Every once in a while, I recall a cringe-worthy conversation I had just after finishing college. I was telling a friend that I was never going to have children. At the time, I thought that there were bigger and better things out there for me than motherhood, and I wasn't shy about letting people know. “That’s selfish,” my friend responded.
Selfish? Selfish!? “How dare he!” I thought. Emphatically, I informed him that is in fact, selfish to procreate in a world that is overcrowded and is full of hungry children anyway.
What an indoctrinated young fool I was.
This short, yet meaningful, past exchange came to mind when I ran across an article, “Mother of Two Says Young Children Biggest Regret of Her Life.” Intrigued, I began to read, expecting to find some sort of backpedaling from a title I figured existed solely for its attention grabbing proclamation.
Unfortunately for many reasons, Isabella Dutton, the author of the article, doubles, triples and quadruples down on her assertion. With harsh statements like (emphasis added), “I resented the time my children consumed. Like parasites, they took from me and didn't give anything meaningful back.”
Political Correctness is out of control. Americans have to watch what they say, write and think in order not to offend someone who may possess different beliefs. Political correctness has oppressed Americans for so long that we are now scorned or ridiculed for questioning government authority. We the people have literally voted our rights away over the years. Now that the majority of America is starting to wake up to it, the ruling class, along with the media, have turned political correctness on hyper-drive to clear a path of excuses to justify making government more powerful for our own good.
The regressive economic consequences that have taken place due to political correctness have placed America in financial and social turmoil. How many laws or quotas must Americans abide by in the name of fairness or equality? Business owners and managers have had to tip toe around issues because they are afraid of being sued for discrimination or some type of harassment. The only way a firm can run efficiently is to allocate its limited resources to the best contender for the job. How can that happen if that firm cannot give and receive the feedback needed to reach optimal output? Political correctness has created a hostile business environment that undermines effective decision making by bullying and scaring people to the point that they cannot execute day to day operations without the fear of being targeted as a racist or sexist. You want proof? How many firms can you think of that actually take time away from producing for sensitivity training?
If there is one thing that can be said of our president it is that the President does indeed like to finger-wag and insert himself into national news, many that have nothing to do with him (except maybe what his son might look like, if he had one). He has held beer summits, and called Sandra Fluke to comfort her after she was called a name by Rush Limbaugh. He's very concerned about the dangers of football. In the wake of the Gifford's shooting, an event which did merit his attention, he called for civility in public discourse - and we would expect that he might do the same post-Boston. But, it seems his finger wagging is reserved for a certain set of ideas from certain kinds of people.
We all commit faux pas from time to time, but Beyonce's recently released single that begs for people to throw their hands up in worship of her, the one that tells fans to “bow down, b*****s ” goes beyond the pale. What happened to the early days when she seemed to relate to her fans, often trying to inspire women to stand up and be couragious?
In my experience living in the United States, when you ask an expectant mom if she knows what she’s having, whether or not the answer is “boy," “girl," or “we’re keeping it a surprise” – I notice the mother always tends to answer with a calm smile – because whether pink or blue, we tend to see babies as profound blessings.
A new documentary – “It’s A Girl” – shows that this attitude is not one to be taken for granted; in many parts of Africa and Asia, boys are so preferred that baby girls are aborted, abandoned, or murdered in commonplace fashion. The United Nations estimates that as many as 200 million girls are “demographically missing” worldwide. In other words, where a daughter should be in a family, an empty place remains. The trailer for the film, which you can see below, is absolutely chilling. Check out the last anecdote at around 2:39 where a woman laughingly shares with the filmmakers how she strangled EIGHT of her children in a row, simply because they were girls. I’m sure much research has been done about why sex preference is so common in these countries, but the answer seems simple to me: societies lacking Judeo Christian influence in the public sphere simply do not value individual life the same way that Judeo Christian societies do. Politically incorrect? Yes. But what else could explain it?