Why is such a smart man cursed with such a loathing of capitalism? Practically everything else I’ve read about him is pure gold.
Links: his articles discussed at FR: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/k-orsonscottcard/browse and archived here (it is a must go place for all new to OSC political writing): http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/index.html
His fresh articles appear in the Rhinoceros Times, Greensboro, NC: http://www.rhinotimes.com/greensboro/ (before being posted permanently on his The Ornery American website). Read his books/movies/and everything reviews: http://www.hatrack.com/osc/reviews/everything/
His "About" page: http://www.hatrack.com/osc/about.shtml
There's the money quote, right there. And it's applicable to a whole lot more than this one topic.
A more fundamental question might be:
What is government doing the the marriage business in the first place????
Isn’t “Holy Matrimony” a religious function?
That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
Orson continues to say incredibly good things, sounding “conservative.”
However, I understand he still considers himself to be a “Democrat.”
What the HECK is WRONG WITH THIS GUY?