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Reflections on fathers and Fathers' Day..

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Skyhook, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Skyhook


    Nov 4, 2002
    This is one read which helps get me into the real spirit of this observation. Happy Fathers' Day to all you who are fathers and to those who aren't-- please read, reflect, and pass it on to one who is.

    "The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families... In vain are Schools, Academies, and Universities instituted, if loose principles and licentious habits are impressed upon children in their earliest years... The vices and examples of the parents cannot be concealed from the children. How is it possible that children can have any just sense of the Sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their mothers live in habitual infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant infidelity to their mothers?" --John Adams 1778

    Also, is eye-opening.
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  2. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

    Aug 28, 2008
    Fort Worth Texas
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  3. I developed this theory decades ago in light of my own shortcomings as a parent: the dual income family will be the destruction of American society as we know it.

    The feminization of our cultural arising out of the sixties has created the expectation that women go to college and compete with men in the workplace. Young couples become dependent upon a dual income stream and are often indebted to such an extent that they can't survive without them. This results in children being raised in communal daycares. This is a dramatically different upbringing then being under the direct and constant supervision of a loving mother. Parents don't think through what they're doing but the fact is, in following this structure, they've made a statement to their children and society that money is more important than the parenting of their children. Children raised in this environment inevitably have no loyalty toward the nuclear family nor any direct experience with individual parenting. This results in a lack of appreciation in their own lives not only for parenting but for marriage, authority, and all the other positive benefits of a nuclear family. It inculcates the notion that "we are a village" with society being responsible for the individual's failures and successes. The days of a society imbued with a sense of 'rugged individualism' are over. We have created a welfare generation who sees it as "normal" that society as a whole is responsible for each individual. This leads to the demand by the populace for cradle-to-grave safety nets from their government for their personal lives and their businesses. It is society's fault (and therefore it's responsibilty to overcome) the individual's laziness, irresponsibility, aberrant lifestyles, and intentional financial ineptitude.

    There is no turning back.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2012
  4. Skyhook


    Nov 4, 2002
    Very well put.

    The family has become replaced by 'the village', and 'the gang'. Fathers have been all but castrated by the feminists except in cases where some males are encouraged by their female contacts to be.. well, you tell me.