At the best of times, Mark Morford's San Francisco Chronicle column is blistering, sarcastic, Bush Derangement Syndrome-suffering moonbattery. But in one of his most recent, "God Does Not Want 16 Kids," he crosses the line into pure, raw, seething hatred.
The column is a bitter, acidic, insulting, personal attack on the family of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of Arkansas. Mrs. Duggar delivered their 16th child about two weeks ago. This didn't sit well with Morford:
It's wrong to be this judgmental. Wrong to suggest that it is exactly this kind of weird pathological protofamily breeding-happy gluttony that's making the world groan and cry and recoil, contributing to vicious overpopulation rates and unrepentant economic strain and a bitter moral warpage resulting from a massive viral outbreak of homophobic neo-Christians across our troubled and Bush-ravaged land. Or is it? . . .
Perhaps the point is this: Why does this sort of bizarre hyperbreeding only seem to afflict antiseptic megareligious families from the Midwest? In other words -- assuming Michelle and Jim Bob and their massive brood of cookie-cutter Christian kidbots will all be, as the charming photo suggests, never allowed near a decent pair of designer jeans or a tolerable haircut from a recent decade, and assuming that they will all be tragically encoded with the values of the homophobic asexual Christian right -- where are the forces that shall help neutralize their effect on the culture? Where is the counterbalance, to offset the damage?
Where is, in other words, the funky tattooed intellectual poetess who, along with her genius anarchist husband, is popping out 16 funky progressive intellectually curious fashion-forward pagan offspring to answer the Duggar's squad of �ber-white future Wal-Mart shoppers? Where is the liberal, spiritualized, pro-sex flip side? Verily I say unto thee, it ain't lookin' good.
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It's the last paragraph that is most revealing. Morford represents the Insane Left. Read his other columns, and you find out he's all for gay "marriage," porn, kinky sex, you name it. He lives in San Francisco, where some estimates are that 20% of the population is homosexual. He wishes his gay progressive anarchist liberal pagan friends would have more sex and produce more kids. It's boring old normal heterosexual monogamous child-producing married sex he can't stand, especially when it's all being had by evil conservative Christians with big families.
It was La Shawn Barber who brought this column to my attention. She asks,
I wonder what this liberal would say about single, welfare-dependent women who have children they can't afford with different men who don't want to marry them? I get the feeling Morford wouldn't touch it. But an intact Christian family is fair game.
Morford and the Insane Left are jealous. Their aggressive promotion of the three B's - birth control, buggery, and 'bortion - means they're being out-bred by couples like the Duggars. It burns their toast that they are the party of sexual liberation, yet it's people like Jim Bob and Michelle who are obviously, well, pretty damn liberated.
In any case, Mark Morford receives the DIM BULB du jour with an extra Oak Leaf Cluster for Cluelessness Beyond the Call of Duty.
Postscript: Welcome, La Shawn Barber's readers. To paraphrase one of the pithier comments she's received to her post: Whatever happened to "every child a wanted child," anyway?