Chuck Lorre is a prolific producer of TV sitcoms. I became familiar with his work with the quirky (aren’t they all?) sitcom “Dharma and Greg.” He has also created and produced Grace Under Fire, Cybill, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and other popular shows.
At the end of each show there would be a placard filled with small type. They flash by so fast that they are nearly impossible to read. These “vanity cards” covered a full range of topics. Many of them were and are overtly political. “The vanity cards often are unapologetically supportive of President Obama, and occasionally contain very anti-corporate or anti-war sentiments.”
Lorre is a “one-percenter.” He’s on the far end of the income inequality scale since he has a net worth of around $600 million. His vast fortune affords him the freedom to be self-destructive. Some people do it with drugs and alcohol, and others do it with bad decision making. Lorre is chosen a different path. He’s putting his influence and money behind a self-destructive worldview, and I’m OK with that.
One of his latest “vanity cards” has gotten him some attention. It’s about birth control and contraception. The message appeared at the end of the March 31 episode of his new sitcom, Mom that’s telecast on CBS.
Here is the full text of “Chuck Lorre Productions #450” vanity card:
“I believe that the much argued ‘sanctity of marriage’ ended in 1960 when the FDA approved the birth control pill for contraception. In other words, the minute science allowed women to take charge of their reproductive cycle, the cultural reason for protecting marriage — ensuring the continuation of the species — collapsed. Additionally, when conception became a fundamental female choice, as opposed to a random event, thousands of years of patriarchal rule came to an end. That is why male-dominated religions and social institutions are so filled with rage right now. They know, at least subconsciously, that the jig is up. Their tribal blooddrenched reign is over. We are witnessing the death throws of the testosterone epoch. Unfortunately, organizations and philosophies that took thousands of years to develop might take just as long to die. Regardless, the hand-writing, probably a pretty cursive, is on the wall. Do what you will with this information, but I’m making a donation to NOW.”
I love it when people like Chuck Lorre talk like this. It means that they are actively putting themselves out of business, and they are taking their bankrupt worldviews with them as their progeny dries up.
I say birth control pills all around! Three cheers for contraception. The fewer children that are born to the purveyors of the lunatic left ideology the better it will be for the rest of us.
In fact, I’m tempted to help pay for contraception devices for these people.
Lorre states that “the sanctity of marriage has ended.” For him it has, and for many people like him. A culture built on such a premise is destined to self-obliterate. The marital-family unit creates cultural cohesion. Married couples have cultural skin in the game. They want to see their children succeed. This means working for a culture that nurtures their beliefs.
Solitary wanderers live for the now. When Lorre dies, his millions will go to self-destructive causes that he has nurtured. We already see his mindset. He wants to donate to the National Organization for Women (NOW). Be my guest. Sowing the seeds of your own destruction makes me optimistic about the future.