What's Going On Here?
Parenting (and being a kid) used to be simple- Bad behavior got you spanked, in school, in church, at home. Corporal (body) Punishment worked perfectly for a very long time.
America produced a population of hard working, thrifty, honest people with high moral fiber and rock solid knowledge of right and wrong coming from a belief in a "higher all-knowing authority" to be answered to. The crime rate was low and juvenile crime was unheard of.
Dr. Benjamin Spock first published his book Baby and Child Care in 1946. Sometime in the 1960ís, his parenting theories gained popularity. In the early 1970ís those theories became LAW as a EXPERIMENT in SOCIAL ENGINEERING. Corporal punishment became essentially FORBIDDEN.
See statement of Gerald Rowles, a consulting psychologist
The grand old concept of "Swift, Sure Punishment" is gone.
The agencies that were created to dispense the "New Age" and the "social workers" they employ (See ''The New Class"), all operate on the THEORY that troubled kids are CREATED by their ENVIRONMENT of "abusive parenting".
See: SOCIAL CHANGE AND TRENDS IN APPROVAL OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT BY PARENTS FROM 1968 TO 1994
Behavior Management became an ineffective "science" of "complex psychological techniques" (quote from "Love & Logic manual)- including Time Out, Chair Sitting, and Grounding.
Parents and schools have NEVER been provided with EFFECTIVE ALTERNATE TOOLS for behavior management.
ABC News- Spare the Rod? Corporal Punishment in Schools Sparks Debate Over How to Discipline Students
Cases of parents being TERRORIZED by CPS agencies for spanking have been WELL PUBLICIZED. When it became obvious to parents their ability to parent had been completely undermined (this does not mean just SPANKING), and they had no tools to parent with, parents have had little choice but give up to "let the kids raise themselves".
Todayís parents have no way to provide a healthy WORK ENVIRONMENT for kids to grow up in. A parent can hardly prevent a childís exposure to VIOLENT movies and video games.
So we have produced a generation of LAZY, SELFISH, UNDISCIPLINED kids who have been trained by "Doom", "Mortal Kombat" and Self Esteem instruction.
We believe this generation when they become parents may be the most abusive of their children in HISTORY because of their extreme selfishness, self-centeredness, inconsideration, and complete lack of empathy and self-discipline.
Nation-wide, kids have become rebellious, troubled, DANGEROUS.
They are "The Predator Generation"- The Kids without a conscience.
The rash of school shootings has firmly established in the public awareness that SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG with our society.
The obvious causes are:
Like Russiaís experiment with communism, Americaís experiment with "New-Age liberalism" has run itís course, and HAS ALREADY reached itís conclusion AS A DISASTROUS FAILURE.
Can America Survive?