December 06, 2016

Where did all the fathers go? Blame liberal economics and culture

Rebel Staff

Like millions of American children, particularly minority children, I grew up without a father. 

Although my sibling and I turned out to be decent people, I can’t exactly say the same for other fatherless children. The statistics about fatherless children are shocking.

Children who grow up without fathers are five times more likely to commit crime, 10 times more likely to abuse drugs like meth or heroin, and 20 times more likely to end up in prison.

For young women who grow up without fathers, 71 per cent of them end up in teenage pregnancies -- continuing the cycle of fatherlessness.

Did you know that young men who grow up without fathers are 14 times more likely to become rapists?

Today, 73 per of African-American children don’t grow up with their fathers. For Hispanics, it’s at 53 per cent. For whites, it’s at 25 per cent.

But it wasn't always like this.

So what happened to fathers?

WATCH as I explain that the answer is rooted in liberal ideas about economics and culture. 

If you or your partner are going to birth to life, then give that child what they deserve:

A loving mother and a loving father.

 

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commented 2016-12-09 12:38:48 -0500
I would welcome any Americans that would like to join in as writers or commentators.
commented 2016-12-08 04:06:12 -0500
Feminists have convinced people that men are not important, and by extension, fathers are not a vital part of the family.
commented 2016-12-07 16:30:38 -0500
@ruth Bard…welcome to the forum Ruth. And you are absolutly right the nosey busybody overbearing social worker lesbian in comfortable shoes village should butt out….There is a saying in Africa in reference to the boys who get conscripted as boy soldiers by war lords……it takes a child to raze a village……:-)

@jay Kelly…I for one do not share your leftist Amerikanerhaas.
commented 2016-12-07 08:29:13 -0500
Western societies which adopted this policy are screwed. I’ve witnessed this regression from the beginning when the Canadian authorities started dictating how we should raise our families. That’s when men were devalued and started abandoning their families. They cannot deny this, I saw it happen. I have lived a lifetime and maybe will live another fifteen years so I’ll be checking out. The younger generations will have to deal with the ever worsening societal “norms”. Trouble is many don’t see how bad it has become. Our politicians are shallow and corrupt and don’t care about us. At least my relief is within site.
commented 2016-12-07 07:42:51 -0500
Dave T wrote: "The good fathers are not having kids. Why would you when your spouse/common-law partner can take your house, bank account, pension and car and leave with the kids because she is either “feeling unfulfilled” or chooses to run off with someone else – and then stick you with alimony/support payments for the next 25 years? 75% of marriages fail nowadays, and guess who gets all the marbles? It’s like playing Russian Roulette with 4 of 6 chambers loaded; more and more men are saying “**** that!!!” "

^ This pretty much exactly.

I’m another that chose not to have kids or a wife. Way too risky.
commented 2016-12-07 04:39:22 -0500
True that it takes a man & a woman to create a child but it also the woman who most often drives the man out of the child’s life and then blames him. There is only so much physical and mental abuse men can tolerate so rather than having to wait until violence starts, they leave and not because they want to. This is something that is seldom reported and time the little secret starts getting some attention.
commented 2016-12-07 02:50:04 -0500
I have a feeling that Jay Fayza—- Doesn’t need to ask for approval from anybody.
And Jay’s opinion is gold.
commented 2016-12-07 02:12:51 -0500
Does Jay Fayza think it is acceptable for Americans to be commentators on The Rebel? The question has never really been answered.

The Rebel was seen a site for Canadian Conservatives to have a free voice, free from the media outlets of CBC, CTV, and Global, plus independent of the major newspapers The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and The National Post.

It was intended to give a free voice to Canadians; not to be a platform for American and French writers.

Is Jay Fayza aware of that?
commented 2016-12-07 00:29:56 -0500
Geezus its so easy to see whats happening. Just look around at the current male generation. Is it just me or do they seem like they have been feminized. Crying like women, high pitched voices, bitching instead of discussing, following the mommy philosophy of liberalism oof a cliff. Sad.
commented 2016-12-06 22:54:31 -0500
It makes a Man proud to never give an inch to you lovelies of England.
commented 2016-12-06 22:30:37 -0500
It takes a Liberal Society to Care—— as they make the MALE in Society redundant.
commented 2016-12-06 22:28:25 -0500
Spot on, Jay. Absentee fatherhood is at the root of pretty much every social evil you care to mention. It takes a man and woman to make a baby, and both to raise him. And the village should just butt out.
commented 2016-12-06 21:34:02 -0500
Well , Dave T—— it really does not matter any more. The damage is done.
It is AMAZING—— how some people have the ability to make People feed on each other..
It is also amazing to pretend to be one of the good People that Care.
commented 2016-12-06 21:20:33 -0500
An excellent presentation! Thank You
commented 2016-12-06 20:54:06 -0500
@sherbel Raj,

- Affirmative action programs
- Tax Free status
- Free education
- A separate justice system with “sentencing discounts” and “healing circles”
- Carte-blanche to block resource development anywhere I like, or to profit from it
- Taxpayer handouts with zero accountability
- The ability to riot, loot and destroy with impunity
- The ability to silence opponents with the word “Racist!!!”

