My sister reminded me of something someone once said to a whining liberal crackpot in response to the Liberal Kneejerk response (this was before 9/11 and the Tea Party) "What about the children?"
Yeah, Libs, what about the children? Do you mean your privileged upper class white-bread Ivy league educated children, or do you even really give a damn about the minds you have enslaved and enured in your potential killing warehouses of despair? You know, the ones you trot out every election cycle when you by them a jungle gym for the play ground they can't use because of all of the drug dealers? Those children.
Are you willing to free them from the bastions of mediocrity in their neighborhoods through the use of parent vouchers to go to decent schools and get a real education instead of the liberal indoctrination factories of failure? The union free schools. Yeah, those ones.
Are you willing to "allow" them to have a future where they are not called Uncle Tom for realizing the freedom that is the Free Market Economy that has nothing to do with Identity Politics?
No? I didn't think so.
Because you know you won't hold them. It's like the old WWI song, "How You Gonna Keep Johnny On The Farm After He's Seen Gay Paree?" Once they see freedom, how on earth will you continue to enslave them and hold them on the plantation of victimization? Because if they aren't victims, then they can stand on their own with no one holding them up artificially. They will know their achievements are their own. And they won't even look your way. Ever.
As for the Baby Mommas and Baby Daddies? What are you going to do once people see personal responsibility as something to be aimed for instead of shucked off like a case of syphilis? What will you do when the teenagers stop squirting out spawn like a Queen Bee so they can get more government cheddar, because they see a better way for them and their children? Because once they understand that getting ahead means getting an education and getting a job instead of getting welfare, and see that they will feel better for it, how are you going to keep them in that concrete play pen? What will Planned Parenthood do once no one goes to them for abortions as their form of birth control? What if parenthood really became something one "planned".
What will happen when Baby Mommas learn that self-esteem comes from standing on your own and isn't something handed out at the welfare office? What happens when they learn that sleeping around will never bring them the love they crave? What happens when they discover that love of self is the first step in loving others, including any children they may want to have?
Who can pretend to be the victim then?
What about those children that we want to be self-confident, productive members of society that will never learn those two concepts in the pit of horror that is the welfare system?
What about the children who receive a real education, and grow up to provide for themselves and perhaps, if they are so motivated, others who will work for them and be productive?
Does it really matter? You'll just call them Uncle Tom. And you'll be right. Because Uncle Tom was virtuous. And, folks like the Progressive Liberals will never, ever see rational self-interest as a virtue.
So, who is really for the children?