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The ever-more-glorious present

More signs of the times:

  • The Canadians are closing down potluck suppers and bake sales. It seems they’re not regulated and bureaucratized enough (home kitchens aren’t inspected for compliance with commercial standards) and so are bad for public health.
  • And in Michigan, a female middle school teacher who lives with another woman and their adoped son seduced a 14-year-old female student with emotional problems and “married” her in a pagan ritual (it appears they’re all Wiccans). The story says she might go to jail, but it’s not clear why. After all, Wicca is a religion like any other, “gay marriage” is a human right and gay polygamy must be more so, people accept more and more that young people should have the same rights and autonomy as anyone else, and the Vagina Monologues, a theatrical production that has consistently picked up extremely respectable patronage on account of its message, favors seduction of young teenage girls by older women. So what, exactly, is the problem?
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