Wow. If that’s a “losing hand”, please deal me in!!!

The one item left off the list, needless to say, is “personal responsibility”…
commented 2016-12-06 20:32:48 -0500
C’mon -Dave T— At least admit that the Black and Red man were dealt a losing hand.
commented 2016-12-06 20:15:24 -0500
Thank you Jay. I am not a wealthy man, but I am going to find a way to contribute to theREBEL project so that you will have some physical token of my support.
commented 2016-12-06 20:09:18 -0500
LBJ’s so-called “Great Society” is still going strong 50 years later…in spite of it being a complete failure from the start, for the people it was meant to help, and responsible for the destruction to America’s economy in the process…It was also completely responsible for all those fatherless and broken children left drifting since.
https://mises.org/library/retrospective-johnsons-poverty-war
Do gooders being do gooders, ala CS Lewis…or intentional?

Trudeau’s version – the so-called “Just Society”, just as destructive, if not more:
“…In 1968, when Trudeau went from rich, socialist professor who had never held a real job in his life to prime minister, Canada’s national debt was a modest $11.3 billion; the federal deficit was zero. When Trudeau left office in 1984, the debt had mushroomed to $128 billion; the deficit to $25 billion annually. But this was just the beginning.
Canada’s Great Helmsman created a vast bureaucracy, and massive welfare programs to buy votes for his Liberal Party. He restricted trade and free markets, imposing confiscatory taxes…”
commented 2016-12-06 19:48:47 -0500
This has so much truth to it that you’re not allowed to say it.
commented 2016-12-06 19:39:36 -0500
I can tell you where all the fathers have gone.

The bad fathers and the “baby-mommas” who enable them, have realized that they can get a better deal by sponging off the productive elements of our society while they sit in front of their big screen TV’s, suck back Ben and Jerry’s and cheap booze, and sleep till noon. This of course is enabled by our welfare state which rewards sloth and bad behavior with taxpayer handouts. Why hang around when the Nanny State is willing to be a surrogate parent, with Joe Six-Pack footing the bill?

The good fathers are not having kids. Why would you when your spouse/common-law partner can take your house, bank account, pension and car and leave with the kids because she is either “feeling unfulfilled” or chooses to run off with someone else – and then stick you with alimony/support payments for the next 25 years? 75% of marriages fail nowadays, and guess who gets all the marbles? It’s like playing Russian Roulette with 4 of 6 chambers loaded; more and more men are saying “**** that!!!”

Any more questions?
commented 2016-12-06 18:49:42 -0500
‘They’ destroyed the Red man. ‘They’ are destroying the Black man. Now—It is the White mans’ turn. Just watch how it is done. It is insidious , it is contagious , it is addictive -—-
commented 2016-12-06 18:32:27 -0500
This has every thing to do with what children are brainwashed with at school. Ontario’s PPM Wynne’s sex education program is a good example.
commented 2016-12-06 17:20:05 -0500
You are the Man —Jay. That was great ! If you want to destroy a Society or a Culture—- get rid of the Family unit. First , you take the Pride from the Male , make him unemployable, make him bitter, make him angry. It just keeps going. Make it so that Society will pay the Mom (MORE) if Daddy ain’t around. And it goes on,and on. Soon , you have a bunch of hard working Moms, pissed of Dads that would be Proud to be a Father and angry young Children that Society pretends to care about. A disaster in the making. How does Society solve this problem ? You give more money to Mom and you put Daddy in Jail.
commented 2016-12-06 17:14:39 -0500
Good one Jay. You nailed the essence of this issue.
commented 2016-12-06 16:13:37 -0500
Another great video from Jay.
commented 2016-12-06 16:12:24 -0500
Pierre it takes 2 to make a baby. And the left has stripped men of any rights while and given women more free stuff if they cut out the father. So spare us your hogwash.
commented 2016-12-06 14:54:54 -0500
Stefan Molyneux did a recent video called “Feminism is a Cult of Narcissistic Lesbians.” Another good reason fatherlessness became a problem starting in the 60s with that as a second wave of feminism. The first wave was for women’s rights when women had pretty much zero. Watch a few Jane Austin movies – women were only chattels and considered a family burden. The second wave was for equal rights, which really meant that a woman did not need a man. The third and highly toxic wave is now that men are totally pointless and should have no rights. I hated the word feminism growing up in the 60s and I despise these current cult of angry dykes and their emasculation, pushing to make half of the planet’s population to cease to exist.
commented 2016-12-06 14:12:04 -0500
If men would only try to control their dicks, this would be a solution, in my ancient times sex was an act of love , not an ejaculation need .