I woke up earlier this week to two depressing articles that, on the surface, seem unrelated but are actually connected.
They both speak to the existence of a war on marriage in our culture that will destroy the fabric of our country if not dealt with. This is a war that surfaced ideologically in the early years of the Soviet Union in a way oddly similar to a primitive version of the current “woke” movement but was soon withdrawn as impractical even there.
This war is now being fought in the United States on a deeper cultural level that could actually be more pernicious and ultimately succeed with monumental societal implications.
And yet we have feminists still yammering on about “equal pay.” Go figure.
You would also think these now-successful women might enjoy having a working-class man in the house who knows how to fix the plumbing or the electrical power, but such isn't the behavior of human society—not ours anyway. If a man doesn't have a college degree, the fancier the better, he's filtered out on the dating apps.
What has evolved from this, according to the article, is pervasive loneliness among the younger generation.
Ms. Reingold also pointed out that, statistically, married people are happier. But most of us have known that from simple observation.
Meanwhile, with the male sex in decline, we have a war on gender—or more accurately, we have massive, and likely deliberately instigated, gender confusion, making matters worse and putting marriage in further jeopardy.
He's reporting on a battle in San Bernadino County, where a school system is fighting back against the state of California. The state’s attorney general is suing to nullify that system’s ruling that parents must be notified by the school if their younger-than-18 children are attempting to transition.
This is a portion of the massive struggle going on across the nation, all part of this war against the family that's being fought by the left—which apparently hasn't learned the lessons of the former Soviet Union to which I referred—on many fronts.
Disbanding the family in favor of the state is their intention. It's also another step toward globalism.
The tragedy is that it is also a road to serious human unhappiness.
When Klaus Schwab said, “You will have nothing and you will be happy,” he was also implying the dissolution of the family. You don’t need a spouse. You have the World Economic Forum, or what flows from it, to take care of you.
If you recognize in this elements of Mao Zedong’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, children denouncing their parents, you aren't mistaken. It’s close to happening here and indeed probably already has in isolated instances.
Not inconsequentially, I've also been reading Dennis Prager’s “Rational Bible”—at the moment the volume on Exodus—so it contains lengthy discussion of the Ten Commandments.
I know I sound almost like an idiot for doing so, but I recommend, particularly in these times with the family in jeopardy, the Fifth Commandment:
“Honor thy father and mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.”