Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Child-Hating Columnist at it Again

(Hat tip: Dave at Catholic Report)

Remember this anti-child screed about the Duggar family by San Fran's hate-filled columnist, Mark Morford?

Well, it looks like Morford's written another hateful, anti-child Op/Ed lamenting that "red-staters are breeding like drunken ferrets":
... A dark cloud of righteous bleakness and it looms like a giant synthetic cheesecake-scented Glade PlugIn of potential misery.

It is this: According to another set of data, for the past 30 years or so, conservatives -- particularly those of the right-wing red-state Christian strain -- have been out-breeding liberals by a margin of at least 20 percent, if not far more.

It's true. The reason? Why, God loves babies, of course. White American babies, most especially. Also: issues of space, religion, sexual orientation and, of course, conscience. Or, you know, lack thereof.

One theory goes like this: Libs are generally more socially conscious and hence tend to actually give a modicum of thought to what it means to pop out a brood of children in this modern overstuffed age. Also, many other liberal bohos are (admittedly) happy selfish suckwads who want all the modern booty for themselves and won't want to give up the Ducati and the plasma and the biannual trip to Cinque Terre for the sake of a pod of rug rats and 15 grand a year (each) for private kindergarten. Translation: Libs just aren't procreating like they could/should be.

Conservative Christians, of course, have no such conscience. Among the right-wing God-lovin' set, there is often little real awareness of planetary health or resource abuse or the notion that birth control is actually a very, very good idea indeed, and therefore it's completely natural to worship at the altar of minivans and SUVs and megachurches and massive all-American entitlement and have little qualm about popping out six, seven, 19 gloopy tots to populate the world with frat boys and Ford F-150 buyers and food court managers.

I always assumed it might actually be a good thing that conservatives breed so mindlessly, because all those unhappy neocon kids, all those repressed misled tots grow up and eventually begin to (well, sometimes) think for themselves and ultimately do what any good kid does: rebel against their parents' silly dogma and become a bit more open-minded and hopeful, right?

Not exactly. Apparently, according to the research, four out of five kids actually stick with the political affiliation of their parents, generation after generation, with religious conservatives far more unlikely than their liberal brethren to allow their kids to develop the capacity for independent thought (given how it's so, you know, dangerous to America). Also, one word: homeschooling. I'm just sayin'.

My Comments:
Read the whole thing to find out what those "enlightened" and "tolerant" folks in the "smart set" think about you.

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
What Evil Reads Like

"When the REAL Freaks Took Over"

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At 4/03/2007 2:52 PM, Blogger Darwin said...

Drunken ferrets? Man, that sounds like a blast.

Got to go breed...

At 4/03/2007 4:24 PM, Blogger Jeffrey Smith said...

That's exactly what I was going to say. "Drunken ferrets". He has a way with words, but not much knowledge of the effects of alcohol.

At 4/03/2007 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to break it to that guy but: I grew up liberal and I have to say, it isn't all it's cracked up to be! After coming to some major realizations in my life after the divorce of my parents (23 years married, no matter how old you are it still hurts) I am a conservative convert. Well, there are other reasons too but it's been a long road and it's a long story. Heaven forbid something as silly and obsolete as the FAMILY should merit defending and something as disposable as a child should warrant protection and *gasp* even love.

At 4/03/2007 8:05 PM, Blogger Pro Ecclesia said...

I was going to suggest that Mr. Morford's knowledge of rodents probably begins and ends at gerbils.

At 4/03/2007 8:28 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Um, ferrets are not rodents. They're mustelids. (In fact, they will eat rodents, given the opportunity. )
As a matter of fact, I'm wondering if the turn of phrase is even more insulting than it seems on the surface.
To put it bluntly, mustelid mating behavor is, by human standards, barbaric. The male viciously attacks the female until she is too exhausted to fend him off anymore.
He's probably thinking that all those dutiful red-state wives are being abused behind closed doors, and any attempt to prevent pregnancy is met with a fist....

At 4/04/2007 6:30 AM, Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

Didn't we hear something like this from Bishop Schori a while back?

Ah, well, you'd think people who believe in evolution would figure out that neither abortion nor contraception nor living selfish single lives are evolutionary survival traits, when compared with monogamous, committed, large families headed by married couples.

At 4/04/2007 2:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what sort of self-respecting man uses the word "delicious" to describe anything other than food or drink?

Gerbils... heh!

At 4/07/2007 3:21 AM, Blogger Foxfier said...

Hm, sounds like a racist bigot to me.


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