Right Wing Fighter

Category: Family

Society Needs Families

Ask a liberal today if he thinks families are crucial to society, and he’ll say no. This is because he’s so caught up in the autonomy of the individual that he’s blinded to reality.

The fact is society is made up of people. In order for people to get a good, healthy start in life, they must have a good family to spring from.

People who come from broken families or no families at all are poorer citizens. They tend to abuse substances more. They also have more problems functioning in society. This is because the social connections that people need most start at home. Without them, they are vaulting into life with a runway that’s too short: maybe they’ll make it, maybe not.

The best course is to remove the above gamble and strengthen families. This means, for one, delegitimizing single parenthood. Parenthood can’t be viewed as a form of self-expression. That’s what it is now. And it’s partly why so many families are poorly run. Family must be regarded as a sacred duty instead. It must not be treated as a personal matter.

And this is because it isn’t. When two people get married and have children, they take on the responsibilities of parenthood. At this point, their lives become less about them and more about their children. They still must take care of themselves, of course. But the emphasis is on their children. They must make them the first priority of their lives, since they are utterly dependent on them. Their education, health, and morals must be well taken care of.

Another reason that parenthood isn’t about the parents, is because of the family’s outsized effect on society. For the parents, having children has an enormous effect on their lives. But it has an even bigger effect on society. This is because these children eventually will be society.

As such, it’s incorrect for people to treat parenthood as an exclusively personal choice. They first must consider their children. Second they must consider society. And thirdly, they must consider themselves. All three elements are critically important. But that is the proper order of importance. As such, the care of their children, in terms of health, morals, and education, is paramount.

For these reasons, parenthood must be treated much more seriously than it is now. America must place family back up at the top of the list for life achievements. Career, self-expression, money: none of them are as important as family.

Again, this means that family must stop being viewed as a personal matter and choice. Family is not a vehicle for self-expression. A family is not a fun thing to have just because you feel like it. Family is more important than our personal wants. It transcends self-aggrandizement.

There must be a cultural revolution in America. Its main goal must be the reinstatement of family as the chief goal in our lives. Careerism must be thrown out.

Workers and Families

Politics in America must focus on workers and families. For too long its been focused on businesses and the individual. Economic policies that were meant to help businesses thrive have – at the  expense of workers. Now globalism is pulling America to pieces, because workers – the backbone of the nation – are being cheated and deprived of good wages. Without good wages, and strong, steady jobs, their position in the nation is slipping. Where workers go, the nation goes.

The individual above family is also a prime cause of our decline. Birth rates are down because people aren’t having families. Additionally, the government has been subsidizing single parenthood with tax benefits and welfare. This must stop. Family must be reinvigorated, whether or not that cramps the individual.

I’ll write more about this in following days.

Family is a Social Unit – not an Economic Unit

In order for a family to actually exist, there must be social involvement between members. The most important members in the beginning of a family’s life are the parents. They set the tone, the degree of involvement, and the kinds of activities that the family members share with each other. If one parent wont get involved but the other will, the family will totter forward lopsidedly – the children will see the example of the involved parent and draw the line that social interaction between family members is appropriate and desirable. But from the other parent they will get the message that family life is nothing to bother getting involved with – he doesn’t bother to – and will thereby draw the line that family life is cheap, uninteresting, unworthy of spending any time or effort on.

And thus Johnny will have two conflicting lines in his mind – one says that family connections are good and worthwhile, the other that family connections are cheap and a waste of time.

This assumes that one parent is involved with the family. But what if both are uninvolved and merely supply the physical needs of their children? Then the children will never have any concept of family life at all because they’ve never had a family in the first place. If they are mild children they’ll drift through life feeling unanchored and rudderless. If they are stronger children then they’ll cobble together what they can from other families that they see and from popular media. If they are both strong and intelligent, they will be able to build from scratch, based on what they see around them, a proper family and will not repeat the mistakes of their parents.

A family is a social unit, not an economic unit. This must be understood to understand society correctly. This misunderstanding of families is one reason why so many children today resent their parents – because their parents will buy them toys and games and movies and vacations, but they wont just sit down and talk with them, play with them, or share life with them. These parents, in short, aren’t at all socially connected with their children. They treat their children more as pets to be fed and looked after, instead of little people to train and guide and share life’s experiences with.