Building Blocks are Building Blocks
Blogged by James Preece on 22nd January 2013
If a Catholic were to describe British culture as "hyper-sexualised" they would probably be called reactionary and extremist. Yet these are the words of Dianne Abbot MP. Not my number one favourite MP in the world.
She has this to say about what she calls the "hyper-sexualised British culture"...
We need to talk about how we put families, and not the lowest common denominator of the market, back in control. We’ve got to build a society based on open-minded family values, and not ‘anything goes’ market values.
Strange that a Labour MP, a member of the party that wants to force your child in to compulsory sex education lessons against the wishes of parents and help your daughter to conceal under age sexual activity - suddenly wants to put families "back in control".
Always remember that when we talk about the family being the basic, fundamental building block of society... we are describing the truth. It's not an ideal. It's not "in an ideal world families would be the building blocks" but rather "families are the building blocks".
Which is why even ideologues who think that with enough borrowed money the state can build a system to replace the family always find themselves falling back on the family anyway.
Because the family is the basic building block.