Monday, May 19, 2014

Lying Lester Asks: Does it Take A Village?

I guess it depends on your view as to what it means to "raise a child". I think a strong, cohesive, loving, and supportive family (immediate and extended) is important to successfully raising a child. As well as lots of money. Poor people usually have problems with their kids, including them ending up behind bars. That's just a fact.

However, Hillary was right that the influence of teachers, coaches, spiritual leaders, etc. plays a part in helping to shape a child's view of life as well. Although "spiritual leaders" shape the child's worldview for the worse, as rEligion is basically the belief in an imaginary fRiend who happens to be all-powerful. Imaginary fRiends are something kids should grow out of early and not take into adulthood.

But it is the immediate family influence during a child's early developmental years that lays the foundation for a well adjusted and successful adult life. In most cases. This is where poor parents who are on the dole can have a very negative influence on a child's views. This concerns Lying Lester very much, although he isn't sure what the answer is.

Perhaps losers on the dole should be sterilized in order to get assistance? Yes, that would be a horrible violation of a mother's liberty to have children as she sees fit... but you have to remember we're talking about poor people here... and, as I'm sure you know (if you read this blog), Lying Lester does not believe poor people should have the same rights as the rest of us.

Also, I sure as hell wouldn't want the "village" of Detroit, Oakland, DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, or numerous other large drug infested and crime ridden cities "raising" my children if I was still of child rearing age.

In any case, and in reply to the original question I posed... NO, it does not take a village to raise a child. Just parents who work hard and are not losers. Also, reading Ayn Rand to your kid would, in Lying Lester's opinion, be an extraordinary idea.

Byline: The author of this commentary is Lord Lying Lester: Man of Reason (AKA Lester Nation). Purveyor of untruth. LLIN-061.

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