The Bitter Pill of Truth

a child's philosophy to the root of conservatism


When Melissa Harris-Perry made the following comments, the conservative airwaves lit up like an Occupy riot on speed:  “We haven’t had a very collective notion of ‘these are our children.’ So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that ‘kids belong to their parents,’ or ‘kids belong to their families,’ and recognize that kids belong to whole communities.”

First off, Melissa, kids do not belong to communities. They belong to God. They are part of communities. Because you see, Melissa, a community is not an autonomous entity. It is a dependant entity… on kids, parents, workers, churches, and such. And  Conservatives, children don’t belong to parents either. It is a parents’ responsibility to raise them. They are considered a blessing and a responsibility to parents, if that’s what you mean. But, as I’ve stated, they belong to no one but God. As he giveth, He taketh away.

People, this isn’t very complicated. If we do not live and teach children according to the Christian precepts we talk about so much, then it makes all the sense in the world to have the State raise them according to their precepts. After all, what’s the alternative? Have them running around selling drugs and shooting each other?

Right now we are living in limbo. Some kids are being raised with biblical morals and some are being worked on to be fully trusting and dependant on the State. The ones in the middle are shooting each other over crack, meth, and prime corner street real estate (if they don’t end up in jail, they’ll end up in the reincarnated version of the Occupy Movement). Hence, you have people like Ms. Harris say the Hitleresque things she says because, in the world she envisions, it actually makes sense. She’s sick of the kids on the corners and she doesn’t want anyone being raised by Bible thumpers.

The Bible says,” Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

But in which way are the people who claim to adhere to this saying actually raising their kids? Statistics keep insisting that seventy percent of Americans check off the ‘Christian’ box when asked, but where in Sam Hill are these people and their children when our communities are falling apart?

From what I see, too many who claim said principles are all talk and no walk.

Where does the Bible admonish one to drink until stupid, to have sex outside of marriage, to experiment with drugs, to cheat on taxes, to mistreat your spouse, to divorce your spouse because you’ve ‘outgrown’ him, to gossip at work, to scheme at work, to sleep in on Sunday until football comes on, and to only cite God and the Bible when somebody’s sick, dead, or recently fired? These are all things that I see people who claim to believe in God and the Bible do on a normal basis.

I’m an automotive service consultant. My most dishonest and scheming mechanic is the only one whose radio is constantly tuned to the local Christian radio station. One of my consultant co-workers claims God “saved” her and this and that (I don’t doubt God saved her), but she lives with a man who doesn’t want to marry her and her idea of fun is getting piss drunk.

Something doesn’t add up.

Spare me the “Jugeth not” jargon because this has nothing to do with judging and I careth not. This is simple behavioral math. We Conservatives use morals and the values of our religious beliefs as talking points against collectivism, but the reason this has gotten so out of hand is because we’ve been living like hell. Therefore, when our children get to school where some snooty snake of a professor is anxiously waiting to take advantage of fresh naïve minds, these fresh minds have no memories or experience to counter Statist beliefs. Their parents are divorced workaholics who only go to church to pick up women and gossip.

What’s the difference?

If we want children to be taught certain principles that are contrary to collectivism rubbish, then we ought to start teaching them by living them. But if we’re going to take the do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do approach, then Melissa Harris is what you’ll get.

This has everything to do with Ms. Harris’ statement.In society you need order. You need a system of values. If God is not going to be the cornerstone of our beliefs, it’s going to be the State. The State is going to be god and he’s going to be daddy.

So, stop talking and start walking people. That starts with me.

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