The Unity Party (Enhedslisten) wants to legalise incest between siblings. The argument for decriminalizing sex among siblings is that prohibition is based on a fear of genetic defects...claimed to be 8-10%. They point out that people with existing genetic conditions can have sex and procreate, despite the fact that there is often a 50 % risk of passing on their genetic disorder. Therefore they believe everybody should be allowed to have sex with whomever they choose because the government has no role to play here.
First of all, I would like to point out that it is frightfully ironic that these extreme leftists want the government to be non existent as far as sex and drugs are concerned but when it comes to the most pervasive aspect of our social interaction - the economy - they want the government to seize the means of production and co-opt the entire system.
But let us return to genetic arguments vis a vis incestual relationships. Logically, Enhedslisten could offer a compromise law, where incestual sex would be legal, if one employed contraceptives! The taboo against incestual relations is not just a result of the fear of possible genetic defects, (I would argue that the genetic issue is a rationalization of an existing taboo) but the result of the understanding that sex among family members is dysfunctional. Therefore, promoting incest should be seen in the context of the LEFTS DESIRE TO DESTROY THE TRADITIONAL FAMILY.
I have read some humorous comments to this proposal. One reader asked if "mom and dad could watch while big brother nailed his little sister?" But Enhedslisten is not a small group of perverts. They received 10% of the vote in Copenhagen in the communal elections held earlier this week...