Nothing to do with food, more about books and politics
My roommate just sent me a link to an article by Orson Scott Card on gay marriage
(the author of the Ender's Game series). I really like(d) Orson Scott Card and read the entire series over and over again both as a kid and as an adult. I found out that Card was a Mormon after reading the series the first time around, and honestly, I didn't think that should significantly impact my ability to enjoy a sci-fi novel. There's nothing in the books to indicate that he is (apparently) a craaaaazy conservative; in fact, his novels always struck me as fairly diverse.
What surprised me the most about this article was not his attack on homosexuality and women's rights, but the poor quality of writing and the illogical arguments. Having read more than 7 of his books, I would have expected something better from him. The article just doesn't make much sense and is in parts factually inaccurate.
The best part though, is the end, where Card basically calls for a pro- conservative heterosexual monogamous marriage revolution, in which individuals should overthrow the existing government in an attempt to preserve the sanctity of marriage. Kind of funny because Card is directly descended from Brigham Young's son in law, who was also the first Mormon to establish a polygamous compound settlement in Canada."If America becomes a place where our children are taken from us by law and forced to attend schools where they are taught that cohabitation is as good as marriage, that motherhood doesn't require a husband or father, and that homosexuality is as valid a choice as heterosexuality for their future lives, then why in the world should married people continue to accept the authority of such a government?
What these dictator-judges do not seem to understand is that their authority extends only as far as people choose to obey them.
How long before married people answer the dictators thus: Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.
Biological imperatives trump laws. American government cannot fight against marriage and hope to endure. If the Constitution is defined in such a way as to destroy the privileged position of marriage, it is that insane Constitution, not marriage, that will die."
I have this image of tons of straight married couples in suits and ties and skirts and blouses storming the white house in their SUVs with children in strollers in tow. Anyone up for a revolution?
Ironically, a friend gave me a copy of Card's book Pastwatch
just yesterday, which I had not yet read. I'm a few chapters in now, but now I'm not sure if I want to read it.