By Raynard Jackson
I have travelled all over the world and have spent many years of my life studying the history of the world and can’t recall any instance of a surviving civilization without an intact family structure—mother, father, and children.
I fully understand that the march towards modernity waits for no one. In communications, we went from teletype to telephones; from newspapers to radio; from radio to TV; from TV to mobile devices.
In transportation, we went from walking to horses; from stagecoach to automobiles; from buses to trains; from turbo props to jets.
None of these transformations changed the structure of the family unit. One could argue that they changed roles within the family unit, but not the fabric of the family unit.
There was a time when the family had one radio or TV for the whole family; and the father would decide what would be listened to or watched, thus it became an opportunity for the family to spend intimate time together.
There was a time that a family had one car for the whole family. During the week, typically the father used the car to go back and forth to work. On the weekends there would be family outings and of course, church on Sunday. Again, since there was only one car, this was another opportunity for family time.
In these instances, modernity changed the type and quality of time spent with the family, but not the composition of the family.
That all began to change with the rise of liberalism of the 1960s. President Johnson and the Democratic Congress began passing laws that would soon devastate the Black family and ultimately families in general.
Liberals in the 60s established what we now call welfare for girls who got pregnant without the benefit of being married. The only stipulations for receiving these government benefits was that you could not be married or have a male living in the same home. The government literally had social workers randomly showing up at your house to see if a male was present in the house. If they found a male living there or even male clothing in the closet, you would be immediately cut off from the programs. But, as long as you remained single you could stay on the programs for life. You would be given an apartment, healthcare, and babysitting services—all for free, as long as you remained single, unemployed, and kept having babies.
The rise of the welfare state coincided with the rise of feminism, which basically said that a woman didn’t need a man—once they got a man’s sperm, he was totally irrelevant. The convergence of the welfare state and feminism, has led to a prolonged assault on men and the traditional family unit.
Tyler Perry has made hundreds of millions of dollars from dressing like a woman in his movies; so has Martin Larwrence, Jaime Foxx, etc.
My critics will say that this is just “acting.” Oh really? Allow me to shed more light on the subject.
Two years ago, Morehouse College, one of the most esteemed Historically Black Colleges in the U.S (Martin Luther King attended), the president of the school had to send out a notice to the student body that the students were not allowed to were dresses or carry purses to class. You might be wondering what is so unusual about this. Well, Morehouse College is an all-male institution.
Now you have primary aged students being told that they have two mommies or two daddies; that is biologically impossible. You can only have one mother and one father.
This whole radical move to redefine the family will have disastrous results for the U.S. Name me one civilization or society that has thrived and prospered without an intact family structure. There are none.
The family unit is the DNA of a society. When you play around with a person’s DNA, it leads to deformed children and in most cases, it is very expensive to medically treat people with genetic deformities.
It is not a coincidence that since the early 60s, the out of wedlock birthrate for Blacks is currently around 74 percent, Hispanics around 60 percent, and Whites over 50 percent. There is direct causation between welfare, feminism and the destruction of or the marginalization of men and the family unit.
Men are the stabilizing influence in a boy’s life and without that influence (that a woman cannot provide), you will see teenage pregnancy, crime, drug abuse, and every other negative pathology increase to epidemic proportions. When you have a man teaching a young boy how to be responsible and provide for his family; and the women teaching a young boy how to be nurturing; then and only then can you have a complete man.
But, this foolish notion that Tommy can have two dads or Susie can have two moms is akin to altering one’s DNA; and all these societal problems we see are a direct result of this social engineering and attempted redefining of the family unit.
America had better put the brakes on this insidious experiment that is altering the DNA of America and the family.
Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC., a Washington, D.C.-based public relations/government affairs firm. He can be reached through his Web site, http://www.raynardjackson.com. You can also follow him on Twitter at raynard1223