Friday, 4 February 2011

Daily Telegraph: Protocols Of The Elders Of Sodom

Ever wondered why right-wing ideologues keep banging on about the family and championing "family values"?
In a brilliantly barking piece of conspiracy theorizing - 'David Cameron has caved in to those waging war against the family', written in response to a call to give co-habitating couples some of the same rights as married couples - Peter Oborne, the Daily Telegraph's chief political commentator, argues that attacks on the family are a communist plot - and it's all the fault of that loony lefty Jesus Christ.

'It is a curious fact that all revolutionary movements, from Christianity to the Bolsheviks, have been viscerally hostile to the family. The most troubling part of the gospels concerns Jesus’s remark that: “I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.” For a believer such as myself, this comment is terribly difficult to explain.
'Eighteen centuries later, Karl Marx viciously condemned in the Communist Manifesto what he called “the bourgeois clap-trap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parent and child”. All this, he grimly predicted, “will vanish as a matter of course” come the revolution.
'A few decades later, Lenin’s Bolsheviks put Marx’s remarks into effect. “Our problem now,” declared the Soviet commissar for education, Anatoly Lunacharsky, “is to do away with the household and to free women from the care of children.” Shortly afterwards, Hitler used the family as a tool to enforce his vile system of beliefs...'

Mr Oborne then proceeds to trace a distinctly wobbly line from Marx to David Cameron, who he exposes as some kind of latter day Manchurian Candidate.
Yes, dear.

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