There has been a lot going on this week and very little of it is good. The biggest story of course is what has been going on in Baltimore. Many people are writing about this and understandably so. And there are a number of ways of looking at the rampage of blacks rioting through the streets, burning, looting and destroying yet another urban area. Race is naturally the term being discussed the most in the legacy media along with the issue of police brutality against minorities. These two memes are the ones you are most likely to hear when watching the news on TV, listening to your favorite radio station or reading many of the more leftist sites around the net. These responses are both equally predictable and equally useless.
What the legacy media will not be discussing is how Feminists and the left have destroyed the black family and thus set the stage for what is happening in places like Baltimore. In this regard it is important to understand that the left uses a variety of causes to effect the change that they want in a free society, all of them corrosive and destructive of societal order and peace. They trumpet some large meta-issue, claiming a grievance and then demand that their desired social change be put in place to remedy the alleged problem. These changes are designed to attack the roots of our free social order and destroy it from within. And one of the most damaging to minorities and the stability of the family has been Feminism.
Most people would probably not think of feminism when they look at what is going on in these urban areas and the destruction that is being unleashed, but there is an argument to be made that feminism is one of the major factors (though certainly not the only one) in the long term decline of the black family and thus the failure of minorities to function in today’s society.
You may recall a story from a few weeks back about Walter Scott, a black man who was shot eight times in the back by a police officer while fleeing from a traffic stop. The legacy media reported on the story for a day or two and then dropped the whole thing like a hot potato with no explanation of what the background of the story was. Why did he run? Was he wanted for murder or armed robbery? Was it drug related? Was he a gang member? Well, actually it was none of these things. It is true that Scott, as one might guess, thought he might end up in jail, but not for any of the above offences. No, he was afraid he would go back to debtors prison for not being able to pay child support.
Phyllis Schlafly, who I don’t normally recommend, has written a good article that details the story behind the shooting. She goes into the details of just how men are treated by the family courts and the oppressive system of laws that can take away a man’s children, his savings, his job and income and throw him in jail even if he didn’t want to be divorced in the first place. (And note that statistics tell us it is the wife that drives 70% of all divorces) Is it any wonder that Scott fled from the cops?
The larger story is told by blogger Dalrock in his post “Debtors prisons are an essential tool of our new public policy.” In this post he breaks down the major goals of Feminists in this regard and how they are using family law to undermine the entire system of the family and replace it with a quite different societal construct; one based on Social Justice concepts that absolve women of all blame for their actions while shifting all responsibility and costs onto men.
The destruction playing out in Baltimore and other places around the country can in part be traced back to this policy change. Ghettos are notorious for their lack of family stability. Single mothers almost always head single parent homes. Fathers are absent by government design. The system that we have in place now rewards single mothers and creates incentives for them to remain that way. And we know with certainty that such environments create neighborhoods that breed crime, gangs and drugs due to the lack of stable families. Children raised without fathers do worse in virtually any area that one can name. And the left likes it this way because it makes minorities easier to control. A few crumbs from their table and the voters in those areas keep them in power permanently. And for the Feminist left power and money are what it’s all about.