Families are the fundamental building blocks of a stable society. Extended families—clans—are the best conceivable environment for the rearing of children, the perpetuation of a commercial forte, and the germination of new families and their ventures…. And all healthy families, which cherish life and bind their members to one another in unembarrassed love, can find far more to occupy and amuse them than they need.”
…I hoped it would be taken seriously, perhaps reflected on by people who hadn’t thought much about what they owe to their forebears. Especially considering how much effort is going into destroying families:
San Francisco now finds the word “family” unacceptable. If you want to know where the Democrat Progressive revolution is headed, look no further than San Francisco.
The group trying to get it accepted is a low-key, peaceful Democrat group, and they will keep trying. Apparently, they are not as ‘progressive’ as the people banning the word.
Radical Bernie supporters attended a Zoom meeting to object to the word as a dog whistle for the Right.
“It’s a common dog whistle on the right,” one said.
The word is associated with conservatives because it is a vital part of the culture. The cultural transformers don’t like families. Currently, they want it identified so loosely that it’s unrecognizable as a family.
A somewhat better-known writer than I told us to watch out for this sort of thing:
[O]ne ought to recognise that the present political chaos is connected with the decay of language, and that one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end….Political language — and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists — is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Verbum sat sapienti.