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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 10:25 AM

1. I think there's an element to "family values" that is particularly patriarchal

You are only responsible for your family - which is basically your property. So you take care of your family - your neighbor takes care of his family and so on. That's why killing families on the other side of the globe doesn't really matter, particularly if you believe it is being done to protect your family. Your family is all that matters - those other people, they don't matter.

By the same token there's no sense being charitable towards Latino families - even if you aren't the sort to believe that Latinos just aren't real people, they are definitely not part of your family. And given the theoretically economic harm they are doing to you and your family they are easily brushed aside. They should be brushed aside as a potential threat to your family.

That's why "family values" are principally about creating the right kind of families - i.e. ones in which the men are in charge and there's no homosexuality. If each father takes care of his property properly than we will have a smooth orderly society.

Bryant

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