Obama takes ‘evolving’ stance on gay marriage – FT.com

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Obama takes ‘evolving’ stance on gay marriage – FT.com.

Besides the fact that I don’t agree with the gay agenda at all*, and that I am saddened by the fact that people can be coerced into supporting something simply because they’re yelling at the top of their lungs, what bothered me most about this article was the so-called ‘conversion success story’ of someone who worked on the Bush Administration.

“Showing the potential for conversions on the issue, David Frum, a former speech writer for George W. Bush and a commentator who had long been opposed to same-sex marriage, this week said he was wrong. “If people like me had been right, we should have seen the American family become radically more unstable over the subsequent decade and a half” since same-sex marriage was allowed in some states, he wrote on his blog.”

Really?  Have you not seen the divorce rate skyrocket?  Have you not seen the numbers of the hundreds upon thousands of aborted babies? Have you not seen the increase of birth control use among 13 – 15 year olds? Do you realize that a staggering percentage of children grow up without knowing their father?

 

What kind of instability are you looking for, David Frum?

 

*Post on my stance on homosexuality vs. gay rights to come.

America.

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Because they go through the ritual of voting, which creates the illusion of control, the American people are willing to accept things from their government that they would never tolerate from an hereditary monarch. – Charles A. Coulombe

The Real Psychotherapist Behind ‘Necessary Roughness’ – Speakeasy – WSJ

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The Real Psychotherapist Behind ‘Necessary Roughness’ – Speakeasy – WSJ.

“Dr. Donna Dannenfelser doesn’t coddle her patients.”

This appeals to me on the phenomenological level, as well as my psychological background.  I am intrigued in this show (as bad as the previews were) and am interested to watch it and see where it leads.

It’s not often to find a psychological take that holds one accountable for their own actions… I am fortunate enough to have had that exposure in training and education, but there really are only a handful of people who accept that, in society.  It’s such a different idea, being responsible for your own actions…. you can only pawn your problems off on your family for so long.  At some point, you choose to be who you are and you continue to make your decisions in the present.  Not in the past.

We’ll see how deep into that Heideggerian philosophy this show chooses to go.

We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action. – Martin Heidegger