Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Village is at it again

When I saw this I immediately thought of the metaphor about boiling a frog. I thought certainly this is boiling water. No way is anyone falling for this. Surely even hard core feminist pigs will find this disgusting:


Remember the quotes I had in The poison of vipers is on their lips:
"In order to raise children with equality, we must take them away from families and communally raise them" -- Dr. Mary Jo Bane, feminist and assistant professor of education at Welleslry College and associate director of the school's Center for Research on Woman
"The care of children ..is infinitely better left to the best trained practitioners of both sexes who have chosen it as a vocation...[This] would further undermine family structure while contributing to the freedom of women." -- Kate Millet, Sexual Politics, 178-179
We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents? 

After thinking about it for a while, it makes sense that this too will not be much of a concern for most people. After all, look how many parents have bought the lie that State education is the only way for their child to become socialized?

*Update  Harris would like to add to her statement: "I believe wholeheartedly, and without apology, that we have a collective responsibility to the children of our communities even if we did not conceive and bear them," she wrote. "Of course, parents can and should raise their children with their own values. But they should be able to do so in a community that provides safe places to play, quality food to eat, terrific schools to attend, and economic opportunities to support them. No individual household can do that alone. We have to build that world together."

No individual household can provide a safe place to play, quality food, terrific education, or economic opportunity? Really? We certainly can, you idiot, as long as the State does not interfere. 

13 comments:

  1. Ah yes, the Ghost of Plato is restless.

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  2. If they have a birth certificate and a social security number, they're already owned by the state...

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  3. Hi SD,

    It takes a family to raise a child and a village to raise an idiot.

    That's somewhat how the saying goes.

    While it is tempting to refer to the women in the above clip as the village idiot, you make a good point on what they are doing is not merely stupid, it's evil.

    And yes, socialisation, how could someone possibly get socialised if they aren't at school? /sarc Or perhaps they really mean: How will someone become a socialist if not at school?

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    1. 8 kids here. They're pretty well socialized on a daily basis across multiple age ranges. Can't get that in public school that's for sure ;)

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    2. 8 kids! How awesome! You are going to have soooo many grand babies.

      I tell my children all the time, "I love you and all but I only put up with you so I can get me some grand babies!" :)

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    3. Lol, my husband was just commenting the other day that he realized that we are going to be seriously outnumbered when it comes to grandkids ;) Since we have only one girl, and the rest are boys (including #8 in my belly unless some strange miracle occurs in the next few months), they're going to have to find some good women who are willing to have babies ;) Not that I want to think about that. At all. For a really long time.... O.o

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  4. LOL, if kids belong to the whole community, then I'm sure it will be okay with the SWPLs that live near me if I give their spoiled, mouthy, demanding child the swat on the backside he needs.

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    1. Yes, and then lets take the boys who are drugged because of their "behaving like a boy" diagnosis and, I don't know, um - parent them.

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  5. It is seriously scary & definitely EVIL what the government wants to do to our children, & the direction they are intentionally moving our country in. People are in denile & keep saying it could never happen here, but its definitely happening, i just wish more people would connect the dots.

    Ps. I love your blog! Hubby introduced it to me & now reading it is apart of my morning coffee routine =)

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  6. Evil yes.

    How many church leaders will encourage their congregations to do anything about it?

    How many will even mention it?

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  7. I really enjoyed this post. You're absolutely right on all counts.

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