Skip to comments.My Five Wives: The Push to Normalize, and then Legalize, Polygamy is On
Posted on 03/08/2014 11:18:52 AM PST by NYer
First it was Big Love and its top tier talent. Then it was Sister Wives.
Now, weve got My Five Wives from TLC.
The commentary that Ive seen on this show so far has been unalloyed promotion of polygamy. There are no complicating questions or even allusions to hint at a darker side of the misogynist practice of polygamy. Its sell job, flat out.
I also havent heard a nay-saying word from the sisters in the feminist tier. All is silent on the feminist front as the mainlining of uncritical acceptance of polygamy to the American public moves forward.
The polygamous My Five Wives is being hyped as about love and freedom” and, well, as normal and attractive as apple pie and Fourth of July fireworks.
We are treated to beautiful white bread kids with million dollar smiles, lisping we just love one another, while the American-Girl-grown-up wives assure us that this is just another alternative lifestyle. There is, if they are to believed, no misogyny roiling beneath this unctuous elevation of polygamy to a new norm, and certainly no sick or destructive agenda.
Remember a few eye blinks of time ago when anyone who said that redefining marriage to allow two men or two women to marry would lead to polygamy was called an idiot/bigot/homophobe/hater?
Now, it seems that anyone who dares to say a critical word about polygamy is an idiot/bigot/hater. Ive got the insults in my delete file to prove it.
Meanwhile, those earlier idiot/bigot/homophobe/haters who said that redefining marriage would open the gates to who knows what including polygamy are looking more and more like prophets.
The legalization of gay marriage is still moving and the sell job on polygamy is already well along.
You do remember how this works, dont you?
These entertainment series are a softening-up process that the media pus the American people through. This process makes the case that polygamists lead Ozzie and Harriet lives, and objections to polygamy are all in the minds and mouths of narrow-minded and backward-looking Christian zealots. There is, of course, no corresponding case from the other side of the question allowed. It all goes one way, and it the drum beat in favor of gay marriage and now polygamy never stops or slows.
The arguments that the stars of My Five Wives make in interviews fit the template weve had used on us before.
Were normal times five they tell us. The man and his harem are not looking backwards to some old-school polygamy. Not at all. They consider themselves progressive and independent. Rather than being part of an evil right-wing religious sect, they are spiritually driven.
We want to dispel all those, you know, myths about rumors about polygamist families, they tell us. Were healthy, our kids are amazing, you know, and good citizens, good students, and you know, weve got a good family.
Or, as it says on the TLC website, love keeps us grounded.
They are, in short, Ozzie and Harriet on steroids; the next new normal in cultural implosion of post Christian America.
From the Mail Online:
Just because he has five wives and 24 children doesn’t mean Brady Williams isn’t normal.
Or at least that’s the message he wanted America to receive during an interview with the Huffington Post in which the polygamist stars of TLC’s ‘My Five Wives’ spoke candidly about hopes to dispel the myths surrounding their unconventional lifestyle.
‘All of America’s having sex,’ Brady said. ‘And it’s no big deal to just answer it and to just say ‘Duh no we’re not perverted, we’re not twisted, we’re just normal.’
‘Normal times five.’
The family, which belongs to no church, considers itself progressive and independent.
Williams and his wives slowly withdrew from the fundamentalist Mormon church in their rural community outside of Salt Lake City during the mid-2000s after re-evaluating their core beliefs.
The family no longer teaches the tenets of fundamental Mormonism to their children at home, opting instead to take from other teachings such as Buddhism to instill good, morale values in their two dozen children, who range in age from 2-20.
Brady now calls the family ‘spiritually driven.’
‘We want to dispel all those, you know, myths and rumors about polygamist families,’ Robyn said.
‘The ones that have been in the spotlight, there’s things like abuse and stuff that go on but not every polygamist family is like that. We wanted to show that we’re normal, we’re healthy, our kids are amazing, you know, and good citizens, good students, and you know we’ve got a good family.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2572599/Were-normal-times-five-Polygamist-stars-My-Five-Wives-ask-people-not-judge-unconventional-family.html#ixzz2vDmjBraz
if two lesbos can get hitched why not four heteros?
Sweet Jesus! I have a difficult enough time staying out of trouble with one Wife! Damned if I would ever want to multiply that even if I didn’t think it was immoral.
Already started too is underage relationships/sex. Beastiality can’t be far behind.
The Asian way probably works better - one wife and ten mistresses. :)
Hey, Asian cultures have some pretty good ideas on some things. Not saying, but, saying.
And, yes, why on God’s green Earth would anyone want more than one wife? What sort of living Hell must that be?
A rancher ought to be able to marry his grandchild if only to avoid inheritance taxes.
"Can you make that cake with two little cowboys on top?
Libertarianism says yes.
