Friday, August 17, 2007

The Newark Massacre: Death by Liberal Values

Any kind of lifestyle is OK, the liberals tell us, as long as it makes you feel good. And if it means not working, not marrying, not caring for your kids, long as you feel good, we'll cover the bills.

The result of the internalization of these twisted liberal values by the people of Newark? Dead kids splattered all over the freaking sidewalk. Steven Malanga, writing in the City Journal, explains what happens when you have a city without fathers:

Behind Newark’s persistent violence and deep social dysfunction is a profound cultural shift that has left many of the city’s children growing up outside the two-parent family—and in particular, growing up without fathers. Decades of research tell us that such children are far likelier to fail in school and work and to fall into violence than those raised in two-parent families. In Newark, we are seeing what happens to a community when the traditional family comes close to disappearing.

According to 2005 figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, only 32 percent of Newark children are being raised by their parents in a two-adult household. The rest are distributed among families led by grandparents, foster parents, and single parents—mostly mothers. An astonishing 60 percent of the city’s kids are growing up without fathers. It isn’t that traditional families are breaking up; they aren’t even getting started.

And it's not like the leadership of Jon Corzine is any kind of a shining example - never a word of praise towards traditional marriage has ever passed his rotten lips; he's too busy making sure that the 5000 year-old marriage tradition gets usurped by forcing the world to recognize New Jersey's same-sex relationships as no different than the union of a man and a woman. Nice values contribution there, guv - but alas, in Jersey, "leaders" and "morals" are unfortunately mutually exclusive, and Corzine is only the latest example...

Anyway - back to Malanga's article:

....the social consequences are even more disturbing. Research conducted in the 1990s found that a child born out of wedlock was three times more likely to drop out of school than the average child, and far more likely to wind up on welfare as an adult. Studies have also found that about 70 percent of the long-term prisoners in our jails, those who have committed the most violent crimes, grew up without fathers.
The starkness of these statistics makes it astonishing that our politicians and policy makers ignore the subject of single parenthood, as if it were outside the realm of civic discourse...

It is outside the realm, at least for now. Liberals like these types of unorthodox family setups; it allows them to force these people into government dependence (welfare, food stamps, the whole shebang) for their entire lives, and it allows the Democrats to grow their precious nanny-state even further. Republicans, ever afraid of being called "strident" or "intolerant" or 'racist" (and trust me, that is the first accusation that would come out of Hillary's mouth should anyone dare question the veracity of the single-parent family model) refuse to even address the issue at all, making their calls for "family values" sound like nothing more than red meat tossed to the religious right.

Where is the leader, white or black, that will stand up and tell the truth - that the single-parent household, along with the welfare state that coddles it, is slowly but quite obviously killing black America? One may be surprised; should a brave voice stand up and speak the truth, he or she might find a lot more support (from perhaps some unexpected places) than they might think...

More posts on the liberal's responsibility for the Newark Massacre can be found here, here, and here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice series. You make many valid points about the affect of liberal policies on the urban population; too bad they have their fingers in their ears.