“By far the largest part – eighty percent at least – of crimes against property and against the person are perpetrated by individuals who have either lost connection with home life, or never had any, or whose homes had ceased to be sufficiently separate, decent, and desirable to afford what are regarded as ordinary wholesome influences of home and family…”
So many people have written about this topic, and have for decades, Sowell, Murray, Williams... And yet these writers are not mayors, state or fed legislators, or someone else in charge of forming policy into law. We can pin point it all back to the 60s when the fore runners of the current powers that be knew how to ruin societies, increase crime, limit births, sow chao, create the nanny states... there always was a goal to be reached and there still is - a reset requires demolishing the old, razing it to the ground, and starting over. Don't stop talking about this. Everyone still needs to hear it, now more than ever.
I went through early teenage in a modest multi-ethnic Brooklyn neighborhood. The cop on the beat was not what any of us feared. He was too fat to chase us and his sidearm was probably rusted into its holster. But he knew where each of us lived, so we fled at his approach. It was the wrath of our parents that made us run -- before he could identify us. The Greatest Generation were not only our role models, they knew how to raise children. We now have an opportunity -- a last chance -- to sweep away those who are destroying our nation and it's constitution because of their greed. As the old saying goes: "A fish rots from the head down."
Excellent article Mr. Faddis. One more metric to include would be number of churches and attendance in the most violent areas. The church, which is the congregants, not the building, has abandoned their duties to support the widow and poor. The Devil seeks those he may devour and relishes what he sees enumerated in this article.
Consider this is done intentionally. The hard left believes the family is the key mechanism for transmitting culture to children and until it’s replaced, they cannot control the culture. They also believe that minorities can be radicalized in the inner cities, and prey on them as grist for their mill at protests etc.