The media (including “fair and balanced” Fox) are raising a stink about Trump’s taxes as “revealed” by the New York Times on October 1, 2016. It is a misapplication of “family values” to the public sphere. I can’t believe that Hillary Clinton is constantly flouting the law, ostensibly in “the public interest” and getting away with this conflation of (appropriate) “sacrifice” and civil society (the latter of which now has gone the collectivist way of all flesh, celebrating the “oceanic feeling” of unity with the cosmos).
Who would deny that there is a measure of “sacrifice” entailed in having children? Both genders are trapped in the supposedly feminized sentimental culture that displaced economic considerations (the study of political economy,) since the antebellum period of the 19th century that I wrote about here: https://clarespark.com/2015/11/07/the-change-of-heart-explanation-for-dr-ben-carsons-redemption/, https://clarespark.com/2009/08/24/the-people-is-an-ass-or-a-herd/, and https://clarespark.com/2009/10/10/ralph-bunche-and-the-jewish-problem/.
Intellectuals in both North and South underwent this transformation from 18th century empiricism, science, and humanism to the self-sacrifice and group-think inherent in reactive sentimental culture, just as the notion of culture has been deployed to curb moral but all-too “revolutionary” sentiments grounded in economics, human nature, and the laws passed by the revolutionary bourgeoisie.
But it confirms everything I have written about the “moderate” male anti-capitalism of pseudo-progressives. (https://clarespark.com/2009/09/19/populism-progressivism-and-corporatist-liberalism-in-the-nation-1919/.)
Despite her ardent “feminism,” is Hillary Clinton turning out to be just one of the boys?