Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Eventually, pretending forcibly that valueless things have value dilutes the currency's value for all"

That's from the essay "America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution" by Angelo Codevilla, which is creating something of a buzz around the web. He's taking about markets, but the observation applies to counterfeit marriage as well. Excerpt:

"The ruling class is keener to reform the American people's family and spiritual lives than their economic and civic ones. In no other areas is the ruling class's self-definition so definite, its contempt for opposition so patent, its Kulturkampf so open. It believes that the Christian family (and the Orthodox Jewish one too) is rooted in and perpetuates the ignorance commonly called religion, divisive social prejudices, and repressive gender roles, that it is the greatest barrier to human progress because it looks to its very particular interest -- often defined as mere coherence against outsiders who most often know better. Thus the family prevents its members from playing their proper roles in social reform. Worst of all, it reproduces itself.

Since marriage is the family's fertile seed, government at all levels, along with "mainstream" academics and media, have waged war on it. They legislate, regulate, and exhort in support not of "the family" -- meaning married parents raising children -- but rather of "families," meaning mostly households based on something other than marriage. "

Read the whole thing.

h/t American Thinker

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