Now, you might think that headline above is an exaggeration. Sadly it isn’t. The left-wing rag, The Nation, is truly suggesting that the best way to end capitalism is to eliminate the American family and to take away all children from their parents.
This laughable screed was penned by Rosemarie Ho, someone who thinks “feminist theory” is a legitimate discipline. Ho wrote, “Feminist theorist Sophie Lewis’s new book looks at how rethinking pregnancy and the idea of family as forms of labor is central to emancipatory politics,” as the hook for her May 16 article at The Nation.
This is the nonsense that passes for “thought” on our nihilistic college campuses, folks.
Want to Dismantle Capitalism? Abolish the Family https://t.co/rZxUfN92KU
— The Nation (@thenation) May 16, 2019
Indeed, doing herself no favor with intelligent people everywhere, Ho admits at the outset that the idea of destroying the family is a central tenet of communist theory as proposed by Marx and Engels. Ho dug her hole even deeper by also pointing out that abolishing the family is a main goal of radical homosexual theorists, too.
Marx and Engels and radical homosexuals… she cites these as worthy thinkers?
Ho makes herself a laughing stock in her very first paragraph.
The Nation fantasist then introduces her subject:
Sophie Lewis, a feminist theorist and geographer, takes up this forgotten struggle in her work. Her new book, Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family (Verso, 2019) specifically links family abolition to a radical reconceptualization of pregnancy itself. The act of carrying a child to term, she insists, is work — labor that has long been exploited and overlooked by the academy — and so is mothering.
Ho goes on to prove that she has inculcated well the idiotic vernacular of academia by using such meaningless terms as “ideological constructs,” hate for “binary-genders,” laments about “symbiogenesis,” and “the patriarchy,” along with desires for ending the “propertarian, biogenetic, nuclear private household.”
All of this is pseudo intellectual gobbledegook that actually reveals a hatred of traditional male-female relationships, motherhood, and child dependency on a family.
Now, catch this lunacy from Sophia Lewis:
That’s something I want to challenge, the idea that babies belong to anyone—the idea that the product of gestational labor gets transferred as property to a set of people. That is actually one of the revolutionary horizons that the Sisterhood of Black Single Mothers advocated for: how children should belong to no one but themselves.
This thing is, children are not autonomous adults for a reason. Their brains are not formed enough to fully understand the consequences of the decisions they need to make to be responsible not just for themselves, but for their role is society.
For example, would a child eat right if he “belonged to no one but himself”? Or would he eat nothing but ice cream, candy and cake? I think we know the answer to that. And therefore, if there was no such thing as a parent, the government would have to step in and force that child to eat a healthy diet… and guess what you just did by doing that? Yes, you’ve now made the child a vassal of the state meaning he is still not a being who belongs only to himself.
So, what these dopes are pushing is a chimera, a lie, a false state of being.
People who offer idiotic theories like these should be treated with the scorn they deserve.
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