Does reading to your children give them an unfair advantage over those whose parents don’t? Is having a family in the first place an unfair advantage? If your answer to those two questions is “I recognize those words, but that don’t make no sense,” you’re going to love this.
Two quotes in particular that will make you stabby…
‘One way philosophers might think about solving the social justice problem would be by simply abolishing the family. If the family is this source of unfairness in society then it looks plausible to think that if we abolished the family there would be a more level playing field.’
‘What we realised we needed was a way of thinking about what it was we wanted to allow parents to do for their children, and what it was that we didn’t need to allow parents to do for their children, if allowing those activities would create unfairnesses for other people’s children’.
In case you missed that…
ABOLISH THE FAMILY
Now, to be fair, this is from Australia. It is the land of leftists… and things that can kill you. This idiocy hasn’t found it’s way to the American Left yet. Or, at least not publicly. One would assume Bill DeBlasio and Elizabeth Warren have legislation written, sitting in a lockbox. Not so much Hillary Clinton. She’s still market testing to see what she believes this week.
But the fact that there are people in this world – allegedly scholarly people – who think it’s so unfair for some kids to come from loving families that the state should come in and regulate it…is this real life?
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