Open Letter To Melissa Harris-Perry
Melissa_Harris-Perry, host of an MSNBC show, made the following video segment:
MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry » All Your Kids Belong To Us (youtube)
This is a transcription of that segment:
We have never invested as much in public education as we should have
because we've always had a kind of private notion of children:
Your kid is yours, and totally your responsibility.
We haven't had a very collective notion of 'these are our children'
So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents
or kids belong to their families
And recognize that kids belong to whole communities.
Once its everybody's responsibility, and not just the households,
then we start making better investments.
~ Melissa Harris-Perry
It is astonishing to me that someone gives you hours a week of national media time, or a classroom in which you can air your suspect thinking in.
In the immortal words of Dr. Pepper, noted Canadian stage comedian and likely drug abuser, “I don't know where to start or where to begin.” So, lacking any better place, I will quote your statements in order, verbatim, and respond to them piecemeal.
MHP: We have never invested as much in public education as we should have
About your use of the word “investment,” New York City/State “invests” somewhere betweeen $200,000-$300,000 tax-payer dollars to
educate indoctrinate each child from K-12, yet the colleges there report 80% of those children cannot read or demonstrate other fundamental education and skills after “graduating” high school there.
As any investor knows, a good investment is not just how much you invest, but what you get in return for that investment.
So, investment like New York's is your plan? Just “invest” more and more money in a broken, fraud-plagued , non-producing “public education” system, with an 80% failure to show as the return?
Why should anyone pay thousands a year to a public school district for so paltry a return as only 20% of high school graduates able to do what we expect kindergarteners or first-graders to be able to?
How many kinds of idiot are you?
MHP: because we've always had a kind of private notion of children:
Yes, that's been the “notion” since the dawn of time, because we create them ourselves.
Nor did my children miraculously spring forth from the People's Glorious Child Manufactuing Center and Pasta Growing Collective #543, as part of some 5 year plan by the Socialist Progressive State which you worship to loan to me for the purpose of making them good little apparatchik.
(As an aside, this seems to be what you and the whacko ilk you associate with demand: someone else pay for a consequence-free world where you can sleep with anyone, anyone can sleep with you, and any children unfortunate enough to appear and somehow manage to survive your murderous partial-birth abortionist purges should be someone else's problem to raise anyway.)
MHP: Your kid is yours, and totally your responsibility.
Actually, as a parent yourself, the fact that you believe your children AREN'T your responsibility is disturbing.
Try this thought on for size, as alien as the concept may be to you: since you made the choice to have a child, that child IS your responsibility until the age of majority, which is now age 26 under ObamaCare.
Yes, some people believe that if you unleash a child on the world, that child is your responsibility to raise and educate.
Maybe it's time for you to read up on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which states, among many other things you Socialist Progressive types disagree with:
The Convention acknowledges that every child has certain basic rights, including the right to life, his or her own name and identity, to be raised by his or her parents within a family or cultural grouping, and to have a relationship with both parents, even if they are separated.
The fact that you and your Socialist Progressive party try to avoid any all responsibility for the consequence of your actions shows particularly clearly in your video spot.
Did you think there were no consequences when you had a child? How dare you!
There are certainly consequences to the children that result.
It is yet-another failing of your Socialist Progressive “society” that the parent/parents are NOT being held responsible for their actions.
They should be.
You should be taken off the air before more useful idiots hear your drooling, moronic raving and are infected by it.
MHP: We haven't had a very collective notion of 'these are our children'
Because they aren't.
You have no moral, ethical, legal, philosophical, religious, spiritual, historical, financial, aspirational, notional, fictional, non-fictional, or any other kind of claim to my children, or anyone elses.
Any parent worth the title (which you clearly are not) would agree.
I do not want “the village” attempting to raise my kids, especially if its a village made up of irresponsible, inept, unthinking, slogan-spewing zombies like you.
Unlike you, I love my children and want them to have the best possible start.
Unlike you, I don't despise my kids and wish to foist them off on some uncaring bureaucracy to raise in some gulag.
Unlike you, I undertook the responsibility to raise the children as a sober choice and serious, sacred task rather than genuflect before the State and ask the mighty and benevolent Obama Claus to put a gun to everyone else's head and force them to take care of my kids for me.
MHP: So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents
Can you define “child abduction?”
Can you define “child custody?”
Can you define “legal guardian?”
Can you define “natural parent?”
