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Comment Re:Question (Score 1) 503

Communist writers from Plato's Republic to Karl Marx's Das Kapital have argued in favor of "having wives and children in common". Marx in particular described marriage as a primarily economic relationship (basically saying the husband is earning a lot of money so he can sleep with his wife and that's all there is to it, which I would call cynical to a vulgar level).

The USSR dived into this approach from its outset, but scaled it way back when they saw how bad this worked out for everyone (individuals and the nation en masse). Some examples include the foster care system, orphanages. You can see traces of it in Mrs. Clinton's It Takes A Village.

Of course the USSR and China both had to eventually discard most or all of the central tenets of Communism.

Comment Re: So... rather than not doing what pisses them o (Score 2) 72

Full disclosure: I am a pro-American American.

Good points on EU economy/population volume.

On the industrial size of Germany's output you have wandered quite a bit there. Up until recently GM was the largest car manufacturer in the world (since WW II). This changed because line workers in Detroit were making a lot more than software engineers. They couldn't sustain that for long just because we won WW II.

But US based manufacturing wasn't surpased by Germany. It was Japan.

I'm not sure which country makes the worse cars, but I do know Volkswagen and Chrysler have historically been very unreliable, poorly made cars. I think they've both improved somewhat in the last 10 years.

Germany's challenge is they're not really competing with the world market.

Comment Re: Marriage (Score 1) 268

It's becoming fashionable to label churches that only marry hetero's as bigoted and full of hate.

Homosexuals aren't just pushing for the ability to legally practice homosexuality. They also want to be socially validated for their views.

I don't see why I have to tell anyone homosexuality is OK.

Or any other practice.

Comment Re: Marriage (Score 1) 268

Raising children is more of an accomplishment and service to society than anything any government has ever done in history, today, or at any point in the future.

Your equivocation between straight and homosexual couples raising children flagrantly disregards any sense of practicality or morality.

I have a gay acquaintance who personally told me gay people should not be allowed to raise children. I'm not sure which of the many, many reasons he had in mind when he made this claim to me, but please respect that homosexual guy enough not to slam the door in his sensibilities there.

Many statistics have show that the average homosexual relationship is incredibly short. Months. Weeks. That is no place to be raising children. I would never want to be raised that way. Are you saying you would?

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