator. If one person is suffering, then “equality” demands that all must suffer. The solution to inequality borne by those in the Third World, for instance, is to make the whole world the Third World (see Barack Hussein Obama, circa 2008-2016).
The same goes for marriage and family. As Gelonesi explains it, “The power of the family to tilt equality” creates an “unfair advantage” for children without loving biological parents. “When a parent wants to do the best for her child,” he claims, it necessarily “makes the playing field for others even more lopsided.”
And so, whereas the conservative solution is to offer a leg up, the “progressive” solution prefers a jackboot down. While equality of opportunity is a step in the right direction, equality of outcome is the statist endgame. Naturally, to reach this lofty goal, government intervention is required.
More simply and strait forward, they want to drag everyone down to a common level wrather than allow anyone aspirations! Family is an unfair advantage, let the government raise the children.
Time to Abolish the Family!
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