in 2004 and before, most households did not have reliable internet access. Therefore, when someone wrote an actual book, or said something on TV, society in general had *no easy way* of verifying it.
"There's footnotes! Sources! Historical references!"
Yes, but they're basically hyper-partisan chaff.
For example, in this chapter, he'll frequently cite "George Gilder" as a "brilliant sociologist & author," BUT
You can read more about him on wikipedia, but it's one of MANY examples of #ChristianAltFacts.
1) Dobson's initial claims about marriage and societal institutions
2) The single most BLATANT example I've found in #ExvieArchives of how Evangelicals view a woman's labor.
Let's hit it:
Did he just imply that the church and the government were equal?
I know and you know that he didn't state that outright, but in this context, it SURE sounds like it.
One late night on Reddit, I stumbled upon a story of a class whose professor had just gotten back from Antarctica--and told some wild stories.
Yes, my friends, women were the first life coaches.
So chics, if your husband ISN'T doing this, you're just not inspiring him enough.
This is the worst blame-shifting I've ever seen.
You're about to see a terrible example of RACIAL CODING!
"We see Gilder's insight played out in the inner city."
Here we go:
He names: Food stamps
Free maintenence in HUD housing
Then adds: "...men became unnecessary beyond the act of impregnantion. Who needed em?"
Seeing Gilder made me chuckle, because all I could think was,
1) Give false evidence on the standing of marriage in society
2) Present an argument by a supply-side economist that WOMEN should be providing free emotional labor for Men's Growth™
Did YOU know James Dobson was actually promoting White Supremacy & Supply-Side Economics w/ his Anti-Gay agenda?
Yeah, me neither.
"Don't leave the kitchen, or we'll have to pay for help!"
And with that, I'm done for the first part of this read-through.