Earlier this week, Senator Rand Paul once again questioned Dr. Anthony Fauci regarding the funding of gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. It was a clear victory. But who, exactly, emerged victorious? The media seems to be split on the matter.
On the right, much has been made of the decades-long infiltration of Western society by the Soviets — and much of it is true. More recently, in a truly disturbing turn, the CCP has gained a real financial foothold in American universities.
There’s a charge made by those on the right, one so common, so old, and so frequently parodied that conservatives who level it are often dismissed without rebuttal. Indeed, many well-meaning folks on the left find a reply unnecessary, since the accusation is self-evidently ridiculous. Here, more or less, is the indictment:
Liberals want to destroy the family.
This arrow is aimed at far too broad a target. The term “liberal” is, to say the least, protean. Whoever utters the above statement with confidence, no matter what evidence they’ve marshaled — and the evidence, we will show, is considerable — can be regarded, justifiably, as saying nothing. Most Democrats would never advocate for the family’s abolition. On the contrary, they might counter, the Democratic Party fights for policies designed to better the quality of working-class family life.
I hope in this article to examine, in a manner clear and brief, the source of conservative anxiety on this matter. The right’s fear, as stated above, is hardly baseless.