Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Canine Husband

This title could be misleading. Surprisingly, this clip is not about Governor Mark Sanford.

It's a shame that the slippery slope of unconventional marriage has taken this woman out of the dating pool. Any woman who would marry a dog would be a real catch for most guys.

It's interesting to me that anti-gay-marriage people often bring up the inability to procreate as an argument against extending marriage rights. As if the world was in dire need of more babies. When I was growing up, the biggest environmental concern was the population boom. But while our exploding global population is putting a greater strain on natural resources than ever, nobody in the U.S. ever talks about that anymore. Nobody wants to say anything negative about babies.

China's one child policy seems oppressive, but at least they are acknowledging the problem and trying to do something about it. I don't know the answer, but I can't believe spreading the message that there is no higher calling than parenthood is helping. I think that if people can enjoy their lives in stable relationships without the need to pump out more babies, then we should say "more power to 'em."

Unfortunately, it seems that just the opposite is happening. In Islamic cultures were polygamy is accepted, men can father dozens of children. Osama Bin Laden has about 50 brothers and sisters. So some Christians feel like they're in a competition -- that they have a moral imperative to keep pace with baby production. They don't stop to think that, as a culture, we might be more successful if we kept our ratio of people to natural resources low by keeping our population in check.

But as I said, I don't have an answer on how to do that. We're happy as a one-child family, but I can't justify imposing our family size on anyone else any more than I could justify imposing a rigid definition of straight marriage on gay people. But I do think accepting, and even encouraging, people who choose to not have kids is a good start. They even asked the lady who married her dog what she was going to do about having kids, and she said, "We'll adopt." Why even ask her that question? As if not being able to have kids is the crazy part of that scenario! The world doesn't need everybody procreating. Until Japanese sex-bots become affordable to the masses, we'll always have plenty of babies.


Anonymous said...

I'd marry my dog, except that she's a girl, and I'm straight. Besides, I don't have health insurance right now, so she'd probably turn me down anyway.

Red Pill Junkie said...

Another advantage of marrying your dog, is that it will be a quick marriage —although not quick enough by Hollywood standards ;-)

When I'm king of the world, I will enact a law to license parenthood: if you don't pass the standard test, you don't get your parent license. So fear not :)

shipping troll said...

I have myself addressed over population, Not that I am anyone in a position to change anything. There are a few "celebrities" involved in the "Zero Growth" movement, ( I think there is actually an organization that promotes it) the one that immediately comes to mind is Jewel. Maybe now that she is married she will put her money where her beautiful voice is, and adopt a few American Orphans. We have them too... Angelina and Madonna!