Liberal cable TV network MSNBC recently aired a corker of a promo, this one showing on-air personality Melissa Harris-Perry saying that our kids aren’t ours, that they belong to the community and parents need to “get over” this crazy idea that their own kids belong to them.
Straight from the Comintern, Harris-Perry says that we could “plan our investments” better if we could just dispense with the idea that kids belong to parents and that parents should have the responsibility to raise them according to the parents’ ideals and principles. All hail the state who, in Harris-Perry’s views, isn’t just big brother, but is also big mother and big father.
Here is a transcript of what the MSNBC screedist said on the promo:
We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a 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 that 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 household’s then we start making better investments.
This is classic anti-Americansm, of course. This sort of logic, that parents shouldn’t be allowed to influence their own children, is perfectly in keeping with every totalitarian ideology from Communism, to Nazism, to collectivist, anti-religious ideologies of every stripe–all try hard to remove kids from parents so the state can raise them with the *proper* ideas, those that benefit the government powers, not those that benefit either society or the kids themselves.
but it is taken for granted that the on-air personalities at MSNBC are not very interested in personal responsibility or American ideals.