Friday, 22 January 2010

Food for weekend thought...

...where are the fathers ? And does it matter, and does anyone care ? If it does matter, and if an absent Dad equals more youth crime (and our statisticians tell us it does) then we have a chance to improve our standard of living and our social circumstances by developing political policies and supporting political parties that encourage stable families. And which party if any, actually supports and promotes family stability ? Which party and whose ideology does the reverse ? H/T David Thompson...

...From Heather MacDonald in City Journal ...The official silence about illegitimacy and its relation to youth violence remains as carefully preserved in today’s Chicago as it was during Obama’s organizing time there. A fleeting reference to “parental” responsibility for children is allowed, before the speaker quickly moves on to society’s more important role... Press coverage of teen shootings may mention a participant’s mother, but the shooter and victim may as well be the product of a virgin birth, for all the media’s curiosity about where their fathers are. I asked John Paul Jones of Obama’s old Alinskyite outfit, the Developing Communities Project, if anyone ever tries to track down the father of a teen accused of a shooting. The question threw him. “Does anyone ever ask: ‘Where are the fathers?"... A brief silence. “That’s a good point.”

From the comments..."Children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of school and 20 times more likely to end up in prison."
Is having a father the new "white privilege"?
The problem is it's easier to win votes with more public spending and more social programs even if that won't fix family breakdown. Individual responsibility and changing the culture is a lot harder to sell but without it nothing will really improve".


...AND relevant to the issue...The Domestic Violence Industry’s War on Men
...we can learn from looking at the black community. One lie that we hear is that black boys are spoiled and loved too much. The truth is, many of these boys are unloved by their single mothers. Without the father, the mother abuses her power over the boy. One day she may be almost seductive and tell him he is her little man. The next day she tells him he is no good. When the father is there, the mother’s tremendous power is checked. Often the boy stands for the men that disappointed the mother. There is a reason why these boys cannot wait to leave home and hang out with gangs. Home is female dominated... I predict we will see the same kind of thing happening with white males.
Brian Tamaki and Destiny Church members...any comment ?

5 comments:

Nessa said...

Good men are so very important and we never give them enough praise or credit.

Boy Meets Girl in 55

Ron Russell said...

Definately food for thought. More than anything else the government is responsible for the break up of the black family.

Ayrdale said...

So obvious, and this is breaking society apart.

To use the greens phrase it is unsustainable.

MK said...

Everything you said is correct, but like you said, no one wants to acknowledge it, perhaps it's because they played a part in creating this mess in the first place and feel a bit of guilt over it. I doubt it though.

Ayrdale said...

It's an issue that must be addressed in due course...sooner or later, and the only people (that I know of)in society that are dealing with it are The Destiny Church, and Families Need Fathers. Hats off to them both.