Friday, August 13, 2010

Traditional family values, but not of the right

Yet another area in which the P.C. left comes across as a parody of the religious right is its obsession with relationships. We've all surely had them try to beat into our heads the notion that a long-term relationship should be our number-one priority. Is that really the best advice to give to someone who may well be in an abuse relationship? Then again, no cost is too high for ideological rectitude, at least when someone else is bearing that cost.


Anonymous said...

I don't know where this "PC Left" is. From what I can tell, people on the Left (at least the progressives and further left people) often believe that sex is good and that people should be free to have casual sex if they want to.

As to the whole big push for same sex marriage right, there are a fair number of people in the community (including myself) who believe this shouldn't be our biggest priority right now, and that it tends to be relevant mostly to affluent gay people. Those who hold these opinions tend to be not-so-affluent and often are people of color. They sound like the more leftward people in the discussion if you ask me.

The Heterodox Homosexual said...

I don't know where you are, but I believe I've accurately described the P.C. left everywhere I've lived, on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.

As for whether we should make marriage a priority, I have found the arguments that we shouldn't to be emotion-driven, internally contradictory, and self-serving. As I have said before, I believe that marriage should ultimately be privatized, but in the meantime, I believe in equal protection of the laws. Also, regarding the identity of "[t]hose who hold these opinions," I'm not sure I agree with your factual premises. Finally, I am not a fan of "What's in it for me?" activism; if we all followed that, very few people would have any reason to care about DADT.