I have long claimed in both my blogs and comments here on Patch that liberal agenda to ‘free’ the US from traditional way of living, is leading to the destruction of the nuclear family. From the advancement of single motherhood via feminism, treating sex as an extracurricular sport in the public schools, the excuses made for the dehumanizing of women in the inner cities, the acceptance of co-habitation verses marriage and even the demand that we must accept the gay lifestyle; each one stands as lubricant to the slippery slope argument of nuclear family destruction. However, when taken as a whole, the slope no longer requires each behavior as a lubricant since culture begins to slide down hill on its own. Recently in a New York Times article, Making a Child, Without the Couple, the final piece of the puzzle has been put into place.
As it turns out, there is a growing fashion trend (as I would like to point out that this appears in the Fashion & Style section of the paper) in which women who want a family without the commitment, are finding men wanting children without the burden of a wife. According to the article, women, having been propagated to believe professional success is happiness, are finding that spending the time to develop the bonds required for a ‘traditional’ family tend to interfere with career advancement. So instead, these women, having been told that professional accomplishments equates to happiness, go out looking from men willing to donate sperm. For as it turns out, unlike a BMW, children of your own genetic family line do not come pre-assembled. Yet, how does a woman go about this without being dreadfully awkward amongst friends?
Thankfully, the article is more then happy to point out a number of websites willing to procure for you the perfect non-romantic, non-sexual partner able to assist in the creation of your stunning Gucci McChild. These websites act like the Autotrader.com of the living accessory world. Simply log in, determine which options you would like your future living accessory equipped with genetically, based on the donors picture and background, and proceed to the checkout.
Oddly enough, the majority of men willing to engage in this practice are homosexual men who feel they are missing out on the family experience. I say odd, because wouldn’t a sexual determination from birth that causes a man to reject heterosexual relations evolve into something that also prevents the desire for family? They would seem to go hand in hand. But I digress….
We have taken the traditional nuclear family, 1Dad + 1Mom + 2.5Children = Family, and re-assembled the equation under the assumption that some or all of the variables are interchangeable. Now according to the fashion section of the New York Times, we can eliminate the equation completely.
Some will say, ‘Who Cares?’, ‘Live and let live.’. It is not that easy. What exactly are we teaching the future generations about commitment or personal restraint? How do you explain the importance of family when we our own perverted sense of family reads as follows:
1Mom(5 days per week) / 1Dad(2days per week) = Family
1Mom + 1Mom + 1/2Dad’s seed – Dad = Family
1Dad + 1Dad + Rental Fees of Female Uterus – Mom = Family
1Dad + 4(1Mom + Children) = Family
You are teaching the future generations that self want is the basis for existence. These families are no longer created for the advancement of children; rather they are a formula adults are using as bench marks in a ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ society. Family can now be produced without love, in order to quench our own insecurities with the false veneer of happiness.
Prior to societal acceptance of single motherhood, teen sex, no nuclear family in the inner cities and gay rights; did these thing exist? Of course they did. The difference was as a country we chastised that behavior, treated it as immoral and produced for further generations a distinct right and wrong way to live. Yet, our cultural recognition of these lifestyles as permissible removes the ability to make distinction regarding the morality of family creation. When dismissal of clear cut boundaries between right and wrong occur, then fewer and fewer actions can be deemed as wrong.
In the end, what can be done? Our society has chosen the path of least resistance and embraced the materialistic, credit card desires associated with a people motivated by narsissistic personalities. Selfless considerations, such our impact on children with respect to our own lifestyle decisions, have been abandoned as more and more choices, once deemed traditional unacceptable, become permissible. From top to bottom, our society will never begin to repair its cultural corruption unless we as people re-establish the traditional, 1Dad + 1Mom + Children = Family, as the one and only path to the legitimate family.