“We’ve got something in this territory known as the Missouri boat ride.” Josey Wales
Ferguson is big, really big. The loss of a young man’s life is tragic and the feud-frilled destruction of property abhorring (now taking stage nationally). I think though that there is something much deeper going on, interrogating, “What brings us to the place where a people are willing to burn their own city?”
That ‘bigot of ask me’ has as usual submitted a proposal worth considering, Dear Ferguson Protestor, seeking a root cause for the violence and destruction, lending it back to something much more basic than the scapegoat ‘racism.’ Hers is a heartfelt plea to reexamine the importance of a stabile home where children are raised by both a mother and a father.
‘Askme‘ admittedly informs, “You have suffered a grave, systemic, institutionalized injustice,” but then cautions, “It’s not The Man and it’s not racism. I do not deny the existence of racism but the color of your skin is not at the heart of this matter. The problem is more powerful and profoundly wounding to your souls.”
“You are suffering the outcome of the disappearance of committed fathers in your community.”
To these who protest, she advises, “Desperate to blame someone? Don’t blame “’the system.’”
- Blame your father who should have loved you and your mother enough to stick around.
- Blame those who teach and promote sex-without-consequences.
- Blame the sexual revolution which divorced commitment from sex.
- Blame any form of feminism that suggests men are unnecessary or disposable.
This author’s relational association of a dad-less young man’s interpretation of the authority of the law is epic.
I hope that many will read this article (linked above), and seriously consider the consequences of a careless society that shuns the importance of family in favor of blaming anyone and anything else.