So you want a counter-culture?

The Virginia Freeman's Society

Traditions, rituals and ceremonies take centuries to build, and can be lost in an instant. Be careful of your inheritance. – Unknown

The nuclear family must be destroyed…whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process. – Linda Gordon

Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women’s movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage. – Sheila Cronin

“Tribe.” How can there be tribe without clans? How can there be clans without extended families? How can there be extended families without patriarchy? How can clans become tribes without a chief? Indeed, how can there be families at all with divorce, contraception and infanticide and a ‘working ‘mother’? And as far as community goes, can you think of a people less prone to coalesce into community than Americans? – SFC Steven M…

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  1. After reading the article, I had two thoughts:

    1) Are regular people getting close to realizing that without Church moral and cultural authority (up to and including a pope, look at the East disaster) that Western culture eventually dies? Said another way: that the West (esp the USA) is merely living on the fumes of pre-Reformation culture that is close to an expiration date? Or maybe I’m just imagining things?

    2) I see nothing in the modern USA that prevents people from “living the dream” right now, so why all the angst? Do people lack the will and/or brains for a Benedict Option style exit? I think most people are too communal to “just walk away” from the mainstream culture even though nothing is stopping them.

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