Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Direct Democracy Party: "The Village" killed this child

Direct Democracy Press Release | 4 August 07
this article from www.ddp.co.nz

"It is time for the media, social service agencies, and the community at large to stop buying into the lie of "it takes a village to raise a child" says the Deputy Leader of the Direct Democracy Party (www.ddp.co.nz), Steve Taylor.

"It was this utopian "village" that was responsible for killing Nia Glassie, just as it was this same utopian village that has resulted in the deaths of so many other children in New Zealand. It does not take a village to raise a child: it takes two loving and committed parents within the empirically safest family unit available – the nuclear family" says Mr Taylor.

"Whenever there is a crisis such as the Nia Glassie case, the media perform the same toxic dance with the devil: they go to the very people who have no answers or solutions to offer: people like the Children's Commissioner; University academics; CYF; Women's Refuge; or a plethora of state funded agencies and spokespeople. The media then report untested ideological claptrap from these same people as if the content was on a par with the Ten Commandments".

"When a society, (aided and abetted by Government) intentionally and consistently undermines natural law, then the consequences for doing so are plain for all to see".

"Parents have been marginalised and dismissed by minority-motivated legislative intent, undermining their natural authority in the home; all family forms are considered of equal value in terms of bringing up children, when the science is unequivocal that this is not the case; placing abused children within families that have fostered and thus sanction such abuse is an accepted "best practice" of Child, Youth, and Family; actively removing fathers from the lives of their children is championed in Law and often facilitated by the Family Court; a morally relative-based fear of placing any "stigma" or "judgement" on those who rightly deserve to be both stigmatised and judged has resulted in any societal behaviour essentially being deemed "contextual", as opposed to "bad and wrong" behaviour being appropriately labelled "bad and wrong".

"This Alice-in-Wonderland perspective that seems to have integrated itself into the national psyche needs an antidote – as a start society and its leaders as a whole needs to start siding with reality, as opposed to ideological fantasy, when looking to address issues such as child abuse and family breakdown".

"The "takes a village" concept needs to be consigned to the scrapheap of failed, misguided, and dangerous interventions - the "takes a village" concept never has worked, and never will work. Rather, empowering individual families to get their own house in order is the answer to the problem - absent of invasive and intrusive state intervention deceptively packaged as a "village" says Mr Taylor.


Anonymous said...

Yes, it does not take a village to raise a child, just one or two dedicated and loving parents. There are many people out there who were raised by two parents, the traditional family unit, and that worked out fine for them. Being raised by one parent, I know that this can work fine, too. And some people are raised by a 'village' and that works fine for them, but it is not mandatory nor is it a necessity for children to be raised by a 'village'. It is quality that really matters, not quantity, isn't it?

Andy said...

I agree, though two parents is by far the best scenario.