Not a lot of people know that in the Russian revolution 100 years ago, one of Lenin’s key agendas was the abolition of the family.
He set about this in several ways: first he introduced “marriage equality” – making registered & unregistered marriages ‘equal’. (sound familiar?). Then he separated child rearing from marriage by removing the concept of illegitimacy and introducing abortion on demand (sound familiar?). The other significant step was “no fault divorce”. Basically, one party could say “I want a divorce” and it was granted. (I divorce thee, I divorce thee, I divorce thee … job done. Sound familiar?).
Of course, all these changes were justified on the grounds of compassion and liberation from the oppressive & outdated institution. Only cruel, old-fashioned people would oppose them.
The abolition of marriage in all but name had such devastating, catastrophic social effects that within one generation Stalin – yes, Stalin, of all people – decided he needed to completely reverse all of Lenin’s policies.
Of course, being students of history and being more enlightened our governments would never do anything so foolish. Who in their right mind would dream of enacting all these changes … in one fell swoop. See, surely that was Lenin’s mistake – doing it all at once! Much better to being about the abolition of the family incrementally.
Pretty much the only piece of Lenin’s ideology that hasn’t yet been introduced over the course of the past 2 generations in the UK is “no fault divorce”. But that is the governments’ latest proposal.
I know the topic of same-sex ‘marriage’ got a lot of us very exercised, but no-fault divorce is probably even more of a nail in the coffin for marriage. PLEASE RESPOND TO THE GOVERNMENTS CONSULTATION. There’s just 48 hours left to respond. There are some helpful guidelines here.