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The Great Divorce

June 22nd, 2017 by MC

This part of Peter Beinart’s attempt to bring liberals to sanity on immigration stood out to me:

Between 2008 and 2016, Democrats became more and more confident that the country’s growing Latino population gave the party an electoral edge. To win the presidency, Democrats convinced themselves, they didn’t need to reassure white people skeptical of immigration so long as they turned out their Latino base. “The fastest-growing sector of the American electorate stampeded toward the Democrats this November,” Salon declared after Obama’s 2008 win. “If that pattern continues, the GOP is doomed to 40 years of wandering in a desert.”

The increasing aggression and stridency of the Left is not monocausal, but surely the sense that the Left didn’t need white voters anymore (specifically, white Christians) helps explain why even supposedly moderate lefties did almost nothing to rein in or dissociate themselves from the extremists on campus, in Black Lives Matter, etc.

I’ve mentioned before how the very possibility of divorce makes marriage itself worse. Marriage requires total dedication, a lot of compromise, and self-denial. And fidelity in marriage requires us not to even acknowledge that there are options besides sticking around. Once you commit to be with someone, you think of every reason why you should be with them. You cultivate the love that you have; you see your spouse through Marriage Goggles.

But once you start thinking about divorce, you take the Marriage Goggles off. You may even put Divorce Goggles on. This is how marriages end.

The Left and Right in this country used to at least try to live with one another. But then the Left’s eye began to wander to those younger, more exotic and exciting immigrants. They work so hard for such low wages! They appreciate the Left’s ideas in a way the Right never could! They make such delicious sandwiches!

But what happens when bringing someone new into the home doesn’t result in the eviction of the old spouse?

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June 22nd, 2017 00:45:12

Unclear on how Facebook books

May 23rd, 2015 by Vader

Dear Palpatine:


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May 23rd, 2015 21:20:11

“The purpose of child support is to replace marriage.”

July 11th, 2013 by Vader

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July 11th, 2013 14:52:05

Everything Old

March 19th, 2013 by G.

is new again.

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March 19th, 2013 08:32:37

Man divorces/sues wife for giving birth to “sweet spirit”.

November 23rd, 2012 by Bookslinger

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. (more…)

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November 23rd, 2012 14:10:14

The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

May 15th, 2012 by G.

is apparently an argumentum ad absurdum. Hetero Lenin observes the heightening of contradictions and approves.

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May 15th, 2012 18:29:48

No-Fault Divorce

November 11th, 2010 by G.

We were told that no-fault divorce would make marriage stronger by making it less scary. Wrong. Wrong. Marriage with no-fault divorce is like buying a 10th floor penthouse where management reserves the right to remove floors 1-9.

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November 11th, 2010 11:03:26

Used Cars Can Be Lemons

September 17th, 2010 by G.

Especially rentals.

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September 17th, 2010 13:31:39