This town needs a spanking.
Election or no election, our collective sense of unruly pride needs to be taken down a couple of notches. Rarely has a people been so haughty with so little to back it up.
We are ignorant and we are selfish. We are licentious and we are boorishly iconoclastic. It’s quite a gift we have to be so slothful and destructive at the very same time.
Yes, a good spanking would do us a world of good if we are to have any hope of correcting the ship of state before it is too late. As I have long said, politics swims downstream from culture. And a culture that is incapable of understanding its base, corruptible nature and disciplining itself accordingly will end up living in a fetid swamp.
But I guess we can’t have nice things, because the American Academy of Pediatrics has spoken, and it says spanking is bad. There are mountains of research, they say. According to analysis posted at CNN, and we know how lucid that network has been lately, spanking teaches children that it is acceptable to use physical force to get what you want and thus makes aggressive or delinquent behaviors more likely.
Also published under the laughable headline “The era of spanking is finally over” is this: “Millions of parents have raised well-adjusted children without spanking. Kids thrive on attention from adults.”
Time for some questions. What does “well-adjusted” mean? How about “thriving”? And what kind of “attention” are we talking about?
Just last year, it seems the American Academy of Pediatrics defined those terms this way when the federal Departments of Justice and Education took the crazy step of reminding the so-called “well-adjusted” that boys and girls should continue to have separate bathrooms free from the tyranny of progressive politics:
“The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) opposes guidance issued … that eliminates protections for transgender youth in public schools, no longer allowing them to use restrooms corresponding with their gender identity. Transgender children are already at increased risk for violence, bullying, harassment and suicide. They may be more prone to depression and engaging in self-harm. These children need acceptance and affirmation, not stigmatization. As a result of last night’s action by the Departments of Justice and Education, the simple act of using the restroom may subject transgender students to further harm. Policies excluding transgender youth from facilities consistent with their gender identity have detrimental effects on their physical and mental health, safety and well-being. No child deserves to feel this way.”
Call me crazy, but I don’t think “well-adjusted” means what they think it means. Seems like this New Age version amounts to affirming the worst of psychosis in children and then demanding everyone else around them kneel in adoring acceptance.
That’s not “thriving.” That’s suicide.
Which brings us back to spanking, which is unmistakably a form of “attention” loving adults can and must give some children when the time is right. Human beings are not basically good, so clear lines and clear discipline are an act of mercy, not tyranny, for those prone to stepping off the narrow road into decadence.
Take doctors and journalists, for example, who keep experimenting on your kids while perverting the definitions of conscience, freedom, and morality beyond all recognition. To arrive at such a station in life, the problem wasn’t that these fools were spanked too much – literally or figuratively – during their formative years, but that they were spanked far too little.
They need some hefty doses of reality right quick, before they take us all down with them.
To be concerned about spanking is to be concerned about a monster in the closet that doesn’t really exist. Children need real love, not lies that they are being treated violently because their parents refuse to let them choose anarchy as their guide.
But there are plenty of real monsters out there, and they are the poster-children of Romans 1. They want you to believe that the next generation is finally the one to have everything figured out and that a new peace is almost upon us as we cast aside the superstitions of old.
The devil loves that lie. We lay down our arms while he marches on.
No thanks. The frauds and fiends of progressivism aren’t trying to protect our children. They are trying to take them. And you should most definitely spank them for that.
Steve Deace is broadcast nationally every day on BlazeTV. He is the author of the book “Truth Bombs: Confronting the Lies Conservatives Believe (To Our Own Demise).”