This glorification of adultery, promiscuity, and other hedonistic behaviors is part of an ongoing effort of the Sulzberger family and its lackeys to undermine the core moral values of American family life. The policy undergirds the Times' regular glorification of homosexual and unconventional lifestyles and family structures. This is just a short excerpt from the anti-monogamy cover article published in today's Sunday's NY Times Magazine, written by Timesman Mark Oppenheimer.
That, anyway, is what Dan Savage, America's leading sex-advice columnist, would say. Although best known for his It Gets Better project, an archive of hopeful videos aimed at troubled gay youth, Savage has for 20 years been saying monogamy is harder than we admit and articulating a sexual ethic that he thinks honors the reality, rather than the romantic ideal, of marriage. In Savage Love, his weekly column, he inveighs against the American obsession with strict fidelity. In its place he proposes a sensibility that we might call American Gay Male, after that community's tolerance for pornography, fetishes and a variety of partnered arrangements, from strict monogamy to wide openness.
Savage believes monogamy is right for many couples. But he believes that our discourse about it, and about sexuality more generally, is dishonest. Some people need more than one partner, he writes, just as some people need flirting, others need to be whipped, others need lovers of both sexes. We can't help our urges, and we should not lie to our partners about them. In some marriages, talking honestly about our needs will forestall or obviate affairs; in other marriages, the conversation may lead to an affair, but with permission. In both cases, honesty is the best policy.
And so it goes, with the author approvingly presenting quote after quote from writers who advocate both heterosexual and homosexual libertinism. No other side is even considered, although the writer makes a snide and mocking reference or two to churchmen and rabbis who speak up for morality and monogamy.
The Roman and Greek Empires fell largely because of a growing preference for debauchery over military strength and clear moral guidelines. Where are the New York Times and it fawning leftist cohorts trying to push America, the Roman Empire of power, wealth and accomplishment of the modern day?