Re: Do you support Gay Marriage?
So you think the promotion of the "nuclear" family is just a device to allow the state to run amuck? Thats an interesting take.
What about the Revolutionary movements that have happened though, both recently and in the past. People were still tied to families and focused on putting food on the table then. In fact, concerns with the ability to put food on the table is one of the reasons why many people around the world do revolt.
No, I don't think it's just a device to let the state do as they please. But I do think it's a perspective that isn't to be ignored when considering the political aspects of marriage. And while everything you said is correct, if the government is providing the jobs for the food then the nuclear families will be far less likely to pay attention to whatever goes on. If they aren't doing that then they are going to get shit from all walks of life in whatever country. And I don't mean it in the sense that everything the government does is shady as fuck and they're doing it under the people's noses, in some ways it can benefit the running of the country. If there's less scrutiny yeah shady things can be slipped through but it also allows other policies to be passed more smoothly without excessive public debate over non-issues.
And I didn't mean single males as in being responsible for every revolution, I meant by and large they've been the most likely to say 'WTF? Hold on a minute here.' but definitely not the only ones.