How can we win the war on poverty?

Director Blue has a very long and informative post with tons of useful graphs. (H/T ECM)

Here’s what doesn’t work:

Director Blue explains:

After adjusting for inflation, America’s welfare expenditures are 1300% higher than in 1965. And the results have been absolutely catastrophic. But the documented failures haven’t stopped President Obama and the Democrats from charting a course for massive new spending programs, at a time when the country can least afford it.

What could be the problem? Well, think of welfare as a cash payment given to women who have have babies with men who they chose knowing that those men were not interested in becoming fathers or husbands. Women are having sex with men and having babies with men who have not married them and have no intention of marrying them. And the government is paying them to do this. The government is paying them to oppose chastity. The government is paying them to avoid courting. The government is paying them to avoid chivalry. The government is paying them to avoid marriage.

So what happens next?

Director Blue explains:

The out-of-wedlock birthrate is now 40 percent and the African-American out-of-wedlock birthrate is a shocking 72 percent. But when the “War on Poverty” began, the out-of-wedlock birthrate was just 7 percent.

Of 23 peer-reviewed U.S. studies since 2000, 20 found that family structure directly affects crime and/or delinquency. Research “strongly suggests both that young adults and teens raised in single-parent homes are far more likely to commit crimes, and that communities with high rates of family fragmentation (especially unwed childbearing) suffer higher crime rates as a result.”

Why are the Democrats paying people not to marry?

Director Blue has no hypothesis, but I think the answer is feminism. Feminists do not like the idea that men have a role in marriage as the provider and protector and moral/spiritual leader. The best way to knock men out of their perch as husbands and fathers is to have the state take over the man’s role in the family so that women do not need men. And this is exactly what has happened.

So it’s actually very ironic that the people who whine the most about the poor actually cause poverty. And the people who are strongest in defense of traditional morality, like chastity, chivalry, courting and marriage, are the ones who the most concerned about the poor. Marriage is good for the poor. Democrats aren’t concerned about the poor – they are concerned buying votes by redistributing wealth, so that they can stay in power and line their own pockets. They are willing to put politics – their opposition to marriage because of feminism – ahead of real people’s well-being and prosperity.

Read the whole post at Director Blue’s blog. It turns out that the Democrats want to continue subsidizing the feminist dream of destroying marriage and family with even more government spending on welfare. Eventually the money that the producers in this society for the Democrats to confiscate will run out – and where will we be then?

5 thoughts on “How can we win the war on poverty?”

  1. I don’t know if feminism is the answer here. If the numbers were talking about such things occurring amongst more upscale, highly educated people, it would make more sense. The sophisticates are the ones who buy into feminist nonsense.

    With the poor, however, I think it’s something else. It’s an entirely skewed way of looking at life that is not corrected by decent education and parenting. What we see now are the results of broken homes or unmarried unions having been perpetuated over the last two generations or so. What led to it back then, I think, isn’t the same as what is causing it now. The short answer is simply, “rampant stupidity”.


    1. Actually, there’s a theory that the lower classes adopted the mores of the upper classes (in the 60s, of course), only the lower classes simply could not *afford* to sweep things under the rug (so to speak) like the upper classes could. You could call it egalitarianism run amok if you don’t like the word feminism (they’re the same thing, however).


      1. Yes, this is a big factor. The upper classes pushed the rejection of traditional morality onto the lower classes so that they would not feel guilty or judged by the masses. It caused incredible damage.


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