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From a young friend, commenting on yet another new fertility therapy:
We missed how easily progressives would accept and weaponize the language of creative destruction to deconstruct non-economic institutions like the family.
You can create a new technology. Why can’t you create new forms of sexuality? You have a new business model for your company. Why not a new model for how babies are conceived and reared?
His observation may be brief, but it strikes me as profound–and one that my generation has been slow to recognize. When we grew up, you could still take it for granted that society at large accepted, unapologetically and unselfconsciously, traditional notions of morality. Millennials have grown up in an entirely different world.