Skip to comments.My week in the man desert: In some parts of Britain, 70% of children live without fathers
Posted on 07/14/2013 12:00:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A sparkling clean canteen in a community center, where families talk quietly over their sandwiches. At the counter, a fight breaks out between five young men. The cook tries to calm the men down and asks them to leave, but it gets nastierchairs are thrown; a knife is produced. See them? How angry they be? an older man sitting outside says to me. Not one of them ever knew their fathers.
Areas such as Ladywood, an inner-city corner of Birmingham, are utterly dominated by single-parent families. And the effects are devastating. The area has the highest number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the country, and those who are in work are struggling to pay the bills: some 48 percent of households here have an annual income of less than £15,000 ($22,654.50).
While fatherlessness may be the norm in Ladywood, the impact of it should not be underestimated. American researchers have found that a girls self-esteem is seriously undermined by not having a father in her life. Many abandoned boys engage in delinquent behavior, incapable of managing their anger, and some studies reveal links between fatherless men and sex crimes.
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Not exactly the "King's English."
No, but a proper education is sometimes transcended by common sense. This guy gets a passing grade in my book.
blacks there too. What to make of that?
I had more than a clue on which demo these single parents were and judging by the pics, I was right...they were Amish.
B A S T A R D S
There’s a reason it’s an historically bad word.
The welfare state is designed to break up families. The woman keeps the kids, she gets more money for more kids but the real kicker is she gets less money perhaps none if she is married.
Published in 2003, with material from as early as 1995 ... but still perfectly immediate.
God’s law is correct. When you violate His law it matters not what nationality, race, ethnic group, class, or gender you are. Actions have consequences because He made it so.
God’s law is universal and inevitable. All the ills of society may be traced to this one absolute fact. Even those who don’t worship God do better when they accept and follow the Judeo-Christian law as handed down to Moses.
The Constitution of the United States were founded on the principle’s of God’s law. Little surprise to observe what has occurred when we abandoned His law - the story of Israel is now the unfolding story of Western society. Collapse and chaos at every level with a common thread - denying God and worshipping ideas of man (the State). Every time Israel has done this they have paid a heavy price. Are we any different?
How can so many believe that history teaches us our future when they ignore the most apparent lesson of all?
Any child raised without both male and female influence is at risk.
Western nation liberals have one solution to their failed policies.
“Whatever we’re doing that isn’t working, lets do more of it until it fixes the problem.”
n the other hand, don’t you know that raising kids with two gay dads or two loving lesbians is ideal, optimal, simply fabulous? /s/
“blacks there too. What to make of that?”
It’s obvious... It’s not just the americans who are racists, the Brits are too.
Oh, the effects of no father in the home and men being nothing but sperm donors to get you on the government dole was NOT underestimated by the European Socialists OR the DNC.
They knew EXACTLY what the results would be: More beholdin’ to Mother Government and more VOTES.
But, but it was ‘for the children!’ Pawns. Silly Rabbit! Commies don’t care.
Of course! Because they’ve “chosen” to be parents. Reminds me of when abortion was going to make “every child a wanted child.”
Sounds kind of Shakespearean to me. “What fools these mortals be!” (Not “are.”) Veddy veddy British.
It’s the King’s English but not the President’s (duck’n & runn’n!)
And you hear this staunchly defended by the same crowd that would have your head for not being wowed at the virtues of diversity... well how about diversity of gender in one’s parentage, as in one of each gender?
no, but sure gets the message across!
Yes, by design. I think that there may have been some do-gooders at the beginning who just wanted to "help the poor". But somewhere along the way, the opportunists saw that the political advantage of a permanent underclass.