by Kung Fu Zu 6/28/14
In case anyone believes the lunacy spouted by Masha Gessen regarding the destruction of marriage is something new, I think the following two paragraphs, taken from Wikipedia, will be enlightening:
Kollontai’s views on the role of marriage and the family under Communism were arguably more influential on today’s society than her advocacy of “free love.” Kollontai believed that, like the state, the family unit would wither away once the second stage of communism became a reality. She viewed marriage and traditional families as legacies of the oppressive, property-rights-based, egoist past. Under Communism, both men and women would work for, and be supported by, society, not their families. Similarly, their children would be wards of, and reared basically by society.
Kollontai admonished men and women to discard their nostalgia for traditional family life. “The worker-mother must learn not to differentiate between yours and mine; she must remember that there are only our children, the children of Russia’s communist workers.” However, she also praised maternal attachment: “Communist society will take upon itself all the duties involved in the education of the child, but the joys of parenthood will not be taken away from those who are capable of appreciating them.”
Alexandra Kollontia was a woman born into a wealthy family during the early 1870’s. Her father was a Cossack General. She was given an excellent education and consorted with the Russian “intelligentsia” of the time. (Never forget the word “intelligentsia” was first used by Russian intellectuals to describe themselves as opposed to the rest of society.) Alexandra joined the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party before it split into the Mensheviks and the Bolsheviks. She decided to cast her lot with Lenin and the Bolsheviks. Once the Bolsheviks came to power, Kollontia set up a “Women’s Bureau” and later served as the Soviet ambassador to several countries.
Kollontai was an archetypical intellectual radical of her time and her desire to destroy the family was not a new idea even then. As Kollontai makes perfectly clear, the Left’s goal is for the State to be our parent. Procreation will simply become a political duty to the all powerful state. Children will belong to society not their parents. I find this idea particularly disturbing as we all know that if a child is everybody’s, it is effectively nobody’s.
It should be clear to anyone with a bit of common sense or an ounce of honesty that the destruction of our traditional society is the real goal behind such madness as same sex marriage. No doubt, there are some Candides aka Libertarians who have bought the specious “equality” argument and who have not considered the ramifications of homosexual marriage. But thinking people should be under no such illusions. The abomination of homosexual marriage has been nurtured and guided by progressive Vandals with a clear intent of killing our culture and making slaves of us all.
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