Editorial: Less Than Half of Kids Live with Two Parents... - P.O.W. Report

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Editorial: Less Than Half of Kids Live with Two Parents...

[Editors note: WARNING DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE EASILY TRIGGERED! Do you know how difficult it was for me to not meme the crap out of this article???? I'll let the article(s) speak for themselves and let you come up with some conclusions on your own...meme free...]

Pew Research:

Fewer than half (46%) of U.S. kids younger than 18 years of age are living in a home with two married heterosexual parents in their first marriage. This is a marked change from 1960, when 73% of children fit this description, and 1980, when 61% did, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of recently released American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census data.

Rapid changes in American family structure have altered the image of who’s gathering for the holidays. While the old “ideal” involved couples marrying young, then starting a family, and staying married till “death do they part,” the family has become more complex, and less “traditional.”

Americans are delaying marriage, and more may be foregoing the institution altogether. At the same time, the share of children born outside of marriage now stands at 41%, up from just 5% in 1960. While debate continues as to whether divorce rates have been rising or falling in recent decades, it’s clear that in the longer term, the share of people who have been previously married is rising, as is remarriage. [...]

One of the largest shifts in family structure is this: 34% of children today are living with an unmarried parent—up from just 9% in 1960, and 19% in 1980. In most cases, these unmarried parents are single. However, a small share of all children—4%—are living with two cohabiting parents, according to CPS data. Because of concerns about the quality of the new 2013 ACS data on same-sex marriage, we do not separate out the very small number of children whose parents are identified as in this type of union, but instead fold them into this “single parent” category.

I don't think that it's a "coincidence" that the West has so many problems, delinquents, and low IQ children...

Talking About "Coincidences"

We Have Turned Childhood Into A Mental Disorder. And It's Ruining Our Kids.

According to a report, there has been a dramatic rise in children misusing and overdosing on ADHD medications. I happened to see that report a day after I read another study revealing an increased risk for obesity and diabetes in kids who take ADHD meds. This is not to be confused with the recent research showing that ADHD drugs could be linked to brittle bones. These must all be added, of course, to the cacophony of already known side effects, including insomnia, irritability, decreased appetite, depression, and suicidal thoughts.

Maybe this is why a majority of kids diagnosed with ADHD wind up developing other mental illnesses as they grow older. Pharmaceutical companies cite that latter detail as proof of the biological basis of ADHD. I think it is much easier to see it as proof of the pharmacological basis for the mysterious rise in mental illnesses across America. Drug companies and the psychiatric industry have so far gotten almost 20 percent of the country onto psychiatric drugs. Many of these drugs cause suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and depression. Meanwhile, a lot of Americans are having suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and depression. One need not be a detective to notice a potential causal relationship here.

Yeah...ADHD doesn't exist...It was 'created' to sell pharmaceutical pills to boys because 'single mothers' can't handle boys who have naturally more energy and testosterone than girls, so these ADHD 'pills' were designed to neuter boys and make them more complacent in both school and at home....

But nowhere is this tendency to medicalize the human condition more apparent, or more dangerous, than with children. As most people know, there has been an astounding rise in ADHD diagnoses over the last several years. Somewhere around ten percent of all children in the country have been labeled with this alleged disorder, and the label is being stuck on kids at earlier and earlier ages. We are now told that kids as young as three years old can be diagnosed ADHD. New medical guidelines recommend psychiatric drugs for kids starting at four if their "symptoms" are "debilitating." A third of kids with ADHD are diagnosed before the age of six. Doctors will assure parents that the drugs are safe and will cause no long term damage to their children, but, at best, we don't know whether that is actually true or not. There is plenty of reason to believe that the drugs will alter your child's brain for years to come.

I've always found it Ironic that the SAME PEOPLE who go on and on and on about their vegan-soy-gmo-free diets are THE SAME PEOPLE who inject their kids with drugs and random vaccines while claiming; 'Oh no! These random vaccines and drugs that I have no idea what are made from won't have a single impact on my kid! Now where is my Soy Machiatto?

Seriously, have you ever read the ingredients for the flu vaccine? Do it some time...

