Freedom Marches Forward

Gay marriage seems to be a historical inevitability. Let the self-congratulatory gladhanding begin! Who cares if we can’t make real progress on truly important issues?

3 thoughts on “Freedom Marches Forward

  1. Ted,

    As you say, gay marriage is heading toward inevitability. The opponents of this trend have it right; gay marriage is a threat to “real” marriage. Why? Because young people are getting more and more examples of people living “real” lives WITHOUT children. The percentage of households with children has dropped in the United States.

    Children are getting more risky as an economic prospect. We all roar with laughter at the idiots who took out $400,000 mortgages on $30,000 incomes. How is having a kid now any different? I know of almost no one who has any expectation of stable employment any more. We’re five years into an economic collapse that has left college graduates with previously unblemished work records starving and moving back into their parents’ basements. Does anyone honestly think that — even if the economy completely recovered tomorrow — this won’t be burned into every 20something’s reproductive considerations from this point forward?

    Have a kid? Sure. Right after I win the lottery. People are waking up to the reality of the American Dream’s rigged odds.

  2. What are you talking about, Ted ? This must be the most important issue facing the people of the United States ; compared with same-sex marriage, matters like interminable wars of aggression, the world’s highest incarceration rate, the destruction of the so-called «middle class», etc, etc, are mere trifles….

    Henri

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