Marriage Is Not The Solution
Note: The breakdown of families and marriage - heavily encouraged
by the feminists and their parasitic friends in government - are
undoubtedly the cause of huge problems throughout western societies today.
But the notion that people could nowadays be forced or pressured into
marriage is wrong-headed in a free society.
It just will not work.
Let me summarise why I think that you are focusing in the wrong place.
1. Basically, you say that family breakdown leads to many social ills. By
generating strong families, we reduce these social ills.
there are these huge organisms that are hell bent
on destroying families
BUT! I'm saying that there are these huge organisms that are hell bent on
destroying families and, indeed, personal relationships. And you cannot actually
build these families while these powerful organisms exist in the way that they
Indeed you can have strong families (such as in Pakistan and Iraq etc), but
this doesn't stop the creation of dictatorships etc.
Government Organism -> Family Breakdown -> social ills.
Government Organism -> NO Family Breakdown -> social ills.
The Government Organism is the problem; not the break down of the family.
In other words, strong families (such as in Pakistan and Iraq) does not
stop horrible governments from taking power.
2. If you look back at the newspapers for decades back in time, you will see
the same types of headlines. Crime is up! Education is down!
The people complained about such things even
then; even when they had strong
Their complaints made no difference. Over the decades things got worse.
We created the wrong organisms!
And so when you say that people are finally complaining about education and
crime, I can only reply that, in fact, they have been doing so for decades.
3. You say ... "Make lasting marriage the focus of the culture, and
families the cornerstone of society ..."
How do you nowadays ENFORCE such a thing upon people?
What kind of state would you have to create in order to ENFORCE such a thing?
Without some kind of heavy force, how do we achieve this?
Do we want, for example, the force of histrionics and hatred whenever someone
is discovered having an affair because of an unhappy marriage?
Would they be forced into losing their children - and
into their children losing them?
What about the children of unmarried mothers? Do we stigmatise them?
Even if we wanted to do such things, how would we nowadays get away with it?
And who, for example, is going to force people to listen to the religious
channels or to the politicians?
How do we impose this culture?
Do we actually attempt to impose a different form of political correctness
upon people? Would we be able to?
Would we want to live within a society where such a thing was possible?
The "downfall of the more powerful" is happening to institutions
such as marriage just as much as it is to political groups. (This is happening
all over the world.)
And so my question is this.
What huge force could create and sustain this 'culture
What huge force could create and sustain this 'culture of
marriage' that you want? And would we actually want to live under such an
over-arching and heavily proscriptive force?
Would we, for example, want to ban people from
promoting alternatives on the internet?
If not, how do we maintain this force?
Well. I don't think that maintaining such a
force (for marriage etc) is actually going to be possible in the future; not
unless we tear down the internet etc.
And this leads me back to my 'solution'. The
spread of information and the growth of the Men's Movement.
So, in my view, traditional marriage is not
THE long-term solution; though I suspect that a modified form
of it will certainly be very helpful.
(PS I hope I don't sound hostile. It isn't my intention or my feeling.)