We Must Win The Culture War to Promote Liberty

Article by Joshua Speer

It is no secret that we have a serious culture war on our hands. It goes far beyond left-wing or right-wing policies and has become a battle between the preservation of our civilization and cultural Gramscianism. Who is winning, though?

If a horned drag queen being given a platform to read to children at a public library, entire families becoming transgender, or there being popular YouTube channels dedicated to teaching children about being queer is not enough examples to alert you to the fact that our culture is becoming sick enough to tolerate its own demise; a recent study conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles, found that more than a quarter of California school children between the ages of 12 and 17 are considered“gender nonconforming”.

This study also found that there is a relationship between identifying as “gender nonconforming” and having a risk of suicide. However, instead of treating this as the mental illness it literally is, more than just a few people on the fringes of social support or even encourage this kind of degeneracy. There are enough of them to make up entire political movements that push for things like mandated use of preferred gender-pronouns and have actually succeeded. This can only end in tragedy.

Arguably one of the most significant problems facing our society right now is the decline of the nuclear family that we have been witnessing for the last fifty years. As noted in my last article on this topic, look at the current state of the African American community if you want to see what this looks like on a larger scale. Can you imagine the problems we would see if more than 7 out of every 10 people in the United States, as a whole, were born to a fatherless household? Why would it even matter? A study conducted by South Eastern Kenya University in February 2016 found that:“Children of single mothers are at substantially higher risk than children of two-parent families in experiencing socioemotional problems.”

In comparison to children raised in two-parent households, they tend to do worse in many key areas. They are less likely to graduate high school or college, more likely to have impaired social and emotional development, more likely to become teen parents, and do not have as much success in the labor market. There is also a much higher chance of abuse or neglect when there is a live-in boyfriend who is not the biological father.

Children raised in fatherless households have the highest rates of incarceration in the United States and are three times more likely to end up in jail by the age of 30 than those raised in a nuclear household. On the other hand, children of intact married families are the least likely to end up engaging in violent crime compared to every other possible scenario that exists.

If we want to improve our well-being as a society, the first thing on the to-do list should be to promote traditional family values and address why the decline of this is bad news.Taking a stand against normalizing the horned drag queens and transgender children of the world would be much easier once the core issue of fatherlessness is under control.