by David French May 12, 2017 3:19 PM @DavidAFrench
Let's imagine that one day, after many years of marriage, your wife comes to you and tells you that she’s deeply, profoundly dissatisfied. She’s lost any sense of her own sexuality, she’s losing connection with her “best self,” and she misses the thrill and intoxication of a new relationship. For the vast majority of married couples, a conversation like this would touch off an extraordinary crisis. It might be followed by the confession of a marriage-breaking affair, it might touch off a desperate effort to save the relationship, or it might launch a years-long cold war, leaving the couple to grind out their days together without solving their problems.
But a small number of couples settle on a different choice: They open the marriage. They become “non-monogamous” (the term preferred over “polyamorous”) and “explore their sexuality.”
........Sorry, but hedonism and self-obsession aren’t “advanced nanotechnology”; they’re sins as old as mankind. And the more Dominus writes, the more apparent it becomes that these old sins still have the same familiar consequences....... the open marriages frequently fail, flaming out in a tangled web of jealousy, sadness, and bizarro-world sexual practices..... ....... In the meantime, those who actually act as if all choices are equally valid, fidelity is optional, and a lifelong faithful marriage is no more “right” than serial group sex, fall into a cultural and economic abyss. Lift taboos, and people will indulge in those taboos. The misery from their mistakes will reach across the land. .........Read more
My Take - Many years ago there was a Masters and Johnson book that proclaimed open marriage was the great happiness machine. I guess divorce is another word for happiness? Open marriage - oh....let's just call if for what it is.....infidelity......violates a major biological imperative - jealousy. Not to mention the fact it destabilizes society. Which is exactly what the left has been trying to bring about for decades. I hate having to bring this up, but events keep pointing to it. The Communist Takeover Of America - 45 Declared Goals. Here ares some pertinent ones.
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.