by Jerry Richardson 4/30/15
For years before the pediatrician Benjamin Spock peddled his unbiblical and bogus advice on child discipline to the world, successful parents adhered to the biblical admonition that
He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.
—Proverbs 13:24 NASB
In today’s world that has become so yesterday (anything that happened 5 minutes or more ago).
But now, suddenly in Baltimore, Maryland liberals and the liberal-media have a new champion: A mother who publically slapped her hooded, thug, engaged-in-rioting, teen-age son. A black, single-mom mother publically gave her son a love whooping.
Wow! Can you believe it? According to the liberal media a whooping can be love?
Where do we even start with the contradictions involved here?
Let’s do a level-set. Liberals are the ones who made it politically-incorrect for parents to win the battle-of-wills with their children by the use of appropriate corporal punishment if necessary.
Now when it’s becoming nationally apparent—news-worthy-noticed—that black parents (especially single-mom, black parents) in predominately black communities are completely losing the battle-of-wills with their children, the liberal, Spock-advised-supporting media has suddenly championed the exact opposite of what they have trumpeted for the past 68 years (2015 – 1946):
Don’t EVER use corporal force on rebellious children.
What a crock! And America bought it.
America bought it along with the insane concept that people, individuals including children, are not responsible, totally responsible, for their own actions.
Please understand this: When individual responsibility is discarded, law and order go away. That’s where we are in America today: Individual responsibility is rapidly being discarded.
But maybe the tide is turning back toward unavoidable reality:
A Baltimore mom who earned national fame by finding her rioting son and smacking him upside the head before dragging him home inspired a special plea in the halls of Congress on Tuesday.
Toya Graham spotted her 16-year-old son, Michael, among the masked miscreants Monday, and promptly swung into action, pulling off his ski mask and slapping him as she pulled him away from the crowds. “You want to be out here doing this dumb s–t?” she was captured telling him on camera. As he tried to get away from her, she continued, “Get the f–k over here. Get over here now. Did you hear what I said?”
On the House floor yesterday, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) propped up a picture of the mom, saying it was “is time now for black mothers to once again rise up.”
—Congressman praise a ‘Love Whooping’
Don’t miss the fact that the congressman making the above quote is a black Democrat from Chicago, Illinois’s (mostly south-side) 1st Congressional district.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if liberalism’s failure–“willful blindness” to reality—brought us back to the sensible, age-honored, biblical-principle of disciplining children?
Why are we having the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore? And please, it is NOT because of police brutality. It is definitely because of something else. The answer is to be found in the proper response to the following question:
Why are so many parents today derelict in teaching and enforcing public, civil behavior?
Answer: The political correctness of progressive thought has embedded, into many modern minds, a bogus child-rearing philosophy first foisted upon the American parenting public by Dr. Benjamin Spock:
“In 1946, Dr. Benjamin Spock first published his infamous book “Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care,” which was unlike any that came before it. Instead of stressing the importance of teaching self-denial and respect for authority, Spock discouraged directive training and emphasized accommodating children’s feelings and catering to their preferences
“Using Spock’s approach, parents began to feed self-indulgence instead of instilling self-control – homes were becoming child-centered. As parents elevated children’s “freedom of expression” and natural cravings, children became more outspoken, defiant and demanding of gratification. In fact, they came to view gratification as a right.”
It would be difficult to adopt a child-rearing approach that is more non-biblical and more societally-disastrous than Dr. Spock’s prescription.
What has been the result?
America has been building an undisciplined, self-indulgent society.
© 2015, Jerry Richardson • (1808 views)