And on what basis have we taken this incredible step, as a society, to drug into oblivion what used to be considered common (even charming, even crucial) childhood characteristics? After all, any experienced parent will recognize the list of "ADHD symptoms" as the most normal characteristics in the world:

-In constant motion
-Squirms and fidgets
-Makes careless mistakes
-Often loses things
-Does not seem to listen
-Easily distracted
-Does not finish tasks

Single moms don't have time for fidgety kids. It's that simple. EVERYONE KNOWS THIS! Everyone however is afraid to state the bloody obvious!

According to the medical community, a child's personality becomes diseased at the precise moment that his personality interferes with his schooling. This is odd, isn't it? Physical diseases aren't judged this way. If you go to the doctor because you think you have diabetes, he won't ask: "Well, is the diabetes causing problems at home or school?" Diabetes is diabetes no matter how convenient or inconvenient it may be to you or those around you. Diabetes is diabetes at school. Diabetes is diabetes at home. Diabetes is diabetes even when you're alone in the forest. But ADHD may not be ADHD in the forest. ADHD is only ADHD when it is a nuisance.

This diagnostic criteria is rather peculiar, especially because advocates for ADHD drugs will claim that the disorder can be located in the brain. If it can be located in the brain, why is it diagnosed with a personality survey? Has anyone ever stopped to ask that question?

Of course, if you take an entirely materialistic view of the human person — which, catastrophically, many psychiatrists do — then you must believe that everything he feels, everything he thinks, all of his traits, his characteristics, his flaws, his sins, his desires, his goals, his love, his joy, his despair, and so on, are all just material phenomena. The mind is an illusion in that case. You are just your brain and nothing more. If, on the other hand, you factor in the soul, and free will, and the uniqueness of each human person who is created by a Divine Force, it becomes clear that the mind exists, and it drives the brain much more than the brain drives it.

But even if we put all of this aside — and I don't see how you really can put it aside, because this chicken or egg problem lies at the very heart of the entire psychiatry industry and everything we think about mental illness — but even if you do, and even if you accept just for a moment that brain chemistry determines everything about a person, that still wouldn't prove that any particular personality, like the ADHD personality, is disordered. It doesn't prove, in other words, that a person isn't supposed to be that way.

We have decided that kids aren't supposed to be that way. We have decreed it from on high, like gods, and then set out to chemically eliminate every sort of human disposition that gets in the way of our societal goals. But this is subjective. And arbitrary. And horrific. It is not scientific. It is a philosophical judgment. A really bad philosophical judgment.

I don't know how anybody can sit here and think abusing our kids with drugs is normal and an A-OK thing to do!



We have determined philosophically that a child shouldn't always act like a child. Or at least he shouldn't act too much like a child. (And who decides what qualifies as too much? What science can demonstrate the too-muchness of a certain trait? Who draws that line? On what authority?) I take the opposite view. And I have the entirety of humanity on my side, up until the last century or so. Up until everyone, including Christians, decided to adopt Freud's radically materialist view of the human person. Up until we chose to accept as Gospel literally everything the drug companies and psychiatrists tell us about ourselves and our children.

I submit this counter suggestion: a child is supposed to be a child, and act like one. If the schools cannot handle kids without drugging millions of them, then the schools are disordered. The real illness can be found in an educational system which requires children, starting at a very young age, to sit still for seven hours a day, five days a week, nine months a year, and regurgitate often very useless information onto various forms and sheets and Scantrons. A child is not sick if he struggles in that dull, claustrophobic environment. The environment is sick. We are sick for expecting children to be robots. The child's "ADHD" is no more the fault of brain chemistry than the grieving man's grief is the fault of brain chemistry. It is natural to be sad when your wife dies. It is natural to be bored, fidgety, and inattentive when you're chained to a desk doing busywork.


Eh...Correction, I threw some memes in there I couldn't control myself...

What do you think though? Am I over my head on this? Am I over-analyzing this? Are the pieces of the puzzle i'm trying to piece together for a different puzzle?  

There are a few issues that i'm passionate about (you probably know most of them by now) it seriously bugs me that the 'politicians' focus on subjects that don't matter and the things that quite actually impact 50% of us are never even mentioned....

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