“And that concept – parental incompetence – is the implied (and sometimes stated) justification behind this kind of blatant and unconstitutional abuse of power,” observes the writer. That concept touches so much of family life today, blatant and unconstitutional governmental interference. I know that it is the issue that moved me politically and philosophically. It is one of the primary issues that helped me to see the State for what it really is.
Did you know that the first mandatory sterilization laws in the world were born right here in the USA? Look it up. Indiana. 1907. The State determining who was fit to have children, via eugenics. If people read history instead of watching American Idol, we wouldn't have to suffer through variations of the same old shit again and again. Because people would recognize the signs of trouble before it was fully upon us. How do you think governments like Russia and China were able to kill millions upon millions of their own citizens?
Did they just wake up and start killing people? No. They gradually (and sometimes not so gradually) inserted themselves in every aspect of family life until it was they that shaped the minds of the children and controlled the people to such a degree that the people allowed atrocities. They have to do it like that, gradually gain our compliance, or at least create a near universal susceptibility to sleight of hand and distraction, because there are more of us than there are of them.
If you don't think we allow atrocities, think again. More than a million dead Iraqi civilians. Guantanamo. Torture. Cops execute us in the streets and in our homes right here in the USA, under the auspices of the War on Drugs Not Sold By Big Pharm. And, they need less and less of a reason to break out their tazers and their para-military equipment these days, because they are accustomed to doing so with relative impunity. Not only do we allow it, we pay for it. Your tax dollars have consequences.