Wait... If I put in an order for a sister wife who is manic about cleaning house and hates nookie, I think this could work.
That is why I am antilibertarian and know that they are a part of the left, out to destroy conservatism.
“Sweet Jesus! I have a difficult enough time staying out of trouble with one Wife! Damned if I would ever want to multiply that even if I didnt think it was immoral.”
Same here. Can you imagine being ganged up on by FIVE angry wives???
Can you imagine synchronised PMS?
This program complained of by the article is merely one of many assaults upon Western Civilization and its history, great men, traditions, morality, arts, society, economics and political life. The West is losing and is collapsing before the assault As to methods used by those controlling the assault study a man named Bernay’s as merely one example. This man with one campaign totally changed American attitudes towards American Women smoking. Interestingly he was a nephew of Sigmund Freud.
There are none of the arguments for same sex marriage that cannot be applied to polygamy. My bet is that within five years polygamy will be legalized in some states just like same sex marriage and like same sex marriage imposed against the will of the people by some unelected federal judge. The flood gates have been opened and marriage can now be defined as anything.
The adorable blonde girl assures us all “We just love each other”. Love in all it’s forms is good, and that makes everything all right. Love, love, love, is all you need.
I’m making lunch. :-).
Not sure the husband would be willing to deal with more than one wife plus all the kids.
BGH, I think I’m causing trouble for you again!
I think the real reason behind the push for polygamy is so the Muslim men here can bring over many, many wives. And put them all on welfare, of course.
There is no sane man who could bear more than one woman.
Polygamy is one wife too many. Monogamy is the same thing.
I forget who said that.
It is a slap in the face to women and any man who likes this idea deserves to pay out his behind for eternity.
Can’t be...Islam allows 4 wives but not more. This must be an attack on Islam and Christianity at the same time.
Are you of the female wife persuasion or the male wife persuasion? One has to ask the question these days. ;-)
Most assuredly the female “wife” persuasion. I’ve got one or two in mind but they had better be watching their P’s and Q’s with me I tell ya.
You beat me to it!
BTW: I’m a woman. :)
Another sister wife who is a great cook. I can see the makings of a plan here.
I saw that at work years ago, it was ugly.
You can't beat nature! I had a friend with four daughters as they became teenagers he found more reasons to be at of the house at certain times.
I saw an ad for it. Has this country gone bonkers? Why would anyone watch that show? What happened to the other one with all the wives?
How about 5 mother-in-laws?
I have been saying this for most of a decade and been told I was crazy, even by other freepers. My gay and polygamous college professor said back in 2001 that after gay marriage the next fight would be polygamy.
And don’t kid yourself, if it becomes legal the LDS church will reinstate it. They only gave it up for statehood (1890 ‘manifesto’ which is not given as a command or revelation) and even then continued to practice quietly until the 1930’s.
Even in my ward (Mormon congregation) in California in the 1980’s we had a woman who was a child polygamous bride from the mainline LDS church.
I’m sorry but polygamy is no laughing matter. My husband offers pro-bono legal work and I counsel women who have been in polygamous relationships and escaped (their word). There is no equality, and a lot of abuse (sexual and otherwise).
Do some research.
I have feeling TLC would done spin off show since rating success of it Sister wives
It matter of time
"Holy Crap!" I'm an ELR junkie ... thanks for the post and ping!
The vast majority of Libertarians will vote Dem as their second choice.
Can’t imagine all the door-slamming going on in that house. :)
I think I would like several husbands. A couple of real earners, a fix it type, a magical in bed one, and perhaps one to do my hair.
The best election the libertarians ever had, was in 1980, trying to defeat Ronald Reagan, the man despised by Ayn Rand.
Liabertarians have many things in common with the Left—both want drugs legalized, believe traditional marriage ought to be upended, and see nothing wrong with the country being overrun with illegal aliens.
It's still on.
Both the "Sister Wives" bunch and this new one strive to portray themselves as deliriously happy and normal. But the reality is something else. The women in "My Five Wives" are as miserable as the Brown women.
I can’t stand the Brown wives they are whiners one episode they argue with each other about who is Korby spent time with
I stop watching after that I saw first season as “shock” then second second I quit
Why not brother and sister or father and daughter?
I appreciate what you are saying about problems with polygamy. BUT, as happened with homosexual marriage, we are not going to be allowed to have any debate about whether it’s good for society. Instead, the liberal view will be forced on us, the liberal mindset that consenting adults should do whatever they want, and one will be charged with discrimination and bigotry if one opposes polygamy.
It happened with homosexual marriage. We never could have a civil discussion about whether it was good for society. Instead, it was shoved down our throats by liberals and liberal judges. We we told it was bigotry to question homosexualasexual marriage. Look for the same to happen with polygamy. I expect liberal judges to force polygamy on us.
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