We’ll be doing “quick takes” on items where there too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on, and will put it out pseudo-randomly.
Bookworm of Bookworm’s Room brings up the “anti-bossy” campaign and “the Left’s obsession with gender, sex, and sexuality as a way of remaking society.”
“In America, it used to be that boys were boys and girls were girls, except for a handful of boys and girls who didn’t conform to the norm. Boys were at the top of the heap; girls had a carefully carved out, limited sphere of influence and opportunities; and sexually non-conforming people were ignored or abused, depending on both their ability to blend in and their community’s ability to cope with their differences. Both women and sexually non-conforming people were routinely denied equal treatment under the law.
“Since then, equal treatment under the law has become a picayune, limited goal. Instead, the Left is using gender and sexuality as a way to remake society entirely in opposition to heterosexual males, the ones who created Western society in the first place.”
The core ethos of the broader Left is to render asunder society, so that they can remake it in their own deluded visions. This is but another example of taking advantage of societies innate desire for equal treatment by shaming those who hold such values to push beliefs that are antithetical thereto.
From the Liberty Alliance, we find out that Obama’s choice for Surgeon General thinks that guns are a “disease” that the government must cure:
“After being burned by his nomination of Debo Adegbile to head up the civil rights division at the Department of Justice, President Obama has jumped right back into the fray with another radical nominee, this time for Surgeon General.
“But what makes Vivek Hallegere Murthy such a controversial choice for the post is not what you might expect. It’s not that he is a champion of late-term abortions (though he probably is) or believes in fully government-subsidized sex reassignment surgeries (though he probably does).
“The problem with Murthy, rather, is his position on guns. Namely, he thinks one of the questions doctors should ask patients during a routine medical history is whether the person has any guns in his home.”
Is this really surprising? Elements of the Left have referred to “social problems” as ills or diseases of society, and that it is the government’s job to apply “healthcare” and social programs to correct this “illness.”
Physician, heal thyself!
A new study from Canada seems to state the obvious: Having a Mom and a Dad who are married to each other really is the optimal environment for children:
“There is a new and significant piece of evidence in the social science debate about gay parenting and the unique contributions that mothers and fathers make to their children’s flourishing. A study published last week in the journal Review of the Economics of the Household—analyzing data from a very large, population-based sample—reveals that the children of gay and lesbian couples are only about 65 percent as likely to have graduated from high school as the children of married, opposite-sex couples. And gender matters, too: girls are more apt to struggle than boys, with daughters of gay parents displaying dramatically low graduation rates.”
Nice to see “science” catch up to what millennium after millennium of history has already proven.