Monday, November 17, 2008

Melanie Phillips: The liberals who did so much to destroy the family must share the blame for Baby P

I wanted to draw your attention to this superb article by Melanie Phillips.

"The truth about family life was deliberately concealed. Research shows a vastly greater risk of violence and abuse by boyfriends or stepfathers than biological parents or married spouses. A recent American study says a child is 50 times more likely to be abused by a non-biological parent.

In Britain, however, official statistics years ago stopped distinguishing between married and unmarried households, so it became impossible to identify the risks from unmarried relationships. Instead, 'progressives' claimed falsely that husbands and fathers posed the greatest risk to women and children.

This was part of the attempt to destroy marriage and all norms of sexual behaviour by the Left-wing intelligentsia: self-regarding social commentators and corrupted academics, feminist zealots and spineless male child psychologists and psychiatrists and sociologists who all connived at the Big Lie.

Not only that, they refused to publish research that told the truth or hounded out those few brave and honest researchers who managed to do so. This fearsome political correctness not only silenced informed debate but also made it impossible for social workers to apply basic common sense to situations crying out for action.

But the people who really have blood on their hands are the progressive intelligentsia who have simply written orderly, married, normative family life out of the script, enforced the doctrines of multi-culturalism and nonjudgmentalism with the zealotry of the fanatic, and caused Britain to descend into an age of barbarism."

2 comments:

mandy said...

I'm glad you posted this. I agreed with this article as well and this case has weighed heavily on my mind. She just forgot to tie in that other liberal shibboleth related to the tragic death of this young boy - diversity/multiculturalism is maybe not a strength after all. DR Sabah Alzayyat was unable to diagnose a broken back in the boy days before he died and she brushed off new bruises. She couldn't be bothered to do a full checkup on a fussy baby - too inconvenient I guess.

What horror he suffered. Imagine if he'd lived with his father instead of the "mother" and her beast. He'd still be here today.

jbgood said...

"What horror he suffered. Imagine if he'd lived with his father instead of the "mother" and her beast. He'd still be here today."

Well said Mandy.

Heretic. I read this piece and it is excellent. It could have been written by any good MRA.

However the MRM has a way to go. Just look at the sort of rubbish that is still around eg.

http://www.liberalconspiracy.org/2008/05/24/lesbian-mothers-and-traditional-families/

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/deborah-orr/deborah-orr-for-most-women-prostitution-is-not-a-life-choice-1024511.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/mark-steel/mark-steel-why-do-people-cling-to-the-myth-of-the-nuclear-family-1024519.html