While Tucker Carlson thinks that unwed mothers are selfish sluts, he obviously reveres those properly married women who fulfill their God given role to reproduce. Those tools of the family hating left, who don't do their duty, "depress" poor Tucker.
In an example of how Fox News combs the internet for things that can be used to push a meme, the topic of a Sunday's Fox & Friends discussion was how the phrase, "starting a family," bothers a writer for the Washingtonian. (The author is bothered by other phrases, but this one was featured as it fit with the very important Fox message about the intolerance of evil liberals towards traditional, god fearing Americans!)
Carlson hit the oh, so popular anti-political correctness meme with his opening comment about how there is "a growing list in this country of things you can't say, not allowed to say, you will be punished for saying" such as "starting a family." He quoted from the aforementioned article. He asked if this is "another example of political correctness gone to far." (Note: the article's author was not calling for any punishment!)
He asked one of his guests, psychotherapist Nell Gibbon Daly, why the phrase is offensive when "in fact starting a family is necessary to propagating the species." He added that "it's the most basic human function there is" and asked why it's "suddenly offensive." (Note: this was just the opinion of one writer and not a national movement to eradicate the phrase.)
Daly spoke of how unmarried couples are offended by those who ask when they will be having children. She cited studies that show increasing numbers of women who have decided to remain childless. She suggested that the article's author believes that our vernacular needs to "catch up with the times." Carlson: "Right, the depressing times."
Carlson asked right wing zealot and head of "Concerned Women for America," Penny Nance, if we "could be totally honest" and say that "the left hates families, instead of dancing around it." (So again, a light little article is being misconstrued to accuse liberals of hating families.) He continued to rant about how "mother, father, children..." is "deeply offensive to people who run the professional left." (Don't think the article's author runs "the professional left," whatever that means!)
Nance spoke of being sensitive to those who can't have children but added that "the left and the arbiters of political correctness" want to destroy the tradition of "honoring and valuing marriage." (uh, no) She brayed about how societies, throughout history, have "recognized the importance of marriage, intact families and the institution of marriage as the best place to raise children." (But not LGBT families, no siree...) She claimed that social science backs her up; but as Tucker Carlson learned from a real sociologist, that isn't true.
In keeping with the anti-PC meme she claimed that evil liberals want to control what we say and how we think! Carlson: "Right." He cited studies which show that many young folks will never marry and "that's super depressing and ominous" and "bad for the culture and the world." Daly said that she didn't think the article's author was trying to police language which, of course, he wasn't.
So there you have it marriage hating lefty ladies. If you don't conform to Tucker Carlson's 1950's vision of of marital bliss, you're making him sad. Awww....
“in fact starting a family is necessary to propagating the species.” He added that “it’s the most basic human function there is” and asked why it’s “suddenly offensive.”
Maybe someone should point out that “starting a family” and “propagating the species” are two entirely different functions. As for the “most basic human function” point, not even close. Eating, sleeping, breathing—these are all far more “basic human functions”; without these, you can’t survive.
And perhaps, Tuck-Tuck might want to direct his comment in the direction of those incredibly hate-filled liberals in the Catholic Church who forswear the whole idea of “starting a family”; you know—because they swear celibacy in the service of God as priests and nuns. Now, it is true that many priests and nuns take up that service after they’ve gone through the whole “family” thing, but the Church doesn’t really support this; the Church prefers its “shepherds” to have no external “baggage.”
I’m glad to see that Tucker has quit wearing a bowtie.-Traditional emblem of democrats!!!!-
For example, FOX’s annual War on Christmas campaign complains, on the one hand, liberals are forcing political correctness in saying “happy holidays”. In turn, they want to impose their own that we have to say “merry Christmas.” The truth is I’ve never been pressured to say either and I say both interchangeably. Much FOX News hyperventilation over nothing.
While I can’t get to exercised over this nothing burger segment, what’s going on is the traditional cultural pressure to get married and have children.
We’ve all been through this. Me especially. I’m in my 50s and never chosen to get married though I have a 20+ year relationship with a divorced woman. How much ribbing do I get from co-workers, friends, etc. for not getting married? Quite a bit.
While at my age having children would never be a thing, it would be if I chose to marry at an age where couples typically have children. I can see where couples would get irritated, particularly if they desperately wanted to have children but were unable. Who wants to keep explaining their medical conditions and painful frustrations to people?
So let’s turn tables on traditionalists like Tucker and tell him to shove their own political correctness. How?
I’ve actually upset married couples with children. Our environmental issues can be sourced to over-population. So when I tell them I choose not to have children on that principle, they get upset.
So I’m sure if I told Tucker the 4 little locusts he bred are contributing to so many of the world’s problems from wars to famines to global warming to strains on natural resources I’m sure he wouldn’t be please by my lack of couth. ;^)
That said, if like me, you grew up in a loving 2-parent family it’s the gold standard for childhood development. I can’t thank my parents enough for me being the happy, well adjusted person I am. But there are dysfunctional two parent families just as their are highly functional single parent families. It’s the quality of the parents, not the number of the parents.
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