"The Implosion of The Nuclear Family"
Linda Gordon is a feminist historian. For half a century now she has roamed the halls of academia, teaching America's youth that the nuclear family was the most destructive societal element ever conceived by man.
Gordon says that, for a society to advance, progressive leadership that demands a community based approach to raising children is essential. Gordon, and Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem and, yes, Hillary Clinton have been the pioneers for an advocacy approach that hails the school administrator and government agencies at all levels as being best at knowing what children need.
These women, and many like them, of both sexes, have succeeded spectacularly in the implosion of the nuclear family. Educational choices and disciplinary choices were the first to go. After around 1980 or so any parent who objected to the school curriculum was pretty well ostracized by the heavy hand of school administrators, with the heavy hand of government serving as "bouncer" ...to keep the troops in line. Child discipline followed soon after, the schools pairing with municipal and state agencies to criminalize spankings.
Once those first initial goals were achieved our liberal masters, at school, in the courts, and in the mayor's office, were able to push through mandatory sex education as early as first grade. Then came the assault on America's founding fathers and even our capitalist system.
Having achieved those secondary goals, our liberal masters have, for eight years now, began a grand exploration of "the fringe elements", celebration of homosexuality and the marvel of transgender self identification...taking the transgender issue to dizzying new heights in declaring that we humans are now made up of some 50 sundry and various sexual identities.
How far have we come in one short century? Let's examine that.
A hundred years ago the traditional American family was made up of Grandpa, Grandma, Father, Mother, and the harvest of children that followed. They all lived in the same household, all pulled together...for survival, and for the purpose of passing and honoring a family's legacy.
By the 70's America began seeing an explosion of senior homes, old folks homes...a place to dispose of our elders...because, let's face it, Granny and Grandpa ain't "with the times"...and just too damn much trouble.
Then, by century's turn, our progressive wonkheads had pretty much destroyed the last bastion of the family structure...the immediate family...the nuclear family of mom and dad and children. In books, in the media, Mom and Dad, who were once honored as matriarch and patriarch, began being the butt of jokes..punching bags, objects of ridicule, unnecessary taskmasters who had long outlived their societal value.
So, look about you, folks..and look at your own families. You can take all those big family reunion pics you'd like, or post on Facebook, pics of the grand Christmas get together...but, in your heart, if you've lived long enough, you know it isn't the same as before.
The "family" of 2017 is an informal and constantly changing amalgamation of those who you can tolerate, and those who can tolerate you....family groups linked not by blood, but what one thinks "is cool". Our society is now so fractured that we now pick our friends and loved ones based on similar political persuasions...and blood means nothing if it causes any of us one moment of discomfort or bother.
These days Grandpa and Grandma are dead....or at least should be....or at least shuffled off to an old folks home where they can't be seen or heard...cause they are so "uncool" they're embarrassing.
Mom and Pop? Well, there might still reside a trace of affection....but only if they make an appointment to visit...or leave a message in your voice mail...and you can find a moment or two to return the call.
So are we now better off with the nearly completed destruction of that nuclear family? To answer that you have to answer a few other questions. Are our schools performing as well as when Mom and Dad attended PTA meetings? How's your kid performing on those national achievement tests? (Will they ever achieve the same high scores of those of those kids in the 60's?) Are your neighborhoods a safer place now that society has relaxed the social rules and allowed everyone to just "be him or herself?" Are we a "kinder and gentler America?", or have we become more savage? Can you count on your children to be there for you? Or do you trust a neighbor more? Do your children feel safer today than we did in the 60's? Can you leave your windows open at night and not feel fear? Can you leave your house unlocked when you walk out the door? Do you feel more loved than that era when you lived within the nuclear family? If you can answer those questions in the affirmative then you'll just love the America of 2017. If you can't, you might begin asking yourself what went wrong...and what can I do to fix it.
Last week tens of thousands of women marched through the streets of America. They marched in triumph...for the glorification of those "50 transgender shades", for union teachers, for their liberal political icons, for open borders and unlimited immigration, for a celebration of "differences" and not what we have in common.
They deserve their march. In two short generations they have managed to destroy the nuclear family...and celebrate an "it takes a village" societal and political philosophy....even if the village is beginning to stink just a little.