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.
Anyone who's been living in real life America the past twenty-five years has been surrounded by gay couples living together. Oh, you say, but what about somewhere-in-North Dakota? Okay, what about New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Portland, Denver, Seattle, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Atlanta, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Washington, Baltimore, Miami and New Orleans (of course)... I could on. Am I getting boring yet? You add it up. I don't want to be bothered. Meanwhile, in most of these places, probably all, thousands of gay couples are living together, sharing households, raising children, etc., etc. If this bothers you, it's already happened. Get used to it. It's not going to go backwards, not a chance. Oh, yes, there is one way it could change - Sharia law. If you don't like gay America, root for the Islamists.
"Oh, yes, there is one way it could change - Sharia law. If you don't like gay America, root for the Islamists."
I just started growing my beard this morning. Tomorrow I'll buy a hijab and a Quran.
However, it's unnecessary as the one other way that it could change is if we--as a society--return to our Judeo-Christian roots and stop slumming in the garbage cans of third-rate secularism--and reading moral imbeciles like Roger Simon.
You are rightly presenting the other side of the argument. I don't know whether Simon is a moral imbecile, but his point is that - for better or worse - this social reality has already changed, and that it's a losing battle to go against it.
"this social reality has already changed, and that it's a losing battle to go against it."
Or, as my side notes that there is nowhere to go, except up.
The problem with these attempts at cheap Marxist dialectics is that they just don't conclude as expected. Does Mr. Simon really think that now we have reached the fulfillment of human history? If so, his is truly a sad and lost generation.
I have a bsuy Monday so I'll keep my comments short.
1.Global warming .... crap
2.Michael Moore ... has consumed more that his share of energy, is a fat slob, and Hollywoods made him a millionaire.
3.Agriculture bad fro environment ...extra heaping of crap.
4.Gen Wesley Clark.. a preening egotist who was releived early from command in Europe for screwing up.
5. Gay rights. first ,can't we force then out of San Fransisco?
otherise lett'em eat AIDS