Though the Corona virus infects many more that it kills, its deaths are painful and scare the living daylights out of us. But another virulent virus has taken over the minds and hearts of 75% of America: an indifference to marriage. Most Americans now think family structure does not matter. Yet family brokenness kills, disables, rapes, murders, impoverishes, abuses and debilitates many, many more Americans than Corona virus. This virus of indifference, literally, breaks families apart. This “immunity to marriage” will mean America’s fall from strength. During the reign of terror of the Corona Virus, this other virus will have killed many times more Americans. By far. A recent report by Pew Research Center illustrates how deeply this indifference has taken hold:
The views of the elderly (aged 69+) towards marriage are the most alarming of all. Rather than being the most supportive of the intact family (what I would have expected) they are among the most indifferent — likely because they have children and grandchildren who are in family structures that are not intact. Quite naturally they want no barriers between them and their offspring.
Of all the developed nations in the world the US has the highest percent of children living in single parent homes. China, on the other hand, despite many problems in matters sexual and family, has one of the lowest. The implications for the human capital prospects of both economies are enormous… and heavily tilted in China’s favor!
Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad: Not only is the US falling behind on how it treats its children, it thinks it does not matter!
Weep and pray for the child, the future of the nation and the world, Pat Fagan