The Politics of Incest

Are there any “turn-out lanes” once we start sliding down that slippery slope of moral relativism and meta-ethics?

It turns out the Columbia University professor, David Epstein, who has been sooooooo critical of Sarah Palin, is a disgusting hypocrite of the sickest kind. Epstein has been having sex with his own daughter FOR YEARS.

Robert Stacy McCain of The OtherMcCain was one of many carrying the story of Professor Epstein last week. His column was also carried in the American Spectator and discussed by Rush Limbaugh.

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David Epstein has also taught at Harvard and Stanford, and blogs at the Huffington Post on politics. McCain reminds us that Epstein has been a huge fan of President Obama and vicious critic of Sarah Palin:

In July 2009, when Sarah Palin resigned as governor of Alaska, Columbia University professor David Epstein wrote at his Huffington Post blog:

Palin has done what weak, self-centered people do when the going gets tough – they quit and blame someone else.

Apparently, another cause of the progressive left of which you ( and I ) may not have been aware, is the: right of “perv dads: to have sex with their adult daughters.” Liberals in the blogosphere are forming human defense shields around Professor Epstein and his right to sext-message and diddle the fruit of his loins.:  What’s the big deal, they ask. She is an ADULT.

Here is just a small sampling:

Huffington Post:

It is kinda sick, but I think a four year prison sentence is extreme — considerin:­g they are both consenting adults. . . If he is being prosecuted then so should she and anyone who doesn’t agree clearly is not in favor of equal rights for women. . . .They are two consenting adults. Am I missing something here? . . .I don’t understand how it is a crime.


Yes, but she is an adult, too. I do not understand the arrest. I guess incest is illegal between adults, which does not make sense.


Well, I guess THEY told US how provincial we are again, didn’t they?

A day or so later, here from Switzerland is pending legislation to drop all laws on the books against incest, because it’s obsolete…..apparently very few people ever get charged with incest in Switzerland: anymore. The point is made in the article: so if we don’t have any murders in town for a few years, do we take murder off the books, too??

Daniel Vischer, a Green party MP, said he saw nothing wrong with two consenting adults having sex, even if they were related.

“Incest is a difficult moral question, but not one that is answered by penal law,” he said.

Professor Epstein’s lawyer now seeks to blur the already-fuzzy boundaries. Why not a new class of sexually-entitled? And oh yes, the DAUGHTER is the perpetrator. The “Good Adam, Evil Eve and her damn apple” argument, except Adam is Eve’s dad.

Epstein’s lawyer, Matthew Galluzzo, gave this comment to

“Academically, we are obviously all morally opposed to incest and rightfully so,” Galluzzo said. “At the same time, there is an argument to be made in the Swiss case to let go what goes on privately in bedrooms.””It’s OK for homosexuals to do whatever they want in their own home,” he said. “How is this so different? We have to figure out why some behavior is tolerated and some is not.”

Galluzzo also said that even though Epstein’s daughter had emerged as a victim in the case, she could “be best described as an accomplice.”

Besides the progressives who apparently feel they have “progressed” beyond those provincial “thou shall not” rules, there is Islamic shariah law to consider. Toddler-age girls, even babies, can/should be married under shariah law and the husbands can/should have sex with them. (See YouTube discussion with reference to scripture.) ( Here are more links to Quran and Hadith )

Marrying one’s cousin is very popular and in some Muslim sects, marrying one’s daughter is permitted. A dirty little secret in Islamic culture, and considered a blasphemy if it is discussed, are the high numbers of genetic birth defects in Islamic communities due to high rates of incestuous marriage.

Considering the sinking moral sands where liberals and the Islamics stand, there is only one thing to know:

There is no “compromising” with people who do not share our values of what are basic, time-tested, traditional, moral foundations to society, which go back thousands of years.

Those who do not adhere to societal boundaries of something so intimate and invasive to another human as sex are really not human. They more like rutting animals — hormone-driven, godless, soulless, rudder-less, empty inhabitats of human skin. Sex becomes a weapon, and a control.

Professor Epstein’s victimization of his own daughter, supposedly after the magical cut-off date of age 18, actually began in her childhood. He groomed her to have sex with him, misusing his sacred trust of fatherhood. Ignoring his lifetime of access to his victim is to enable evil. Ignoring these “boundaries” between parent and child breaks the family structure. It pits the child against the mother, vying for the sexual attentions of father.: 

There is only one lesson here. There is no “common ground” to be found with sexual predators who masquerade as parents or religionists. We must outnumber them. We must bring our numbers to vastly overwhelm them. We must crush them in opposition at the polls at each and every opportunity.

Islam society and its necessary building block of shariah law does not permit our view of morality, so we permit it to grow within our borders at our peril.

What they preach what will end our society.

Update: Yay, Barbara.

Barbara Schmid Federer of The Christian People’s Party of Switzerland said the proposal (to drop incest as a crime) from the upper house was “completely repugnant.”

“I for one could not countenance painting out such a law from the statute books.”

Update: John Hayward at Human Events ” The Incest Clause of Moral Bankruptcy”

Update: William Saletan at Slate “Incest is Cancer”

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