posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 01:30 PM
a return to to the family values on which our society is based is a cry that has been issued since roman times, a time when these family values were
intact seems to be rather elusive.
the rhetoric isn't really based on reality, it seems to me that it is really about a way to direct blame in a tangible direction.
the biggest issue is that the so-called problems in our society aren't really problems to which government can issue a solution.
family breakup happens because people fall out of love as well as into it. it happens because people are weak and do stupid things, a tax break won't
keep people together.
people take drugs and drink because there are a lot of people who really enjoy inebriation. there are a lot of people that find an escape from the
slavery they impose on us a relief. people consume them mostly because they can.
people have sex before marriage because we're driven, as humans, to have sex, while marrage is a social convention.
people fight and kill because there is a drive within people to assert violent control over a situation.
despite what you told, these "faults" are part of the human condition, not the poor condition.
the government would like you and i to believe that the cause of difficulties and the denigration in society is due to a fault within us, that the
misery and disconnection we feel toward each other is due to something we are, or may easily be, doing.
they then point at "broken families", many of which are sane and healthy environments, they point at teenage mothers, as if they are an entity
rather than somebodies daughter or sister, they point at the drunk youth, the binge drinkers, and ignore their indulgences, they de-cry drug abusers
as the bane of society and lock them away for longer than child molesters and rapists, just so long as they're poor. rich drug abusers are good drug
what a return to family values entails is that we, the people, the ignorant masses, should expend energy in fighting each other rather than attempting
to remove the burden of their wealth from our shoulders.