Rabbi Sacks wrote “The road to from slavery to freedom is as long or short as it takes for people to develop the habits of responsibility for their children and their children’s children.”
Our children have been enslaved in the 21st century. Parents have abdicated their responsibilities to their offspring. Fake science has made it possible for leaders to declare that children don’t need a mother and father. They don’t need two parents. They don’t need their parents raising them; the state can do it so parents can truly fulfil themselves by working outside the home. Because raising children is not work!
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, affectionately referred to as AOC, and the those on the left-the Progressives, say that climate change is the greatest existential problem facing us, today. And fewer children are the prescription. This is in 2019. I recall Al Gore saying something similar in 2006 with his documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. The seas will rise and Florida will be underwater…
It is not climate change; it is the breakdown of loyalty: To a spouse, a child, a family, a clan, a tribe, a nation.
The smallest unit of authority is the family. This is where we learn about loyalty. Caring for one another. Respect that comes from trust.
Look around. Is climate change causing the increase in criminality? The rise of alcohol and drug abuse? Welfare?
In our Progressive new world, everything is acceptable. And in the call to please ourselves, to concentrate on our personal rights without mention of responsibility, we have broken trust and loyalty and left our lambs in the fields unprotected.
A country without morals and values that focus on respect, trust and loyalty will fail.
Our children are enslaved. Especially our boys.
Jordan Peterson wrote:
What kind of families produce violent young men? Fatherless families. The pernicious effect of fatherlessness is exceptionally well-documented. No serious researchers question it. Even the generally damnable sociologists admit it (see, for example, here). Fatherless girls tend toward early sexual experimentation (something in itself linked to antisocial behavior) and, unsurprisingly, higher rates of teenage pregnancy. What might be more surprising, however, is that there is even evidence for earlier puberty among girls whose fathers are absent. Fatherless boys are over-represented as alcoholics, addicts, gang-members, prisoners, rapists and murderers.
If it is fatherless boys who are violent, how can it be that masculine socialization produces harm both to mental health and society? The data should indicate precisely the opposite: that boys who are only raised by women are much less violent than boys who have men in their lives and, similarly, that boys who do have fathers are more violent than those who do not.
This is not the case. Period
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 24 million children — one out of three — live in homes where their biological father is absent.
Fatherlessness is the single greatest predictor of criminal activity in boys and promiscuity in girls. A child in a father-absent home is more likely to live in poverty; more likely to suffer from obesity and addiction; twice as likely to drop out of high school; and more likely to face abuse and neglect from an unrelated man in the home.
And the murder rate amongst black boys should make us wonder why this has not been declared a public emergency by those very same Progressives-who care.
From Larry Elder:
“Nearly 70 percent of black kids are born to unwed mothers. The dropout rate in some urban high schools approaches 50 percent. Of those who do graduate, many cannot read or do math at a 12th-grade level.
“The No. 1 cause of preventable death for young white men is accidents, such as car accidents. The No. 1 cause of preventable death for young black men is homicide, almost always committed by other young black men. In Chicago, a city approximately one-third white, one-third black and one-third Hispanic, blacks accounted for nearly 80 percent of homicide victims in 2018, and most of these cases remain unsolved. According to a 2017 report by the Centers for Disease Control, a black child is almost 10 times more likely to be a victim of a gun-related homicide than a white child.”
We won’t call it a public emergency because we don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Like single mothers; especially single minority mothers because that would be racist. Feelings are so much more important than lives.
And we certainly do not want to reduce the labour pool by suggesting in any way that children raised in day care suffer when they get older. After all, we have been told more times than I care to remember that anyone can raise children. Has anyone asked if anyone can make a widget? Well if true, not to worry. We can always recall defective widgets.
In 2016 warnings came out but were not raised in the public sphere. They went against the politically correct assertion that women need to work outside the home, and children will do well in daycare.
“In just 25 years, American families have been radically restructured as the number of women in the workforce has nearly doubled. Instead of parents providing early child care, it is outsourced to virtual strangers. An estimated 12 million American infants, toddlers and preschoolers—more than half of children in this age group—attend day care. The majority of these kids spend close to 40 hours per week in day care; many start when they are only weeks old.
“They show that kids who spend long hours in day care have behavior problems that persist well into elementary school. About 26 percent of children who spend more than 45 hours per week in day care go on to have serious behavior problems at kindergarten age. In contrast, only 10 percent of kids who spend less than 10 hours per week have equivalent problems.”
Perhaps this is the result of lack of loyalty that is required for trust. Hard to develop trust when the adults keep changing.
From the Ethics of the Fathers: “Rabbi Tarfon used to say, it is not incumbent upon you to complete the task, but you are not exempt from undertaking it.”