(CNSNews.com) -- In a 30-second promo for MSNBC’s Lean Forwardcampaign, Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry advocates that society end the “private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families,” and instead institute a “collective notion” that kids “are our children,” they belong to the community.
In the MSNBC advertisement, Perry says, “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 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,” said Harris-Perry, a professor of political science at Tulane University and host of the Melissa Harris-Perry show on Saturday and Sunday mornings on MSNBC.
“Once it’s everybody’s responsibility and not just the household’s, then we start making better investments,” Harris-Perry added.
Statists have a completely different view of life and the world than do those of us who do not subscribe to the (irrational) religion of statism. Statists have their own set of commandments for their religion. While these were never carved into stone anywhere, they exist nonetheless. Notice some of these in the words of the statist priestess quoted above:
Anything “private” is bad. Families are not important, but ‘communities’ are. Children “belong” to the community, that is, the state. Governments spending money is “investing.” One converts to statism by “breaking through” rival religions. And most importantly, the world is a bad place outside the reign of statism, and it will be a better world once statism is the ruling religious view. (I summarized these in the order in which they appear. See if you can find others I missed.)
The cult of statism is curious, but it is much more than that. It is dangerous. Our society has tried to flirt with it by allowing “a little bit of it” and then trying to contain it. That was foolish, and it is failing. Statism never retreats. It is on a campaign to “save” the world by conquering it. And it is in a unique position to do so because it, by its very nature, glorifies the state, the ultimate agency of force on earth.
Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry worships at the alter of the state. So do many others. Remember that compromise with them is impossible.