The abolition of the family is a core Communist principle.
They need to abolish parenthood and establish a society where the state indoctrinates children.
In a recent USA Today column, one writer advocated ending parenthood so the government can lead childrearing across California.
The op-ed titled “California should abolish parenthood in the name of equity” argued for the state to enshrine “equity” as its “highest value.”
Zócalo Public Square editor Joe Mathews also argued that parents should be stripped of their “power” over their children.
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BRAVE NEW WORLD — COMING TO CALIFORNIA?
Column: California should abolish parenthood, in the name of equity
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The USA Today column states:
Fathers and mothers with greater wealth and education are more likely to transfer these advantages to their children, compounding privilege over generations. As a result, children of less advantaged parents face an uphill struggle, social mobility has stalled, and democracy has been corrupted. More Californians are abandoning the dream; a recent Public Policy Institute of California poll found declining belief in the notion that you can get ahead through hard work.
My solution — making raising your own children illegal — is simple, and while we wait for the legislation to pass, we can act now: the rich and poor should trade kids, and homeowners might swap children with their homeless neighbors.
Now, I recognize that some naysayers will dismiss such a policy as ghastly, even totalitarian. But my proposal is quite modest, a fusion of traditional philosophy and today’s most common political obsessions.
Mathews wants the government to dictate who raises each child in society and strip individuals of their parental rights.
He admits his proposal is “totalitarian” but attempts to justify ripping children from their parents.
Later, he makes the insane conclusion that the political left and right could agree on this authoritarian model of childrearing.
Mathews claims that the left can indoctrinate children with critical race theory, and the right could pursue their “great passion” of taking immigrant children from their parents.
My proposal also should be politically unifying, fitting hand-in-glove with the most cherished policies of progressives and Trumpians alike.
The left’s introduction of anti-racism and gender identity in schools faces a bitter backlash from parents. Ending parenthood would end the backlash, helping dismantle white supremacy and outdated gender norms. Democrats also would have the opportunity to build a new pillar of the safety net — a child-raising system called “Foster Care for All.”
Over on the right, Republicans are happy to jettison parents’ rights in pursuit of their greatest passions, like violating migrant rights. Once you’ve gone so far as to take immigrant children from their parents and put them in border concentration camps, it’s a short walk to separating all Americans from their progeny.
Universal orphanhood also dovetails nicely with the pro-life campaign to end abortion rights. In fact, a suggestion from Justice Amy Coney Barrett, during a recent case that could overturn Roe, inspired this column. She posited that abortion rights are no longer necessary because all 50 states now have “safe haven” laws allowing women to turn their babies over to authorities after birth. My proposal would merely make mandatory such handovers of babies to the state.
Perhaps such coercion sounds dystopian. But just imagine the solidarity that universal orphanhood would create. Wouldn’t children, raised in one system, find it easier to collaborate on global problems?
Mathews’ idea is a Communist, totalitarian, and globalist nightmare.
It exemplifies the endgame strategy for these authoritarians, which is to take away parental rights and give the state full authority over children.