MHP: or kids belong to their families
Again, are you capable of defining “child abuction?”
What makes you think it is at all acceptable for your Socialist Progressive State to forcibly take ownership of someone's children, especially for the low purpose of brainwashing them into more slack-jawed, useful idiots like you?
What arrogance makes you think I would let you even suggest it to your brainless hordes without a challenge?
MHP: And recognize that kids belong to whole communities.
No they do not. My neighbors, my city, county, state, the Federal government, or the U.N. have no claim which supercedes my own natural right to raise my children.
Instead of a village of useful idiots like yourself trying to raise more like them, I want my neighbors to be self-sufficient, patriotic Americans able to make educated choices and take ownership of their own responsibilities, while helping lift up those around them who may need occasional help.
I don't see your Socialist Progressive utopia doing anything of the sort, and so I reject it, and you.
MHP: Once its everybody's responsibility, and not just the households,
How can you be so illogical and absurd?
Who, specifically, will be responsible for raising children in this utopia?
Let's say a child needs to be fed at 3am. Explain to me step-by-step in your “children are community property model” who does that, how do they do it, when do they do it, why do they do it, what do they actually do, and how does that get paid for?
Why would your hypothetical “everyone” want to take responsibility for raising your child when you clearly didn't want to?
Your strident assertion that children are “everyone's” to raise is a complete sham and your point is nonsense as a result.
What you really meant was: “how can deadbeat parents (like yourself, presumably) pawn off responsibility for their unwanted mistakes on anyone else who is more responsible than I am?”
The answer to your question is adoption.
Anyone with a heart only has to look at the orphanages to see what “wards of the state” really look like.
I know you don't have the guts to face a real fact, but go to China and see first-hand what the outcomes of an idea of like yours looks like.
Would you condemn your own daughter to a Communist Chinese state-run orphanage, assuming she survived her birth there in the first place?
Are you so heartless and cold that you seriously advocate that for any child, much less ALL children?
If so, you're a reprehensible, disgusting monster, which reflects badly on yourself, your parents, your party, the TV network that grants you airtime, and anyone willing to entertain your ideas with anything other than the hatred and scorn they (and you for voicing them) deserve.
I certainly would never take your insane “advice” on how society should be run, or anything else, because flawed notions and statements such as yours are never held alone, but only exist as part-and-parcel of an entire pantheon of lunatic ideas.
We, the people, should demand that parents take MORE responsibility for their children.
But no, you advocate tossing them out the door for “everyone” (really anyone but you) to raise which only leads to them roaming the streets in unsupervised, wild packs, like animals, waiting to get ensnared in drugs and prostitution, start committing crimes, and get jailed or killed.
MHP: then we start making better investments.
And we arrive where we started with your misuse of the word investment (noun):
- the investing of money or capital in order to gain profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value
- a particular instance or mode of investing
- a thing invested in, as a business, a quantity of shares of stock, etc.
- something that is invested; sum invested.
- the act or fact of investing or state of being invested, as with a garment.
What you are advocating is none of these things.
We know what you really mean when you yammer, by critically examining your flawed message through the prism of our Socialist Progressive Decoder Ring: “we want to tax you more, strip you of everything you hold dear including your children, just to pay for more indoctrination and entitlements, while removing every last natural- or law-granted right you ever had, to force you prostrate before the power of the Socialist Progressive State run by us.”
So, lean forward and listen carefully: No! Again: No! Thrice: No! Forever: NO!
Your thinking is impaired, your judgement defective, your motives reprehensible, and your agenda sinister.
You cannot raise my children better than I can, nor can your (imaginary) Socialist Progressive utopia.
I, and other real parents like me, deny you, your party, and your diseased ideology to the last, if necessary, to stop you and your insane horde from ever having the chance to try.
In closing, I have 4 words for you: mind your own business.
P.S. After reading your double down, you come off as a double-down hypocrite.
You claim you care about the children, while you, your propaganda station, your party, and your fellow ideologues bury our children in trillions of dollars of unrepayable debt trying to buy more power and votes through
"investments" taxes and spending no one can afford.
If you actually cared for children, you wouldn't be pandering for Progressives.
And we see through the attempt to shield yourself in false piety with Biblical quotes.
I think you missed a few while you were skimming the Bible for cover:
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV)
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12 ESV)
Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck. (Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV)
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God. (1 Timothy 5:4 ESV)
Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God. (Leviticus 19:3 ESV)
I think even you can get the point.