We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Traditions, rituals and ceremonies take centuries to build, and can be lost in an instant. Be careful of your inheritance.
The nuclear family must be destroyed…whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process.
Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women’s movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage.
– Sheila Cronin
“Tribe.” How can there be tribe without clans? How can there be clans without extended families? How can there be extended families without patriarchy? How can clans become tribes without a chief? Indeed, how can there be families at all with divorce, contraception and infanticide and a ‘working ‘mother’? And as far as community goes, can you think of a people less prone to coalesce into community than Americans?
re Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women’s movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage.
– Sheila Cronin
I find this comment to be contrary to what I have experienced in life.
My observations indicate that women want/desire marriage more than men.
It also seems to me that women see marriage as an elevation in status.
I believe Cronin's comment runs counter to human instinct.
OTOH it's likely too complex for me feeble mind to comprehend.