Just Surrender to the Will of Clever People

One way philosophers might think about solving the social justice problem would be by simply abolishing the family. If the family is this source of unfairness in society then it looks plausible to think that if we abolished the family there would be a more level playing field.

It’s a bold move, one that’s been suggested many times, typically by people bedeviled by totalitarian fantasies and insatiable spite…

h/t DR

  • winniec

    Levelling to the same DEPRIVATION.
    If ALL do not have an advantage, then NONE must have it.
    If WHITE MALES have advantages others do not, simply ANNIHILATE ALL WHITE MALES.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The OTHER Dr Swift wryly noted we should eat the poor.

    • Clausewitz

      No, he said the key to solving the Irish famine was for the Irish to eat their babies.

      • Hard Little Machine

        Same thing

  • MannieP

    Eliminate the family. Yes. Look at how well it’s worked in the ghetto.

  • It has been done before. After the Bolsheviks took power in 1917, Lenin’s government practically abolished the family by eliminating the laws regulating it. A few local councils even adopted decrees, which declared the family a bourgeois relic and encouraged free sex relations. The chaos, which followed, convinced them that even communism can’t survive without the family unit. By the time communism collapsed, the divorce was as costly and complicated as in the West (and unmarried couples were not allowed to check in together in a hotel room). Maybe because they are not required to build anything here, the lefties and communists are more successful in ruining the family in the West. Promoting homosexuality and other perversions to do it is a new twist, which was not applied in classical communism.

  • Millie_Woods