To pause a line of traffic

Imagine a city, a new city, it yet empty of people. There is much opportunity … if the right people come.

In the beginning a bunch of straight white men built a subdivision 20 miles east of the city on the best land imaginable. And every morning 10s of thousands of these white men would drive in to the city.

Eventually more people moved into the region: a bunch of women built a subdivision about 15 miles east of the city; and some black people built a subdivision about 10 miles East; and some gay people eventually built a subdivision about 5 miles East.

And every morning the white men would fill the road to the city, steadily moving at 35mph. From the side roads the gays, the blacks, and the women would try to enter onto the road to the city. But they could never enter because of the unceasing flow of the 10s of thousands of white men steadily moving on the road to the city. And the women and the gays and the blacks would bang their steering wheels, beep their horns, cuss and cuss and cuss inside their cars waiting for never to get onto the road to the city. When they finally did, it was too late; the white men had already filled all available job positions in the city.

One morning one of the white men cruising in the flowing traffic noticed the frustrated face of a black person sitting in his car at a side road waiting desperately to enter the road to the city, and then he did something revolutionary: he stopped his car to let the black person enter the road to the city, and the whole train of cars behind him, filled with white men, had to come to a halt; they were furious and yelled at the man who had stopped the flow, calling him a traitor for stopping the flow of traffic. But eventually members of City Hall became sympathetic with the difficulties that the black people faced trying to merge into the flow, and so the City Hall installed a traffic light at the intersection of the road to the city and the road to their subdivision. And the flow of white men had to pause …

Eventually the women starting voicing their opinions, screaming for their rights. Eventually enough people in City Hall became sympathetic with the women’s frustration over the impossibility of their being able to access the road to the city every morning, that they agreed to install a traffic light where their side road intersects with the road to the city. And the flow of white men had to pause again …

And the whole scenario repeated itself with regards to the gays. And the flow of straight white men had to pause again …

And then the straight white gun-lovin men began to clamor that their rights were being affected. And logically-speaking, they were … after all, the certainties of their lives were being decreased, as many others gained access to the road to the city.

illustration: connected buckets


When America began to connect to third world nations for the purpose of trade, our $18/hour society was no match for China’s $.25/hour society, and our money began to drain outwards toward China.




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A Solution to the Gay Marriage Question

In America our fundamental spousal construct is the marriage. The problem is that marriage is a religious concept, not a civil concept. And because our Civil State has adopted a Religious Ceremony as its fundamental spousal construct, other spousal-wannabe’s are running into hurdles.

The solution: remove Marriage as the fundamental spousal construct, and replace it with the Civil Union.

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This opens the door for many types of Civil Unions.

Indeed, “marriage” is actually a type of a Civil Union itself, owned, operated, and defined by the churches (going back to the BC religions I think).

Other possible types of Civil Unions:

  • the las-vegas-elvis Civil Union
  • the bungee-jumping Civil Union
  • the captain-of-a-ship Civil Union
  • the gay Civil Union
  • the human-mannequin Civil Union

Think about each of these: each is questionable in light of religious doctrines, but yet most are acceptable in our civil environment.

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County-by-county democracy should be the mechanism that decides what types are -or are not- recognized by the government for purposes of … what is the purpose of registering our marriages with the government?

A Solution to the Gay Marriage Question

In America our fundamental spousal construct is the marriage. The problem is that marriage is a religious concept, not a civil concept. And because our Civil State has adopted a Religious Ceremony as its fundamental spousal construct, other spousal-wannabe’s are running into walls.

The solution: remove Marriage as the fundamental spousal construct, and replace it with the Civil Union.

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This opens the door for many types of Civil Unions.

As it turns out, Marriage is a type of a Civil Union, so its ceremony will remain in tact, and unaffected by the civil union debate taking place in our democracy. The churches own Marriage: it is theirs.

Other possible types of Civil Unions:

  • the Las Vegas Elvis Civil Union
  • the bungee jumping Civil Union
  • the captain-of-a-ship Civil Union
  • the gay Civil Union
  • the human-mannequin Civil Union

… all of which are questionable in light of the religious doctrines that created marriage.

But in the hands of county-by-county democracy, who knows.

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