As swamp creatures and their parasitic fellow travelers seize upon their latest US power play triumph, the basic human undertaking of starting and raising families is likely to become far more difficult and expensive. You have to really want it, these days, and ever fewer young people are capable of running the gauntlet — or even see a reason why they should.
Why do we build a family at all? Because we need it. We need a refuge, we need a home and something to believe in. A home can be more than one thing for people. It can be an education, a place to live, and a way of life. But to build anything and make it last calls for discipline. The inner discipline that a person provides for himself and the cooperative discipline that people give to each other. When family members undercut each other for their own selfish purposes, the vital discipline of family breaks down.Paraphrased from author Louis L’amour
What is the role of family in society?
While children learn skills, values and ethics from other places later on in life, such as school, work and friends, the family is the first place where they gain a sense of morality and what is considered right and wrong. Children are exposed to the influence of their parents, and siblings if they have them, as well as their grandparents and other extended family members. Through frequent interactions with family members, children learn to emulate their parents’ beliefs of what constitutes commendable, acceptable and deplorable behavior in the larger society. The values that families instill in children are shaped in several ways, which includes the parents’ personal upbringing, their geographic location and religion.Reference
The continuation of society proceeds through families:
The primary function of the family is to ensure the continuation of society, both biologically through procreation, and socially through socialization. Given these functions, the nature of one’s role in the family changes over time. From the perspective of children, the family instills a sense of orientation: The family functions to locate children socially, and plays a major role in their socialization. From the point of view of the parents, the family’s primary purpose is procreation: The family functions to produce and socialize children. In some cultures marriage imposes upon women the obligation to bear children.Source
Society needs healthy families for its own continuation. But modern western societies seem to be doing everything they can to destroy the foundations and traditions which make healthy families possible.
Society’s institutions confuse young people with intentionally tradition-disrupting ideas during their formative years, when they need time-proven foundations of thought and behavior that have evolved over eons to promote survival of the species.
Advertising and entertainment media try to sexualize young girls even prior to puberty, when they are emotionally unprepared for such feelings. Schools teach a badly distorted attitude toward morality to very young children, along with confused notions about sexual identity — notions that can disturb and confuse a child for the rest of their lives.
Parents in general are often unprepared for the responsibility of raising young minds in the modern environment of top-down designed disruption of values and thought. They may themselves have unresolved issues from their own childhood that interfere with the ability to deal objectively with the challenges being faced by their offspring.
Social Isolation Makes It Worse
A wide range of pathologies of childhood can more easily grow out of an atmosphere of extreme social isolation such as we see with draconian COVID lockdown regulations. Social isolation is a form of inbreeding that is environmental in nature rather than genetic. Many forms of abuse — verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual — can emerge in such an environment. It is not unusual for an entire neighborhood to become aware that something is not right in a household when the level of isolation becomes extreme or when loud arguments are overheard across property boundaries.
The near term forecast calls for ever more lockdowns, as the swamp creatures tighten their hold on government control — with the assistance of media giants such as Google, Twitter, Facebook, and the mainstream/skankstream media. The internet is particularly rife with traps for the unwary parent and child.
Without stable families, the futures of modern and prosperous societies will be bleak. We see the rates of illegitimate births rising across all population groups along with divorce rates, suggesting that stable family formation is not winning the fight for the future.
Outside interests are cranking up the pressure on children and their parents, using phony crises and fantasy fears to push irrational behaviors. We have seen already in a recent posting how the rise of the “self victimhood personality type” is adding to an environment of hostility and incivility wherever people interact. This can only add to the pressures which families face.
All of this suggests the need for cooperation between people who see the need for strong families, and also points out a need for the relaxation of the extreme levels of social isolation that are plaguing households in this world where every home becomes a gulag under siege.
It is a time for setting priorities, beginning with those closest to home.