In 2016 the rates of single-parent households among certain demographics rate about 70 percent—mum is around and dad isn't. It is well known that, as a general rule, kids without dads are more likely to be involved in crime and or incarcerated. However, in most cases they rise above the disadvantage of not having a father figure in their lives.
Fathers, being the stronger sex, find it easier to control unruly children, considering the well-known admonition for example: "wait till your father gets home." So threats of disciplinary action do work to control the impulses of children and, maybe, instil a little discipline.
Young boys will eventually learn that real manliness is about mastering the passions, controlling one's impulses, delaying gratification and possessing self-control as a means to procure better long-term outcomes, such as avoiding prison due to violent outbursts over a petty insult.
The children of today
But children now-a-days in some areas have no grasp of such concepts and have a distorted view of masculinity, which involves propping up their ego, bravado and image, as a means of displaying strength or manliness. This results in allowing no slight or insult to go unpunished because to not retaliate against a slight or injury is to display weakness.
This is the common mind-set of gangsters and thugs: the inverse ethic from the teachings of Christ. In fact Christian society has always considered impulsiveness and rashness a form of weakness. It is a man's strength to subdue and master his passions.
The sixties, with its popular overthrow of traditional sexual norms—sexual-modesty and propriety—lead to the acceptance of licentious lifestyles, easy access to contraceptives and abortion, and the subsequent rise of welfare for single-mums. All these things made it easy and acceptable to sleep around and they done away with the consequences (no babies, no STIs, government provides instead of daddy).
So what would you expect to happen to the traditional nuclear family? Well those without dads—to instil self-discipline in their children—slept around, had a lot more children to different partners—and we ended up with a whole generation of mother, with multiple children to different men and no fathers around. This is the perfect equation for anti-social delinquency on a large scale.
We have generations of children without real oversight, brought up on the streets because their mothers couldn't control them, or were too busy working. These kids are groomed by gangs and raised by the street and T.V.—their role-models are often hedonistic thugs and whores. Just watch how vapid and pornographic MTV is these days.
Many young girls have no fathers to protect them against male exploiters; or to set an example of what a real man is; or to guide them away from the vain and ostentatious flaunting of their bodies for self-esteem. These vulnerable girls easily fall into the mould their culture and abusers set up for them.
The consequences of the 60s
Two generations ago, leftist Marxists successfully deconstructed the family: they broke the bond between sex and marriage and destroyed the moral boundaries that protected children—now society is reaping the consequences.
The worst irony is that the disaffected offspring of the sexual revolution have been played and duped into blaming racism for all their problems. But, as I've explained, the real cause of their problems was wrought by the hippy Marxist movements that began in the 1960s. The people who claim to protect the underclass, the poor, the disaffected, the single-parents, the urban casualties—they caused their plight in the first place.
If these disaffected types had been born before the 1960s they most likely would have lived in stable two-parent households and not been involved in such destructive lifestyles. These children may also have come from wealthier homes (single-parenthood is a big indicator of poverty) and had the discipline to improve their lives through hard-work and study.
We are watching society slowly undo itself; it is slowly denaturing, slowly disintegrating, due to its departure from traditional Christian values. This was planned. Marxism has always planned on removing the children from the auspices of their parents, so that the state can control them. The disorder created by the left is now only a means for them to expand their control—to foster dependency, to grow their public services and to claim more revenue from the public purse. If people would come back to Christian values and Christ Himself, who transforms the soul, their problems would evaporate and their lives would improve—without appeal to the state.
Amos is an evangelical conservative who cares about where the world is going, and seeks to understand why it is happening, especially in light of prophecy and the spiritual powers behind the scenes. Amos currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Amos pursues salvation for the lost, and considers himself a defender of traditional Christian values, liberal democracy and the historically unprecedented freedom and liberty established and defended by our forebears—which unfortunately, is gradually being eroded.
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