I’m always amazed at the liberal mind’s ability to hold mutually exclusive thoughts. I’ve long ago discovered that consistency isn’t the hallmark of the liberal mind; it’s emotion.

I was reminded of this yesterday when Jennifer Aniston was quoted as saying that women don’t need men anymore.

“Women are realizing more and more that you don’t have to settle, they don’t have to fiddle with a man to have that child,” said Aniston. “They are realizing if it’s that time in their life and they want this part they can do it with or without that.”

I don’t mean to pick on Aniston but use it only to highlight what’s become gospel for liberals, who passionately say women don’t need men anymore but in the same breath say “It takes a village” with the same amount of belief and passion in their voices.

Which is it?

Anytime a conservative politician points out that children of single parents statistically don’t do as well as children of two parent families they’re castigated for moralizing. But if a liberal says single mothers need more taxpayer money they’re hailed as heroes. Aren’t they really both saying the same thing, which is that it’s very difficult to raise a child alone.

The conservative argues that perhaps society has a vested interested in promoting marriage because of the positive effect it has on children but liberals cry that unless the government plays the role of father for many, it essentially forces women to stay in abusive relationships. (This is the equivalent of the rape and incest argument to make all abortions legal.)

The effects of the liberal ideology are actually destroying the institution of marriage but the same liberals will also yell for more taxpayer money for all the victims of their own ideology and be called great moral leaders for their compassion. This, I fear, is all with the goal of saying women don’t need anybody anymore, except liberal politicians.